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Patrick Lehmon Meriwether

Woodstock Divorce / Separation Lawyer.

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  1. Contempt hearing for not refinancing a car????

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Patrick Lehmon Meriwether
    2. Brett Ladd
    3. Anthony M. Zezima
    4. Glen Edward Ashman
    4 lawyer answers

    To follow up on the previous good answer, I would add the following. If she is represented by counsel, call him or her and ask them for the basis of the claim that you have violated the divorce agreement. If they cannot provide you the exact provision you are in contempt of (and you are sure you are not violating any provision), you can mention that, to the extent you have to hire legal counsel, you will seek attorney's fees for frivolous litigation. If she filed this herself and there is...

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  2. Can I take out a warrant for kidnapping if my husband won't allow me to see our son, and has changed his phone number?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Patrick Lehmon Meriwether
    2. Ikemesit Amajak Eyo
    3. Steven Alan Fink
    3 lawyer answers

    The following is to provide a little additional information to the previous good answers. In most counties, you must must request a temporary hearing, because the Court will not set it automatically (Fulton County does set status conferences). If you cannot get assistance from your local legal aid quickly, you can find a great deal of information online. For instance, if your case is in DeKalb County, their web site, http://web.co.dekalb.ga.us/superior/index.html, has the forms you will need...

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  3. My husband keeps adding my name to his credit cards then maxing out the cards. What are my rights? Is this fraud?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Patrick Lehmon Meriwether
    2. Robert M. Gardner Jr.
    3. Glen Edward Ashman
    4. Howard Robert Roitman
    4 lawyer answers

    I need a little more information. Is he simply adding you as an authorized user? It is my understanding that under these circumstances you are not liable for the charges. Make sure, however, that you do not use these cards at all. You can contact the credit card companies and instruct them to remove your name from the card. Have you pulled your credit report recently to see if these cards are showing up on your credit report? If the cards are no showing up, he may have only added you as...

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  4. I been married to my husband for 2 yrs. But we been together since high school. I want a divorce.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Patrick Lehmon Meriwether
    2. Glen Edward Ashman
    3. David Alexander Browde
    4. Darrell Brinnett Reynolds Sr.
    5. Ronald Edward Daniels
    5 lawyer answers

    I am sorry to hear that you are struggling in your marriage. It is unclear as to how long you have been together, because your question does not state when you graduated from high school. Before you go down the path of a divorce, I might suggest marriage counseling. I am not sure specifically what your question is about a divorce. Typically a short term marriage is not one that lends itself to an award of alimony. Assets and liabilities accumulated during the course of marriage are...

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  5. Uncontested Divorce, but can not local spouse

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Patrick Lehmon Meriwether
    2. David A. Canale
    3. Ikemesit Amajak Eyo
    4. Rebecca Garren Parker
    5. David L. Lebowski
    5 lawyer answers

    To answer your first question, your divorce would only be uncontested if the two of you have settled all issues. Without both parties in agreement, it is not uncontested. In regard to the second queston, it has been my experience in Georgia that Judges will not grant a divorce by publication where children were born during the marriage. Even when publication is granted, the only thing the court can rule on is granting you a divorce. The issue of custody and support cannot be determined...

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  6. My husband owes IRS $50,000. When we filed our taxes, we filed SEPARATELY. Are we both responsible or just him???

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Patrick Lehmon Meriwether
    2. Michael John O'Hagan
    3. Jeffrey L. Cohen
    4. Robert Len Jones
    4 lawyer answers

    This is a difficult question, partly because I have seen the IRS really push the line on these issues. With a lien in place, my understanding is that they will take the entire amount 'off the top' if you have an equal, undivided interest in the property (I have seen them do this before). If your divorce decree/ settlement agreement says your husband is 100% responsible for the tax debt, then you can go after him for the $25,000 that was taken out of your share. The bigger issue is whether...

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  7. If my husband doesn't show up for the rescheduled 30 day stasis conference will I be granted my divorce?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Patrick Lehmon Meriwether
    2. Glen Edward Ashman
    3. Michael John O'Hagan
    3 lawyer answers

    Possibly, but you have to be prepared. You have to have completed the parenting seminar, filed your Domestic Relations Financial Affidavit and Child Support Worksheets, and come to Court with a proposed Parenting Plan and proposed Final Order that sets out the relief you are looking for. I would strongly urge you to at least consult with a lawyer on this to make sure you have what you need for the Court to grant you a divorce if he does not show up. .

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  8. What can I do if my schedule conflicts with my soon to be ex husband with visitation and now having going to go court?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Howard M Lewis
    2. Patrick Lehmon Meriwether
    3. Adriana Arguelles de la Torriente
    3 lawyer answers

    Without all the details (such as, did you convert the mediation agreement into an Order), it is difficult to give a solid recommendation. In these situations, I recommend hiring a lawyer to help you navigate through this process (or at least having a consultation with one), because if the mediated agreement was converted into an Order of the Court, you could be looking at a contempt charge. It sounds like the time of the supervised visits may be outside of your control if the center only...

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  9. What is the procedure if Judge makes a mistake?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Patrick Lehmon Meriwether
    2. Glen Edward Ashman
    3. Caryn S. Fennell
    4. Michael John O'Hagan
    4 lawyer answers

    Before I answer, I have to give this caveat. Dealing with procedural issues at this level is very specific. A failure to follow a step can result in you being unable to do anything. You should, AT A MINIMUM, consult with a lawyer who is familiar with post-trial issues. This answer does not address the procedural issues because there is simply not room to do so. You have three options. 1) File a Motion for reconsideration (this does not toll your time to file an Appeal or Motion for New...

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  10. Divorce contested

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Patrick Lehmon Meriwether
    2. Rachel Aliza Elovitz
    3. Shalamar Junna Parham
    3 lawyer answers

    There does not appear to be a question here. If you are going through a divorce, I would suggest at the minimum a consultation with a local divorce lawyer to find out how to get through your situation.

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