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  • My husband left 4 years ago, I don't know where he is, can I get a divorce that is affordable w/o much problem?

    abandonment divorce

    Nathanael’s Answer

    If you don't know the location of your spouse you can file for divorce and use the process called service by publication. So long as all your property is in Georgia you can get an order that will grant you a divorce and address issues of property distribution. Bottom line, you should contact some attorneys in your area to get more specific advice and inquire into price.

    This answer is provided for informational purposes only. The response given is not intended to create, nor does it create, an attorney-client relationship. Each case is fact specific, and it is impossible to evaluate a legal question without a review of all the facts at issue. If you are looking for legal advice regarding a problem in the State of Georgia you may contact my office so that we can set up an office or phone consultation to fully address your question.

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  • How can i be free even if im living with my parents

    even though the law states that i have rights over my own decisions MY MOM STILL WONT LET ME MAKE MY OWN DECISIONS! I cant move out right now because of money so im stuck here untill my mom allows me to get a job. IM 19 and i cant work because she...

    Nathanael’s Answer

    You are asking practical questions, not legal questions. While they may be any number of people who can give you advice ultimately no one here can tell you how to live your life. You are an adult, it is up to you to find a way to accomplish the goals you set for yourself.

    This answer is provided for informational purposes only. The response given is not intended to create, nor does it create, an attorney-client relationship. Each case is fact specific, and it is impossible to evaluate a legal question without a review of all the facts at issue. If you are looking for legal advice regarding a problem in the State of Georgia you may contact my office so that we can set up an office or phone consultation to fully address your question.

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  • What could be taking so long??

    I was charged with cruelty to children in the 2nd degree in September of 2009 and the only thing done so far in my case was a Grand Jury hearing back in October 09 in which I was not indicted. I check back with the DA's office weekly about court d...

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    Well if a grand jury returned a no bill on the indictment it could be that they are not going to proceed with the prosecution. There could be any number of other issues that would contribute to the period of delay you have described. You should consult with an attorney who could give you more specific advice based on the facts of your case, and may be able to find out more about the status the prosecution, or lack thereof. As long as you make sure the DA/court has up to date contact information for you they have to send you notice of any upcoming court date. You are not required to keep calling the DA's office other than to potentially give them change of address information if you move.

    This answer is provided for informational purposes only. The response given is not intended to create, nor does it create, an attorney-client relationship. Each case is fact specific, and it is impossible to evaluate a legal question without a review of all the facts at issue. If you are looking for legal advice regarding a problem in the State of Georgia you may contact my office so that we can set up an office or phone consultation to fully address your question.

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  • Could DA drop or lessen charge

    Could the DA drop or lessen charge against a defendant if the victim signed a written statement on the behalf of the defendant. and could the parole officer not revoke the defendant parole if the victim sign a written statement also.

    Nathanael’s Answer

    They certainly could, but the more important question is whether they would drop or lessen the charges. It would be wise for you to consult an attorney and give them all the facts so that they can advise you on the best way to maximize your chance of the getting the DA or parole officer to drop or lessen the charges. What should be included in an affidavit is very fact specific, and you don't want to make the situation worse by having the victim swear to facts that could be used against your client or potentially expose the victim to negative consequences.

    This answer is provided for informational purposes only. The response given is not intended to create, nor does it create, an attorney-client relationship. Each case is fact specific, and it is impossible to evaluate a legal question without a review of all the facts at issue. If you are looking for legal advice regarding a problem in the State of Georgia you may contact my office so that we can set up an office or phone consultation to fully address your question.

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  • Is there anything illegal about not using your married surname; I notice a lot of entertainers don't use theirs?

    Just a question regarding usage of your surname if you've not purchased a home, or vehicle, during your marriage, etc.

    Nathanael’s Answer

    The major issue with regard to illegality is whether you are using another name with the intent to mislead or defraud someone. It would be wise to at least use your legal name on contracts and documents regarding purchase or sale of real property, as well as documents submitted to governmental agencies.

    This answer is provided for informational purposes only. The response given is not intended to create, nor does it create, an attorney-client relationship. Each case is fact specific, and it is impossible to evaluate a legal question without a review of all the facts at issue. If you are looking for legal advice regarding a problem in the State of Georgia you may contact my office so that we can set up an office or phone consultation to fully address your question.

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  • If a city relased a felony warrant would'nt that mean that the state would have dropped it too?

    my husband had a hold in clarksville, Ga but when i called they said the hold had been relased but the next day they put the hold back on stating that the city had relased it's warrant but not the state. I would think that if the city reased it wo...

