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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: My ex is making my son repeat the 11th grade so he graduates a year later.He has not failed any classes is not SPED.

I have joint legal custody of my son. His mother has primary custody. My son is in the 11th grade and has never failed a class and is on track to graduate at the age of 18 in May 2023. Last week, without consulting me as required by the Parenting Plan, she withdrew him from his school and enrolled... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
answered on Feb 23, 2022

She could be in contempt here. You should consult with an attorney who can review the facts of the case in detail and present you with guidance and options on how to best handle the situation.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Child Custody(we have proof of everything bad she says to him by messages)

My husband brought his now 3 year old daughter from Honduras with him in 2019 to the US. She lives here in Kansas with us and has immigration court proceedings with him here in Kansas City Missouri. We sent the 3 year old to visit the mom who lives in Norcross Georgia, the agreement verbally was... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
answered on Feb 23, 2022

With a custody issue like this it is best to consult with an attorney who can review the facts of the case in detail and help you with the proper course of action.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: deduct med bill from her child support?

Me and my ex Divorce agreement we are splitting our medical bills 50%

But she refuses to reimburse me for my half if i pay the bill.

Can I deduct med bill from her child support?

Regina Irene Edwards
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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Feb 14, 2022

No you can not. You need to pay full child support and then pursue the medical bill or offset it against medical bills that you owe.

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Q: My child support case said it was denied and that a case already existed on $tars? What does this mean
Regina Irene Edwards
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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Jan 28, 2022

It means there is already a child support case open.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support and Civil Litigation for Georgia on
Q: If I paid a retainer in 2020 and atty didn’t tell me she rep the def prev. Will she have to pay it back?
Robbie Levin
Robbie Levin
answered on Jan 25, 2022

You should discuss it with your attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Divorce for Georgia on
Q: Can a divorce atty rep. a defendant in 2006 child support case & now rep me divorcing same person that she represented
Robbie Levin
Robbie Levin
answered on Jan 25, 2022

That would likely be a conflict of interest, and that attorney would not be permitted to represent you.

For more information visit my website at www.LevinLawyerGa.com

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Q: How to pursue past due expenditures related to no child support in 9 months, while waiting for divorce to be finalized?

I have been waiting for my husband to provide his check subs and sign the divorce documents for overstate vorce documents for over 6 months now. He has not provided any support for his children since may 2021. I would like to know how to proceed with pursuing past due expenditures for the last 9... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Jan 14, 2022

As long as he's not paying you, he has no incentive to sign. You can file for divorce, ask for a hearing for child support going forward as well as reimbursement for past expenses. Speak to an experienced family law attorney about your case.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: Does child support end the last day of high school or the actual graduation day. HS ends almost a week before graduation
Ellaretha Coleman
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Ellaretha Coleman
answered on Jan 9, 2022

At graduation provided that the child has also turned 18.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support and Divorce for Georgia on
Q: My husband wants too file a divorce but not include the children

He wants me too say that we have no minor children in order to get divorced sooner

V. Joy Edwards
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V. Joy Edwards
answered on Jan 9, 2022

When you file any documents with the court you have to sign a verification saying it is true and correct. If you are later found out to have knowingly lied to the Court you can be charged with committing purgery, which can carry jail time. You should speak with an attorney to make sure you are... Read more »

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Q: How to navigate spouse and lawyer delaying divorce process? No children support in 9 months.

My lawyers have been asking my spouse, with whom I am separated from for his check stubs to complete the docs for Divorce and child support since July 2021. Received start of Dece. Waited one month for spouse to sign docs and wanted changes. Now have to wait again. What can be done to move Divorce... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Jan 6, 2022

You don't have to wait for him to sign. You can file for divorce and ask for a hearing immediately for him to pay child support.

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Q: How do I file a divorce in GA if I have an existing child support case in FL? GA requires a child support worksheet.

I am trying to initiate a divorce in Georgia. They require a child support order be in place. However I already pay an existing child support case that is active in Florida.

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

You can file a divorce case in Georgia without a worksheet. It's possible to keep the same Florida support order. Speak to an attorney about your options.

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Q: My ex filed for bankruptcy and was already $4,000 behind in child support. He now owes over $15,000. How can he not pay?

