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|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||1998||06/03/2017|
|University of Georgia, Athens||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Posted by anonymous
Mr Earwood represented me in my custody matter from 2010 till 2013. In early 2010 my child's mother originally lost custody of my daughter and her sister, who both entered into foster care in that state. He started out to be a decent attorney, helping to make it possible to remove my daughter from foster care and get temporary custody of her in 2010. Later I was granted joint physical custody and I took my daughter to raise her in my home state for most of her life, effectively making it my daughter's home state as well. Last summer I let my child go back to her mother in her state on visitation that was implemented in the parenting plan paperwork of the court.. Then I allowed my child to stay with her mother for two extra weeks. This attorney assured me that this arrangement should not be a problem because it was not during the school year. At that time an ex-parte order was issued against me by the mother.because I permanently separated from my fiancée. Then there was a court date set for superior court in the mother's home state to remove custody from me. That court threw the case over to juvenile court in that state, which granted joint physical custody to the mother. My new attorney feels that this action was contrary to the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act. Mr. Earwood seemed oblivious to this line of defense and therefore caused my child to be uprooted from her home state. Other attorneys agree with this assertion and now I am forced to move in this direction of correcting the jurisdiction. This could have been filed and corrected long ago. The proper venue for further proceedings has been established to be in the child's home state, not the mother's home state.
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