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Ikemesit Amajak Eyo

Atlanta Family Law Attorney.

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  1. Help with emancipation?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Ikemesit Amajak Eyo
    2. A James Rockefeller
    2 lawyer answers

    Your girlfriend will only qualify for emancipation if she is able to show the court that she is capable of providing for herself. Relying on you for support/care will NOT qualify her to be emancipated. Based on the information that you provided, emancipation does not seem to be her best option. However, if she wishes to attempt that route, she would need to file an action with her local Juvenile Court, providing all of the requisite information. (I've provided a link to the OCGA. She needs...

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  2. How to enforce a divorce decree?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Ikemesit Amajak Eyo
    2. Woodrow Wilson Ware
    3. Melissa Angeleah Tracy
    3 lawyer answers

    If your wife fails to vacate the home on April 1st, your most appropriate reaction would be to file a contempt action against your wife. You would file the contempt in the same county that issued the final divorce. (The case would be heard by the same judge.) The judge would have the ability to issue a writ of possession, as well as to issue any other penalty he/she deems appropriate (including attorney's fees if you're represented in the action). Hopefully you will not need this...

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  3. Although my soon to be ex is listed on my youngest daughters' birth certificate, do i have to include her in our divorce?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Ikemesit Amajak Eyo
    2. Anthony M. Zezima
    3. David A. Canale
    4. Glen Edward Ashman
    5. Jerry F. Lee
    5 lawyer answers

    Yes, you have to list your youngest child in your divorce documents. Since she is not your husband's child, you would need your decree to state that she is not his child. You can also exclude her from the list of children "included" within the child support and list her as a child that you are responsible for the purposes of receiving a deviation. I'm sure a lot of what I just said is greek to you. For that reason, I would strongly suggest that you consult with an attorney on this issue....

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  4. I have a friend living with me he is 19 not worked and has lived with me almoast all year rent free can i claim him on my tax

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Ikemesit Amajak Eyo
    2. Arthur Harold Geffen
    3. Charles Adam Shultz
    4. Christopher Michael Larson
    4 lawyer answers

    A 19 year old is not a "child" for the purposes of child support, and your question has nothing to do with child support. I've therefore changed the Practice Area. You cannot claim someone unless that person is your dependent. I highly doubt that a 19 that is capable of being self-sufficient, but is choosing instead to live off of you, would qualify under the Tax Code definition.

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  5. How do i change my daughters last name?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Ikemesit Amajak Eyo
    2. Melissa Angeleah Tracy
    3. Anthony M. Zezima
    4. Glen Edward Ashman
    5. George F. Mccranie IV
    5 lawyer answers

    To change the name of a minor child, you must file an action in the Superior Court for the county where the child resides. A copy of the pleading must be served upon the child's father, thus giving him an opportunity to either consent or object to the name child. (The father must be given this opportunity whether or not he has legitimated the child.) You must also serve notice of the pending name change in your local legal newspaper. Finally, you must convince the judge that your reasons...

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  6. Does the 2 year period for a conditional GC start from the "Date of Marriage?"

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. David Nabow Soloway
    2. Ikemesit Amajak Eyo
    3. Gintare Grigaite
    4. Robert West
    5. Deborah Lynne Karapetian
    5 lawyer answers

    I've changed the Practice Area of your question to Immigration (rather than Divorce).

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  7. Evicting a tenant for non payment

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Ikemesit Amajak Eyo
    2. Rixon Charles Rafter III
    2 lawyer answers

    Georgia law states "In all cases where a tenant ... fails to pay the rent when it becomes due ..., when the owner of the lands or tenements desires possession of the lands or tenements, the owner MAY, individually or by an agent, attorney in fact, or attorney at law, demand the possession of the property so rented, leased, held, or occupied." (OCGA 44-7-50) (emphasis added). The fact that the law states that you MAY give notice means that advance written demand is not required; it's optional....

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  8. If my current husband has a criminal background can he adopt my children?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Ikemesit Amajak Eyo
    2. Glen Edward Ashman
    3. John Thomas Mroczko
    4. Merlinus Goodman Monroe
    4 lawyer answers

    Having a criminal history/background is not a complete bar to an adoption; especially not a step-parent adoption. The judge will look into the nature of the conviction(s), the age of the most recent conviction, the behavior since then, and a myriad of other information. Everything will be weighed, then a decision will be made based on what is in the best interest of the child. Regardless of your husband's prior conviction, he absolutely should not attempt to adopt your children without...

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  9. Does a Divorce decree override any Wills written after the divorce. How can I protect my royalties that have not come in yet.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Ikemesit Amajak Eyo
    2. Savannah Rose Murphy
    3. Glen Edward Ashman
    3 lawyer answers

    A person's Last Will and Testament is a mechanism for that individual to distribute and convey the contents of that individual's estate at their death. A person's will can only "give away" property that is owned by that person. Part of the purpose of a divorce decree is to distribute the marital estate between the divorcing parties. The decree lets the parties, and others, know who owns what. If your final divorce decree orders your husband to give a portion of the royalties to you as...

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  10. Can a settlement agreement be changed before its filed in court for the divorce decree?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Ikemesit Amajak Eyo
    2. Rachel Aliza Elovitz
    3. Glen Edward Ashman
    3 lawyer answers

    Yes, a settlement agreement can be changed before it is filed with the court so long as both parties agree to the change. Yes, you can obtain an attorney before the divorce hearing, as long as you are able to find an attorney willing to join the case between now and the hearing. If your wife's attorney presents you with documents that do not accurately reflect what you agreed to, you can object to the changes. If you want to change parts of the agreement, you can only so if it is agreed...

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