Just want to have one last name
If you are currently going through a divorce, you can have your name changed as an outcome of the divorce. If you are not currently going through a divorce, you will have to file for a name change and must meet certain requirements for a judge to grant the change.See question
We have had our great niece for over two years we have permanent guardianship of her for now we lived in florida at the time bit moved to ga for better employment. I have not applied and don't even know if I am able to for child support the ...
Yes. Parents have a duty to support their children unless their parental rights are terminated. Therefore, you can file for child support against both parents. Where you file (Georgia or Florida) will depend on where the parents live. You should speak with an attorney to discuss your options.See question
I have just been notified my daughter of four years is moving to another state with her mother. I am trying to file for legitimation and custody but I am not sure how to go about it when she is leaving on short notice. Although I have been in my d...
You haven't said when your daughter and her mother will be moving, so it's unclear how much notice you were given. But, it is possible to meet with an attorney in the morning, have your complaint filed in the afternoon, and have it served in the evening. The longer you wait, however, the more you run the risk of not being able to get her served before she leaves. (You want to get her served before she leaves!)
If you do not file before she leaves, you would be allowed to file in your hometown for only a short window of time. After that, you would have to file where the child and mother live - meaning, you would have to find her new address.
If you file the case before she leaves, but do not serve her before she leaves, you will have to find her new address.
If you file the case and serve her before she leaves, Georgia will still be able to decide if you can be legitimated, what kind of custody schedule (if any) you should have, and what the child support obligation should be. The court may even be able to make the mother stay until the final order is issued. And any order can require her to give you the child's address anytime she moves.
You need to meet with an attorney right away!See question
My husband wants a divorce and said he was filing a month ago, but hasn't. I would like a divorce as well, however I am a stay at home wife/mom and have been our 4+ years of marriage. I have stayed with him because of our child who is just a year ...
If you are afraid of what your husband may do if left alone with your child, then you need to file for divorce IMMEDIATELY. As long as you remain married, he has the right to leave with her whenever he wants to; and you would not be able to do anything about it. But if you file, and if you're able to show his addiction and mental health issues, you could obtain an order requiring supervised visitation. (A good attorney should be able to ensure said outcome as long as you assist him/her with preparing and presenting your case.)
It doesn't matter who files first. But someone does have to file. If your husband is a pathological liar, you cannot rely on him claiming that he will file because you cannot trust what he says. And you cannot wait until your child can speak - that is just prolonging your current situation.
I encourage you to meet with attorneys to discuss your options.See question
I have trouble in my household with my guardian both my parents are deceased and I don't really get along or have a relationship with other family members i want to move out and of my understanding you can move out at 17 in the state of South Caro...
Unless you are emancipated (married, in the military, or have a court order of emancipation), you are not legally able to enter into a contract at the age of seventeen. For that reason, no reputable landlord will let you sign a lease. You're going to have to either get the permission/help of your guardian or wait until you turn eighteen.See question
My wife and I have had some problems for a year or so and I've been trying to better myself and work on our relationship. Recently I caught her cheating and she admitted to it, I'm handling it well and asked her if we can do some things to try and...
Your options depend on what you think is most likely. If there is any hope for reconciliation, you can file a request for Separate Maintenance to establish custody while you work on your marriage. But since you've said that your wife has indicated an unwillingness to work on things, that would really be a waste of your time.
You could do nothing, and hope that things change. But based on what you've described, that may put your children in danger.
You best option would be to file for divorce. Based on the complexity of what you've described, it would be in your best interest to meet with an attorney to discuss what outcome(s) you can reasonably expect.See question
I've Googled and I haven't been able to find anything relating to this topic. Any help will be appreciated.
You're not going to be able to find adoption forms anywhere. Adoption is an extremely specific process and requires knowledge of the legal requirements. It does not lend itself to being handled pro se (by a person without an attorney). It is also not a good idea to hire an attorney who isn't familiar with filing adoptions.See question
I want to move out next year. I'll be 16, I have a place to go if I do. I will be supported, I will finish highschool, and I'll have all the needs I need to live. Is it legally possible without premission from my grandparents.(legal guardian)
You are not legally allowed to decide where you live until you are emancipated. To be emancipated, you either need to be at least 18 years old, get a court order of emancipation, get married (which requires consent from a parent or guardian if you are a minor), or join the military (which requires consent if you are a minor). To get a court order of emancipation, you have to be able to support yourself without help from anyone else. So based on what you've said, you cannot go live with your friends without your grandparents' permission.See question
I have been married almost a year an my husband wants to adopt my 3 kids an we don't know how to go about doing this? The birth father is not involved an never has been..
Your husband needs to hire an attorney to assist him with filing a step-parent adoption.See question
My cousin came to visit my family and I over the summer for two weeks . since day one she has stated that her dad has laid hands on her and mentally abuses her. she has attempted to go to the guidance councler at school and the councler arranged a...
You mentioned that your cousin is abused by her father, and that her father receives child support. But you made no mention of her mother. Is there a reason that she cannot seek primary custody of the child based upon the abuse she is suffering from her father? Unless there is something preventing it (such as the mother also being abusive), then a solution may be for her to request a modification of custody.
Either way, as my colleagues have stated, you (or the child) should consider reporting the abuse to the Department of Family and Children Services for them to initiate an investigation.See question