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Anita Marie Lamar

Anita Lamar’s Answers

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  • Can Dcfs set up an support case number without an order.

    I have an 15 year old stepdaughter who wanted to stay in foster care we already had a support order for the mom which they eventually set to $0 but they added the formal support amount to the arrears making it all arrears. Well we went to send off...

    Anita’s Answer

    If the child is in state custody, the State can and typically will seek support from both parents. It sounds like that may be what's happening. Is important that you retain counsel who can investigate and tell you directly what the second account is being paid towards. Please seek counsel.

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  • Lawsuit question

    My Stepdad withdrew Social Checks from me and my sister until we turned 18. He was killed by police ten years ago, and taken off lifesupport without my Mom's consent. She sued both the police department, hospital, and the doctors. My question is, ...

    Anita’s Answer

    Your question is complicated. I believe more information would need to be provided. Primarily, what type of assistance did he receive for you and our sister. Additionally, what do you mean he withdrew them from you and your sister? It is important that you contact an attorney directly so that you can provide more specific information.

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  • Does the absolute stay away from a mother of children condition of the bond include staying away from children too?

    My husband got an absolute stay away from me, our house, job, school, etc. condition of the bond after a domestic violence / simple battery charges. Does it mean that he is not allowed to see his minor children who live with me too?

    Anita’s Answer

    I agree with my colleagues, it will come down to the specific wording of the Order. You may be able to contact the solicitor or ada involved in the case for further clarification.

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  • Do I need to get a lawyer?

    My 13 yr old is sneaking and doing things behind my back. I have 2 other children, her father is threatening me with pictures and texts saying if I dont give him my child hes going to turn me in. Hes never paid support or been a parent. He threate...

    Anita’s Answer

    You definitely need to retain a family law attorney. You have provided several facts, each fact would need to be investigated by your attorney. I believe that his failure to have involvement in the child's life and offer support will weigh heavily. I'd need to know what you mean by your child doing thing behind your back. Also, in Georgia at the age of 14 your child will have the right to file an affidavit choosing where they wish to reside. The Judge will typically rule in favor of the affidavit as long as it is in the child's best interest.

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  • I am a single mother and i want my gf to be aprt of our sons life legal how can i make this happen?

    i am a single mother and my gf has been there since our son was 3 months and his sperm donor hasn't done anything for him what can ii do to take his right away from him

    Anita’s Answer

    Where is the father? Has he legitimated? Has he had any involvement in the child's life? If he will sign a consent and relinquish his legal rights (assuming he hasn't forfeited his right to parent) it may be a rather smooth process. After you have legally married your spouse can apply for a step parent adoption.

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  • Does my daughter still go over her fathers house on his weekend when I have a TPO against his girlfriend and they live together?

    the live in same household

    Anita’s Answer

    If this protective order against the girlfriend is for you exclusively, meaning the child is not listed then the father may exercise visitation. Obviously, arrangements for pickup and drop off should be carefully considered so that you are not having contact with the girlfriend. I don't know the circumstances giving rise to the protective order but if you feel that your child may be in danger, its important that you meet with an attorney to discuss your options.

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  • NEED A FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY IN GWINNETT FOR A LEGITIMATION WITH CUSTODY/VISITATION.

    Looking for a family law attorney that's familiar with Gwinnett County Courts. We have already filed the petition and just really need representation in the final bench trial coming up in June. All the proper documents were filed and we have alrea...

    Anita’s Answer

    Just utilize the Find A Lawyer option. You may then through AVVO notify the attorney that you are seeking representation.

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  • State care extended out of state visitation with family?

    If a child is in state care due to issues with the custodial parent. And the state not placing the child with non custodial parent due to ncp living out of state. Is it possible for ncp to get extended visitation to his state with child like for s...

    Anita’s Answer

    I agree with my colleague. I as well have participated in deprivation hearings as a parent attorney, and has custody awarded to NCP outside of the state. The State's goal should always be to have the children placed outside of state custody when possible. I could not agree more than you really could have benefited from representation at the onset.

    That being said, I would retain counsel and seek custody, temporary custody or modification of the visitation schedule aggressively. The sooner the better.

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  • Do i have to complete Georgia State Certified Family Intervention Program?

    It's been 6 month since i was court ordered to take that program. I have started it but i had to quit because the class schedule conflicted with my school and work and there wasn't any other option i could take. Now that i am trying to resume m...

    Anita’s Answer

    If the Court has ordered you to complete any program, including the Georgia State Certified Family Intervention program, you must complete it. It should be a priority as the consequences of disobeying a Court's Order can be detrimental to your case. You may not be aware, but most courts allow you to take the classes in any judicial circuit not just the judicial circuit of your case. I have attached a list of courses offered all over the state. Perhaps one will have a schedule more amenable to your work and school schedule.

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  • Do i have to complete Georgia State Certified Family Intervention Program?

    It's been 6 month since i was court ordered to take that program. I have started it but i had to quit because the class schedule conflicted with my school and work and there wasn't any other option i could take. Now that i am trying to resume m...

    Anita’s Answer

    If the Court has ordered you to complete any program, including the Georgia State Certified Family Intervention program, you must complete it. It should be a priority as the consequences of disobeying a Court's Order can be detrimental to your case. You may not be aware, but most courts allow you to take the classes in any judicial circuit not just the judicial circuit of your case. I have attached a list of courses offered all over the state. Perhaps one will have a schedule more amenable to your work and school schedule.

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