Jordan Jacob Hendrick’s Answers

Jordan Jacob Hendrick

Atlanta Family Law Attorney.

Contributor Level 11
  1. I was given an order to garnish for back alimony by any lawful means. How can I find out where my ex banks?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Jordan Jacob Hendrick
    2. Glen Edward Ashman
    3. Woodrow Wilson Ware
    3 lawyer answers

    As you know, the problem is that he can continue to change banks. I had a client one time write a check to someone hoping that when it was deposited she would be able to tell what bank it went to, but I am not sure if that worked. As previous counsel suggested, a collection attorney could send out several garnishments to several banks at once, hoping for a hit. However, doing it on your own limit your options. If he went to jail I assume he had to pay at least a little money to get out....

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  2. I didn't file an answer to my wifes petition for divorce, It was filed about 36 days ago. What can I do? the time slipped away

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Angela Mary Kinley
    2. Jordan Jacob Hendrick
    3. Robert Ricci
    4. Peggy Margaret Raddatz
    4 lawyer answers

    File some sort of Answer even though the deadline and make sure to have your signature notarized under oath. As the saying goes, he who represents himself has a fool for a client. While none of us know your financial circumstances, keep that in mind if there is anything worthwhile that you want to obtain out of the divorce. Regardless, attorney or no, MAKE SURE YOU ATTEND YOUR COURT DATE even if you don't follow any of the other advice.

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  3. I am trying to sell our home and my wife is NOT signing the closing papers? We have NOT started the divorce process.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jordan Jacob Hendrick
    2. Darrell Brinnett Reynolds Sr.
    3. Glen Edward Ashman
    4. Amy Marie Carter
    5. David Michael Lawler
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    You can't make her sign so if she is no longer willing to sign voluntarily you have yourself a bit of a legal problem. Sounds like it is time to file a divorce and hopefully at that point she will do the right thing but if not at least you can ask the judge to order her to cooperate (if that is in line with the judge's view of equitable division).

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  4. How Do i legitimize my child and get visitation in georgia?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. A James Rockefeller
    2. Jordan Jacob Hendrick
    3. Anthony M. Zezima
    4. Merlinus Goodman Monroe
    5. George F. Mccranie IV
    5 lawyer answers

    You need to file what's called a Petition for Legitimation in the County where the mother and child reside. Being on the birth certificate and paying child support does not give you any visitation rights. The only way to get visitation rights is by a petitioning the superior court and receiving an order from the judge. It might be expensive, but you are always better off hiring counsel for this to help you establish your rights. The court generally believes it is in the child's best...

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  5. If I go to my country for 3 weeks to get my thoughts together and be with my family, can my husband legally close our joint bank

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Jordan Jacob Hendrick
    2. Glen Edward Ashman
    3. Alyson Faren Lembeck
    3 lawyer answers

    He may not be able to close the account per se, but he can clean it out and put the money in a private account in his name only.

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  6. I want full custody of my son that is 11. He stays with me every weekend and I see him 6 days out of the week.

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Jordan Jacob Hendrick
    2. Patrick Lee Jarrett
    3. Anthony M. Zezima
    4. John Taylor Hopkins IV
    5. Glen Edward Ashman
    5 lawyer answers

    Sounds like you need to find a local attorney and file a Modification of Custody (if you can show circumstances have changed since your initial order). Your son is old enough to have input, though it won't be very strongly considered until he is 14.

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  7. How do I start the process of filing for joint custody of my child?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Jordan Jacob Hendrick
    2. Darrell Brinnett Reynolds Sr.
    3. Michael John O'Hagan
    4. Glen Edward Ashman
    5. Adriana Arguelles de la Torriente
    5 lawyer answers

    There are way too many variables to answer this question on a discussion board. You would be best served to schedule a consultation with a family law attorney. Some offer free consultations, many offer consultations at minimum fees. It is worth it for you get a better understanding of your rights.

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  8. My ex wife is breaking the court order

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Alyson Faren Lembeck
    2. Jordan Jacob Hendrick
    3. Glen Edward Ashman
    4. Tiffany Noel Edmonds Sullivan
    4 lawyer answers

    She cannot unilaterally violate the court order so technically she is wrong. Whether it is worth going to court over is not always that simple. I would send her notice in writing that you have a right to begin visitation at 5:00 and if she interferes with this right you will have no choice but to file a contempt of court charge. If she does not listen then set up a consultation with a lawyer to get advice as to how to proceed. Or, you can always ask to return the child an hour later to make...

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  9. I want to buy a house but do not want my dead beat husband to have any claim to it. we don not have any kids.

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Jordan Jacob Hendrick
    2. Glen Edward Ashman
    3. Samuel Eugene Thomas
    3 lawyer answers

    In theory you could probably sign some sort of post-nuptial, but the reality is if you try to do it yourself there will be serious risks that it would not be enforceable. If you can afford a house, you can afford an attorney to divorce your husband, especially if there are no children and minimal assets. I suggest you do so rather than buy a house that you don't want to share.

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  10. Every other weekend means two days or 3 days with my child and I would like to change the days to fit my schedule but mom say no

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Jordan Jacob Hendrick
    2. Glen Edward Ashman
    3. Robert E. Harris Jr.
    3 lawyer answers

    The parenting plan should define the meaning of weekend, as in starts at Friday at 6:00 and ends at Sunday at 6:00. That would cut down on these types of misunderstandings. While you would hope a custodial parent would always work with the noncustodial parent, that is not always the case. You and her are free to work out any schedule you see fit. If if can't mutually agree, you are stuck with what the parenting plan says. If you cannot abide by that, then you would need to file a Petition...

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