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1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Texas on
Q: If my child is with temporary kinship care can I still visit with and see my child in Texas?
Penny Wymyczak-White
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Penny Wymyczak-White
answered on Jul 29, 2022

Did you sign a safe agreement with CPS. The answer is in that agreement,

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support and Domestic Violence for Texas on
Q: Where can I find a probono attorney in the collin county area?

I have looked up several and none of them are actually probomo

Jose A. Ceja
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Jose A. Ceja
answered on Jul 28, 2022

Hello-

If you can't afford a lawyer, your best bet may be to ask the court to appoint you an attorney. Typically the court will want you to fill out some paperwork swearing that you are indigent (have no money). Very few attorneys advertise themselves as "pro bono" and I...
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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Texas on
Q: Can I change last name of a baby if the mom and granparents say no?He has granparent last name?took dna n pay support
Rafee'a S. Majeed
Rafee'a S. Majeed
answered on Jul 23, 2022

You want to change the last name of "a" baby? Is the baby yours??

If the baby is yours, you can file a petition for a change of last name for a child. If Mother disagrees, you would have to explain to the Judge your reasons for wanting the name change.

I hope this...
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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Texas on
Q: I’m in the state of Texas, non custodial parent no longer visits children, and has not paid his child support.

Will Seeking full custody be hard to get? Parent has not paid child support ever. It been 3years.

Sharita Blacknall
Sharita Blacknall
answered on Jul 18, 2022

There are a few options depending on what direction you want to go. Here is a couple: 1. You can request termination of his parental rights or 2. You can file for a modification to make you the sole managing conservator with exclusive right to make the major decisions and ask for enforcement of the... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Texas on
Q: My other half (in va) got served with custody papers from his childrens mother who lives in Texas.

she had him served with c. support papers not custody and a TRO and now he cant speak to his daughters who he talks to nearly every day (one is 12 and the other is 6). Both children already get a check from ssdi and that amount will be going up since his oldest daughter ( from a previous... Read more »

Rafee'a S. Majeed
Rafee'a S. Majeed
answered on Jul 8, 2022

I am unclear as to why he was also served with a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO). There should've been an affidavit include with the paperwork for the restraining order that explains what the allegations are for the TRO. When in Ex Parte TRO is obtain, a hearing must be set no more than 14... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Texas on
Q: Do i need to reimburse her for an allergist even though she didn’t consult with me?

We are joint managing conservators. I'm the non-custodial, but I had no idea that she would take my daughter to an allergy specialist and begin treatment without consulting with me. Now she is asking for half the cost, but i would like to get a second opinion. How Does that work?

Penny Wymyczak-White
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Penny Wymyczak-White
answered on Jul 1, 2022

Usually . The order has both parents paying half. Read your order .

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Child Support for Texas on
Q: Serving texas subpoena on a GA based company by serving it's registered agent in texas.

I have an enforcement action against my Ex in Texas court. My ex lies to court that he earns just $40,000 per year but I know he gets over $150,000 per year.

I want to secure payment records via subpoena from his work place to prove to court.

My ex works at newell company in GA.... Read more »

Rafee'a S. Majeed
Rafee'a S. Majeed
answered on Jun 30, 2022

Are you serving a Motion for Enforcement? Or a subpoena? Those are two different documents

If you are serving a Motion for Enforcement and if your ex is an employee of the company in Georgia, you cannot serve a Motion for Enforcement for your ex, by serving the company that they work for or...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Texas on
Q: the respondent filed a counter petition but have yet to serve me. what can i do

I filed a petition in Tarrant County to have my case moved to Collin County (where the kids and I reside) and to modify the order. My ex husband filed his own petition 6/14 without actually answering mine. I was informed that I can not move forward until I am served or I should reach out to his... Read more »

Penny Wymyczak-White
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Penny Wymyczak-White
answered on Jun 28, 2022

Look in your county and see if there are volunteer lawyers. If you don't have a lawyer I would wait until you are served,

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Texas on
Q: How can I get a copy of a voluntary relinquishment of parental rights letter that has been lost?

