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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Georgia on
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 »

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: What are my options here regarding child support?

My ex-girlfriend moved back in with her father a few weeks ago and took both our children with her. I have been taking care of her and our children for the past 10 months. She has been threatening to take me to court if I don't agree to pay her $600 in child support. I am currently not... Read more »

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

If she no longer lives with you, you will have to pay something more than nothing. For now, give her at least $300, but you will need to adjust your budget because support will be owed. There is no way for anyone to tell you how much, because it is a mathematical formula that takes into account a... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Support and Divorce for Georgia on
Q: I need to get a divorce form my husband that is in prison he has been call and text me

He sad he was gong to kill me and my kids so I just need some help out of this marriage please

Michael D. Birchmore
Michael D. Birchmore answered on Jun 3, 2021

We are certainly sorry that you are experiencing this. However, we cannot solicit or accept business through this website. You must locate an attorney, schedule to meet with that attorney and then meet with the attorney. Best wishes.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: my dad is abusive and keeps me from my mom when I’m supposed to see her what is the fastest way to get out the house

I live in Georgia I’m seventeen years old . My dad has primary custody of me and my mom is allowed to see me but my dad has kept me from her for years , my dad is physically abusive . I was wondering what would happen if I left to my moms house without parent permission. I seen an answer that... Read more »

Michael D. Birchmore
Michael D. Birchmore answered on Jun 2, 2021

Hello. I was the attorney who wrote the answer you read. Actually, what I said was that I had h-e-a-r-d of only 2 emancipations in my 31 years of practice. It is an extremely hard thing to accomplish. For example, it you were to explain to a judge what your plan of living is (like you explained... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Q: How can child support be modified if there are two different household More tha 50% of income
Michael D. Birchmore
Michael D. Birchmore answered on Jun 2, 2021

Your question makes no sense. Please rephrase it and explain exactly what is your situation.

3 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Divorce for Georgia on
Q: My ex filed for a divorce and emergency order with me to have no contact with the 3 kids.What happens if I prove he lied

He lied to get the emergency order.

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on May 27, 2021

You need to talk to an attorney about your situation. You may be able to get another hearing.

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3 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: When my husband divorced, he agreed to pay half of college. If his son, who is almost 26, has gone to 3 colleges.

He has yet graduated, keeps failing classes, changed majors. How long is my husband required to continue paying a bill that will never end. His son is working, but his mother doesn’t force him to pay his bills after he moved out. He uses his money to travel to Cal or Japan. Please help. They... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on May 27, 2021

The answer depends on what his divorce documents say. He needs to consult an attorney about his situation.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: Can my ex move with kids out of states, if I’m not okay with it.

She said she had to move due to not being able to afford the rent in the area that we live in and could get some help from family if she moved out of state.

Gina Anne Smalley
Gina Anne Smalley answered on May 27, 2021

She doesn't need your permission to move, but you have potential remedies to keep the children here. You should contact an attorney to discuss your options.

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: What can I do?

My wife ran to Illinois with my children on February 09, 2021. On May 11, 2021 my wife filed a protective order against which the judge granted on May 25, 2021. My wife had file a protective order against me in the state of Alabama in 2012 and in the state of Georgia in 2018 and both cases was... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on May 27, 2021

You didn't ask a question, but my advice is to file for divorce in Georgia ASAP. After she is gone 6 months Georgia will lose jurisdiction over the custody of your children.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Q: I need to find out if my ex filled taxes
Michael D. Birchmore
Michael D. Birchmore answered on May 20, 2021

Call him or her and ask.

3 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Family Law and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: Listed Interrogatories include HIPAA, Juvenile, and military record questions.

This is for a child custody battle. I have no prior record and the request is not subpoenaed. Do I HAVE to answer? 9-11-26 and 33 says I have to answer but nowhere does it explain the boundaries for such questions. Wouldn't HIPAA override this request?

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on May 19, 2021

In general, HIPAA doesn't apply to individuals. In a custody battle, most information is relevant, so you likely will have to answer.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Will changing a child’s name that I don’t have a relationship with to his step fathers last name put me on child support

A child that is presumed mine from when I was 14 that I have no relationship with mother and stepfather are moving to another country she has consented to change his last name to theirs but wants me to petition the court since she will be moving soon will this put me on child support we have a... Read more »

V. Joy Edwards
V. Joy Edwards answered on May 18, 2021

Is the mother asking you to legitimize the child? Is she asking you to consent to the name change? Usually the person wanting the thing done is the person who would be filing the paperwork with the Court. We would be happy to discuss the issue further with you.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Can a mom just take a child away to another state if she is still married to the father
Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on May 13, 2021

Yes. Both have equal rights, so she can take the child to another state. If the father has an issue with it, he can file for divorce or separation.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Q: I’m repressed pro se and my ex has an atty. Can I request to only speak to exes atty regarding court related issues?

My ex constantly bombards me with court related matters plus receiving communications from his atty. I asked my ex to not speak to me about court related matters and let communications regarding court go between myself and his atty. My ex communicates in a threatening type manner and is very... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on May 13, 2021

You aren't required to respond to anything not related to children or business between you and him. You can respond just to the attorney about court related matters.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Q: What is the process for child support enforcement in a different state?

I live in Georgia and the father now lives in South Carolina. I had an active case but it was closed in 2017 due to him having my children for a year and lying to the caseworker saying they were enrolled in school for the next year once they moved back with me. I was unable to show proof with... Read more »

Michael D. Birchmore
Michael D. Birchmore answered on May 4, 2021

I'm very sorry, but I have no answer for your particular set of circumstances. We don't have enough information from you. Which state has a support case that is open?, etc.

A couple of notes here. 1. Anything you now do will likely need to be carried out in the courts of SC....
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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Q: my sons dad has a support order against him since 2005, what can i do to proceed enforcement action thru child support?

child support barely does anything. he owes $21,241.50 in back child support & would only pay to reinstate his license when he has to go to court. when he is arrested on other charges they hold him till he pays a certain amount. but now getting him served papers hasn't been successful. he... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Apr 29, 2021

You don't have to go through child support enforcement. You can hire a private attorney to file for contempt.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Q: I was served w/ an “Emergency Motion for Downward Modification of Child Support” Do I have 30 days to respond w/ answer

30 days to respond? Or less because the motion was labeled as “emergency”?

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Apr 23, 2021

You should contact an attorney about responding as soon as possible.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Q: I have a CS order that state Im due to pay less in a cpl of months. My son turns 18 in September but doesnt graduate '22

I pay $450 monthly and $75 monthly in arrears and the order say Im scheduled to pay $200 monthly starting July 2021.

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

You need to consult with an attorney who can read the full order and give you advice.

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