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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: Have we met the 6 month residency requirement for divorce?

My daughter and I just moved to GA in February 2021. My husband has been here since July 2020. He has been working and did file GA state taxes. He has not switched his DL over to GA yet.

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

He has met the requirements.

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Q: My wife and I are getting separated and she has my car in another state. What can I do legally to get it back
Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman answered on Apr 13, 2021

You're going to need to file for divorce and have the judge decide who gets the car.

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Q: If I am getting a divorce and I agree do I have to answer the summons
Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman answered on Apr 13, 2021

Yes, even though you agree to the divorce, you may not agree to all of the things that your spouse is requesting in the divorce. If you do not have a settlement agreement that is being filed with the court, I would highly suggest that you file an answer and counterclaim for divorce to protect your... Read more »

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Q: In filing out my petition for divorce r venue my husband and I got married in Plantation, Fl However, he never lived

in the United States. In the venue section, can I put that he never lived in the US and resides in England and just provide his address.

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Apr 11, 2021

Yes.

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Q: I have a petition for divorce. My husband resides in London. England. He is consenting to venue here in fulton county

He never lived in US . i want to make sure I word the venue correctly on the form.

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

Did you have a specific question for us?

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Q: New Judge has been assigned to divorce case. Can transcript of previous Judge’s explanation of ruling be used in court?

New Judge has been assigned to divorce case. Can transcript of previous Judge’s explanation of ruling be used by atty to prove their case to new Judge as testimony or used in court in an attempt to modify order.

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Apr 6, 2021

This is a very specific question, and the only answer is maybe. It depends on what type of hearing it was, and what you are trying to use the ruling for. Consult with your attorney about how to do this.

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Q: what are my right we live in ga my wife left me about 3months now. she said she filed for divorce back in our sc home.

there is no affair or abuse

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

What do you mean what are your rights? If she has filed for divorce it will go through, so you may want to consult with an attorney who can help you with the process.

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Q: what are my rights we live in ga my wife left me 3months now. she said she filed for divorce back in sc our hometown.
Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Apr 2, 2021

What do you mean what are your rights? If she has filed for divorce it will go through, so you may want to consult with an attorney who can help you with the process.

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Q: Separated and the lease is coming to end. Do I have to continue to provide a residence?

Separated for at least 2 years and I have been living in another state. (TX) She lives in Georgia under a lease in my name only that I have been paying for alone which is about to end. Do I have to continue to provide residence if we’re getting a divorce?

No one has filed for divorce... Read more »

V. Joy Edwards
V. Joy Edwards answered on Mar 31, 2021

Unless you are Court ordered to do it, you usually do not. We would need more information to be able to answer definitively. Has the divorce already been file?

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Q: I been separated from my husband since 2018....need a pro bono lawyer....Need DIVORCE.....Don't know where spouse is

I am unemployed I called legal aid of Marietta, GA and they said that my husband had contacted them too so they wouldn't take my case....WE don't have any kids or property or anything that would hold up this DIVORCE....PLEASE HELP I JUST WANT A DIVORCE TO MOVE ON WITH MY LIFE

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Mar 19, 2021

I’m sorry to hear you in are in this position. Try contacting the state bar to see if there are any pro bono attorneys in your area.

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Q: Is it legal for a husbands girl friend sell wife's personal property from said home and divorce not complete

Not divorced yet in progress husband has live in girlfriend and husband has never given personal property to wife since wife was locked out of the house

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

Most cases are issued a standing order when the divorce is filed. Was that done when your divorce was filed? The standing order often prohibits the disposition of assets. You need to speak with an attorney to help get your property protected.

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: I'm in GA, there is a court ordered visitation schedule where I am doused to see my children every other Friday through

Monday, and every weds after school until the following morning. My ex spouse has kept the children from me since 8Aug2019. She even went as far as changing both her phone # and that of the kids. The last time I followed the order, and went to pick the kids up, I was arrested for criminal trespass.... Read more »

Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman answered on Mar 15, 2021

You need to file a contempt of the current order as soon as possible. The court can even award make up time for the visitation that you have missed.

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Q: When a couple has been married 37 years and now separated. Does the husband still have to support the wife?
V. Joy Edwards
V. Joy Edwards answered on Mar 14, 2021

It depends. If the husband has been the main source of financial support and the wife is dependent on the husband for support, he may very well be obligated to continue to support the wife. The Court will also look at if the husband has the ABILITY to continue supporting the wife.

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Q: My car blew up me and my husband are separated and heading for divorce. Is he responsible for getting me a car
Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Mar 13, 2021

No. He doesn't have to get you a car.

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Q: I am separated from my husband and is seeking a divorce. We have a son. Do I have to give him my new address?

He says it's illegal for him to not have my new address so he can see his son. I'm not denying him his son, only my new address. Am I wrong?

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

Yes, you are wrong.

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Real Estate Law for Georgia on
Q: My Dad is separated. His wife wants to sell he does not. What rights does he have?

They are going through a divorce. He is a senior with no other means where to live. She is also paying a portion on the condo. But he does not have any other means of paying that portion. So, According to Puerto Rico what are his rights as a Senior and part owner? And she left the home and he is... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Mar 3, 2021

If they divorce it’s likely to be considered marital asset and they may have to sell it to divide it. It all depends on the facts of the case and what the judge decides. If he’s not working with an attorney for the divorce he should considering doing so. If he is ordered to sell, then he may... Read more »

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Q: Does my soon to be ex-wife needs to know where i work and my monthly job income in order to do a uncontested divorce?
Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Mar 1, 2021

Is she seeking alimony or is there child support involved? We’d need to know more about the details of your case in order to answer this question. If these issues are in play then it is reasonable that you would have to disclose your income. If you have issues that you don’t agree upon, then... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Divorce for Georgia on
Q: Went through a divorce mediation and was not shown assessment letters from my oldest children’s therapists by my lawyer.

Because he assumed I had seen them which I had not cause one of their grandmothers had picked them up and brought them to the lawyers office. The letters detailed the things they are suffering from especially my oldest daughter. I knew something had happened between the three of them but I had no... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Feb 25, 2021

You can try to contest it, but it will likely not work. If you attorney had documents and you didn't review them before mediation, that isn't a reason why the agreement shouldn't stand.

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Q: My wife is mourning a divorce because I'm on prescription medication that I've been on for 20 years her we only 2 yes ma

We've only been married for two years and we've got a 1 year old daughter

V. Joy Edwards
V. Joy Edwards answered on Feb 20, 2021

I'm sorry to hear that. It sounds like you'll be looking at issues concerning custody. Since it's not a long term marriage asset and debt division should not be difficult to deal with. Do your medications cause any issues with your parenting?

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: I am currently divorcing in GA, initially this started as a pro se uncontested case but we can’t agree on one issue.

My husband has spent the last 2 years living separately from me at a rehab facility that is faith based. He lives and breathes this place, however some situations have occurred and the lack of structure, control and a system in general to confirm the sobriety of these individuals, their criminal... Read more »

V. Joy Edwards
V. Joy Edwards answered on Feb 19, 2021

I'm not sure what your actual question is. Is it will he be able to take the child to his facility outings? If so, it depends on if it is an appropriate environment for the child, and it sounds as if it is not.

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