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Ikemesit Amajak Eyo

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  • I have joint legal/secondary physical custody of my granddaughter. When the other grandmother dies, do I become my GD's guardian

    My daughter and her ex-husband were both have only supervised visits with my 7 year old granddaughter. I am worried about the health of her paternal grandmother who has primary physical custody and joint legal custody of our granddaughter. I don...

    Ikemesit’s Answer

    The answer to your question depends on the contents (the exact wording) of the order that granted the current custody and the status of the parents' parental rights. The best route for you to determine what, if anything, you need to do to protect your granddaughter is to sit down with an attorney and provide him full information about the past occurrences.

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  • What document are we to send specifically along with the form as my wife earned nothing less than 27,000usd over the last 3yrs.

    We have been sent a checklist twice about part 5 question 19. We put the last three years amount she filed and sent the w2/ federal tax return paper for the two most recent years and the transcript for the third year as we couldn't find its w2 but...

    Ikemesit’s Answer

    Your question cannot be answered as it is not at all clear what form you are referring to. You should consider contacting the person/entity that sent the form to you (or whomever will be receiving your completed form) and ask them to clarify the request.

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  • I am searching for someone who would be willing to help me reverse an adoption of my kids who my dad adopted.

    I want to prove to a judge that it will be in their best interest if they are with me again. Here's a little about what has happened. I was under extreme emotional duress during signing the adoption papers. My dad basically threatened me, saying...

    Ikemesit’s Answer

    When a person signs paperwork consenting to place their child/children for adoption, they are afforded a set amount of time to change their minds. "OCGA 19-8-9(b) A person signing a surrender pursuant to Code Section 19-8-4, 19-8-5, 19-8-6, or 19-8-7 shall have the right to withdraw the surrender by written notice delivered in person or mailed by registered mail or statutory overnight delivery within ten days after signing; and the surrender document shall not be valid unless it so states." Once that time has passed, the surrender is permanent and cannot be withdrawn, any adoption that occurred pursuant to the surrender is also permanent.

    If it has been more than 10 days since you signed "the adoption papers," you may very likely not be able to reverse the adoption. Getting your children back would require a different court action.

    To find out about the availability of any other alternatives, you would need to speak directly with a family law attorney.

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  • I am looking to petition for a name change. The form asks for address of father, but I have no idea where he lives/is.

    Only information I have on father's whereabouts is the country where he resides.

    Ikemesit’s Answer

    If you do not know the father's exact current address, you need to provide his last known address and/or whatever information you do know and have about his current location. When requesting a name change of a minor, you are also required to serve the other parent with a copy of the petition. If you do not have an address for service, you may be allowed to serve the parent by publication. But to do so, you must first make a diligent effort to locate the parent.

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  • If one is $13,000 in arrears in child support, are you in contempt of court and could be put in jail?

    I was in jail in China for visa problems and deported from the country. I was returned to LA and with no money it has taken over a year to get back to try to resolve this problem. However, if I am put in jail I can I get a job and start repaying m...

    Ikemesit’s Answer

    If someone is ordered to pay child support and fails to pay, they are definitely in arrears by that amount. But arrears does not automatically mean contempt. Being in contempt implies a willing failure and refusal to comply with a court order. A failure to comply based upon an inability to comply is not considered to be contempt. The question that you will face is whether, in the view of the judge, your being jailed in China is an excusable failure. You will also face the question of what you have done to address the arrears since returning to the US.

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  • Can I give temporary custody of my children to a family member to avoid them being taken into dfcs custody if I have a case open

    My son tested positive for pot. He was born two months ago and I've complied with dfcs without being court ordered yet. I no longer have time for my family which includes my nine yr old daughter as well. Ive been going to classes five days a week ...

    Ikemesit’s Answer

    A parent always has the right/option to grant temporary guardianship of their child/children to another adult who is capable of caring for the child. The only way to properly / legally give custody is by obtaining a court order conferring custody.

    That being said, considering that giving custody to a family member may not help with the problems you're facing with DFCS, and could potentially create other problems, you should not rush into making such a decision. You need to speak with an attorney (and anyone in your life who you think of as a trusted adviser) to determine if this is the right move for you to make.

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  • Civil-Can a hearing be scheduled after a trial has begun-plaintiff refused to turn over docs, now hearing is set on same case

    X wife filed contempt of Divorce Decree in 2011. Child custody was added in 2012 when son elected to move back in w/ Dad Trial date was set after mediation wasted $. Mother refused to turn over responses to interrogatories. Judge threatened contem...

    Ikemesit’s Answer

    While you made a valiant effort to summarize the 3-year history of legal battles with your former spouse, the information provided is not very clear. Because of that, It isn't really possible to answer your questions about if the trial should be continued.

    You are going to need to call an attorney, explain the background, and provide any needed clarification before you can get an answer to your question. You will likely also need to retain a new attorney (if yours was the one that quit) to assist with trying to resolve this situation.

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  • Can the court order me to meet my son's father half way to pick him up?

    My son's father lives a little over a hour away. He has a problem with coming to get him and bring him back . Last weekend he refused to bring my son back n said if I didn't meet him half way that he was keeping him. I'm at the point now where I r...

    Ikemesit’s Answer

    The answer to the question "Can the court order you to meet halfway" is Yes. The answer to the question "Will the court order you to meet half way" is Maybe. The court will order what it thinks is in the child's best interest depending on the full circumstances of the case (including availability and reliability of transportation, work schedules, and other information about each party).

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  • I want to ge a divorce from my husband and he thinks am he's salve. he's told me that he will shoot me and beat me up

    we been married 7 year and 4 month he was good them but now its not. He been drinking beer ever month. i got to a gym and he dont want me to go and i told him i go to the gym

    Ikemesit’s Answer

    It sounds as if you need to do some planning. You need to hire an attorney to assist you with filing a divorce with domestic violence. If he has already been violent, or even based on his threats to shoot you and beat you up, you may even need to file a request for a Temporary Protective Order. An attorney can help you determine the best course of action.

    You also need to find a safe place for you to stay until you obtain a court order requiring him to stay away.

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  • Can I be in trouble for lying during my drug evaluation?

    During my drug evaluation I told them I could not pass a drug test. He said he would not report it. And I did not give a urine sample. Well during the evaluation I also lied and said I don't drink or do drugs or never been arrested for anything e...

    Ikemesit’s Answer

    Short answer - YES you can be in trouble. How serious the trouble depends on more information than you've provided.

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