(1) the possessory conservator shall have possession in
even-numbered years, beginning at 6 p.m. on the day the child is dismissed from school for the school's spring vacation and ending at 6 p.m. on the day before school resumes after that vacation, and the managing conservator shall... Read more »
answered on Mar 10, 2023
This is one of these unique possession periods on which not even all attorneys can agree.
The order says that Spring Break possession ends at "6:00 pm before school resumes after that vacation". So, in your situation, since the children are not in school on that Monday, due to the... Read more »
When this is taken in two periods can the total days exceed 30 days? My husband often picks them where the total days are over 40 days due to how he starts and stops after and before his weekends . Everyone is telling me this isn’t right and that they don’t do this, but everyone isn’t a legal... Read more »
answered on Mar 8, 2023
When summer possession is taken in two separate periods, it cannot exceed 30 days. The possession order states that it is 30 consecutive days OR two separate periods not to exceed 30 days, and the periods are to be at least 7 consecutive days each. So, most parents, if they are going to take the... Read more »
i have a 18 yr old son who has been very disrespectful, abusive and threatening to me and my wife with bad behaviour. He doesnt want to follow any house rules. Have dropped out of the college, being out whole night, comes back in the morning and sleeps whole day. When we ask him to change is... Read more »
answered on Dec 14, 2022
Unfortunately, there is not a court with jurisdiction over an 18-year-old adult. This is not an issue that can be resolved within the legal system (nor should you want it to). If he doesn't want to abide by the house rules, then he should no longer be allowed to live in the house.
Specifically, children sleeping with adults. And is there a requirement for space for a child? Or is it ok for a mom, her “husband” (by title only, no actual marriage), her son (not the son of the “husband”), and their daughter to live in one room in another person’s house?
answered on Dec 1, 2022
Given that this question was posed in the "Family Law" group, I will provide a response from a "family law" perspective.
There is no concrete law in the Texas Family Code that specifically prohibits children from sleeping with adults or a requirement for space for a... Read more »
I'm currently the "Non Custodial Parent", looking to relocate to Kentucky due to lower cost of living (Barely breaking even in Dallas). What modifications might i need to visitation and what is a typical out come to expect? Would it be possible to get over summer visitations,... Read more »
answered on Nov 4, 2022
I would suggest you read through your current court order because in most Texas standard orders, there are already provisions in place for parents to begin residing over 100 miles apart.
The range of modifications that can be made are all case specific, so I would suggest that you consult... Read more »
The child is in texas and the posses. Conservator lives in Arkansas
answered on Oct 28, 2022
I hate to hear that a parent has kicked a 13-year-old child out of the house. If the possessory conservator is in a possession to take their child into their home, then they have every right to take possession of the child, unless there is a reason why the possessory conservator having possession... Read more »
Pardon me, but I don't think the woman who answered first read what I stated. He has myself and my sister, not HIS SISTER. Thank you!
answered on Oct 6, 2022
A will is only valid if it is signed by the decedent and witnessed by two disinterested witnesses. If there is not a valid will when the decedent dies, then his assets (estate) passes to his heirs through the Texas laws of intestate succession.
Given that your Father never signed his will,... Read more »
A father of 2 boys that Ive known for almost 4 years in person asked me to cease communication with them for no reason in January. I didn't listen and continued communication, until 2 weeks ago when he said he found out about our communication, and harshly told me to cut contacr and "seem... Read more »
answered on Oct 5, 2022
If you are not in any way related to these children, and sometimes even if you are related, a parent absolutely has the right to prevent you from communicating with their children. Absent certain circumstances, a PARENT of a child(ren) has a more superior right to their child(ren) than ANYONE else.... Read more »
answered on Sep 28, 2022
If you are a parent of the child and cannot afford a lawyer, you can request that the Court appoint you a lawyer in a CPS case.
The other parent works nights and won’t tell me a thing. I have 50/50 custody. Is that illegal in Texas.
answered on Sep 20, 2022
Unless your court order states that you must be notified, the custodial parent is not required to inform you. However, good co-parenting would warrant that the custodial parent would want to inform you...in case anything happens with the child.
