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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: If NCP relocates to another state and the child support/parenting plan is from GA. Can the NCP have the parenting and CS

modified to his new local state? Will the GA CS order follow him to different states if he no longer resides in GA?

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 16, 2021

If the CP still lives in Georgia, the Georgia order remains in tact. The GA CS order can be enforced in the new state. the orders cannot be modified anywhere other than Georgia as long as the CP still lives in Georgia.

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Q: My accounts was frozen due to child support but he was never order to pay child support he never took a dna te
Michael D. Birchmore
Michael D. Birchmore answered on Sep 10, 2021

Please try to rephrase your question. You have not asked us a question. You have only made a statement which honestly does not make much sense.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Final Judgement and Decree differs from Child Support Addendum?

So I’ve been divorced for awhile now but I’m confused what to go off of. The child support addendum originally stated that I paid 50% up to $300 per child for homeschool, and I don’t have to repeat payment if my ex decided to hold them back a year. I didn’t know, but my ex marked all this... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 7, 2021

You should consult with an attorney who can read the documents and give you advice on what your obligation is. We can't give advice based on a description of documents. We have to see them.

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Q: I need help with figuring out child support stuff after a move

Myself and my child’s mom moved out of the state where child support was started she hasn’t reported her move to the state what do I need to do to cover my end of things it’s a whole mess to the reason we are in this issue I do not mind paying child support but to be honest I would like more... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Sep 2, 2021

You should work with an attorney who can help you with the child support and getting you more time with your child. In the mean time, save all documentation that you are paying child support, just in case there are any issues that arise. Keep records.

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Q: I’ve been paying $600 a month for child support for 2 kids. My daughter moved in with me so do I pay my ex any money?

$600 for 2 kids then when my daughter meets the requirements there is no support for her. Then I pay $428 for just my son. Since she moved in with me and it’s supposed to be $600 for 2 kids do I pay my ex any money or since I have a kid living with me and my ex has a kid living with her does it... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Aug 30, 2021

You still owe the full amount unless and until you get a court order of modification. Consult with an attorney about filing a modification.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: Can I request a bank statement to show the judge how my ex-husband was able to pay his bills?

My ex-husband filed child support modification due to a job loss, after COVID his company closed, my ex has an engineering degree, 12 y exp, judge ordered him to look for a job we had a court in June before the final hearing. My ex still can't find a job, he’s been out of work for almost a... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Aug 30, 2021

It's possible to subpeona bank records so you can track spending and income. There isn't an easy way to explain the process. You have to issues the subpoenas, give notice to the other side and also know how to get them into evidence.

You should probably hire an attorney to assist you.

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Support and Divorce for Georgia on
Q: Im trying to fill out a child support addendum and have some questions on filling this out.

Not sure on how to fill it out

Michael D. Birchmore
Michael D. Birchmore answered on Aug 26, 2021

Unfortunately, this forum is not offered to prepare actual paperwork for cases. You will need to meet with an attorney regarding your questions about the addendum. Good luck!

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1 Answer | Asked in Banking and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: I'm an currently being a victim of a scam , the individuas are posing as collection agency, they aquired all informatio

They posed as child support to personal bank and put Lien on funds and took before negotiation or court hearing.

Michael D. Birchmore
Michael D. Birchmore answered on Aug 18, 2021

I cannot argue with you since you have the paperwork for what you have said occurred. At least I would hope that you do.

Having represented a number of banks over many years, I cannot believe the bank simply turned over the funds. The bank would first need a court order specifically...
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2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Q: How do I get my child support order lowered due to loss of job and medical issues?

My divorce was in lumpkin co. Georgia a decree was entered December 9 2019

V. Joy Edwards
V. Joy Edwards answered on Aug 10, 2021

If you have had a change of income, you can Petition the Court for a modification of child support. It would need to be filed in the Count of the Defendant's residence.

