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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Support and Military Law for Georgia on
Q: What documents do I need to file for garnishment for child support through the N/C VA disability compensation in GA?

Our divorce decree states that I can garnish him if he’s one month behind. But now he’s gotten almost 18k behind through child support enforcement within the last 6 years of divorcing. Before I file these documents with the courts, should I close my child support enforcement case or should I... Read more »

Alake Colwell Furlow
Alake Colwell Furlow
answered on Jan 27, 2023

I would advise you to hire a private attorney who can file an action for contempt for the total amount of the arrears. In that case your attorney can see the arrears as well as attorney's fees, so that the Court may award you the cost of your attorney in your judgment. Once the case is... Read more »

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Q: Is it legal for my wife of 15 years to take our camper we live in with my belongings and leave me homeless
Michael D. Birchmore
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Michael D. Birchmore
answered on Jan 12, 2023

Is it legal? It is not illegal for a spouse to use what could be construed as marital property. We lack the facts here to determine whether it is logical or reasonable for the wife to believe she was authorized to do so.

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Is it legal for my wife of 15 years to take our camper we live in with my belongings and leave me homeless
Alake Colwell Furlow
Alake Colwell Furlow
answered on Jan 27, 2023

If neither of you have filed for divorce and been awarded certain property on a temporary basis, then each of you have access to the camper and can use it as you see fit. Only by filing for divorce and asking to be awarded the camper on a temporary basis, can the court award you with exclusive use... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Civil Litigation for Georgia on
Q: can my wife leave me to live somewhere else and come take our camper we lived in next day while I’m gone all my stuff

We were married 15 yrs. Lived in the camper last 4 yrs. Took camper when I was not present with all my belongings in it left me homeless

Regina Irene Edwards
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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Jan 12, 2023

Yes she is allowed to leave you. If the camper is marital property l, it belongs to both you so she can use it. She should not sell it or any if your belongings. You can file for divorce and ask for the property to be divided.

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Q: My husband and I have been separated for 35 years. I know that he lives in New York address unknown

I live in Savannah Georgia how much would it cost to get a divorce

Robbie Levin
Robbie Levin
answered on Jan 8, 2023

If you can show the Court that you’ve exhausted all reasonable efforts to find him, then you can serve him by publication. The divorce would likely cost around $2500.

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

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Q: Typically what is the cost for an annulment in the state of Georgia

Was married for 7 days

Robbie Levin
Robbie Levin
answered on Dec 28, 2022

Most lawyers likely charge the same price for an annulment as a divorce. The price can vary significantly on a case by case basis.

A reasonable range is probably between $2000 and $4000 for something fairly basic.

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

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: My wife and I are currently going through a divorce but she refuses to sign the paperwork and won't let me see my son.

Is there any type of emergency order I can file for parenting time with him?

Robbie Levin
Robbie Levin
answered on Dec 24, 2022

It sounds like you need a Temporary Hearing to set up visitation until the Divorce can be finalized. The court can set a time/date for a temporary hearing.

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

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Q: I filed for divorce in Troup County Ga. Did paperwork myself. My spouse didn’t sign and she is over her 45 days.what now
Regina Irene Edwards
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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Dec 18, 2022

You can ask for a final trial. You may want to get an attorney to help you with the paperwork.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Divorce for Georgia on
Q: Good morning. I am currently seeking to divorce my wife but I live in Georgia and she lives in Florida.

I spoke with legal counsel this morning and they informed me that I should reach out to Florida attorneys as they have no jurisdiction and can’t serve her since she lives in Florida.

Leo Hughes
Leo Hughes
answered on Dec 15, 2022

If this is an uncontested divorce without children, i.e., you are in agreement on all issues, then you could file in Georgia and she could sign a waiver of jurisdiction and venue. If it's a contested divorce or the children are in Florida, FL has jurisdiction.

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Q: My husband gets his legal benefits on January 1, 2023. He is acting very shady. Should I take action before then?

I left the home five months ago. He refuses to talk about the divorce or any division of property until after the holidays. But suddenly he wants to start paying the mortgage. And was quite adamant about it. What can he take from me? We are hardly high asset

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

I'm not sure what benefits he's getting, or what you're concerned about him taking from you, but no one can answer a specific question without reviewing your financial situation and assets and debts. Part of the divorce process is having your attorney review that information and then... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Divorce for Georgia on
Q: I have a question about being served divorce papers while being in a rehabilitation center and having no legal counsel

Or representation and having issues with being told that I were to pay child support and kids are in the custody of State and that I have no visitation rights how is these things possible when I wrote a letter notarized letter stating that I needed time to prepare for this civil matter while I was... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Dec 11, 2022

The court is not required to wait until you are ready. You need to hire an attorney immediately to represent your interests. A letter isn't able to be used to stop or slow down the case.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: In terms of spousal support or maintenance, is there a legal requirement that the homemaker be raising biological child?

In GA, I was told that spousal support and other financial responsibilities are not on the table during divorce when the married couple has no biological children together.

Joseph E. Cheeley, III
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answered on Dec 3, 2022

What you were told is not true. Spousal support is not dependent on children being born and raised during the marriage. It is the spouse's need and the other spouse's ability to pay, among other factors.

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Q: When I am buying a house when I am separated but not divorced yet. Can the husband get the half?
Regina Irene Edwards
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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Nov 29, 2022

It will be marital property. Short answer: don't do it. Get divorced and then purchase a house.

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Q: My ex husband has been incarcerated for almost 4 years. We got divorced almost a year ago. If his family hasn’t gotten

His stuff can I throw it away?

Regina Irene Edwards
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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Nov 26, 2022

This depends on what your divorce decree says. Your divorce decree probably gives him a deadline by which to get his belongings. If I were you, I would reach out to his family again with a drop dead deadline and tell him that you will get rid of the belongings by a certain date if they do not come... Read more »

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Q: Ex-spouse continues to store boat trailer in my yard after many requests to either move it or pay me storage rent. Help!

We were divorced August 19, 2022-all personal property was supposed to be removed in 30 days.

Regina Irene Edwards
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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Nov 13, 2022

It's possible the property was forfeited and you may be able to get rid of it. You can consult with an attorney who can review your documents and give you advice.

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Q: In ga, how do i get an appeal filed if the divorce was not fair, being im a victim of D.V. Of 18 yrs. I have no money
Regina Irene Edwards
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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Nov 10, 2022

You need to contact an attorney who can review your documents and give you advice.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Divorce for Georgia on
Q: Can a defendant in a divorce case request a rule nisi to settle temporary custody issues
Regina Irene Edwards
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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Nov 10, 2022

Yes, a temporary hearing can always be requested.

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Q: Can you legally be divorced if you haven’t taken parenting class in ga
Regina Irene Edwards
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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Nov 9, 2022

The class is required for all divorcing parents of children. However if the decree gets signed without one party having taken the class, that does not invalidate the divorce.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Domestic Violence for Georgia on
Q: What do I do now? My husband has not lived with me except for one month before and after quadruple bypass surgery.

I do not have the $3000 to $10,000 for an attorney for a divorce. He has not contributed to the household since stopping his direct deposit the last week of November 2021. There’s physical abuse, adultery and even a USB PLUG he put in my house at some point with a hidden camera. What do I do? We... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
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Regina Irene Edwards
answered on Nov 2, 2022

You have said that this is a complicated case, but cannot afford a retainer. Your options are to save up to hire an attorney, or you can file the case without an attorney. For the type of case that you have described, your litigation budget should be around $20,000. A $5000 retainer is not going... Read more »

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