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Glen Edward Ashman

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  • Am i married if the license was never turned in to be a certificate

    we got our marriage license then seen preacher and then were married but our license was never turned because it was after the alloted time.

    Glen’s Answer

    You were married the second the preacher signed it. There is no deadline to file it, but it needs to be filed now to avoid complications in the future.

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  • I want to work things out with my wife but she does not, what are my options?

    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...

    Glen’s Answer

    Since you cannot make someone stay with you, your unachievable goal is preventing you from doing what you should. You need a lawyer now and may well need to file in court as she can run off with the children at will.

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  • Would it be best to file a divorce contempt claim or a small claims suit to be reimbursed by my ex for our kids' fees?

    We divorced in 2007. Our divorce decree states that he is to provide half on their extracurricular activities, dental and medical fees, and their insurance. He was unemployed for two years. I carried their insurance from 2007 until 2015. I sen...

    Glen’s Answer

    This would have to be contempt in superior court, not small claims. Filing without a lawyer often goes badly, so you need one. You can seek legal fees from him.

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  • What is the right way to file for child custody and visit ion when other parent is moving away in short notice?

    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...

    Glen’s Answer

    You have a legal emergency so drop all your plans and see a lawyer today. Depending on the county, the standing order issued at filing, it a separate order your lawyer may seek may delay a move pending a hearing. If she moved first, it will be harder to undo a move and, after 6 months another state gets to decide. While no one can guarantee an outcome, your chances with no lawyer diminish. So getting a lawyer and serving her quickly are critical.

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  • Does it really make a difference if your ex spouse is still living with some man who's not related as for as custody issues?

    It made no difference when I fought for custody for years before with attorneys on board. As the plaintiff, Court knew and was very much aware ex spouse with our nine year old minor daughter was living with some man while I'm pursuing sole custody...

    Glen’s Answer

    Any expert lawyer will tell you that you cannot use a modification to now argue, past the time for appeal, facts the court knew about two years ago, so if a lawyer suggests otherwise keep looking for better counsel. This is also not an ethics issue. Modification is based on material changes of circumstances since the prior order, and bear in mind the end result could be better or worse than where you are now. Your post suggests a strong distrust in the legal system, but remember you will return to the same system now. If your focus is to "right that wrong" rather than look solely at recent events, you'll likely dislike the new result. If your "true expert" actually said what you posted, I'd be looking elsewhere for counsel.

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  • How to drop Maiden name from hyphenated name ?

    Just want to have one last name

    Glen’s Answer

    Unless you're in s divorce right now, it require various steps in superior court. To make sure it gets done quickly and without difficulty, see a lawyer.

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  • Can I file a child abandonment warrant on the father of my son while he is filing a civil suit for a paternity test?

    My sons father is using every excuse under the sun to avoid paying child support. He has not paid in over 8 years (when he walked away)( no court order for child support). Now he's serving me with civil papers for a paternity suit to prolong his r...

    Glen’s Answer

    While you can certainly seek a warrant, you probably don't speed up anything. St the preissuance hearing a judge may well wait on the same paternity test you are awaiting now. You should have a lawyer in the paternity case. Unless he says to get a warrant wait. Since the present case may affect custody and visitation as well as support, it is very unwise to not have a lawyer.

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  • Is it possible for a grandparent that has legal custody of a child to sign over custody to the child's aunt.

    Both parents of the child have been found unfit by a judge and permanent custody has been awarded to the Grandmother, who already had custody of two of said child's siblings. However the grandmother is not physically nor financially able to suppor...

    Glen’s Answer

    Possibly, depending on many details we lack. Sit down with a lawyer to review existing paperwork and get enough details to answer.

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  • My 2 nd husband has remarried n I can't find out where he divorced me how do I find out?? N do I have to divorce him now? Than

    I need to get copy of divorce paper but he want tell me I tried asking on social media help please Thanks in advance

    Glen’s Answer

    If you never saw divorce papers and he can't show you any odds are he committed a crime, bigamy, and you're still married. Get a lawyer and file for divorce and later on, if you wish, you can always ask police and prosecutors to investigate his potential crime.

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  • How do I fight the amount of a judgment?

    I have a judgement on my credit report for over $7k from a property management. I have requested an itemization for the amount from the property management and the collections agency. They both have sent the same thing which has a balance forward...

    Glen’s Answer

    Once there is a judgment you lost the court case that determines the amount. As a general rule, just like you don't replayvyhe football game after it ends based on your failure to challenge during the game, the same applies to court. There is nothing to verify now. The court case is the verification. Having said that you have asked Georgia lawyers about something we can't answer. Call a Texas lawyer to review the judgment in case you are within a likely short window to appeal there.

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