I live in Georgia, my wife lives in Michigan. Should I have a Georgia or Michigan Lawyer for a divorce and child support issue

Asked about 5 years ago - Alpharetta, GA

I want to file for joint custody of our 2 children who are with my wife now in Michigan. At this particular time, over $600.00 is being taken out of my monthly check of $1100 - this does not leave me with enough money to take care of myself. I need an attorney that will fight for the rights of men to take my case. I have family that is willing to help me financially to pay for the attorney.

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  1. Glen Edward Ashman


    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . Assuming the children have been in Michigan at least six months they have jurisdiction in most situations, so you likely need a lawyer there.

    A case would work in Georgia if the mother would consent and agree to that. Otherwise see a Michigan lawyer.

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