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Diona Marie Potter

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  • If someone wants to get emancipated without parent consent at 17, is there a way they don't have to pay for a lawyer?

    My friend is 17, she has a job, and is very responsible. Her parents won't give her consent to get emancipated. She plans on living with me, her only problem is she can't afford a lawyer. So were trying to find a way to get her emancipated.

    Diona’s Answer

    If she cannot afford an attorney, I would recommend contacting legal aid to see if they can offer any assistance or direction.
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  • Can my child support and care plan be modified?

    I am divorced in the military and currently pay 678.80 a month for 1 child. Her mother lives in CA. and I live in GA. We have joint custody and I have to pay child support when my daughter is in my custody. I also have to pay her full child care a...

    Diona’s Answer

    Since the child lives in California, I would recommend contacting an attorney who practices family law in California as California law will likely govern this situation. In Georgia, a parent can petition for a modification of child support if there is a material change in the financial circumstances of a party or the financial needs of the child.
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    This answer is not intended to, nor does it create, an attorney-client relationship. It is not intended to constitute legal advice. It is provided solely for informational purposes. Do not assume that the legal theories I mention that pertain to GA will apply in your State. The facts of each case are different, and it is therefore critical for you to consult with a qualified attorney with whom you can share information which can be thoroughly assessed, so that you can get competent legal advice from which you can make an informed decision.

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  • Can a previous offer of "nolle pross" be used as a grounds for argument in a motion to dismiss?

    I had an offer: "I will nolle pross CDV is defendant will plead guilty to Disorderly Conduct and and Resisting for time served." Turned down offer 3/8/13 and filed a motion to dismiss after a year for Brady violations, facial insuffic...

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    Typically, plea discussions are not admissible as evidence. Oftentimes, when an individual has several charges pending, the prosecutor will offer to nolle prosse some charges in exchange for a plea on others. I would recommend speaking to an attorney who is licensed in the state in which your charges are pending to further discuss the specifics of your case.
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