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Glen Edward Ashman

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  • What are my lawful rights in this case ?will court give the marital property to her and make the payments .

    My wife filed divorce case in GA.We have been in marriage over 14 years.During our marriage time ,I have supported all family needs plus I have paid all her educational cost.We have one marital house (under mortgage payment still) and one car (pa...

    Glen’s Answer

    It alarms me that you do not already have a lawyer. You needed one as soon as this case gets filed. No one here, with minimal information can make even wild guesses on the outcome of your case, It is very likely that your wife will seek and likely receive a significant share of the assets and yes, on your facts alimony is possible. How well or badly that goes is likely going to be influenced by how long you choose to not employ good legal counsel.

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  • How is it possible for my child not to be legitimized when I signed the birth certificate and we got married?

    I had a child with a woman in 2013 and then we got married in August of 2015. Now we are about to go through a divorce and she says that I don't have my child legitimized and if she leaves then I will not see my child. And nothing I valued do abou...

    Glen’s Answer

    Stop listening to your wife, who is lying (marriage legitimizes the child) and get a lawyer ASAP to protect your interests. Delay in getting counsel is a huge and often unfixable mistake.

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  • I'm having child support issues I have paid cash money to my ex wife for five years and I'm about to get married and she is tryi

    I'm having child support issues I have paid cash money to my ex wife for five years and I'm about to get married and she is trying to hurt me anyway possible and in January of this year she has reported me to child support recovery and claiming th...

    Glen’s Answer

    Paying cash without receipts, as you have now discovered, is the worst mistake you could have made. If you cannot prove they were made, you likely will get to make them again. Get a lawyer, get all your bank records and see if you can find a way to prove payments (for example if you withdraw the exact amount one day before payment once a month that might give you something to show the judge, as might discovery where she makes a deposit right around when you pay.

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  • There was a fire I had a complete loss. The apartment complex was negligent and I need compensation

    I need a landlord tenant attorney

    Glen’s Answer

    Assuming that you did what every tenant should do and had your own personal property insurance, you don't have a legal problem. You file your claim and they'll get you a place to stay and replace your stuff. If you made the horrible mistake of saving that couple hundred dollars, you are completely out of luck unless you manage to prove, likely in court, that the landlord caused the fire or knowingly allowed it to happen. That is a high burden. Given the time involved in such a case and the minimal return (you get the value of used, not new, stuff), most attorneys would charge more than your potential recovery in a typical case. Having said all that, you will need to call a lawyer - lawyers on AVVO are not permitted to solicit you. One exception to the above would be if you were hurt in the fire and the landlord was negligent - then you need a personal injury lawyer.

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  • Can I legally have her company fire her for committing adultery or change her schedule to inhibit her affair from continuing?

    Wife committed adultery with a co-worker & is still having ongoing communication & possibly still engaging in sexual contact/intercourse. Divorce is pending, but she's been playing mind games as in one day she wants to work things out, the next sh...

    Glen’s Answer

    Your focus is totally off of where it has to be with a divorce pending, especially a complex one. You needed a lawyer on day one. You desperately have to get one right away. Courts are not going to order marriage counseling but YOU appear to need counseling as you say it is affecting your health. Spend Monday locating a lawyer, and spend Tuesday locating a mental health professional. Do not contact her employer. Best of luck to you.

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  • IN ATLANTA ,GA , HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN OCCUPY A 3 BR 1 BATH HOUSE . CAN 7 CHILDREN AND 6 ADULTS =2 PARENTS , 4 KIDS ,7 GRANDKIDS

    ME AND MY BABY MOTHER RECENTLY GOT SEPARATED , SHE DENIES ME TIME WITH MY DAUGHTER . IM NOT A DEADBEAT DAD. SHE RATHER LIVE WITH HER PARENTS BUT THERE ISN'T ENOUGH ROOM THERE FOR THEM . MY DAUGHTER AT TIMES COMPLAIN ABOUT HER BACK & FEET AND I CAN...

    Glen’s Answer

    You don't have any rights at all until you legitimate the child (get a lawyer for that if you want to do it right). In the meantime even absent a court order you must pay support every 30 days or you can go to jail. While that home situation sounds way too crowded, is it possible that if you paid more support the mother could afford better housing? Legitimization is a big step, and it's good that you're concerned, but remember that it is more than seeing your child. Your lawyer will help you address the child's living situation, support and other issues and hopefully help get your child in the best possible situation.

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  • What can I do?

    The short of it ... late 2005 surgery (bc patient w/ mastectomy) ...awoke a mess and ‘doc’ wouldn’t admit anything was way off; months of visits and nothing about fixing all the problems-nothing. Feb 2006 alone with him/me with no shirt for ‘check...

    Glen’s Answer

    If this happened ten or more years ago in Georgia, you are eight years past the state statute of limitations which is a permanent bar on a lawsuit (if it was a different state you need to check the time period for that state with a lawyer in that state). When you say you couldn't find an attorney back then, that means each attorney you spoke to didn't feel you had a viable case, and each would have also mentioned the statute.

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  • Can I do anything to keep my case open and do courts typically even close legitimation cases?

    I filed a case for legitimation in my state (GA). We are unable to find my child's mother and I honestly have no idea where she is. I'm aware of service by publication but that doesn't really help the situation I'm in. I'm worried about the court ...

    Glen’s Answer

    This is why legitinizations should never be filed without a lawyer. If your appendix burst, would you operate without a doctor? If your answer is no, the same logic applies to complex court cases. You don't file court cases without knowing what you're doing. At some point, yes, the court is probably going to close your case, and leaving it open really doesn't help absent being in the right court and the mother being personally served. And since you don't know where she is, you may not even have filed in the right county, or if she is in another state, in the right state. You need to do two things - show what you have done to date to a lawyer and make a serious effort to find the mother (most pro se litigants miss simple free steps that work, so the lawyer may have ideas, and if those fail, you hire a private investigator).

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  • What am I entitled to after 4 years of marriage and everything that he has was established during our marriage?

    My husband and I have been married for 4 years and we both want a divorce.

    Glen’s Answer

    Your question as posted is unanswerable. We don't know necessary information including but not limited to both your incomes, your expenses, if you have children, your education and career history, your assets and your liabilities, all of which affect the answer. Since you are wanting a divorce, it is very important that you sit down with a lawyer ASAP to see what is realistic and to plan and act accordingly. Not doing that now is a big mistake that can prove very costly. AVVO has good tools for you to locate counsel.

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  • Do I have to go to Georgia to file the papers or can I do it from Virginia by mail/fax/email?

    My father passed away years ago. Recently I learned that he had some property being held by the state of GA. He has no living spouses and five children. I want to file to be named temporary administrator so that I can learn what the property is...

    Glen’s Answer

    Filing by mail works. It would be very smart to use a lawyer. Not only will you avoid missteps but in a couple counties I have gotten the judge to allow an out of state party to do their oath in their home state instead of in person. If you are pro se you almost certainly will do that in person.

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