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  • If I divorce my husband, do I have any liability with his alimony arrearage to his previous wife accrued during our marriage?

    It was a result of the loss of his income as he is self-employed. My income has remained steady but I am supporting our two minor children.

    Angela’s Answer

    I think you can argue that his pre-existing alimony order is separate debt and not subject to equitable division. I sincerely doubt that any court would require you to pay his alimony order. I would suggest hiring an attorney to ensure that the debt issue is addressed appropriately and that child support is calculated correctly so that he is responsible for the children as well.

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  • Can I be ordered to cease and desist from talking about the details of a TPO I got against my abusive husband?

    I was awarded a TPO against my husband who inflicted physical violence on me and verbally threatened my life. This month, I was invited speak on two internet radio programs about domestic violence. Everything I spoke about on the programs is firm...

    Angela’s Answer

    From the facts you have described, he does not. The facts of a TPO are matters of public record and without a court order, no one can prevent you from talking. I would hire an attorney to respond to him and tell him where he can put his cease and desist letter.

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  • Unintentional bigamy. We want to stay married (I'm his 2nd wife). What should we do?

    Husband believed his first marriage was legally dissolved in 2002 as his first wife had papers drawn up for a non-contested divorce. He went to attorney's office and signed papers and was verbally given a date by the first wife that it was suppose...

    Angela’s Answer

    He needs to divorce his first wife immediately. I would recommend hiring an attorney to ensure nothing goes wrong this time with the finalizing of the divorce.

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  • Are there any valid charges that can be raised?

    My sister lives in an apartment with her husband and newborn. Her restroom wall is shared with the neighbouring apartment. The tenant of the neighbouring apartment fired a gun through the shared bathroom at approximately 12:30AM and the bullet soa...

    Angela’s Answer

    You may want to speak with a civil attorney who can advise you regarding civil liability for negligence. Most attorneys will offer a free consultation and discuss the facts and your options with you.

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  • What would I have to do to have my daughter last name changed to mines. She wear her mother's last name now.

    She starts the first grade this year and I would like to have this done before she gets to far in school

    Angela’s Answer

    If you were not married at the time the child was born, you need to file a legitimation action and seek to have the child's name changed as part of the legitimation process. You do not want to delay in filing as the older the child gets, the less likely the court is to grant the legitimation and especially the name change. You can also seek visitation rights as part of the legitimation case. You will need to file the case in the county where the mother resides. I would suggest hiring an attorney as child support will be addressed in the legitimation if has not already been ordered.

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  • Who do I call?

    I was sent a letter from my county saying Calvary SPV LLC was suing me for over $2500 in late May of 2014. The firm and I agreed upon a settlement and I paid them a couple of weeks later in June 2014. The agent sent me paperwork via email stating ...

    Angela’s Answer

    The plaintiff's attorney needs to file a dismissal with prejudice. If you decide to hire an attorney, make sure that you provide all the documents that you have showing the case was settled and the amount was paid. Your attorney, or you, should be able to get the plaintiff's attorney to file the dismissal by sending a "reminder" letter requesting that they dismiss their case and threatening to seek damages if they do not.

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  • Can I get my dismissed citation expunged?

    I was cited for an MIP and completed the diversion program and had it dismissed. When I went to the solicitors office the man at the front desk stated that they were not doing expungements at this time and to call back in two weeks. Does this info...

    Angela’s Answer

    No, it does not. You need to apply for expungement at the police department that issued the citation. If you were not arrested, there is nothing to expunge.

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  • Child Support from 9 years ago with no contact and now have a current family of 2

    I was just served by the state of GA for child support for a child that was 9 years ago. During that time I have paid child support directly to a bank account to her mother. I am currently stationed in Fort Gordon for school and the mother/child i...

    Angela’s Answer

    You need to hire a local family law attorney to assist you. Child support cases are supposed to be filed in the State of residence of the defendant. If you were a Georgia resident, or are one now, the case would be filed in the county in which you reside. Child support is based on both parent's income and the monthly expenses incurred on behalf of the child, such as daycare and medical insurance premiums. Cost of clothing, shoes, food, etc does not come into play in the child support worksheet. You may have qualified children depending on the specific facts of your case and an experienced attorney will know how to determine if the children are indeed qualified. If so, it is a substantial deduction on your side of the child support worksheet.

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  • Should I file contempt of court? Should file for a divorce or we are not considered married?

    I had mediation for child custody and visitation, also child support was in the agreement. I coutinue to pay child support, but she will not allow my son to see me or talk to me most of the time when I call to see how was day. We got ma...

    Angela’s Answer

    It sounds like you need to speak with an attorney and let he or she review all of the documents that you have. If the mediation agreement was formalized into a consent order (I would assume for legitimation with visitation and child support), you can file contempt on the order. If it was not, you will need to take action to ensure that the case is properly closed and the order signed.

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  • My children currently live with me.My ex wife has legal physical custody.

    what court proceedings should I execute so that it is legally documented that I have my children and I did not remove them from the home without their mother consent.She resides in Ga and I moved to Fl.She also stills has an active child support c...

    Angela’s Answer

    You need to retain an attorney and file amodification of custody and child support action. The Court must sign an order modifying the prior order to stop the child support requirement and to officially change custody. Most of the paperwork can probably be done by email/mail to avoid you having to travel to Georgia to meet with an attorney.

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