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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: I signed my divorce decree with a quit claim deed of my house to my ex-wife.

The quit claim deed was signed in October 2017 and in the divorce decree my ex had 6 months to obtain the mortgage in her name alone and she failed to do so (she was living in the house and moved out during that time as well). She contacted me in October 2019 claiming that she is the legal owner of... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Nov 22, 2019

This is a question that is very specific and depends on what your divorce decree says. You need to consult with an attorney who can read the decree and give you advice.

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: I will have a warrant as of 6pm tomorrow by a judge for no paying my ex wife 1500$ in two days can i be bonded out?
Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Nov 22, 2019

No one can answer this question without seeing court orders. If the court feel that you can pay and you have not, you may not be able to get out of jail. You need to exhaust all resources to pay the amount owed. Title pawn, bank loan, sell items on ebay, ask friends and family for money - you... Read more »

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Q: I'vebeenmarriedsince 6-08 &separated since 9-08 becauseof domestic violenceIcan't findhim todivorce howcan I withouthim
Robbie Levin
Robbie Levin answered on Nov 20, 2019

You would need to get an Order from the Court allowing service by publication. You may need a lawyer to help you with this process.

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

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: How to file for Florida Divorce decree to be registered in Ga for a child custody jurisdiction enforcement from DV hist.

Is there certain forms that are required when filing for this? Especially with a domestic violence clause being the basis for the jurisdiction hold?

Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman answered on Nov 19, 2019

In order to have the Florida order enforced in Georgia, you will need to register the order in the superior court of the county where the respondent resides. You should consult with an attorney to discuss your options to proceed in Georgia.

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Q: How do I file additional complaints to a petition of contempt of divorce order? How do I file supporting evidence?
Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Nov 19, 2019

Evidence isn't filed, just presented at a hearing. You need to consult with an attorney about your case so you are aware of correct procedure.

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4 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: What form do I use to amend a child to an existing order?

Two kids are already on the legitimation paperwork. I had to wait until DNA confirmed the third child and now that it has, the judge told me to amend the third child in order to proceed with legitimating all three for the same order. I have looked all over for such a form and can not find one. I... Read more »

Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman answered on Nov 18, 2019

There is no form to accomplish this. If the case is still pending, you need to amend the petition or answer to add the third child to the action. If the action is no longer pending, you will need to file a new action for the third child or to modify the previous order to include the third child.... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: How do I turn in evidence for a contempt motion? How do I add to a motion for contempt?
Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman answered on Nov 14, 2019

You need to file a Petition for Citation of Contempt or a Motion for Contempt. Have the petition or motion served upon the other party and set it for a hearing. During your hearing, you will have the opportunity to present evidence of the contempt that you are alleging.

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3 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: What are my options? Husband had multiple affairs, The last one caused him to abandon our family. Im 8mnths pregnant.

He left 2 months after finding out we were pregnant with our second child together. I have a son from a previous relationship (he did not adopt) and our daughter is 19 months old. I lost my home since he left me with bills and has contributed $425 from the time he left which was May of this year. I... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Nov 12, 2019

You need to consult an attorney about filing for divorce and obtaining child support. You have said anything that would warrant a judge ordering supervised visitation, though.

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Q: Could I be awarded alimony from husband if I had no income while married?

I married my current husband about 2013 or 2014. During the marriage I was chronically sick and I couldn't work. We also have a child together that was born in 2010. I want the divorce on the grounds of infidelity and domestic violence. My son suffers rom ptsd because of the violence between us so... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Nov 12, 2019

You need to consult with an attorney about your options. There is no formula for alimony, and it varies depending on many factors, some of which you have mentioned.

--Regina Edwards | www.EdwardsFamilyLaw.com | 770.854.0777

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Q: Mediation next month and wife for months now has acted outside of judges orders in January at temporary custody hearing.

How does this help me that rather than supervised visits as judge stated in January she’s been giving her to me unsupervised now in recent months either out of guilt because it was never deserved but I followed orders or could she possibly be considering reconciliation because joint custody will... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Nov 9, 2019

You need to consult with an attorney about your case. This one fact is one of many a judge can take into consideration in a final order, so no one can give you advice about what would happen without hearing everything that has happened.

