Divorce decree was filed March 3, 2016 and was finalized August 3, 2016. I was lied to by now ex-husbands lawyer and wasn't allowed to take the divorce decree home to re-read everything. Was told I could not leave the office with the paperwork and...
Your time to appeal or seek a new trial, both of which require legal error, expired 30 days after the decree. The rest of the problem was a bad choice on your part, choosing to proceed without counsel, and since your husband's lawyer represents him, he had no duty or ability to advise you. That's not grounds to appeal as you made that decision. A change in custody now would be based on material changes since the decree. You may want to sit down with a lawyer to determine if those changes exist, and in any event let counsel review the papers. However nothing in your post suggests you would win IMHO.See question
What happen if I do not show up for a civil case for credit card
That would be horribly foolish. If you fail to appear and they do appear, they'll likely win, and shortly thereafter you likely get hit with garnishment of wages and bank accounts. On the other hand, if you appear and they don't, you win. If both of you appear, the case may either be tried or set for trial. In any event, you should already have, and need, a lawyer (and given how longit takes to be on that calendar, you have missed a lot of vital deadlines for key defensive pleadings)..See question
In the state of georgia if a father is taken off child support, what is the timeframe to put him back on child support
Child support never stops (absent a court order) so there is no such thing as "taking someone off child support." I am gathering you mean collecting via the state child support unit, and support is due whether or not someone uses their assistance. If you cease using their services and want to use the services again, you'd need to ask your caseworker there how long that takes, as it would depend on the local office and the caseworker.See question
My nine-year-old does not want to visit with her father one of his weekends due to a school event she wants to attend that he will not take her to. Is she allowed to exercise this choice?
No judge I have sen in my 36+ years of practice would let a 9 year old make that decision. Many of them would punish you in a contempt case if you back her up or encourage her. Quietly try and work this out with dad, but the courts are not going to "fix" this. While courts won't make the father run on your schedule as to events in visitation, do keep a record of this. If your child often misses events that matter (not once but often) and they are not events you can schedule during yourtime, a pattern might support youseeing a lawyer to modify visitatioon to fit real life. But as to the one event, unfortunately there's not a fix unless you and dad figure one out voluntarily by agreement.See question
I ordered a Mocha Frappe this morning and while I was drinking it I felt hard pieces of things in my mouth but thought it was just ice until I started coughing on a few pieces and when I spit it out there was a bunch of plastic shavings in my drin...
If you mention lawsuit, you'll likely notget the coupons you'd otherwise get. To have a suit you need not only negligence (which you may have) but damages. Damages would have been if you had swallowed, got seriously hurt and ran up some huge medical expense or longterm harm. You can't sue for "disgusting." Assuming you handled this properly, and more calmly than the post, you spoke and documented this with the manager politely. He likely replaced the item or did a refund, and if you also did a polite call to the regional office, you have a few coupons and an apology on the way. If you made too big a deal, you probably lost out on the coupons as they'll enter defensive mode. Once you dothe report, youmight also call the county health/food inspector to do a check on the store, so no one else sees a repeat. Hope this perspective helps, but it's simply a bad consumer day, not a legal matter.See question
I have a 5 1/2 year old son and he has never even met his "biological" father. I haven't had any contact with him since he texted me and said he wanted to terminate rights when I was about 3 months pregnant. I have been with my husband for 5 years...
The good news is your facts support a step-parent adoption. A termination of the bio-dad is part of that process. While common, step-parent adoptions require very precise paperwork and procedure and are essentially impossible without a lawyer. There are some good adoption lawyers in your part of the state you can locate using AVVO's Find a Lawyer tabm as lawyers here are not allowed to "volunteer" and solicit you. You will have to show what steps have been taken to locate bio-dad and the court will likely require some notice, which probably will end up being legal ads in the paper. The best time to start is now, as if bio-dad suddenly shows up and starts paying support or visiting, he can prevent adoption. Best of luck and it's great your husband wants to step up and be a parent - that's the good news in all this. A few months from now, you can likely be finished.See question
My brother has been missing since Sept 2006. We filed a missing person report at that time, had him added to the NCIC database, filed DNA with the coroner, hired a private investigator, etc. There has been no trace of him at all during that ti...
O.C.G.A. 53-9-1 makes provision for sucha proceeding in probate court so that a estate can be probated. With nothing to probate or administer, I don't think the statute fits, and there frankly might not be a reason for you, or the court, to proceed. I hopeyou some day find answers about your brother, but absent a pressing reason to file, and perhaps another attorney here may think of one, I can't think of a good reason.See question
My childs biological father is attempting to contact me again regarding our daughter, whom he has abandoned and had no contact with for 4+ years. At this stage, I am remarried, and she identifies my husband as her father. He (my husband) would als...
Termination is a piece of step-parent adoption. Adoption law is complex, and it would be next to impossible to file one pro se, so the starting point is to get a lawyer. Note that if he is not paying support and visiting (for a year) you have a basis to proceed. So if he starts now, the adoption you likely CAN file now may cease to be an option, so I'd get counsel immediately, as you maybe about to lose the window of opportunity you now have.See question
So me and my ex fiancé got into a huge fight and he wants the engagement ring and matching bracelet back so technically do I have to return the items??
I'd need more facts to give you the best answer, but this is actually a complex legal issue that is very dependent on detailed facts (who paid for it, how it was given, why the breakup and who caused it, if there's money owing on it and a bank has a lien on it, etc). Some court cases will hold that it is a conditional gift in contemplation of marriage and if you break that condition you return it, and others say a gift is a gift. Bear in mind you could land in court and run up expensive legal fees arguing the point, and that there also is a moral issue involved (what's simply right and wrong). When you weigh all that,there is a lotto be said for just returning the items, making it a clean break, and putting all this behind you. But the legal answer requires you sitting down with a lawyer and analyzing all the facts and history.See question
My father and mother listed each other as their attorney in fact. Mom died almost 2 years ago and Dad's memory is fading. He cannot manage his finances any more and creditors won't talk to us unless he gives approval. The problem is that he can...
First of all, to give, revoke or alter a POA, he needs mental capacity to do it. Your post implies he lacks that. If he does, you can't do anything with the POA and would need to seek conservatorship/guardianship in the probate court (and need a lawyer).
If his mental state is good and he simply forgot a password, every creditor will have a means to get past that and he needs to call them and do that. Regardless of the POA, that will help.
As to a POA, I doubt anyone would honor a POA where you cross off things, He would need a new POA, and a lawyer should draft it. Improper or incomplete language is problematic and if he loses capacity later you can't fix it. Just having a notary is inadequate if there will be a need later to record the POA. It doesn't cost much to do a POA, and while we can't post our fees on AVVO, mine are minimal (and I suspect others also would be minimal).
As to giving two people a POA, that can be a bad idea. Since people on the other end won't know who to deal with, they may simply refuse to deal with you and the POA. Additionally, if the two people with POA disagree, that can pose problems. You might want to have a person named to come after the other if the other passes away.
Hope this helps - your main keys are (1) get counsel, and (2) does he have mental capacity?See question