I just went through a divorce on June 2, 2015. The judge rendered her order and now the opposing party has filed for a motion to reconsider some parts of the divorce decree order. I don't have an attorney, can I file a motion against the opposing ...
You can file a brief in opposition, but you have to be prepared to support your position with the facts, the law, and an appropriate legal analysis. You would be wise to retain an attorney.See question
My son is 16. Of coarse I'm not looking for back pay but going forward has been difficult.I've been attempting to file since I picked my son up from his dads in June 2014. I can't even get passed the application process. I need a review. The old r...
No, it would not be ethical for an attorney to take your child support case on a contingency basis.See question
after three years, we just agreed on a mediation agreement, however soon after, at final hearing all parties are in agreement, the Guardian is suddenly not.and reveals allegations of abuse, which my lawyer then tells the court, why did guardian wa...
You are not providing us with information we would need to give you an informed and meaningful response. However...
It appears that you have an attorney, and ostensibly access to the GAL, and one or both should be able to answer questions about when the allegations of abuse were raised, by whom, the nature of those allegations, etc. If there is a GAL report and you have not seen it, ask your attorney to show it to you.See question
My ex and I were not married when I had our daughter. We then got married, divorced and a custody agreement was in the divorce. Months after the divorce he tried to get full custody but dropped the case later. He informed me years later he knew be...
He is her legal father. In Georgia, if you marry the mother of your illegitimate child and hold the child out as your own, then that acts to legitimate the child. Moreover, when you divorced, there was a judicial finding that he is the father by virtue of the fact that he was awarded parenting time with and ordered to pay child support for the children. You cannot now claim that he has no rights to the children.See question
My husband wants joint custody with me having the final say. What does this mean? Is this something that I want to do? I get child-support, final say and claim them on my taxes.
1. First, there is a difference in physical custody and legal custody. Physical custody involves where the children lay their heads at night. Joint physical custody is when the parents have equal time with the children or something closely approximating equal time like a one-week-on / one-week-off or 2-2-3 schedule.
2. Legal custody involves decision-making for the children. When we speak about legal custody we are talking about four areas of decision making: medical care and treatment, education, extracurricular activities, and religion.
3. Sole legal custody means that you have sole decision making authority. Joint legal custody is fairly commonplace. It means that you have an obligation to confer and make a good faith effort to come to mutual decisions regarding matters of legal custody. Usually, someone has final decision making authority in the event of a stalemate. Sometimes final decision making authority is divided - e.g. one parent has final say over education and medical decisions and the other parent over religion and extracurricular activitiesSee question
Can I take her back to court?
Take her back to court for what? If her maiden name was returned to her in the decree, it is up to her to take the steps necessary to change her name with Social Security, get a new license issued, etc. When you married her and she took your name, it became as much hers as yours, and whether she retains it or not is her choiceSee question
My husband never sent back our marriage license to be filed in pierce county WA, we now live in GA and i have nothing of my own, including money, and since were not legally married, i don't know how to leave since i have nothing of my own. Am i en...
Did you have an intent to marry? Was there solemnization? It sounds from your post that the answers to both inquiries are "yes." In many states the failure to obtain a license will not invalidate a marriage. Speak to a lawyer in your area about whether you have a valid marriage and can obtain a divorce. If you are in Georgia, look at OCGA 19-3-30.See question
My ex and I were not married when our daughter was born. Married then divorced joint custody but I am who she is supposed to live with primarily. I got a full time job so she started spending more time at my exes so his mom could watch her after s...
If there is an existing Order for support under which he has an arrearage, and that Order has not been set aside, vacated, or modified by a subsequent Order, then you need to speak with an attorney about filing a post judgment petition for contempt. Neither you nor your ex can waive the children's right to child support, and if he never modified, then he still owes under the original Decree.See question
I filed a divorce twice before and he wouldn't signed, but now I don't have any contact with him. I really want and need a divorce!!! What can I do?
You can file for divorce and do not need his consent or acknowledgement of service (if that's what you mean by "signature") to do so. Where you file and how you perfect service depends in the answers to questions we don't have from your post:
1. Do you know where your husband is living? Is it in Georgia?
2. Do you have or can you obtain an address for him?
3. Have you tried to find his whereabouts by doing a google search, a white pages search, looking on social media websites, talking to relatives or mutual friends? Do you have a work address for him?
Consult with an attorney in your area who practices family law.See question
When it comes to being married and living together,, there is no disputes of custody. Why can't we get our divorce first, then modify custody after?
I'm not clear on what you are asking. When parties dissolve their marriage, and when children are born the issue of that marriage, the state has an interest in protecting the children by making sure that they continue to have appropriate access to both parents consistent with their best interest and that they are financially supported by their parents consistent with their duty under the law and again in furtherance of their best interest.See question