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Melissa Sue Bowen

Alpharetta Divorce / Separation Lawyer.

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  1. Divorce by abandonment/desertion, do I need to notify spouse if they have been in another country for two years.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Melissa Sue Bowen
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    Georgia is a "notice" pleadings state, which means that you must provide service (a.k.a. notice) of process (a.k.a summons and complaint for divorce) in a pending divorce action against your wife. Once the action is filed, you can perfect service in several different ways pursuant to Georgia Law; 1. Your wife can choose to acknowledge service of the summons and complaint. She would be able to sign a document in the presence of a Notary Public stating that she received a true and correct...

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  2. Can anyone tell me what this means? "domestic relations cas file inf fr"

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Melissa Sue Bowen
    2. Drew Mosley
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    Without seeing what you saw that contained this information, it is likely just what the clerk put on the docket as the domestic relations case filing information form. This is simply a document that someone files when a domestic relations action (a case that involves families) is filed with the court. Basically, the person filing the action fills out this document and is gives the clerk the names of the parties and lets the court know what type of action is being filed. It is required in...

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  3. How can I drop the charges and Tpo I put on my unborn sons father?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Melissa Sue Bowen
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    First, I want to acknowledge that domestic violence is extremely serious and temporary protective orders serve to provide you and your unborn child protection. I would advise that you speak with an attorney, legal advocate, domestic violence shelter, or counselor before proceeding forward and dismissing the protective order and/or the criminal charges if you are in fear for your safety and for the safety of your child. However, if you do wish to dismiss the charges, I have addressed your...

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