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: I need a divorce! I'm disabled. Seperated for 5 years. Husband is in Florida, I'm in GA. He refuses to communicate.

I'm dealing with serious medical issues and don't qualify for many programs due to consideration of his income. He has moved and I don't have an address. I can't afford a lawyer or even filing fees. He had promised to file if I left him his truck which I purchased. I need to put this behind me.... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Nov 7, 2019

I’m sorry you are going through this. You do need some legal assistance to move forward with the divorce. You should contact legal aide to see if they can help, and you can contact the state bar and ask if there are any pro bono attorneys in your area. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558... Read more »

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Q: My husband bought a home while we were married 25 years moved to Michigan to work 4 years ago an I entitled to the home

He pays all the bills but we no longer can be married he has an apartment up there I just want the home he has a good job and good money I have no income he has supported me but I no longer want this marriage

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Nov 6, 2019

In a Georgia divorce, a house purchased during the marriage is marital property.

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Q: Even though I was married in Tn but now live in ga can I do the divorce here instead?

We were married in Tennessee but my son and I reside in Georgia. Do I have to get the divorce paperwork from gallatin, tn?

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Nov 5, 2019

If you and your son have lived in Georgia for at least 6 months, you can file for divorce in Georgia.

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Q: Can I do the paperwork for my divorce in Tennessee while living in Georgia without having to go there ?

My husband and I got married while we were living in Gallatin, Tennessee in 2014. We have been separated since 2017. We have a son together but he doesn't even try to reach us. I need a divorce cheap because I'm disabled. Please give advice on fastest way to have this done.

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Nov 4, 2019

If your son lives with you in Georgia, you have to file for divorce in Georgia. You can go to the Family Law information center in Fulton County to get advice on a divorce without attorney help. https://www.fultoncourt.org/family/family-flic.php

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Q: If I am filing for an uncontested divorce and my husband still lives in the house, do I have to split my belongings?

We were married in New Jersey in 1999 and we were split for the past 5 years since 2014. He most recently came to stay with me because he fell on hard times and he's not working as of right now.

Robbie Levin
Robbie Levin answered on Oct 31, 2019

If the divorce is "Uncontested", that means that you and your spouse have agreed on how property will be divided. If you have not agreed on property division, then it is not an uncontested divorce. Regardless, Georgia does not require 50/50 split of property between the parties.

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Q: I am recently divorced and just found out my ex husband had a baby during marriage . Can I take him back to court?
Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Oct 30, 2019

I'm not sure what you want to take him back to court for, but the fact that he had a baby during your marriage isn't that relevant to your divorce.

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Q: How to contest a lawyer's lien on my house?

For services not completed

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Oct 30, 2019

The time to contest the fees probably expired long before the lien was placed. Your best bet is to call the attorney and negotiate the fee with him or her. Most attorneys will take a lesser fee in order to get the money quicker and the lien can be removed at that point.

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Ex-wife threatening to argue willful underemployment on my part to dodge child support obligation - will it stand up?

I have an MD but my license to practice has been revoked after chemical dependency concerns, leaving me unable to practice medicine. I am working to get it back but currently make about $18/hr working in the substance abuse treatment industry (as part of my efforts to get my life back on track and... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Oct 27, 2019

The judge has wide discretion in determining whether or not to modify child support. They also have discretion to impute income if you are willfully underemployed. You aren't going to be able to get a solid answer on this forum. In order to give you advice about your case, an attorney needs to... Read more »

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Q: If i divorce 8 months ago can my ex still request a item that she claims she forgot

The house is in my name. Nothing was put in a court order as to belongings. She moved out 3 months prior to the divorce. So hasn't lived in home for 11 months.

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Oct 26, 2019

If personal property wasn't addressed, it is presumed that the parties had already split the property. That being said, if it isnt going to kill you, maybe just give her the one item she is requesting to be nice.

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: Can I be held responsible for a loan my ex-husband opened after our divorce?

I divorced 2 years ago. In my divorce decree I was awarded my home. My ex-husband was to pay it off and sign it solely over to me. The bank it was financed through showed up at my house telling me that the payment were a couple of months behind. If I couldn't come up with the $4500.00 left owed on... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Oct 25, 2019

I’m sorry you are going through this. You should consult with an attorney who can review the documents and facts of the case and present you with the options. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com

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