Kedra M Gotel

Kedra M Gotel

Highly Qualified Georgia Attorney w/ Massachusetts Education
  • Estate Planning, Family Law
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Practice Areas
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Family Law
    Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders
Education
Western New England University School of Law
J.D. (2001) | Law
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Honors: Dean's List Selected as Judge Advocate General Corps Summer Intern for United States Army (Fort McPherson Installation) Received Cali Award in Trusts & Estates (highest academic achievement in field of study) Judicial Extern for Hampden County Housing Court
Activities: Member of Multicultural Law Students Association
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Professional Associations
State Bar of Georgia  # 969311
Member
Current
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America Bar Association
Family Law Section
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Activities: Serve as an engaged member of the family law section. Present on topics of diversity and inclusion.
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Legal Answers
7 Questions Answered
Q. After you file a answer and counter claim in civil court is there a timeline for when a hearing is supposed to be like
A: It depends. You should consult the court where you filed the response to determine how soon the matter can be heard. Some jurisdictions can get the parties before the presiding judge or judicial officer soon than later. Every venue is different. The Uniform Superior Court Rules provide the following guidance for your question which states: "The assigned judge has the sole responsibility for setting hearings in all actions assigned to that judge, for the scheduling of all trials in such actions and for the publication of all necessary calendars in advance of trial dates. In scheduling actions for trial the assigned judge shall give consideration to the nature of the action, its complexity and the reasonable time requirements of the action for trial. It is the intendment of these rules that no matter be allowed to languish, and the assigned judge is responsible for the orderly movement and disposition of all assigned matters." (Uniform Superior Court Rule 8.1)
Q. Need help with appeal process
A: Your daughter doesn't have an appeal appealable issue. She simply needs to revoke/terminate/end the guardianship in a signed writing. The Division of Family and Children Services did not initiate a petition of protection nor did they seek termination of your daughter's parental rights. According to the facts you've provided, your daughter voluntarily gave her grandmother guardianship of the minor child. Whether the guardianship was given through the courts or through the parties in a signed writing, the guardianship is able to be revoked (taken back). Circumstances change, people change. I wish you the best!
Q. If an ex fling filed a TPO against me for stalking, should I take one out on her as well?
A: If your ex actually filed a TPO against you then the Sheriff's department would have served you with notice. Unless you have been avoiding service, she may just be pulling your coat tail. Avoiding service for a hearing for a temporary protective order can have adverse affects for you so hopefully you address this soon. I agree with my colleague, you have no reasonable or articulable basis for seeking a temporary protective order against her. Based upon your own admission, you contacted her an excessive amount of times via email and threatened to come to her place of employment. Your acts may have made her fear for her safety and that such acts would likely occur in the future. I hope this helps!
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The Barnette Law Firm, LLC
Two Battery Center
800 Battery Avenue, Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30339
Telephone: (470) 222-3209
Monday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM (Today)
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: We provide virtual consultations by appointment on Saturdays from 8AM to 2PM.
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