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Glen Edward Ashman

Glen Ashman’s Answers

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  • If I decide to divorce what are all of the actions I can take to protect myself?

    My husband and I have been married sense December 24th, 2014. I recently found evidence that he has been cheating on me and he has admitted to this infidelity with multiple women. I have pictures of sexting conversations he had with them and he ad...

    Glen’s Answer

    Other than the obvious physical protection (no sex with him and get STD tested), separating your finances will matter (so you have full access to your own pay) so open your own bank account. Beyond that, see a lawyer ASAP to discuss things in more detail. More info is needed to determine other steps.

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  • Can I do anything to get the manager at Client B to repair my truck like he said he would initially?

    I am a truck driver, owner-operator. I have been in business over 17 years. I recently bought a new truck and started contracting with Company A. Company A sent me to Client B to pick up a load in my truck. When I got there, Client B's employe...

    Glen’s Answer

    If he's ignoring you, sue him in Small Claims court (called Magistrates Court). Be aware that this takes up your time, so you need to evaluate how badly you want the $700. You will have to prove that it was their fault and that $700 is the reasonable repair cost (get several estimates, not just one) to prevail.

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  • How can I get joint custody of my daughter? What are my options, if any?

    I currently share custody of my 3 year old daughter with an ex girlfriend. Our current situation is I get her every other weekend and pay child support but don't have any say so in anything else in her life. I want to have more involvement in my d...

    Glen’s Answer

    Unless you have a court ordered legitimization, you have no rights at all, so that is step one. If you have done that, modification of custody requires some change in circumstances, but more parenting time (visitation) is also possible. While some courts still may have a bias to one gender fathers fare far better than many people think. You need to sit down with a lawyer, share all the details,, and then make your decisions.

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  • What all is involved in changing custody under these circumstances?

    My son turns 14 in 2 months. My ex has primary physical custody and we have joint legal custody. I have been fighting for custody for almost 6 years on a temporary custody order, My ex had told me and my son that when he turns 14 he can decide ...

    Glen’s Answer

    14 year olds do not get to decide custody. They can express a preference. A judge still has to okay it, and the judge gets the final say (although most such elections are successful).

    A six year temporary custody battle is unusual, and your question tells me you are years overdue to get a lawyer and a final resolution. Bear in mind a change of custody will also mean changes in child support, etc. That is not something to pursue pro se.

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  • How will our divorce go step by step & how much will it cost roughly ?

    I have been separated from my husband for 2 years now. We didn't do a legal separation though. We have 2 kids together, one is 3 & the other is 1. He wants to contest the divorce over the custody of the kids. He pays me child support weekly. He ge...

    Glen’s Answer

    A contested case can have so many possible steps that if we talked for an hour I might barely be able to cover very generally the many variations, each of which depend on what he and you do. Contested custody matters tend to be hugely expensive and can bankrupt both sides. Since the two of you have obviously worked out visitation and support, getting a good lawyer may avoid the costs if both of you are able to negotiate a settlement. Lawyers cannot quote fees on AVVO, but even if we could, there would be far too many variables to do so without lots more information. Sit down with a lawyer and then assess your options.

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  • Can my sister in law execute a will that will stand up in court after she passes?

    My sister in law was in a car accident 18 years ago and suffered TBI. Her mother declared her incompetent after the accident and is now her legal guardian. My sister in law has since married and had a child. She wants to make a will and I belie...

    Glen’s Answer

    If she wants to make a will, which she cannot do unless she is competent mentally to make one, she needs to see a lawyer and try to get the guardianship ended. Making a will without that step, which sounds like it could become a difficult and expensive family court battle, probably guarantees an even worse (and maybe unwinnable) battle later.

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  • Would a judge grant me primary custody or at least joint custody?

    I've been married since 2012 my wife is wanting to get a devorsce with out attorneys but refuses to agree to joint custody. She says I'm not able to hold a stable environment for our three year old daughter. She only makes enough money to pay her ...

    Glen’s Answer

    No one here has sufficient information to be clairvoyant and guess. What we can tell you is that you need a lawyer. Hire one. It matters, and can affect the outcome.

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  • How do I find a lawyer that is willing to help ?

    My trial lawyer and appellate lawyer were found ineffective by the Georgia Supreme Court. I feel I deserve my money back. How should I proceed?

    Glen’s Answer

    You may want to start with the State Bar's fee panel: http://www.gabar.org/committeesprogramssections/programs/feearbitration.cfm

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  • Why hasn't my bankruptcy discharged yet?

    I file for bankruptcy on my own back in October. My meeting of the creditors was in early November. I thought it should've discharged in early January.

    Glen’s Answer

    Two possibilities:

    1. You messed something up. A lawyer would need to review your file.

    2. All is okay. While a case may be eligible for discharge, the court often runs on a slower schedule than you expect.

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  • Will the judge use the check stub from the $22 job to determine CS or the job that I've help for the last 7 month?

    I have a child legitimation/child support case pending since July 2015. CS was established then in the amount of $520/mth. I got terminated from the job making $22/hr in Aug 2015. Ive since found another job making $12/hr and ive been working ther...

    Glen’s Answer

    You and your lawyer need to give accurate employment information. Since your income has gone down and then up, full disclosure gives your lawyer a way to ask the judge to account for the changes rather than blindly apply the state guidelines (if you are pro se, you get to explain that). Note that changes in support are not retroactive, so August or September was when you should have made a motion.

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