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: How do I go about getting custody of my child or doing child support When I live in a different state

Mother of My 4 month old son is refusing to let me see him unless I am with her in a relationship

Michael D. Birchmore
Michael D. Birchmore answered on Aug 6, 2021

If you were not married to the mother, then you have absolutely NO rights whatsoever to the child. You are going to have to file a petition (complaint/lawsuit) in the Superior Court of the county in which the child lives. Only when you do this will you ever have an opportunity to see the child.... Read more »

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Q: can i file a contempt of order for back child support in ga without a lawyer in ga
Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Aug 1, 2021

A lawyer is not required to file for contempt. It may be a lot easier for you if you have one. Also, if you win, the judge can order that the fees be reimbursed to you.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: My son’s dad signed birth certificate late. Will i be able to get child support now or will i have to wait ?

We sent the papers in back in June, but it could take up to 10weeks for his name to officially be added to the birth certificate, can i go ahead & get child support or will i have to wait until his name is officially on the document?

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jul 22, 2021

You can file for child support now.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: My kids live out state with Mom and I have monthly visitation. I would like to see if I can get credit or

adjustment for travel cost? My CS order is 2yrs old. Can this be done?

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jul 20, 2021

A travel deviation is discretionary. You should consult with an attorney. It is possible that even though your order is 2 years old, the support could increase if your income or the child's expenses have gone up, or if the mother's income has gone down.

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Q: I have been over paying in child support for the past 24 months. My court order is 2yrs old.

Can I request my case be reviewed and recalculated to the correct amount? Also can I get credit for the months of over payments and have that applied to my arrears balance?

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jul 14, 2021

You aren't going to get a credit for anything. If the case is reviewed, the child support may go up. There is no way to tell. You should consult an attorney who can run a calculator for you and give you advice about whether you are paying too much based on the income information of both... Read more »

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Q: In child support modification do I need to submit the “ REQUIRED DOCUMENTS TO BE PRODUCED” I’m the respondent.

The Petitioner’s attorney didn’t supply me with one. I found it after reviewing Fulton county’s checklist for modification of child support.

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jul 14, 2021

Yes, you do.

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Q: In Fulton County for a modification of child support do both parties complete “Answers To Interrogatories”?
Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jul 14, 2021

Yes, both parties must complete interrogatories, turn over the Fulton Mandatory documents and fill out the Domestic Relations Financial Affidavit.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Just got out of jail for contempt back child support, $8600 to get out and was also stripped of visitation rights. Help!

So yes, wife and I divorced 2014. I tailspun out and was homeless, addicted, mentally lost it a few times, once ended up at a psych place for evaluation etc. 2017, and a couple attempts in 2016 I began trying to pick up myself up and wanted better. Prior to this, was always honest with exwife... Read more »

Kedra M Gotel
Kedra M Gotel answered on Jul 6, 2021

First, I would like to express my sincere condolences for your current situation. As a child support attorney, I am aware of the frustrations surrounding child support arrearages. It is great you were able to purge the amount and be released from jail. On another note, if the mother of your... Read more »

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Q: Can I pay child support through Zelle? Is there anyway my ex can come back saying they didn’t receive the money? What

Can I do To make sure she doesn’t come after me for child support if i am paying it through Zelle?

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Jun 26, 2021

You can pay this way as long as you don't have a court order specifically telling you to pay another way. First, send a dollar to the number and get a text confirmation that she received it. After that confirmation, you can send the full amount knowing she got it. As an extra measure you... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: Can my ex tell where I can stay during my visitation time. ie a hotel if necessary.

My ex lives 6 hrs away and I have been driving staying with her, but it is causing too much drama. And now I don’t want to stay with her, but I don’t want to give up my visitation time with my kids.

Kedra M Gotel
Kedra M Gotel answered on Jul 6, 2021

Have you been ordered supervised visitation by a court? If not, you are not obligated to remain at her house during visitation. Get a copy of your order, call a competent attorney, and then schedule a consultation. I wish you the best!

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: How do I file a contempt of court order against the other party? Do I go to the courthouse or can I do it online?
Michael D. Birchmore
Michael D. Birchmore answered on Jun 14, 2021

Your question makes it sound as if you already have the court order. Only Courts (Judges) may sign Orders. Did a judge sign an order for you? I can't think so. If that had happened it would already be filed. So....... you will first need to file an application for citation of contempt and... Read more »

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