While Georgia does not have any legislation that prevents a parent that is in arrears on child support, in my experience a judge will not give serious consideration to a parent who is asking for custody but does not pay child support. Raising children is a tough job and if that parent will not provide for the child financially then they cannot prove that they can take care of the child physically.
At this time, your "ex" is what is called a putitive father. While he has an obligation to support his child, he has no stadning to ask for rights of custody or visitation of the child until he take the steps to legitmate the child. He would have to petition a court to grant him legitmation. From there, a court can also grant him visitation or even custody of the child if it were appropriate. Until such time as a court grants him visitation, he has no right to see the child.
If the officer served you with notice of an adminstrative license suspension, your suspension begins thirty days from the date of your arrest. If you requested a hearing on the administrative license suspension and paid the $150.00 fee, then your license remains in effect until you receive notice of the decision of the administrative law judge on your case. If you were not given an administrative licesne suspension notice, then your licese will remain in effect until such time as you are...
These accused need to be represented by a lawyer and petition for bond. Bond is a constitutional right and cannot be denied without good cause shown. Until that time, they need to exercise their right to remain silent. A lawyer can also address possible Eighth Amendment issues regarding cruel and unusual punishment, especially at the pre-trial detention stage.
You would file a Motion for Contempt. You would need show the the Court bills, your payment and the notice where the bills were submitted to the other party. Normally the Court will require the non-paying party to reimburse your attorneys fees for brining the motion for contempt. You may contact my office for a consultation.
Under Georgia law, parents are still permitted to use corporal punishment to discipline children. Without reading the specific language of your Parenting Plan, parents are generally permitted to use lawful means to maintain discipline during their respective parenting time. Of course, if you parenting plan provides other specific guidance, you would need to follow the terms of the plan as it has the effect of a Court order.
While corporal punishment may be permitted under the law, experts...
One hundred and fifty five dollars hardly seems reasonable for child support. Child support is based on an come sharing model and is dependent the income of both parents as well as other exposes that parent may be paying for the minor children.
Child Support and Child Custody are not related issues and are not dependent on each other.
You should contact a lawyer to discuss you case as soon as possible.
The consequences are the same as if anyone failed to comply with any legally obtained court order. If the wife refuses to comply with the order for paternity testing, she could be found in contempt of court and ordered to go to jail if she fails to comply. If your attorney has been charged with drafting the order for paternity, the order should include provisions that the the wife how many days she has to provide the samples required for the testing so there is no room for interpretation.
While trafficking is a serious drug charge, drug charges are classified at the low end of the parole spectrum. The fact of the matter is that the State of Georgia cannot afford to incarcerate all those who are sentenced and the parole board is under a mandate to get out f the prisons certain non-violent offenders who have demonstrated that they can be rehabilitated in the community.