If you both live in Dekalb County, I'm not sure why your wife filed in Cobb County. The good news is that if you do consent to jurisdiction in Cobb County and the two of you have reached agreement on all of the issues, you can get on the uncontested calendar very quickly or, in some cases depending on your Judge you are assigned, you may be able to bypass Court altogether and be granted a divorce upon filing a Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings.
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If you are in Georgia, you and your spouse can share the cost of filing an uncontested divorce (approximately $210 in most counties) and use the forms provided online for the County where you are located. It's not difficult to reach agreement if you have no assets but when it comes to children, there are a lot of additional concerns that have to be addressed that make hiring a lawyer very worthwhile. Some counties in Georgia, such as Cobb County, where I am located, offer free Family...
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This is a difficult situation that happens quite frequently in family law cases. Any and all changes in child support have to be signed off on by a Judge. Since many years have elapsed since you stopped paying child support, I would encourage you to immediately resume child support payments and document your prior agreement in all of your communications with your ex going forward. By repeatedly reminding him that he rejected the child support after year two and referencing the reason why he...
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You do not need to be working to get custody of your children. You simply need to be able to show that you can provide for the children, whether by living with a relative or getting help from someone else. Once you have primary custody of the children, you can take the children anywhere without the consent of the other parent; however, when they do move, it is considered a "change of circumstances" and could serve as the basis for a modification action, in which event the Judge will have to...
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It is difficult to answer your question with the information you provided. If you and your wife cannot agree, these types of issues can be addressed by the Judge if there is an action currently pending. If not, this may be a good time to file for Divorce or Legal Separation and hammer out these details.