Angela Mary Kinley’s Answers

Angela Mary Kinley

Atlanta Child Support Lawyer.

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  1. I live in Winder Georgia, my ex-husband has not paid me my alimory, its court ordered and permanent.

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Angela Mary Kinley
    2. Glen Edward Ashman
    3. Anthony M. Zezima
    3 lawyer answers

    You can file a petition for contempt. The order will require your ex husband to comply with the court order, regardless of whether he is remarried. I would recommend hiring an attorney who can properly present your case to the judge. You can also seek attorney's fees as part of the case.

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  2. How do I change my Childs name to my married name in Georgia?

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Angela Mary Kinley
    2. John Allen Lawson
    3. Glen Edward Ashman
    3 lawyer answers

    You can file a petition for name change of a minor in the county where you and your son reside. You must serve the father with a copy of the petition and he has 30 days to file an objection. If he does not object and does not appear at the final hearing, the name change will be granted as long as publication has run and you are not seeking the name change for any fraudulent or criminal purpose.

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  3. Can an adjudicated juvenile felon in Georgia own/buy a gun?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Musa Munir Ghanayem
    2. Angela Mary Kinley
    3. Robert M. Gardner Jr.
    3 lawyer answers

    As long as your case was handled exclusively in juvenile court, you do not have a conviction for the offenses. Juvenile court matters result in either an adjudication or a dismissal. In your case, you were adjudicated under the designated felony statute - however, you were not convicted of any criminal offense. You have not suffered any loss of your civil rights based upon the adjudication. I would contact an attorney to determine if you are eligible to have your juvenile records sealed to...

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  4. Can I take him back to court and get the full amount of child support for 3 children that's allowed?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Angela Mary Kinley
    2. Glen Edward Ashman
    3. Christopher Edmund Ward
    4. Judith Delus
    4 lawyer answers

    It is possible that you could argue that a change in circumstance has occurred because he has not held up his end of the bargain regarding the child support. An attorney would need to review your final order from the divorce along with any child support addendum to determine if you have a strong case. I would recommend consulting with a local family law attorney who can advise you on the chances of successfully modifying your child support.

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  5. What steps do I need to take to change my sons last name ?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Angela Mary Kinley
    2. Anthony M. Zezima
    3. Glen Edward Ashman
    3 lawyer answers

    There are two ways to change his name. First would be to file a petition for a name change of a minor. You would have to publish notice on an unknown/unnamed putative father. It is pointless, however required by Georgia law. The other option would be to have your husband adopt the child and do the name change as part of the adoption. You would still publish notice on unknown/unnamed putative fathers but then your son would have a legal father! Neither of these options will be done in time for...

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  6. Can a divorce attorney refuse to send me a revised settlement agreement to review because I don't have council?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Angela Mary Kinley
    2. Glen Edward Ashman
    3. David Alexander Browde
    3 lawyer answers

    It sounds a little strange to me. It is easy enough to scan and email a document to an opposing party. You may want to consider hiring an attorney just to review the settlement agreement before you sign it to ensure nothing has been added or is included that could be detrimental to you. Most attorney's will charge an hourly fee to review the agreement which shouldn't be more than a few hundred dollars.

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  7. I was arrested after a co-worker lied to police to get me arrested

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Angela Mary Kinley
    2. Ashley Whittington McMahan
    3. James Lawrence Yeargan Jr.
    4. William Jordan Steed III
    4 lawyer answers

    You need to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately. Your attorney may be able to meet with the prosecutor before the case is actually accused and show them the document in an effort to keep you from being formally charged. If the case is dismissed prior to accusation, it is much easier to have the arrest removed from your record. I would call an attorney today!

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  8. Should we pay restitution? Can a criminal charge be filed if we choose not to pay?

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Angela Mary Kinley
    2. James Lawrence Yeargan Jr.
    3. Desmond Antonio Humphrey
    4. Steven P. Shewmaker
    4 lawyer answers

    The civil penalty is a common scare tactic that law firms use to try to get people to pay them. Similar letters are sent to shoplifters after they are arrested. I have not had one single client ever face any criminal or civil action based on his or her failure to pay. The law firm is banking on the fact that you will get scared and send them money. The issue of restitution could be a criminal matter if Kroger decides to get the police involved. However, failure to pay based on the...

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  9. What is the strength of my case for taking child custody away?

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Talal B. Ghosheh
    2. Angela Mary Kinley
    3. Adrian Kaspar Pritchett
    4. Matthew Thomas Majeski
    4 lawyer answers

    You would need to file a petition for modification and seek sole legal and physical custody. If the DUIs effect his ability to drive or endangered the child in any way, those would greatly increase your chances of winning sole custody. The comments that he makes about you and to you could be used to show that he does not behave in the best interest of the child and is attempting to alienate you from the child. Your best chance of winning is to hire an attorney who can best present your...

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  10. What happens now? Will the judge order a continuance? Or will I win?

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Angela Mary Kinley
    2. Frank G Podesta
    2 lawyer answers

    The case will likely be placed on a non-jury calendar in the coming weeks/months, depending on the Court's calendar. There is no default judgment in family matters like there are in civil matters. I would suggest speaking with an attorney who can prepare you for the final hearing and ensure that all paperwork has been filed appropriately. You can also call the judge's staff to request a hearing date be set.

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