    Nathanael’s Answer

    Unfortunately no, it is possible for one agency to release a hold or dismiss a warrant and another agency keep a similar hold or warrant in place. In some cases one agency will allow the other agency to proceed with the prosecution in lieu of proceeding with their own prosecution. Of course your situation may also be a paperwork problem, we just can't tell from the information provided. If you hire an attorney they should be able to find out what is happening with greater specificity, and if there is a hold in place take action to have it released, have a bond set, or simply defend as to the incident that caused the hold to be put in place.

    This answer is provided for informational purposes only. The response given is not intended to create, nor does it create, an attorney-client relationship. Each case is fact specific, and it is impossible to evaluate a legal question without a review of all the facts at issue. If you are looking for legal advice regarding a problem in the State of Georgia you may contact my office so that we can set up an office or phone consultation to fully address your question.

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  • Pled guilty to family battery was not offered the plea diversion first offense can I still get it remove after 8 years.

    Pled guilty and did all my requirements and the case was closed and terminated after a year. Can I get this expunged since it was not offer to me in court since this is my first offense.

    Nathanael’s Answer

    It's hard to say based on what you've provided. If you were sentenced under the first offender act and a judge has signed an order discharging the first offender sentence then yes, it can be expunged. If it was under a diversion program then it depends on the circumstances of the diversion program. If not and you just entered a plea of guilty and had the remainder of the probation terminated after a year then no, it cannot be expunged. However there may be some benefits to getting a pardon. Either way you should talk to an attorney and give them all the facts.

    This answer is provided for informational purposes only. The response given is not intended to create, nor does it create, an attorney-client relationship. Each case is fact specific, and it is impossible to evaluate a legal question without a review of all the facts at issue. If you are looking for legal advice regarding a problem in the State of Georgia you may contact my office so that we can set up an office or phone consultation to fully address your question.

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  • Can a recorded conversation be used in court if you and the party you were talking to did not know that they were being recorded

    can a recorded conversation be used in court if you and the party you were talking to did not know that they were being recorded by a third party. i used my mother in law's phone to talk to my assistant manager about firing a co worker and she rec...

    Nathanael’s Answer

    As a general statement if a person who is not a party to a conversation records a conversation held in a private place they are committing a crime and the recorded conversation is not admissible in court. There are very limited exceptions to this, so it would be wise to talk with an attorney about all the facts to get a firm answer.

    This answer is provided for informational purposes only. The response given is not intended to create, nor does it create, an attorney-client relationship. Each case is fact specific, and it is impossible to evaluate a legal question without a review of all the facts at issue. If you are looking for legal advice regarding a problem in the State of Georgia you may contact my office so that we can set up an office or phone consultation to fully address your question.

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  • If First cousins have sex, one is 16,the other is 30. Can the parents press charges against the father, or can we get married?

    I am 16 and i am having a sexual relationship with my 30 year old first cousin. We never met until this year, and i think i am pregnant. Can my parents press charges or can we get married and have the baby?

    Nathanael’s Answer

    In Georgia having sex with a 16 year old is not statutory rape. However, depending on the circumstances your cousin could possibly be charged with interference with custody and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Further, it is rarely a good idea to be engaging in relations at your age as it risks serious problems such as unplanned pregnancy, STDs, and in your particular circumstances could cause severe health problems for any child that is conceived. While it is legally possible, before taking any rash steps like getting married to avoid legal problems you should consult with people you trust, whether that be your family, older friends, your pastor or priest, school counselors, health professionals, or social workers. This is a potentially life altering situation, but there are people and resources out there that can help you. I hope you think it through and really talk to people who can help you make a wise decision.

    This answer is provided for informational purposes only. The response given is not intended to create, nor does it create, an attorney-client relationship. Each case is fact specific, and it is impossible to evaluate a legal question without a review of all the facts at issue. If you are looking for legal advice regarding a problem in the State of Georgia you may contact my office so that we can set up an office or phone consultation to fully address your question.

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  • Can a juvenile be charged with criminal trespassing if they were not caught at the scene?

    child went to a home/thought owners still there/they had party two days prior to that when they were in town. child went back to home on an invite thought owners/friend still there /home was open but discovered owners not home. Child left the home...

    Nathanael’s Answer

    It sounds like the person has a very good case but I can't say for sure without knowing more about the case and why a prosecution was initiated. One doesn't have to be caught at the scene of a crime to be charged; they could have testimony from someone who saw the person there, video/audio of the incident, an admission from the person charged, or other physical evidence. However, unless there was damage done to property at the home or the owner had previously told the juvenile they were not allowed on the property then there is a good defense to the charges.

    This answer is provided for informational purposes only. The response given is not intended to create, nor does it create, an attorney-client relationship. Each case is fact specific, and it is impossible to evaluate a legal question without a review of all the facts at issue. If you are looking for legal advice regarding a problem in the State of Georgia you may contact my office so that we can set up an office or phone consultation to fully address your question.

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