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John Thomas Gunn

Marietta Divorce / Separation Lawyer.

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  1. I need help establishing child support and collecting payments

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. John Thomas Gunn
    2. Kenneth Dewayne Teal
    3. Christopher T. Anderson
    3 lawyer answers

    There are a number of ways that service can be completed. Check with the Child Support Services office to see if they will allow you to hire a private process server to serve their paperwork on him. The cost is usually less than $100 and they Will find him! The Department of Child Services may not permit you hire a private process server, but if they can he will get served. These are the guys you see in the movies who stake out the house and then serve the paperwork when they find the...

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  2. My wife signed the uncontested divorce forms. We appeared in court but she told the judge that she wanted more money?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Glen Edward Ashman
    2. Jennifer H. Keaton
    3. John Thomas Gunn
    4. Peggy Margaret Raddatz
    5. Maryam Atighechi
    5 lawyer answers

    I've run into this issue a few time in the last few years. In short, if the money she's asking for is related to child support the Court has the authority to review the issue and the Court must approve any custody or child support agreements. In that case she may have an opportunity to contest it. If the money she is pursuing is merely that she has decided in the last 45 days that she is not happy with the agreement she signed 45 days ago it is very unlikely that the Judge will allow her to...

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  3. What does it mean if I have sole custody and named primary custodian?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. John Thomas Gunn
    2. Christopher T. Anderson
    3. Ikemesit Amajak Eyo
    3 lawyer answers

    There are two types of child custody in Geogia, Legal Custody and Physical Custoday. Most often the paper work will distinguish between these two, sometimes not. With regard to legal custody, if both parents have joint legal custody that implies that they both can have access to the legal records associated with the child, for instance, either parent would be able to call the school and get report cards, both parents would be able to get medical records and invoices etc. Most of the time...

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  4. In the State of Georgia is the Divorce Settlement Agreement all that needs to filed when seeking a "no fault" divorce based on

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Glen Edward Ashman
    2. John Thomas Gunn
    2 lawyer answers

    You will need the following to complete your divorce in Georgia: A complaint to initiate the divorce and invoke the Court's authority, A summons, verification (sworn statement that the complaint is true) and proof of process of service (or a waiver of the above three documents signed by the opposing party), Proof of notice to the opposing party of the Court date (or a "consent to try" signed by the other party) If there are Children then a Child Support Worksheet and Parenting plan along...

  5. If I have Temporary custody of my six month old and the father wants full or joint can this happen since she is so young?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. John Thomas Gunn
    2. Christopher T. Anderson
    3. Jennifer H. Keaton
    4 lawyer answers

    As a general rule your Guardian Ad Litem (GAL)'s role is to determine what's in the best interest of the child. Since you were awarded temporary custody, I'm assuming that was at the Rule Nisi hearing (the temporary hearing a few weeks after you filed for divorce). That order will typically stand until the final hearing and final order in the divorce unless there is an urgent need to change. Because you were awarded temporary custody at the Rule Nisi hearing the judge apparently believed,...

  6. Easiest and fastest way to do a divorce in Gwinnett?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Donald Lamar Cobb
    2. John Thomas Gunn
    3. Christopher T. Anderson
    3 lawyer answers

    If the two of you can agree you would be able to file an uncontested divorce. The Gwinnett Family Law Clinic has the forms for free (you can google them). If there are children it is a much more complex process with many more forms and spreadsheets. If the two of you are not able to agree to the divorce then you will have to file a contested divorce. You may need an attorney to complete this process. Cobb County has a Pro Se divorce class for people who want to represent themselves in...

  7. I'm currently unemployed and is planning on getting an annulment. I was wondering if i can received alimony until my financial s

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Melanie Ann Brubaker
    2. John Thomas Gunn
    3. Donald Lamar Cobb
    3 lawyer answers

    An annulment in Georgia is provided only in cases where the marriage was void from the start, typically those are cases of fraud or deceit (the big kind, ie, the person you married was in fact a different person and used a false identity) legal defect (the person was related to you by blood and you were unaware, or was never divorced from a previous marriage) etc. In short it is extremely rare to have a marriage annulled in Georgia. In the case of Alimony, it is provided at the dissolution of...

  8. What rights does my daughter and I have to protect her with visitations.

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. John Thomas Gunn
    2. Christopher T. Anderson
    2 lawyer answers

    I had a case similar to this in Georgia just a couple of months ago. These can be very complex cases involving a great number of delicate issues involving the Courts of both states (you truly need an attorney and preferably one who's familiar with these interstate issues!). In my case my client's ex spouse lived in another state, the divorce was filed in that state and my client had reason to believe the child was in jeopardy if the father's visitation was not interrupted. My client and...

  9. Can a person that is disabled be evicted from a home if the owner dies an there is not contract for rent.

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. John Thomas Gunn
    1 lawyer answer

    Yes you can be evicted. First, if the owner dies the title to the house will transfer to some new party. If you do not have a lease then in Georgia the new owner will have the ability to evict you after giving you thirty days notice to leave, assuming you were a tenant without a lease. If you were merely a guest he can have you removed immediately. If you used to have a written lease then some components of that lease could still be valid (holdover clauses and the like). Hope this helps.

  10. Did not fully understand lease and did not sign what do i do

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. John Thomas Gunn
    2. Jared Clayton Austin
    2 lawyer answers

    There are a number of contract attorneys in your area who can review the lease at a reasonable cost. If you are concerned about cost you may want to check with your local bar association (Cobb County for example has a great local Bar Association). Almost all bar associations will have a referral list of contract attorneys they can suggest, however some bar's will have a list of attorneys who will offer a limited amount of time (usually 30 minutes to an hour) at a reduced cost as a community...