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  • My husband is involved in bi-sexual friendships with several people, is this enough for me to dissolve my marriage?

    i have been married for almost two years to a man whom I have discovered is involved in bi-sexual conduct with other men. He is roothless and will stop at nothing to financially ruin me. I need an attorney who will fight for my rights.

    Angela’s Answer

    You can certainly file for divorce. Adultery is a basis for divorce, as is irreconcilable differences. Either way, I would advise retaining an attorney and filing ASAP. Once the case is filed, there will be a standing order that prevents either party from emptying bank accounts, buying or selling any assets or taking out a loan.

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  • How can i get full custody of my 2 year old, his dad has not been around for a year now but now wants to get involved.

    My sons dad has left and had no contact what so ever. Now he wants to come back in after a year. After no help financial or physically.

    Angela’s Answer

    If you were not married to the father at the time of the birth, and he has not filed a legitimation action, you have full custody of the child. He does not have any right to the child until such time as he received a court order awarding him any. I would suggest filing a petition to establish child support as an award for child support is not retroactive so the longer you wait, the less support you receive.

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  • Uncontested divorce with minor in Forsyth

    How much can I expect to pay an attorney for an uncontested divorce with a minor in Forsyth County? Thanks.

    Angela’s Answer

    An uncontested divorce shouldn't be more than $750 with a minor child.

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  • I need an exceptional custody lawyer, my question is; Is anyone willing to help a stressed and desperate father to be?

    I work 12 hour days, i can cook, i clean, i do laundry and yard work as if its second nature. I don't want child support, i do not need it. All i want in my life is my child. Is it asinine to think I could be awarded custody? Any advice, any help,...

    Angela’s Answer

    I am not sure what your situation is, whether you were married to the mother or not, and if there is a current order. It is not asinine to think you could get custody. Lots of fathers are awarded custody now. It depends on the situation, but an experienced attorney will know how to present your arguments regarding why you should have custody and the mother should not.

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  • My husband and I are separated for 2 months. It looks like we will be separated without filing a divorce for a while.

    I moved out; he is staying in our house. We had live together for 4 years, and have been married for 4 years. No kids, I am unemployed, full time student; graduating next summer. If I rent an apartment, can I be awarded a temporary support for re...

    Angela’s Answer

    Yes, you need to file to get court-ordered spousal support. If you don't get a court order for support, there is nothing enforceable by a court to require him to pay you.

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  • I need to do a child support modification in henry county georgia. How much and what to look for in an attorney.

    Two children one is 15 years old and the other will turn 18 in August. The decree regarding support was not written as "per child" rather it states when the children turn 18, which could end me up paying support for my older daughter until she is...

    Angela’s Answer

    The cost of any modification case depends on how much the other side wants to fight. If the case can be resolved amicably based on current income and expenses and the number of children support is being paid for, the cost should be relatively low. If the case is highly contested, the cost of representation will go up. Some attorneys offer flat-fee billing for modification actions, meaning you pay one fee and nothing more, regardless of how long the case goes on. You definitely need to file a modification though as there is a material change in circumstance and without a new order, your child support will not change and if you refuse to pay the additional support without a new order, your ex could file a petition for contempt for failure to pay the amount set forth in the order.

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  • My ex didn't pay full child support for the first 3 months, is he in contempt of court?

    My ex did not pay full child support for the first 3 months stating that he was taking the money out and paying on a financial obligation we were both responsible for. I did not agree to it nor was it stated in decree that he could do that. I had ...

    Angela’s Answer

    Yes he is in contempt for not complying with the child support order. You should consult with an attorney to determine if the amount word is worth taking him back to court. Attorney's fees are typvily easier to get awarded in a contempt matter because the only reason you are in court is because he didn't obey a court order.

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  • Is a defendant in a tpo action bound by law to appear?

    I have had three TPOs filed against me to be heard at the same time.

    Angela’s Answer

    If you fail to appear and the petitioner's appear, the Court will very likely grant all 3 TPOs against you. I don't know what the situation is, but I would suggest hiring an attorney to represent you. It sounds like you're in a pretty messy situation and you don't want to do anything that could make it worse.

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  • I have heard that in a divorce in the state of Georgia that if a woman moves out of her house before the divorce is final she ca

    nnot get alimony from her husband. is that true even if the husband filed for divorce and is trying to force her out? i am getting an attorney but I need an answer immediately.

    Angela’s Answer

    That is absolutely not true. You need to hire an experienced family law attorney. It sounds like you need to find someone who is willing to actually litigate your case, not just push you to settle.

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  • How to I help get my ex locked up for active Child Support warrant?

    My ex has a child support warrant and he lives 2 minutes from me and he is still not locked up for the warrant and Is still running around. He owes my 27,000 in Child support and doesn't have his driver license either

    Angela’s Answer

    You need to contact an attorney and file a petition for contempt for failure to pay child support. The court can order that he be incarcerated until he purges himself of his contempt by paying his child support. You could call the police and alert them to his whereabouts but there is no guarantee they will pick him up on the warrant.

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