My lawyer isn't returning my email or phone calls. I scheduled to have a conference call with her on 5/17/17 at 3:00 pm and she didn't call me nor did her office pick up my calls. Her secretary has been very rude and trying to not schedule appoint...
I agree with my colleagues. I would do everything that Mr. Ashman suggested but I would also start looking for new counsel at the same time rather than waiting on that.See question
Guys, I'm not trying to bash anyone here. But its been my experience in picking is bad ones. After paying up retainers, I've got the shaft every time. I know you're going to say it's my attitude but how would you feel if u got shafted? I've had wi...
I'm sorry that you have had such a difficult time. Without knowing what has happened, it's hard to comment. However, I do agree with my colleague's response. Part of the problem is that there is a limit to what an attorney and law enforcement can do without the appropriate necessary information and Court Orders. I'm sorry this is happening.See question
My husband has been trying to get me to sign the papers for almost a month now, so the other night he ambushed me into signing them, he and his sister went to the store he called me and said get your wallet and come get in the car she will watch t...
I assume that you sent some divorce papers. You need to get to an attorney and talk to him/her about what you think you signed. It is important that you act quickly to convey the sense that you do not agree to what you signed. Also, moving forward, it sounds like you should not talk to him (if you have kids, then only about the kids and their well-being) and you should not spend time with him!! Read: He is not to be trusted.See question
I live in Ga but she lives in Ca how would that work Ben if I don't have her information about where she lives
You should call and speak with an attorney about the specifics of your case! The answer to your question ultimately will be "it depends." You may have issues with serving her which can impact the cost on your case. Call some attorneys and discuss your situation with them. They will be able to give you a ball-park figure. Also, some attorneys will do the case for a flat fee and then you will know your cost up front.See question
I did not receive a copy of his paperwork submitted to courts. He is 17 years vested with the state of Florida. I feel this is fraud on his part and I would like to reopen case. He was also ordered by court to pay a portion of my VW Golf vehicle...
You said you did not get a copy of your paperwork...I think the first thing you need to do is go get a copy of your divorce papers and then take them to an attorney to review. You should obtain the final documents as well as whatever financial forms have been filed in the case. You can speak with an attorney beforehand but s/he will talk to you some and then tell you to get your paperwork and come back. This is because it matters what the paperwork says. Get your documents. Call an attorney to set an appointment to discuss the case.See question
we have a child custody order and she goes every other weeks end
You need to speak with an attorney ASAP tomorrow. And I do mean TOMORROW and not Monday. If you truly believe there is a concern for danger, you should not wait and, in fact, waiting could be a bad fact against you because the other side could argue "it was not that serious of a danger because she waited to act." Discuss what is going with an attorney to assess the situation and what your options are.See question
My wife and I are living separately and have for about a month so far. She signed a year lease at a rental property because she wanted to move out. We have not filed for divorce yet, but if one of us were to start dating someone else, even though ...
The direct answer to your question of whether it is adultery is "yes" because adultery is defined as having sexual intercourse (note that the definition includes intercourse and not just dating) with someone other than your spouse while married. However, the real question is "does it matter?" And, the answer to that is more likely to be "no." Because you are separated and she has moved out, it is clear that there is an intention to not be together. That being said, it would be a much more important issue if she was spending marital funds, especially significant marital funds, on this relationship. I would recommend consulting with some attorneys and discussing your case. If you are living separately, there is no hope for reconciliation and she is seeing someone else, it might be time to initiate the divorce action.See question
My divorce is final, but I was told that if my ex did not want to get the children, he is not obligated to do so. But it's in the decree for him to get them 2nd and 4th weekend's. I was told that it is s privilege for him to get them.
While I agree mostly with my colleagues' responses, I do understand the idea that you may want a weekend to yourself or at least some help with the children over his weekends. We all need a break sometimes! And, not getting a break is something that you are allowed to feel frustrated over.
I agree most strongly with Mr. Ashman's response which was related to how long your ex has not been visiting. I would start by keeping a calendar that is separate for just things related to your ex and keep track of things like:
- is child support paid on time
- what weekends does he miss, if he is late to pick up, if he is late to bring them back
- if he is missing or late, does he notify you or is it last minute?
- your divorce documents probably has things about his ability to call and speak with the children every day so keep track of whether he exercises that parenting time
If a pattern develops, then I would recommend that you speak with an attorney about it. If he is not going to exercise his time, then you may want to consider going back and asking for more child support. You should definitely consult with an attorney about your case before doing a case for that reason though because the strength of the case is always dependent on the facts.See question
Does my name have to be on the home loan to have legal rights to owning the house? Or does my name just have to be on the house and not the loan too? I feel like my husband is trying to protect himself in a divorce and not have me on the loan.
Georgia law provides that, unless there is a prenuptial/postnuptial agreement stating otherwise, anything that is accrued from the date of marriage is considered marital property and subject to equitable division regardless of whose name it is titled in. That being said, I agree with Mr. Ashman's response which is
- it's a better position to be on the title but not necessary
- if you are thinking of a divorce, buying a home may not be the best idea right now - or, if the home is definitely going to be bought, then you should consult with an attorney and just get some information (it doesn't mean that you have to hire that attorney or file for divorce)
I filed for child support and my child a father has filed a legitimacy case on me and my daughter. He is trying to gain some type of custody or visitation. He has only seen her 3 times since birth and she 6 weeks old now. I'm wondering how to answ...
I agree with my colleagues - you need to speak with and retain a lawyer ASAP.
Please note that you have 30 days from the date that you were served to respond to the papers. This is an important deadline and you should have an attorney either help you with the response or respond for you (responding for you is better).See question