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Q: I have been married for 8 months and I suffered domestic violence. Can I get the marriage annulled?
Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on May 29, 2020

I am sorry you are going through this. Most marriages do not qualify for annulment. You can file for divorce.

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

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Q: My husband I bought our house before we were married. We put it in his name b/c my credit was bad.

We bought the house 11 years ago and have been married for 9. For 6 of the 11 years he paid the full expenses while I stayed home with kids and went to school. Do I have any rights to the house?

Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman answered on May 26, 2020

Possibly. If the home was purchased with the intent of the parties to be the marital home after the marriage, it may still be considered marital. You need to discuss your specific facts with an attorney to determine your options.

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Q: Our divorce is finalized and she demanded I give her half of what I was returned for a cruise I paid for while together

My ex wife is demanding I give her half of what I was returned for a cruise I paid for in my name while we were married. The divorce is completely finalized now and I was wondering if she can even do that? I paid for it out of my pocket and we aren’t even married anymore.

Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman answered on May 19, 2020

Unless there was a provision reserving any issues from the marriage, the property settlement of your divorce is final and she will not be able to recover monies from the cruise refund.

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Q: I did and the judge denied my request
Robbie Levin
Robbie Levin answered on May 15, 2020

Sounds like you may need an attorney to help with the process.

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

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Adoption and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: I got married April 2017 we've been separated since June 2017, we have two minor children together, i have no idea wher

I have no idea where he is, I know he's in the same county and state as me, as far as I know he's been in the streets, I don't want anything but a divorce and sole custody of our kids

Robbie Levin
Robbie Levin answered on May 15, 2020

Shouldn’t be a problem. He can be served by publication if necessary.

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

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3 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: Can I take my daughter without my wife's permission?

I live in Fort Stewart Georgia I'm married and I have a daughter with my wife I am actively in the military I'm just wondering if I I'm legally allowed to take my daughter without my wife's permission within the state and or out of the state

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on May 15, 2020

If your daughter was born while you and her mother were married, you are her legal father and have the legal right to make decisions as it pertains to her. However, if your daughter was born out of wedlock and unless you have legitimated, in the eyes of the law you are not her legal father and... Read more »

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Q: I have some questions about what I would consider malpractice of my previous divorce lawyer.

I’m out of state and I left my divorce in the hands of my lawyer, who I now know did NOTHING to help me. In fact he did nothing but give me poor advice and withhold information from me. I started doing some research and turns out, I could have contested my divorce, I was supposed to be given... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on May 14, 2020

You need to contact an attorney in Massachusetts.

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: I believe I have just found out that I quite possibly have been divorced by my husband fraudulently.

He swears I'm the only woman in his life and we've been together 8 years in this house, the last 5 married and I have noticed a thing or two that makes me think he's committed bigamy in California where his uncle lives. He also has been spending our money taking care of her and... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on May 11, 2020

I’m sorry to hear you are going through this. It is probably not a good idea to put your name and phone number with all this info online. You should consult with an attorney who can review the facts of your case in detail and present you with the options. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558

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Q: Is there any lawyer offering service for low income besides Georgia legal service u got to be senior citizens for them

I can’t afford a divorce lawyer everybody wants to charge $3,000-5000 and my divorce simple. Not asking for nothing no kids involved, husband won’t agree to divorce and don’t know his address. Want him removed from my deed that I add him to joint survival ship already had house two yrs before... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on May 11, 2020

You can try going to the Family Law information center in Georgia to do the divorce yourself. The attorneys you mentioned charge because it's how we make a living. By definition, your divorce is not simple if your husband won't agree to it. That means he must be served and there will... Read more »

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Q: How do i divorce someone that is locked up.
Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on May 7, 2020

You can file for divorce, have them served and proceed as normal.

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

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Q: Contested divorce with minor children. Do I notarize mine before having him served?

He is refusing to cooperate and due to violence, we can not be around each other so we cannot both sign in front of a notary

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on May 5, 2020

You can find a notary who will notarize via video conference.

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3 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Hi my is Sabrina, Im a homemaker how can I getting legal help? My husband is using money to pay for his lawyer.

All the money is in his account. He thinks all the cars and the house is he's. I have access to credit card can I use it? It is in his name but Im on it.

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Apr 25, 2020

Contact an attorney to help. Sometimes, the court will order him to pay your fees.

-Regina Edwards

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Q: What do i need do i get the judge to sign a divorce decree

Filed pro se and it’s been 70 days I haven’t heard anything courts would not give any information when i called

Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman answered on Apr 18, 2020

You can contact the judge's staff attorney to see if any additional information is needed. You may need to file a Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings if that has not already been filed to obtain your divorce decree.

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Q: Cost to file divorce. My husband lives in arizona.i live in Georgia.
Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Apr 8, 2020

You should call around to a couple of attorneys to see what they charge. The fee ranges. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558

3 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Georgia on
Q: My husbands in the air force, and after 4 years and me trying to get him to go to marriage counseling. He wants a

Divorce. We have one kid together. Its deffinately over, but should I wait and let him file or should I file first? And what exactly happens if we were to have only one lawyer for the two of us?

Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman answered on Apr 3, 2020

Unless your divorce is uncontested, both of you will need an attorney. For a divorce to be uncontested, you must agree on all aspects of the divorce, custody, support, and division of assets/debts. There’s no legal significance regarding who fileS first. However, the petitioner is on offense... Read more »

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Q: I had my house before my husband and I were married. He now wants me to sell and us divorce. Do I have to?
Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman answered on Mar 26, 2020

That will depend on a number of factors. If the home is considered a marital asset, it would be subject to equitable division. There are not enough facts in your inquiry to determine whether the home would be considered marital. You should consult with a divorce attorney to explore your options.... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Criminal Law, Divorce and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Mywife agreedyears agoandinApril 2019 tohaveourlocations tracked, phone calls recorded.Its discussedoften ntext.nowdeny

It is discussed multiple times since 2013-2014. Close to Christmas time she tells me via text: “GO check the tape if you dont believe me”. I go back to her numerous times over the next several days-week, asking her if that is really what she wants me to do. I remind her, just a few months... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Mar 22, 2020

She doesn't have to leave the house just because you ask her to. If you want a divorce, consult with a divorce attorney about your options.

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

Fair, Flat Fees Only - No Hourly Billing

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Q: I have been married for a year and a half and separated for 9 months. How much is it just a simple divorce?

We have nothing together so it’s would just be basic.

Samantha A Holloway
Samantha A Holloway answered on Mar 20, 2020

You will need to consult with an attorney to determine their individual pricing. For my office, the cost of our services are determined by the extent of property and debts and whether the parties have children together. Hope this helps.

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Q: The fee is $250 for mediation, what happens if I don’t pay my half

Apparently the fee for mediation is $250 and we are supposed to split it but I think that’s ridiculous since I didn’t ask for mediation, what happens if I refuse to pay my half? And if they don’t do it because of that reason what will happen next?

Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman answered on Mar 17, 2020

You can be held in contempt by the judge if the mediation is court ordered.

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Q: What should I ask for at my divorce mediation/what happens if I don’t show up

I completely left my life in Colorado to pcs with my husband and he cheated within the first month of our marriage(I don’t have physical proof because he destroyed the phone I had it on) he physically and emotionally hurt me. He’s currently being investigated by CID (he’s in the army) for... Read more »

Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman answered on Mar 16, 2020

We can not tell you what you should be asking for during your mediation without having all of the facts of your case. If you can not afford to hire an attorney for full representation, you should at least consider consulting with one to discuss your options.

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