Shea Evans Roberts’s Answers

Shea Evans Roberts

Atlanta Family Law Attorney.

Contributor Level 10
  1. Married in Mexico but want divorce in Georgia

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Shea Evans Roberts
    1 lawyer answer

    If your husband is a resident of Georgia, then you can file suit for divorce in the county where he resides. You may want to consult a lawyer to assist you in making sure you file in the correct jurisdiction.

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  2. What is the procedure under GA state child custody laws to seek custody modification

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Shea Evans Roberts
    2. Peter Christopher Lomtevas
    2 lawyer answers

    You will need to file a modification of child custody petition. Georgia Superior Court judges now require a parenting plan that will set out visitation, child support, ect. You can file this in Fulton County since all of you live in Fulton County. And you can agree to the terms of the parenting plan and have the Court enter an order setting it out as the new custody order for you, your ex and your children. The process should be relatively easy since you all agree.

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  3. My husband recently filed for a divorce and it was granted because he went to the next county and filed saying he could not find

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Shea Evans Roberts
    2. Nathanael Adamson Horsley
    2 lawyer answers

    I cannot comment regarding whether he committed purgery. He has an obligation to have the petition personally served upon you. If he knew your address, work or home, and did not have you personally served, they you have a right to file an appeal or a motion to set aside because of his failure to properly serve you. It is difficult to determine from the minimal facts that you have provided, but I would highly recommend that you consult an attorney quickly regarding this issue. This answer...

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  4. How can I go about evicting a family member from my home?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Lee William Fitzpatrick
    2. Shea Evans Roberts
    2 lawyer answers

    If his name is not on the title to your home, he is not entitled to stay in your home. If he is renting from you, then that might be another situation. You might want to clarify the facts a bit so that the Avvo attorneys can better answer your question. This answer was provided for informational purposes only and cannot be construed to create an attorney/client relationship.

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  5. Is there any way I can be protected from the bank coming after me for mortgage on a home which I quit claim to a sibling?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Shea Evans Roberts
    1 lawyer answer

    If you are responsible for the Note on the property, it is your obligation to pay according to the terms of that note and not to do anything to jeopardize the bank's security interest. Quitclaiming to your sibling would not relieve your obligations under the note and could be construed as a default on the note, depending upon the language. I would recommend that you have an attorney review the mortgage documents before taking any action to quitclaim the property. This answer is offered for...

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  6. How do you have to be to change your last name

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Shea Evans Roberts
    2. Lee William Fitzpatrick
    3. Pamela A Wilson
    3 lawyer answers

    If your mother is wiling to help you with the paperwork and your father does not object, then your age does not matter. Check online with your County's superior court to see if they have the forms available. If not, the County Clerk of Superior Court can often provide you with the forms. Otherwise, it is always advisable to have an attorney assist in matters such as this. This information was for general information purposes only and does not create an attorney/client relationship. However,...

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  7. My ex filed a complaint to modify the support agreement. Will he be granted a reduction?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Shea Evans Roberts
    1 lawyer answer

    This is a tough question because there are so many factors which must be considered and will be considered by the Court. The Georgia Child Support Guidelines provide for various types of income, which would include but are not limited to, severence pay, interest income from investment accounts, etc. He will have to demonstrate a substantial change in his financial circumstances. In this economic climate, he may be able to prove that he cannot get another job. However, it seems like it has...

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  8. I have two children who were taken back to Atlanta by my wife how to get them back?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Shea Evans Roberts
    1 lawyer answer

    You definitely need to retain an experienced attorney who can assist you with your divorce and the child custody issues. Once the divorce is filed, your attorney can force her to turn over documents regarding her check stubs and bank account statements through the discovery process. Additionally, you can file for an emergency temporary hearing to get a judge to set out visitation and your child support requirement. I hate that you are being deprived of seeing your children and hope that you...

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  9. Do I consider Divorce or Marriage Annulment. How long can I stay in a marriage for me to consider Marriage Annulment.

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Shea Evans Roberts
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    You consummated the marriage so annulment is most likely not possible. Divorce would be the appropriate course of action. Alimony is a complex issue in Georgia and requires more analysis before I could tell you whether she would likely be awarded any alimony. I would retain an attorney who could help you navigate these issues.

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  10. What are the steps i need to take to get custody of my friend's baby if she wants to give me custody.

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Shea Evans Roberts
    1 lawyer answer

    Are you seeking to become the child's guardian or to adopt the child? You need to seek the assistance of an attorney who can help you prepare the paperwork for either of these proceedings.

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