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Glen Edward Ashman

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  • Is it legal

    Is it legal for the permanent custodian to move out of state with the child? If not, whay steps need to be taken? Thank you.

    Glen’s Answer

    In Georgia yes but some moves could trigger you losing custody so meet with a lawyer first.

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  • If the children feel more comfortable with grandparents, can grandparents take legal custody of children?

    3 children, 8, 13, and 16. The 13 and 16 year olds Parents are divorced and mom is remarried. They share joint custody and go to their dads every other weekend and one day out of the week. Mom has more custody than dad but mom is currently sufferi...

    Glen’s Answer

    Grandparents rarely get custody but they should discuss details with their lawyer.

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  • I sent a text a few minutes ago re: being married 36 years and my husband wants to leave me and telling me that I'll never find

    I forgot to give you my gmail account in the previous text. I worked my whole life and at times work 2or 3 jobs. And because I can't get SSI disability now because I haven't worked in the past 5 years they say that I'm not eligible. I have put up ...

    Glen’s Answer

    Avvo prohibits lawyers from emailing you and you never should post your email on the internet.

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  • Regarding a divorce? I have been married for 36 years and my husband is threatening me with him leaving and me

    I have not worked in the past 12 years due to health problems and SSI says that I'm not eligible since I haven't worked in the past 5 years.He says that since he's the only one who works that it's his money and I have no say so. He tells me that h...

    Glen’s Answer

    You need a lawyer immediately as you have strong claims to his income and 401k. Don't be afraid to seek money from your friends , church and family to get counsel or to use credit cards as you will do badly without counse..

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  • What is the process to get an Income Deduction Order in place after the original decree doesnt have one?

    We agreed to have child support paid through the local clerk's office at the time the divorce was final, now I want an income deduction order in place instead.

    Glen’s Answer

    Call 1-844-MYGADHS (1-844-694-2347) and schedule an appointment to open a case and bring a certied copy of your decree and spport paperwork. Anyone who receives help from the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program or receives certain Medicaid benefits can get help from DCSS without having to apply. All others must complete an application form and pay a fee of $25. You may fill out an application online at https://services.georgia.gov/dhr/cspp/do/public/application/ApplicantNewNext?New=true or you may download an application or you can request an application be emailed to you by calling 1-844-MYGADHS (1-844-694-2347).

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  • What is the process of a Stepparent adoption?

    My husband is wanting to adopt my 16 year old daughter. My ex husband has not been in contact with my daughter in at least 4 years. What is the process of terminating his rights so my husband can adopt my daughter?

    Glen’s Answer

    Your first step is getting a lawyer, as you will fail without one. If the father consents it likely should go smoothly. If he won't, and he hasn't paid support or seen the child in a year, the adoption judge, after service on the father, can terminate his rights.

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  • I have a special needs son who will be 18 in 6mths. He has not seen his biological father in 9 years.

    I have a special needs son who will be 18 in 6mths. He has not seen his biological father in 9 years. My son has a severe seizure disorder, mentally 3-4 years old. His father brought him home from a visitation one weekend and said he had seizure a...

    Glen’s Answer

    Courtsdon't do visitation past age 18. However you need to get a lawyer so you can be appointed guardian and conservator when he's 18, as your sole custody ends on his 18th birthday.

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  • Step-parent adoption in Dekalb county

    Last year my ex raped me and got me pregnant, I left him and reported him to the police, and soon after met the man who I married in April of this year. My husband wants to adopt my son, and I was wondering what we have to do to make that happen. ...

    Glen’s Answer

    Either with the biodad's consent or after a year with no support or visits you can proceed. You definitely need counsel.

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  • My son's mother filed a child support petition against me. Can I respond with a legitimization petition request?

    I live in Georga. My child's mother now lives out of state, but maintains a residence in Georgia. She filed a child support petition against me. Can I also respond to her petition with a petition of my own for legitimization and custody? Or do I h...

    Glen’s Answer

    The answer is that it depends on what type support case she filed, and also may present complete strategic and jurisdictional issues. You will likely have a bad unfixable result without counsel and you need a lawyer.

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  • Do I pay a child support payment on July 1st if my daughter turns 18 on July 1st & has graduated from high school??

    My divorce decree states that I am to pay child support on the first of every month until my child is 18 & is not in high school. My daughter turns 18 on July 1st and she graduated high school on May 26 2016. Do I make a payment on July 1st?

    Glen’s Answer

    My answer is no. However Mr Zezima's advice might save you thousands spent on lawyers should the other parent disagree. Sometimes the practical answer can be smarter than the legal answer.

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