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Glen Edward Ashman

Glen Ashman’s Answers

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  • Can I file my own simple divorce (no alimony, etc.) here in Georgia, and have it finalized by April 16th so I can remarry?

    My estranged wife and I married young, June 1998, in Miami, Fl. We've been separated for the last 12 years. We have nothing in common (ie: property, money, accounts) except for our 18 year old son. Last I heard, she still lives in Miami, howeve...

    Glen’s Answer

    Absent finding your spouse that date is virtually impossible, as you would be doing a case by publication after a dilligent search. With finding her, if she cooperates and signs quickly, that date MIGHT be possible. Since lawyers often can get hearings waived and you will have one as a pro se litigant, even if you don't make typical pro se mistakes that delay a case, not hiring a lawyer is foolish. None of this is free. The court will charge a filing fee (around $210) and if you do a publication add about $80. Lawyers aren't free, but if the case is uncontested and you call around you should find some reasonable fees. (A note: the 18 year old son is a complication if he has not yet graduated high school; otherwise he is not).

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  • Can I file a law suit against her?

    I was traveling north on a street when someone in a parking lot on my right pulled out right in front of me, she saw me and failed to yield before turning & went to the turning lane and immediately went into my lane, i had no time to brake at all ...

    Glen’s Answer

    If you were injured you may have a claim. The longer you wait to get medical care the harder it is to pursue a claim, so if you haven't seen a doctor do that today. Do not talking to the insurer until you get a lawyer anddo that ASAP. You may or may not have a case but there is no way to know without the right steps.

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  • Can I be ruled as a unfit person or harmful to kids? Is it stalking that she have post from my Facebook and she's blocked?

    My boyfriend baby mother is trying to use screen shots of me in court to keep their baby from around me. Most of them are from Facebook and are months old and but she blocked on my social media account so I don't understand how she get these scree...

    Glen’s Answer

    You should always assume that everything you post online can be found. Facebook has many holes in its privacy settings. It is possible she did something illegal to see your page, but it is possible she simply used those many holes. I am gathering it's something bad or you would not be concerned. So since you are concerned you need to stop postinng online and spend today looking for a lawyer. I'm not clear from your post if you have legitimated your child or not, but if you haven't you have no rights until you do.

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  • My wife wants to divorce me; I don't. No fault on my side; she tries to have me sign a settlement agreement. Help.

    I have been faithfully married to my wife for over 3 years. I've had some trouble with work and been out of money for 3 months. She's getting ready for divorce and trying to force me into sign a settlement agreement. I do not want to divorce her. ...

    Glen’s Answer

    Since Georgia has no fault divorce, you CANNOT prevent a divorce. You can make it more difficult and expensive and bankrupt both of you with delay tactics, but if she wants a divorce, it will happen. What you need is objective assistance to review the proposed agreement to see if it is in proper form and equitable (your health may affect what should be in the agreement), and that means see a lawyer to review the papers. Do not let your emotions block out legal reality as hard as that may be, because unless she changes her mind, you are wanting the impossible. Best of luck to you.

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  • Will a mediator or court allow this?

    Trying to reach an uncontested divorce settlement. The mortgage is in my wife's name but we are both on title. We both paid mortgage out of our shared bank account for over 2 years. She is insisting that the home not be listed as shared marital pr...

    Glen’s Answer

    You need a lawyer. Leaving the home out would mean one or both of you would not only do something foolish and probably cloudy the title but potentially commit perjury, a crime. Yes there are ways, if you want to give up the home, to do it that a lawyer can do. If you have only had a home two years there may be minimal equity and that again is something you discuss with the lawyer you hire.

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  • Do I still have to file an answer with the court, or do I simply sign their Consent Judgment?

    I was served a complaint from a debt collector for non payment of a credit card. Before the 30 days was up, same debt collector mailed me a settlement offer. When I called their office to accept the offer they told me to just sign and mail the Con...

    Glen’s Answer

    Since you may have defenses or better options you should see a lawyer before doing anything.

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  • Does the man who I think is her biological father have any rights without a DNA test?

    I'm would like my ex boyfriend to sign my daughter birth certificate because he has been in her life as her father since she was born but her biological father has not but I'm not 100% sure he is the biological father because no DNA test has been ...

    Glen’s Answer

    You are asking if it is okay to commit a crime (false info on a state document). No it isn't. (And even absent criminal prosecution, you may create a nightmare of a civil court case down the road when things go awry).

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  • What is my first moved in getting the deed in my name

    My father passed wrote his will on a page in his bible. He left property that is paid for, but deed is in his name. He stated in that will that he wanted me and my sister to have the property. She is ok with me getting the property, but I don't kn...

    Glen’s Answer

    Question 1 is whether the will is valid as to language and witnesses, so you need to show it to a lawyer. If it is valid, a lawyer can likely do what you want done. Even if it's not valid, there likely will be ways to do what you want minus a valid will. The accurate answer lies in details we don't have and this is a project that really requires a lawyer The good news: if everyone agrees to everything, the legal costs may be fairly low.

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  • Can he legally evict me?

    My husband wants to "kick me out". I am his caregiver; he doesn't need to live alone. I'm not abusive in any fashion.

    Glen’s Answer

    He can't evict a spouse. He can file for divorce, and unless the two of you reach agreement, a judge will decide who lives where.

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  • A mortgage company is refusing to let me use my mother's power of attorney, what can I do?

    My mother is in a coma in the hospital. She was refinancing her house to a lower interest rate. I thought I could finish the re-fi process by using the power of attorney form she gave me in 2013. It was signed and witnessed and she initialed in al...

    Glen’s Answer

    You can't force a bank to deal with a power of attorney, and many won't. It helps if it's well drafted by a lawyer, but it's no guarantee even then. If you have solid paperwork (a healthcare directive), you can likely get the medical records and then share them with the bank.

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