Does My Ex (non-custodial parent) Have To Give Me His New Georgia Address?
Not getting parenting time with your child? Know your rights! Like all child custody laws, Georgia has its own unique set of regulations it follows when awarding custody. If you and the other parent of your children are divorcing or breaking up, you need to understand the basics of Georgia child custody law. In today’s episode, we’ll answer the question, “Does My Ex (non-custodial parent) Have To Give Me His New Georgia Address? If you are considering divorce, separation, child custody battles and other disputes get in touch with Terri Herron Law today! During life’s toughest transitions, we’re here for you.
Divorce by Publication in Georgia | Want a Divorce but can’t find your spouse?
Our Family Law Attorney gives advice about how to file for Divorce when your Spouse has abandoned you, dodges service or when you don't know where they are! Divorce a spouse you can't find: You can ask the court to serve your spouse by publishing a legal notice in a newspaper. The court requires you take certain steps. You have to search the DMV, post office, board of elections, all five branches of the military, telephone directories and the internet. Once you have completed your search and the judge is satisfied with your search you then be allowed to published your legal notice. You will need to publish the notice once a week for three weeks. If there is no response in the allowed time you can then proceed on the divorce by default. This will end up costing more than the typical divorce. Divorce by Publication in Georgia! You can still get a Divorce even if you don't where your Spouse is.
Contested divorce in Georgia/Atlanta : What is the process to follow ?
Before thinking of divorce, both parties should take enough time to discuss their problems and probably find a solution that will satisfy the Husband and Wife and that is what we hope of course. In Georgia, there are several forms of divorce recognized by the Georgia Law. I am Terri S. Herron, Your local Family Law Attorney in Atlanta and surrounding areas in Georgia. I will explain the contested divorce process in a fairly detailed manner. What is the contested divorce? As with the majority of trials, the contested divorce is a lawsuit involving pleadings (complaint and response), discovery, motions, a temporary hearing, mediation, and potentially a trial. Trials are before the Judge and it is up to him to determine custody, child support, alimony and property division if you and your spouse are unable to come to an agreement. However, either party may request that a jury make the decision on the alimony or division of the property. Unlike uncontested divorce, which takes as little as 31 days, a contested divorce has a process that is at least 6 months to several years. On average, the divorce project can take a year. Contested actions take a long time for all parties involved. Domestic actions are contested with a discovery phase, a temporary hearing, mediation (usually a day), all necessary communications in intense circumstances (many phone calls and e-mails) and an ultimate trial (usually a full day) to a week depending on the complexity of the case and the number of witnesses), can range from 40 to 100 hours in a lawyer's time, or more.