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  • If there's no real danger found, why does the guardian ad litem, have a vendetta against just me?, so it seems

    I cant get visitation. All the allegations made up were found to be unfounded. The assigned guardian continues to ask the court to increase her caps and wont speak to me.about anything other than pay her more. .I don't understand, Thank you

    Ellaretha’s Answer

    The guardian ad litem should be doing a thorough investigation of both parties to the custody action in order to make a recommendation of what is in the best interest of the child. It would be very difficult for a gal to complete their investigation if they are not speaking to you regarding the case. I would be concerned if a gal was not communicating with my client. If you have an attorney, they should address this right away with your guardian ad litem. If you do not have an attorney, you should consider getting one as soon as possible so that you are not adversely affected in this litigation.

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  • Does it matter where she's at?

    my 16 year old friend is currently under the care of her aunt in georgia (with her moms permission) however she does not feel that being with her aunt or mother is the best. her mother is in florida. She believes its best for her, in many ways, to...

    Ellaretha’s Answer

    Her father needs to immediately petition the court for custody. At 16, your niece is still considered a minor. If mom has custody, a court order will be needed to change that. Otherwise, Dad (and his assisting family members) may be charged with kidnapping or interference of custody.

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  • Is my ex, who carrries heatlh ins thru Tricare still legally responsible for 1/2 the medical bills per the divorce decree?

    My son is 20 and has had asthma and ADHD since he was young. He had to go to the doctor on a regular basis and was on monthly medicine. My ex was aware of this ang knew I was paying for medicine. I did not provide him with bill but he could check ...

    Ellaretha’s Answer

    The first issue I see with your claims are that it appears that you have waited a significant amount of time before ever requesting that your ex reimburse you for these medical billls. Typically, a divorce decree spells out when medical bills must be provided to the other parent for reimbursement. However, even if the divorce decree does not spell out a time frame of when the bills are to be provided for reimbursement, the theory of laches may attach. The court may find that you claims for reimbursement are barred by laches for your failure to timely request reimbursement. When a party delays pursuing their claims for long periods of time, the court may find that they have abandoned the claim. The second issue I see is that both of your children have reached the age of majority. Provided that they have both graduated high school, any child support obligation for these children has expired.

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  • Is there any legal way to sign over parental rights and stop paying child support if both the mother and father consent?

    The father signed birth certificate almost 8 yrs ago!

    Ellaretha’s Answer

    You absolutely can not avoid your child support obligation by signing over your parental rights. The right to receive support cannot be waived by either parent. However, there is an exception when the termination of parental rights is done in conjunction with a step-parent adoption.

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  • Need a aggressive brilliant Attny in Atlanta Ga for two Motels insured By Scott dale b For Tornado Claims in March 2012

    Claim was filed for Total loss in timely Manner.iAdjuster offered $600 after 6months. We refused . Ask for Total loss, demolition order by Govt Officers of Motel, Vandalisms and Contents. They ask for Demand letter in 2015 we submitted. Then Insu...

    Ellaretha’s Answer

    Unfortunately, if you claim was from a loss that occurred three years ago, you are likely past the statute of limitations. Most Georgia insurance policies have either a one year or two year suit against us clause which sets the statute of limitations for any claims under that policy.

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  • Can i sue my former insurance company.

    Ive had a auto policy with geico for over a year an also home ownwers insurance. Towards the end of policy they requested me to add my husband an send documents stating we were seperated i did both they kept him on policy an took balance of policy...

    Ellaretha’s Answer

    I must agree with Attorney Crawford. Your best options are to attempt to resolve the issue through GEICO internally, with a supervisor. If that fails, the Georgia Insurance Commissioner may be able to assist you.

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  • Can my insurance company deny to pay cost for my vandalized (flooded) property if the gas was not on?

    Evicted tenants came back and turned the water on which flooded two levels. The carpet and pad destroyed and wood floors buckled. Wall and possible mold damaged is possible at this point, per the insurance adjuster. The electricity and water wa...

    Ellaretha’s Answer

    One thing that I would definitely need to know is what does your policy state regarding vacancy and how long the tenants had been out of the property. Your policy language will control what the insurance carrier may do related to your claim. Our office regularly handles these types of disputes with insurance carriers on behalf of policyholders such as yourself.

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  • My neighbors tree roots damaged my drive in atlanta. Can I sue

    Roots have grown over property line and I put neighbor and city on notice. Neighbor refuses certified letters from my attorney . I could not even drive my car up my drive due to twisted concrete and have a wheelchair bound family member that I h...

    Ellaretha’s Answer

    I agree with Attorney Richelo. He is right on point with this one.

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  • I was burned out of my apartment, but I have rental insurance through the rent office called E insurance and it has been a month

    the rent office will not let the adjuster in my apartment to finish the paper work they keep giving me the run around

    Ellaretha’s Answer

    Our office regularly handles insurance disputes such as you have described. It is imperative that the insurance adjuster be able to access the property promptly in order to conclude their investigation. Failure to allow this access could detrimentally affect your insurance claim.

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  • How do I go about getting an increase in child support?

    I just got divorced last week and had put only 120 a month in child support and if our child needed something he is to provide it, but at the time I had not known what he made until I got my papers from the judge after it had been filed. how and w...

    Ellaretha’s Answer

    I must agree with the above attorneys. There is likely going to be great difficulty modifying such a new divorce decree. However, there may be some limited options you may have. You should consult with a licensed Georgia attorney to discuss those options.

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