He does have custody of her now but why is the amount still growing and why isn't he forced to pay what he owed prior to bankruptcy?

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
answered on Dec 10, 2021

You may want to consult with an attorney who can review your options and help you with the proper course of action. The arrears will never go away, so he will continue to owe them.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: what should I do?

in 2017 my daughter's father passed away and I was scared so I gave my mom temporary guardianship I I get my daughter every weekend and and take care of her financially however how do I go about trying to get have or some financial help from my daughter's SSI that my mom received for for... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
answered on Dec 10, 2021

You should consult with an attorney who can review the facts of the case in detail and provide you with direction. We need to know if you want your daughter back in your custody or you are just wanting some of the money from SSI. We need more details.

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: Am I required to pay for my answer and counterclaim to be filed with the clerk if the petitioner has a lawyer

I have no legal representation

Narissa Juitt-Jackson
Narissa Juitt-Jackson
answered on Nov 22, 2021

If you file your Answer and Counterclaim in person then you do not have to pay any fees. If you file your Answer and Counterclaim via PeachCourt or E-File Georgia you will have to pay processing fees once to use the portal and no additional fees after that.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: Will adjudicated arrears accrue interest if a payment plan was created in a modification settlement agreement?

child support arrears were included in a modification settlement agreement and included a payment plan toward the balance. Will the principal amount accrue interest if there is a payment agreement?

Michael D. Birchmore
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Michael D. Birchmore
answered on Nov 19, 2021

THAT WOULD DEPEND ON WHETHER THE AGREEMENT PROVIDED FOR INTEREST TO ACCRUE. HOPEFULLY, YOU USED AN ATTORNEY THROUGH THIS PROCESS SO THAT THE NECESSARY LANGUAGE FOR THIS WOULD BE INCLUDED IN THE AGREEMENT. IF SO, YOU SHOULD SPEAK WITH THE ATTORNEY WHO CAN REVIEW THE AGREEMENT WITH YOU TO DETERMINE... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: What is the importance of a Guardian ad litem? Why should their field stay around?
Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
answered on Nov 15, 2021

You can read information here about what the purpose of a Guardian ad Litem is: https://oca.georgia.gov/training/guardian-ad-litem-juvenile-court-dependency-proceedings

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: who gets child support if grandmother has temporary custody but she lives with me

my daughter lived with my mom age 2-14 but lives with me an has since last year july 2020. her dad pays child support but we dont get it. they keep giving it to her and she dont even speak to my child anymore at all.

Ellaretha Coleman
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Ellaretha Coleman
answered on Nov 15, 2021

If there is a current order of support which shows that your mother has custody, you will need to modify that order so that you have custody and are then entitled to receive the support.

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Q: I have my son 60% of the time, my ex has him 40%. We were never married. Hes 7 and we have never been to a court and no

Child support has ever been given. My question is if my sons father goes to court, can he get full custody? Also what steps should I be taking in a situation like this for precautions? I’m not even sure who technically has custody as of right now. Him or I.

Regina Irene Edwards
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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Nov 5, 2021

If there is no court order, you have custody of your child. However, it seems that you have been sharing parenting time with his dad, which is a good thing. A court determines what's in the child's best interest regarding custody. If you have your son more now and the schedule is... Read more »

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Q: In the state of Georgia, does the husband get better treatment if the wife files for divorce?

My estranged husband stated I should be the one to file divorce even though I didn't want a divorce, because if he files I'd be entitled to more support from him or something. Is this true?

Narissa Juitt-Jackson
Narissa Juitt-Jackson
answered on Nov 2, 2021

It does not make a difference who files first in the divorce action, it does not mean one party will have preferential treatment over the other party.

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: My ex & his attorney claimed my evidence was useless, what can I do?

I filed a petition to change child custody (my ex has primary, I want 50/50 as circumstances have changed). I provided text message screenshots between the two of us that clearly backed up the claims I was making; however, he and his attorney filed a response that said all the screenshots were... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Oct 15, 2021

Don't worry about the lawyer says. First, anything you add to the petition isn't considered evidence. In court, you present the evidence to the judge. But send clear copies of your evidence to the attorney ahead of time. Let the judge decide if your evidence is usable or not. But you... Read more »

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