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  • Divorce was in Texas but child resides in Alabama where do I file to change child support?

    The child support was originally set based on my making a lot more money than I do now.

    Glen’s Answer

    The answer depends on the wording of the original order and whether the court retained jurisdiction. Absent that, if the other parent is in Alabama, that is likely going to be where this gets filed. Note that a reduction in income does not guarantee a reduction in support, so see a lawyer and do not do that pro se.

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  • What do i do if my new car is reposed while in the shop due to my full coverage not fixing the car.

    I've had the car for 8 days. Car gets vandalized. Had to file a claim through my insurance, claim takes 30 days now the financing company would like 1st payment, but i don't have it due to rental fees piling up and financing company is threatening...

    Glen’s Answer

    You have to make the payments on time. If you bought proper insurance you have no rental fees as good full coverage includes rental coverage.

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  • Can I legally redact Privacy information in divorce proceedings to protect my identity?

    My spouse's lawyer requested copies of banking, Tax information, and tickets for the past 3 years which include privacy information such as SSN, DOB, Drivers License #, Bank account/access numbers. I have no problem providing copies of the reques...

    Glen’s Answer

    First let me answer the more important question that you did not ask - "Is my case going to be a disaster because my spouse has a lawyer and I do not?" Answer: Yes! You need counsel today.

    If proper discovery has been filed you must comply and cannot redact information absent a court order. Your attorney can tell you if you have any basis to challenge parts of discovery, but it is highly unlikely you will be allowed to redact the information you list. Having said that, on certain documents filed with the court (not the discovery), there ARE already redaction requirements both sides must follow.

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  • How much could I possibly get? Could I lose if he has a lawyer? Can they reward me support while waiting?

    Hello, I am currently pregnant with my first child. The father abandoned me while I was pregnant. He has not contributed any funds towards my pregnancy, not even for food or medical expenses. Everytime I have reached out asking for financial help,...

    Glen’s Answer

    Sadly there are some deadbeats who may never pay, but with limited resources the best route for you is to, as soon as the child is born, start a case with the state child support office. The fee is either $0 or $25 depending on your income. Note that unless he files to legitimize the child (and if he does you IMMEDIATELY must hire a lawyer) he has no visitation or custody rights.

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  • I am periodically being billed for a service I had canceled a little over a year ago, What are my options

    I am periodically being billed for a service I had canceled a little over a year ago, I called the company a few months ago when I initially became aware of the practice and thought it had stopped until I noticed monthly charges for the months of ...

    Glen’s Answer

    By leaving out necessary details (what type service, how did you cancel, what records do you have and did your contract if you have one allow for cancellation) i can't answer you with a useful answer.

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  • How much does it cost to have a name change on a birth certificate?

    My granddaughter's name is Seda on the certificate and her identification card , but in school she has been spelling it as Sade. What do her parents need to do to correct this?

    Glen’s Answer

    Assuming both parents consent, a name change would be filed in Superior Court and that can be used to amend the birth certificate. Court costs and advertising fees are about $300. You'd have to call local attorneys as to their fees but they should be inexpensive.

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  • What papers do I need to file a pro se divorce in ga, when I don't know where my husband is and my mom has custody of our kids

    My husband has no visitation rights to our children because he forfeited them in a previous case where my mother was given custody and I have visitation. Also I do not know where he lives. Our shared lawyer for the custody case couldn't find him e...

    Glen’s Answer

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    Hi. While some counties in Georgia do have forms, it is difficult to get a divorce with children using forms, and when you add your two "curves" here - your mother having custody and him being missing, the forms dpn't fit very well. Realistically, you really need to hire counsel (and if money is tight have a local lawyer help you do proper paperwork).

    Since you mention limited funds, contact Georgia Legal Services Program Macon Regional Office
    241 Third Street Macon, Georgia 31201 (478) 751-6261 or 1-800-560-2855. Generally they do not have staffing to handle domestic cases, but they may have some resources for low cost legal help near you.

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  • I live in Atlanta and I would like to add my maiden name to my married name. Can I do this by myself or do I need a lawyer?

    How much will this cost, and can you give me the name and number of a lawyer that can help.

    Glen’s Answer

    It looks like you are in Fulton County. Some people do name changes pro se. Some people use an attorney. With the way Fulton handles them, you will have fewer problems with a lawyer, as they understand the process. On every name change calendar I go to some pro se litigants have to get their case reset due to a problem or misstep. As for costs, you have to pay a filing fee and a fee to the legal organ of the county, which adds up to around $300. AVVO prohibits me (or any lawyer answering you) to quote our fees in an answer, but you can call or email anyone who you see answering you on AVVO to get fees. It's inexpensive. Lots of the family lawyers who will answer you have done name changes - I've done 100's and I suspect several others who answer you will also have done quite a few.

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  • When doing a modification of child support is the one time inheritance income that shows on a tax return included as income.

    I make 46,000 per year and need to modify to have my 19 year old son removed. However this years tax return show that I made 82,000.00 last year because of inheritance. I dont want to modify if this is what my new income is because I may owe mor...

    Glen’s Answer

    Sit down with a lawyer. It would be very unusual to report inheritances as income on an income tax return, so you may also want to sit down with a CPA. While a large inheritance would not be factored into a child support worksheet, it might create an argument against modification. Note also that one child aging past 18 doesn';t tell us if your amounts go up or down, as income and other things also affect that. So let a lawyer look at everything and see where to go from here.

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  • In what state can you choose a new surname when you get married

    Neither my soon to be wife or I want to keep our last names.

    Glen’s Answer

    I doubt there are any. Both of you could file a name change, preferably with counsel, after marriage.

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