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William Kenneth Boddie Jr.

William Boddie’s Answers

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  • I feel my son right has been violated by his public defender

    he has ask for motion to discover over two week and hasnt recieve them and she only meet him an hour before going in to court and talk to him nasty and told us they got him but she is hes paid lawyer

    William’s Answer

    There are a couple things that you can do. If you think that your son’s rights were violated, you can file a complaint with the supervisor of the public defender’s office or with the State Bar of Georgia (which licenses lawyers). I would suggest that you consult with another lawyer to see if his rights were truly violated. Many attorneys provide initial consultations for free. Also they may have reasonable rates and payment plans that would be affordable to help your son achieve better representation.

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  • Me and my daughters mom werent married,but i have been giving her money for child support anyway,she threatens about the amount

    her mom doesnt work and whatever amount i give her she wants more,what should i do?

    William’s Answer

    The best thing to do is to have the children legitimized if you have not already. In order to obtain legal rights as a father in Georgia, you have to legitimize your child. If you were not married to the child’s mother when the child was born, without legitimization, you have no rights to the child in Georgia.There are many benefits to legitimization. Besides the legal rights of the father, like being able to petition for custody and visitation, legitimization serves many purposes for the child. Legitimization allows the child to inherit from their father among other things. Once the children have been legitimized you can then have a child support order put in place so that the mother can not threaten you and you will know what to pay every month.

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  • In the state of Geogia, how does the CAA becomes involved in a case?

    CAA, DFCS, Attorney

    William’s Answer

    Please provide a little more information so I can get a better understanding of your question and give a sound answer.

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  • How do I go about getting my children back

    More details, My oldest daughter took my children to the deceased father mother house from one state to another state. I told her not to but it was okay for them to visit, well the grandmother decided she didnt want to give them back and she petit...

    William’s Answer

    There is a lot going on in your case so it would be best to seek a consultation with an attorney. Additionally, you can try to take steps to show that you are fit, such as if possible finding a better place to live.

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  • Will the airport check to see if I'm on probation to travel to another state?

    I'm visiting my boyfriend for the weekend only two days returning back Sunday for his graduation in the military, I'm curious if I will be stopped at check point for being on probation? Will they ask for my travel permit? Will they even know I'm ...

    William’s Answer

    The real issue is if you're allowed, under the terms of your probation, to travel to another state without specific permission. Without knowing details of your probation, we cannot speculate with you about what could happen if you travel out-of-state for any purpose. However, doing so without the permission of your probation officer, could subject you to a probation violation which could lead to arrest. So, we strongly suggest you, first, contact the attorney or public defender who's familiar with your case and pose this question. Then, discuss your plan with your probation officer so you don't violate your probation by executing this travel plan, even if just it's just for the weekend.

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  • Chances of lowering child support.

    My ex has taken by choice a lower paying job. He has not continued to look for a better paying job to fulfill his responsibilities. However he has since bought a $200k house, married, adopted a child and had a third, all while in contempt of child...

    William’s Answer

    Although the courts allow for modifications for loss of income, they do not tolerate willful or voluntary unemployment or under employment. The standard for determining willful unemployment or under employment is one of reasonableness.

    As for the violation of the divorce agreement, it is possible that he can be held in contempt of court and have to pay you the additional monies received by claiming the child. The Judge usually looks at the totality of the circumstances.

    I would suggest that you consult with a lawyer who can get more information specific to your case who can advise you further

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  • Whose income will be included in determining child support for child born to an 18 year old still living with his parents?

    Male age 18 in Georgia fathers child with his girlfriend out of wedlock. He is a full time student, and is only employed part time. Will his parents' income be includable in determining child support, even though he is 18? Does he have to move...

    William’s Answer

    The parent’s income will not be included in determining the child support payments he is required to make. Child support may be modified in two years and if he is out of school and has a full time job, it is likely the amount of the payments will change. The main way his living situation and schooling, etc., would be considered is when it comes to custody and determining the best place for the child to live. Additionally, since the child was born out-of-wedlock, if the son has not legitimized the child, he has no legal rights to the child. The unwed mothers of illegitimate children in Georgia have full custody and all the rights as they pertain to the child. In order to obtain rights for custody and visitation in Georgia, the child must be legitimized. This can be done either in conjunction with a voluntary paternity acknowledgement in which you can also legitimize the child. The other way to legitimize a child is to petition the court.

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  • What happens if i have never paid any child support in 12 yrs?

    and i have not seen my son for 14years

    William’s Answer

    There are several things that can happen when your child support is not paid. Your license can be suspended, tax returns intercepted, and a warrant can be taken out for your arrest.

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  • I was never married to my childs father and he is dieing when he dies will my child still get support?

    child support

    William’s Answer

    In Georgia, in order for children to inherit from their father they have to be legitimized. There are two main ways to legitimize a child or children. It can be done either through a voluntary paternity acknowledgement form. If legitimization is not completed within the voluntary paternity acknowledgment form then you must petition the court in order to legitimate the child. A legitimization needs to be filed in the mother’s county of residence because that is where the child resides. The petition can be filed with the clerk of the superior court for that particular county.

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  • If i have never supported my 14 year old son and i have not seen him in 12yrs and i was never married to his mother do i still

    have rights as a father

    William’s Answer

    There are several things that can happen when your child support is not paid. Your license can be suspended, tax returns intercepted, and a warrant can be taken out for your arrest.

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