I agree with Ms. Brown. The only thing, in my opinion, that you might be eligible for is Social Security benefits drawn off your ex-husband's earnings. If you were not awarded something during the divorce, you will not be able to go back now and get anything.
Quite honestly, things likely will not turn out too well for you in court. Since you are not working, your ex doesn't have much incentive to help you stay OUT of jail. If you were working, you could try to convince her that she is "killing the golden goose," so to speak by asking that you be put in jail. I'm not sure exactly where Dallas, GA is, but in the judicial district in which I practice, you would definitely be sent to jail.
Take care and good luck.
The short answer to your question is no, you do not need both a living will and a durable power of attorney for healthcare (DPOAH). (I assume that is the type of power of attorney you are asking about since you mentioned already having a living will.) Most attorneys in Tennessee will recommend a DPOAH over a living will for several reasons. For example, if you have a living will and ever change your mind about what type of lifesaving measures or treatments you might or might not want, you...
Agree with prior post. I would add that if you do not answer in the time allowed by law and your spouse is granted a divorce, he or she will likely get just about everything he/she asks for in the way of property, debts, alimony, child support/custody/visitation, attorney fees, etc. It is VERY dangerous for you to ignore the divorce papers you were served with! Hire an attorney immediately!
I believe you when you say you didn't mean to lie. Otherwise, it wouldn't be worrying you so much! My only question is how long were you actually in college? If your answer of 2 years didn't miss by much, I wouldn't worry about it too much. For example, if you said 2 years but you were actually in school for 2-1/2 years it wouldn't be that big of a deal. Like the other responder stated, you can always correct your testimony at some point in the future. Although education is relevant (or...
The judge may send him to jail and he/she may not. It depends, at least in part, on how many other times the father has been in and out of court for not paying child support. I practice in both Tennessee (Chattanooga) and Georgia and I know one thing for sure: Courts in Georgia would be much quicker to throw the guy in jail than most judges in Tennessee. I'm not quite sure why that is. With regard to your question about adoption, there are several hoops you have to jump through and things...
No, you will still owe child support unless and until your daughter is adopted. You will know if an adoption is in the works because you will be asked to surrender your own rights to your daughter. Good luck.
I absolutely agree with Shelley. You may have waived that arrearage by not including it in the agreement. What particularly concerns me is your statement about the paragraph the judge added: that the agreement was a final order on all issues of property, alimony, child support, etc.
If it hasn't been too long since the order was entered you may be able to have that order set aside or modified. PLEASE call a lawyer as soon as possible to discuss your options!
Take care and best of luck!
Good afternoon. Possibly what your attorney meant was that he would begin drafting the paperwork the following week. After he drafts the order, he has to submit it to the opposing attorney or party for his or her approval/signature before he can file it with the Court. Only after both attorneys approve/sign the order can the order be filed with the Court. (There is an exception for this in many jurisdictions to protect against an attorney unreasonably withholding approval of an order.)...
Agree with prior post. I would add that the proper thing to file might not be a motion. You may need to reopen the case with a Complaint for Modification of Child Support. You definitely should hire an attorney ASAP. I don't think you are getting blown off. I think you just aren't doing a very good job of representing yourself. Get a lawyer!
Best of luck.