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  • Where to find the case documents of my divorce online in fulton county georgia

    I was on international tour. I am surprised to see that my wife has obtained divorce and dis appeared. I need to find the list of all documents she has filed in the court case. I came to know these documents can be downloaded from onlin...

    Charles’s Answer

    You cannot download the documents online; though you can see a list of what was filed by visiting the Clerk's website. If you want copies of the filings, you will need to visit the courthouse or request copies by mail. A fee is involved either way.

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  • What should I do? What should I be cautious of?

    I recently broke up with my son's father. (Our son is 3 months old) He was verbally abusive. I talked to him tonight & he asked " what if i wanted him to come live with me when he's in second grade or so, & have full custody?" I told him I thought...

    Charles’s Answer

    At this point, you are the child's sole legal and physical custodian. The father has no rights concerning the child until he legitimate's the child and the court enters an order regarding custody. I agree with Mr. Ashman's suggestion that you should petition the court for child support as soon as possible. Until A child support order is entered, the father has no legal obligation to provide for the child. In regard to your worries, just continue being a loving and nurturing mother and everything will be fine.

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  • How do i obtain ex husbands IRS refund to satisfy outstanding child support.

    My ex is in arrears of over $20,000 in court ordered child support. I know it is possible to receive his IRS refund to satisfy the arreage. What steps do I take and what are specific names of forms that I need to file. I've had consults with attor...

    Charles’s Answer

    You need to open a case which Child Support Services. Once they determine his arrearage, they can take steps to seize his tax return if necessary.

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  • Temporary Qualified Domestic Relations Order? How do I find an example in Georgia?

    I am entitled to a division of my spouse's retirement funds from our divorce separation agreement and it is going to take a while to get the QDRO approved. The divorce decree may come first and I need to get a temporary QDRO entered. Can someone p...

    Charles’s Answer

    Unfortunately, there is no such thing as a temporary QDRO. If you're going to access those retirement funds without a tax penalty, you'll need to wait until the formal QDRO process is completed. The process usually takes 2-3 months. Many law offices offer flat rates for QDRO services. Call around and see what you can find. If you want that money quickly, do not attempt to prepare your own QDRO. There is more to the process than filling out a form.

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  • Can I legally adopt my niece?

    Mt sister is putting her baby up for adoption and she wants me and my husband to adopt the baby because me and my husband have been struggling to have kids...she lives in texas I live in georgia..would i be able to adopt her? Would the state have ...

    Charles’s Answer

    Yes, you can adopt the child. Interstate adoptions take place all the time. You can also have custody of the child during the process, so a guardianship will not be necessary. Best of luck to you! Bringing a new child into the family is always an exciting time!

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  • My spouse filed for divorce but we had sex several times before hearing is the original settlement agreement now voided?

    Spouse trying to go with original settlement agreement, although they initiated sex a week before divorce hearing.

    Charles’s Answer

    Has the case already been finalized? If not, you may have grounds to have the case dismissed. But the case can be immediately refiled. If you're unhappy with the settlement agreement, speak with your attorney regarding your options.

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  • How to get spousal support and child support when I am on h4 visa holder and dependent from my spouse when he not willing to pay

    Hi I have been involved in a domestic violence situation on April 23rd 2014 and as my child was involved DFCS have asked to move out of the home so now the issue is the lease on the apartment me and my daughter are living is getting expired on aug...

    Charles’s Answer

    If you file for divorce, you can get support for both you and your child. Speak to an attorney as soon as possible to go over your options. Since your lease will expire on August 26, your attorney will need to work quickly to get a hearing set down to address these issues.

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  • What is the time frame to get a temporary protective order in a domestic violence situation and can ask for financial support ?

    I have been involved in domestic violence situation on april 23rd 2014 and my husband was asked to leave for the night and a police report was filed and DFCS has asked him to leave the home as my child was involved and we have been living separate...

    Charles’s Answer

    If you file for divorce, you can ask for temporary support for you and your child. Speak to an attorney to go over your options.

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  • Plaintiff wilfully hided foreign assets.

    I(plaintiff) filed for contested divorce.when filing in court in financial affidavit I hided all my foreign assets and bank accounts.Defendant in financial affidavit claimed all my assets and accounts.Will court take action against me?will my atto...

    Charles’s Answer

    The wording of your question makes it difficult to understand. But if you're asking if there can be consequences for purposely concealing assets, then the answer is yes.

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  • Generally, is the bifurcation of a matter of divorce something to which both parties thereto must consent?

    More specifically, if the Court were ignorant of the fact that in adjudicating based upon the claims of the pleadings, that it would be in actuality, bifurcating the matter, and if certain averments of the pleadings were false and the de facto bif...

    Charles’s Answer

    Trial judges are granted great discretion in determining how hearings are to progress. While your question does not provide much insight into what is going on in your particular situation, it sounds like the trial judge may have made some preliminary rulings on certain issues prior to trying other issues. If that is the case, that is not uncommon and does not necessarily constitute the bifurcation of the trial. In the interests of judicial economy, judges often try to weed out the issues already settled or which can be adjudicated as a matter of law.

    In any event, the complexities of civil procedure present obstacles even to seasoned attorneys. If you have not already done so, I suggest you obtain representation as soon as possible.

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