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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Georgia on
Q: Can landlord's file eviction on you during the CoVID 19 pandemic
Paula J. Mcgill
Paula J. Mcgill answered on Apr 26, 2020

A landlord can file a dispossessory in court. However, the courts are closed for civil matters until May 13. Therefore, a hearing on a case that is filed this month is unlikely to be heard before the end of May or the beginning of June.

However, the size of your county will have an...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Georgia on
Q: State of Georgia, may I file on Monday, personal injury statue of limitation ends on the Sat. They'reSelf Insured/Good

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Michael W. Horst
Michael W. Horst answered on Apr 20, 2020

If the last day for a statute of limitation falls on a Saturday or a Sunday, you have through the following Monday. Of course, because of the current pandemic facing Georgia (and the world), the Honorable Harold D. Melton, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia, extended the statute of... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Court ordered visitation of my daughter.

I tried to pick up my daughter for my court ordered visitation for Spring Break/Easter. Her mother refused to give her to me, citing the Corona virus. However, she allowed her other child to go with that child’s father. We asked City of Griffin police to step in and help us. They went and talked... Read more »

Michael D. Barber Jr.
Michael D. Barber Jr. answered on Apr 5, 2020

You need to file a motion for contempt with the court. Most courts are still enforcing provisions for custody through the covid 19 infection. You could also file other motions as well. Unfortunately because of the nature of these actions it isn't technically criminal.

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: During the current pandemc, does fther have rights to come to my house demanding our child to go with him on a Saturday?

Me and my childs father are not nor ever have been married and we do not have any court order custody. Our child resides with me yearly with mostly Friday nights and Saturday days with her father. During the current pandemic, does he have rights to come to my house demanding our child to go with... Read more »

Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman answered on Apr 4, 2020

If there is no custody order in place, he has no legal right to visitation. However, if there is no concern of danger with dad, I would not use the pandemic to now cut off visitation that he has historically been exercising. If you do so, he will likely be motivated to now file a legitimation... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Georgia on
Q: our lease is ending soon our landlord is trying to sell it because of the coronavirus effects. we have never been late

is this legal

Paula J. Mcgill
Paula J. Mcgill answered on Mar 24, 2020

Yes, it's legal

He does not have to renew your lease.

However, check the lease to see if he has a deadline to give you formal notice if nonrenewal.

Also, if the landlord sells the house before the lease is up, the new owner will take subject to the lease. That means...
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