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Kedra M. Gotel

Atlanta Family Law Attorney.

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  1. Can I contact my son's father once I have filed a protective order against him?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Kedra M. Gotel
    2. Glen Edward Ashman
    3. Mary Katherine Brown
    3 lawyer answers

    The short answer is no. As the Petitioner of the Temporary Protective Order, you sought the Court's protection. In your Petition you alleged facts which lead the Court to believe you felt threatened, harassed or fearful and it issued an order to ensure you were protected. If you contact your ex while the TPO is effective you are essentially communicating you do not feel threatened, harassed or afraid. If your ex responds to your letter and you contact the authorities to report any...

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  2. In massachusetts is a divorced father liabel for his childs college education?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Michael L Rich
    2. J. L. Roncone III
    3. James Thomas Kinder
    4. Kedra M. Gotel
    4 lawyer answers

    If the parties agree to such expense and the agreement is reduced to writing in a Separation Agreement where both parties sign after being fully informed of the consequences of the agreement, the agreement will be enforceable and have full legal effect. Failure to comply with the terms of the agreement can trigger an action for contempt or a cause of action for breach of contract. Best of luck!

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  3. I filed a petition for child custody modification pro se, a hearing has been set for 6 weeks from now. What should I expect?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Rachel Aliza Elovitz
    2. Alyson Faren Lembeck
    3. Steven P. Shewmaker
    4. Kedra M. Gotel
    5. Glen Edward Ashman
    5 lawyer answers

    You should expect to be prepared to demonstrate to the court the material change which has occurred giving rise to the modification action which will be in the child's best interest. Preparedness covers a vast area including school records, lack of involvement by current custodial parent, affidavits by witnesses with personal knowledge as it pertains to your child's individual education plan, expect fees for any Guardian ad Litem who may be appointed to the case, etc. I recommend you seek...

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  4. Can back child support be collected if the child is over 18?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Glen Edward Ashman
    2. Howard M Lewis
    3. Kedra M. Gotel
    4. Estela Matta
    5. Richard G. Farnsworth
    5 lawyer answers

    Child support can always be enforced and collected so long as there was an order in place prior to the child reaching the age of 18 years of age. If you have never filed a contempt action (asserting a violation of the order has occurred) or a modification of the obligation (seeking more money for child support), you may not know the whereabouts of the other parent. If on the other hand you do know the other parent's address and have never sought the assistance of the court or child support...

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  5. What kind of attorney do i need to speak with for visitation ,child support ,and or mediation

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Kedra M. Gotel
    2. Glen Edward Ashman
    3. Steven P. Shewmaker
    4. Virginia Giselle Alvarez
    5. Ronald Lee Bell
    5 lawyer answers

    You need a passionate attorney who focuses on Fathers' Rights. You have described a classic case of Parental Alienation which occurs when one parent alienates the child from the other parent while creating discord and destroying a bond which would otherwise exist. If you were never married to the mother you must take steps immediately to establish your legal rights. Those rights can be granted by court order only at this time during your child's life. Find a lawyer in your area who fights for...

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  6. Hello I am trying to file a divorce. My husband and I have one child together and I doubt he will waive his rights as a father?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Adriana Arguelles de la Torriente
    2. Darrell Brinnett Reynolds Sr.
    3. Howard M Lewis
    4. Glen Edward Ashman
    5. Charles Vincent Crowe IV
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    First, I am very sorry that you and your child had to experience such abuse during your marriage. The facts you have provided, however, do not create a scenario of an uncontested divorce. Uncontested divorces can be characterized as "simple divorces" where there are no assets, no debts and no children. Because you have alleged instances of abuse, it is very unlikely that you will agree on much. Therefore, you should seek the assistance of a competent attorney in your area who can give you...

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  7. How do I recover back child support when my child has graduated high school?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Anthony M. Zezima
    2. Kedra M. Gotel
    3. Ikemesit Amajak Eyo
    3 lawyer answers

    Should you decide to hire an attorney, please note the law provides that the court shall award attorney's fees to the prevailing party. Therefore, in addition to the arrears owed to you, your spouse will be ordered to pay your attorney's fees should you win the motion. Best of luck!

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  8. Need a divorce ASAP?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Glen Edward Ashman
    2. Charles Vincent Crowe IV
    3. Carl Gordon Schluter
    4. Kedra M. Gotel
    5. Alan James Brinkmeier
    5 lawyer answers

    Contact your clerk of superior court by following this link: http://www.whitfieldcountyga.com/coc/clerk.htm. Someone there should be able to assist you. I wish you the best.

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  9. What extra form do I complete in addition to my child support modification application that shows I take care of four other kids

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Alyson Faren Lembeck
    2. Glen Edward Ashman
    3. Kedra M. Gotel
    3 lawyer answers

    Forms are "cookie cutter." They do not adequately address your individual circumstances. There are a number of factors which may be in your favor causing your portion of the child support obligation to be reduced. We call those factors deviations. A lawyer competent in the area of family law will be able to discuss with you any deviations you may be entitled to as well. Also depending on the type of government assistance you are currently receiving, your portion of the gross income may be...

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  10. I have one glitch when filing for a divorce Pro Se. Can anyone please explain how to correct that glitch?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Glen Edward Ashman
    2. Charles Vincent Crowe IV
    3. Kedra M. Gotel
    3 lawyer answers

    You cannot list a $0 dollar amount for income on the child support worksheet. You must at least impute income at the minimum wage rate based upon a 40 hour work week. Our office offers "unbundled" services i.e. assist with review of documents for purposes of immediate court dates. Please visit our website and contact us at your earliest convenience.

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