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  • I have been going by Cristina but my birth name is Tena I nevelr legally changed it what do I need to do?

    I have used this name for over twenty five years. I have my license, taxes and legal things using this name. I have a birthday coming up next month which requires a birth certificate to obtain my license. My birth certificate is Tena Lorraine . I ...

    Glen’s Answer

    Georgia DDS may refuse to renew you without a name change. Since that will take a tad over a month, hire a lawyer today.

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  • Does a Temporary Order over-ride any unaddressed topics from an Original Order?

    We had a hearing several months ago, a Temporary Order was given revising only standard visitation and Christmas, we went back again recently and a revised Temporary Order was given - once again addressing only standard weekend visitation and Chri...

    Glen’s Answer

    You should not be in a custody case without counsel.

    The answer would depend on the exact wording of both orders.

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  • Partial payment to a title loan

    My friend had to go to one of these title loan places to borrow money. They have tried to take them a partial payment but was told they couldn't accept a partial payment. If the money was refused do they still have to pay it

    Glen’s Answer

    Obviously yes he must. Your friend can't just change loan terms on a whim (and his loan papers say that).

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  • Does the duration of my alimony payments go by the dates set out in the Settlement Agreement or the date of filing of FJ&D?

    Alimony payments set out in Settlement Agreement, filed 7-8-2010. To be paid for 5 years beginning May 1, 2010. Final Judgment & Decree filed 8-23-2010. I thought the payments would continue for 5 years from the date of the filing of the Final Ju...

    Glen’s Answer

    From what you posted it sounds like you thought wrong and he's correct.

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  • Chase Bank will not give me a monthly mortgage statement, after several failed attempts. How can I fix this issue?

    My wife and I filed bankruptcy in Aug. 2011 and it was discharged Dec. 2011. To this day, I continue to make my mortgage payments without a statement. On 3/18/14, per Chase, we faxed them to release a block on our paperwork. They are also not rep...

    Glen’s Answer

    Chase is doing what it is supposed to do. Since the bankruptcy discharges the debt they are not allowed to report current or past payments or to bill you. You have to keep your own records.

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  • I was executor of sister's will 7 years ago. Can anyone sue me now for a personal debt or because they feel I wasnt fair?

    She died 7 years ago. I paid out assets according to her will.

    Glen’s Answer

    You've left out a lot needed to answer you. You wouldn't have asked the question unless an issue has come up. Without telling us what the issue is, no one can answer you.

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  • How can I file a civil lawsuit in georgia

    I want to sue my ex husband for physical and emotional abuse, and I cannot afford an attorney. How can I do it myself. I have proof that he was abusive to me physically and emotionally, and it's been a year and a half. Thanks

    Glen’s Answer

    Generally you can't sue ex's for that so you may want to start with an attorney and see if you are potentially filing frivolous litigation for which you can be sanctioned and ordered to pay money to him. And should you have a valid case, your chances of a win without counsel are so close to zero that you need to wait until you can afford it.

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  • What if your married for 20 years, you find out that your wife was never divorced from her first husband until five years later?

    Ok, I got married 20 years ago and now I'm going through a divorce and I find out that my spouse was never divorced from their first spouse. She got a divorce 4 years after we were married. Was this marriage legal or not? Am I married, or did sh...

    Glen’s Answer

    You'll need an annulment rather than a divorce if there were no children. Georgia abolished common law marriage in 1997 so that took away the one automatic fix. If you had children in the interim, you'll need a divorce. Regardkess you need a lawyer.

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  • Can I ignore my divorce papers

    My wife sent me divorce papers that is just a bunch of lies we were only together a few months. I told her to just run it in the news paper that I'm done and she insist on getting a lawyer and he keeps calling me. Please tell me I can just igne th...

    Glen’s Answer

    You need to get smart in a hurry. You've potentially put yourself at huge risk. No you can't ignore it, and yes, you already needed an attorney, many days ago. Drop your plans for Thursday in a hurry and work on retaining counsel.

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  • Being sued over debt from 1st Franklin Financial and unsure how I should file my Answer form without admitting full liability

    Relatively small amount (less than $2000); I defaulted on a loan as I could not make payments, so technically it is a legitimate claim; I make less than 30 times GA state minimum wage weekly and cannot afford to pay back the total sum in question;...

    Glen’s Answer

    When you admit the debt, or when you lose the case, there will be a judgmnent. It will not be paid at $25 a month. You will likely be garnisheed (about 25% of your paycheck). While it would not make sense to file bankruptcy over a $2000 debt, if you have other debts that may become a good idea. Even if you have to borrow from family and friends you nedd to be speaking to a lawyer. And if you have to file bankruptcy, the good news is you may be better off going forward. Simply do what many of my clients do - call mom, call friends, etc. - to help with fees.

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