Are you concerned about your child's... Read more »
I called the police due to being in an emotional drunken state thinking he did it on purpose. I said I wanted to press charges but did not write a statement. Now that I’m sober the next morning I deeply regret calling the police. Is there any way to drop charges if I haven’t made a statement?... Read more »
answered on Sep 20, 2022
If he wasn't taken to jail, the likelihood that any criminal charges will be pressed against him is very slim. However, if it happens that criminal charges are pressed against him, when the Assistant District Attorney reaches out to you, you can inform them that you don't want to press... Read more »
The noncustodial parent is paying child support
answered on Sep 13, 2022
The non-custodial parent should file a suit to modify the current court orders on the ground that the custodial parent has voluntarily relinquished possession of the child. If the custodial parent had not show any intent to return or provide for the child's needs, 3 months is the requisite... Read more »
Today is 09/10/2022 and I received an “ATTY citation IV- D “that states I have been sued and expires 10 AM on the Monday next following the expiration date of 20 days after I was served the citation. The date filed is 8/9/2022 and it said it was issued on 8/15/2022. This is not correct this is... Read more »
answered on Sep 10, 2022
You have been served with court documents and a citation. The citation states that you have until 10:00am on the Monday following the expiration of 20 days from the date you were served. If you were served with the documents today, then you have 20 days to file a "response" with the... Read more »
My wife and I are the ones that have been trying to go to court about child support from her ex husband. My wife is wondering if we need a lawyer because of that question I posted.
answered on Sep 8, 2022
If you are unsure what your legal rights are, you should seek legal counsel to represent you in a suit like this one. At the very minimum, you should pay for a consultation with a family law attorney to discuss the case and determine if you really need legal representation or not. They may be... Read more »
Husband been gone 2 weeks. What legal grounds are there. For inheritance of property. This will leave her homeless.
answered on Sep 3, 2022
"Wife" would have to prove that she was married to the deceased "husband". If she is successful, then she would entitled to inherit through intestate succession. If the home was purchased during the "marriage", then she could claim it as her homestead and continue to... Read more »
answered on Sep 1, 2022
You cannot request a de novo hearing online. You must file a proper request with the court.
Also, a request for a de novo hearing must be filed no later than three (3) days after the Judge's ruling or is not considered timely filed and your request could get denied.
I hope... Read more »
My brother has primary custody of my 9 year old niece. Her mother lives over an hour away and has standard visitation orders. My mother lives with him and my niece. His question was, if he is incapacitated for any reason, can he designate someone (my self, my mother or my brother) to act on his... Read more »
answered on Aug 17, 2022
If your brother is incapacitated for any reason, whomever he wants to make decisions regarding your niece would have to intervene into their current custody case and present to the court why it is in the child's best interest that they are allowed to make decisions regarding your niece, over... Read more »
answered on Aug 11, 2022
This is a better question for a Wills, Trust & Estate lawyer. Or an Estate Planning lawyer.
I paid a lawyer company more than $8000 to represent me, but the mother keeps adding things into the case, like a mental health exam, 2-3 interrogatories, and discoveries, etc. The company charged me for each of these, and now I am just about broke. I cannot afford them to be at the pre-trial, or... Read more »
answered on Aug 4, 2022
Please do not give up on fighting for your daughter. Family law cases can be costly, so if there is any way you get the additional funds that you need to proceed with your current legal counsel, I would suggest you try. Also, maybe you can have a discussion with your current attorney and see if... Read more »
My daughter will be living with my aunt. She will attend school in texas and my aunt is asking that i sign a notarized letter to give up legal rights decision making of my daughter along with social security card.
answered on Aug 2, 2022
You should certainly speak with an attorney before you proceed with this course of action. You want to ensure that you are not giving to your Aunt more rights or responsibilities for your child than you intend to in this situation. An attorney may be able to help you draft a document that... Read more »
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