I have been given guardianship of my grandchild, and I need a copy of the voluntary parental relinquishment sent by the possible father. How would I go about getting one?

Penny Wymyczak-White
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Penny Wymyczak-White
answered on Jun 19, 2022

If it has been filed with the court go to the clerks office and they can give you a copy,

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Texas on
Q: can I give my unborn child my new husbands last name if he isn’t the father? He knows he isn’t the father.
Penny Wymyczak-White
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Penny Wymyczak-White
answered on Jun 7, 2022

You can try to but when the real bio dad shows up and takes you to court the judge will change his name to bio dad,

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Texas on
Q: If I don’t agree with a waiver of service of noncustodial parent’s attorney has typed up for confirmation of arrearages

Will the court send me information of the date and time. And will they offer a appointed attorney

Rafee'a S. Majeed
Rafee'a S. Majeed
answered on Jun 7, 2022

If you do not agree to sign a Waiver of Service, the Court will not send you any information. The non-custodial parent's attorney will simply send a sheriff, constable or private process server to serve you with the Motion to Confirm Child Support Arrearages. That should also come with a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Divorce for Texas on
Q: My hudband submitted the petition for divorce and i submited the answer i dont know what is the next steps.
Penny Wymyczak-White
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Penny Wymyczak-White
answered on May 23, 2022

You need to file a response to intial disclosures.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Texas on
Q: I am going to try and reduce my child support due to my income being $60,000 less. I am in Spring, TX, Harris County.

I also pay for my older daughter’s college tuition. Can I use this for consideration to reduce it more?

Penny Wymyczak-White
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Penny Wymyczak-White
answered on May 16, 2022

You can't use paying college as a way to reduce child support. Child support is based on your income

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Texas on
Q: I got a citation served to me from the attorney general that says I need to submit a written answer how do I do that?

It says I have been sued and have 20 days to respond

Penny Wymyczak-White
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Penny Wymyczak-White
answered on May 6, 2022

Retain a lawyer . If you do not file a answer they can take a default.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Texas on
Q: My son's mother (the custodial parent) has been arrested for murder, I now have my son. What happens to my arrears?

She was arrested and indicted for murder and a few other charges. I now have my son. What happens to my child support arrears?

Penny Wymyczak-White
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Penny Wymyczak-White
answered on May 3, 2022

If your ex is on bond one way to handle the arrears would be she does not pay you child support until. She gets credit for your arrears. If the arrears us owed for Medicaid you still will have to pay that portion

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Texas on
Q: My children's father was ordered to pay child support for our two children in Texas 1998 and he never paid anything

Is he legally obligated to pay back payments

Penny Wymyczak-White
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Penny Wymyczak-White
answered on Apr 19, 2022

Contact the Attorney General and they may be able to get a wage withholding . You can't file a Motion to Enforce but there are ways to try to get the back child support

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Texas on
Q: Can one party of teen parents decide what last name my child has?

My girlfriends father doesn’t want my child to have my last name and doesn’t want me to be on the birth certificate can he decide that?

Penny Wymyczak-White
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Penny Wymyczak-White
answered on Apr 14, 2022

The judge will decide if there is a dispute. The child usually have the dad's last name

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Texas on
Q: The father of my child doesn't want to be added to the birth certificate despite the court order requirement.

What should I do? And what would happen if I don't follow through?

Penny Wymyczak-White
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Penny Wymyczak-White
answered on Apr 11, 2022

You don't need his permission if you have a court order. Put him on the birth certificate .

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Texas on
Q: My son is 15 and what's to go live in Kansas with my aunt and uncle. I'm ok with it but the father that dose not pay

What can I do to get him ok to go. Dad has not paid child support in two years.

Penny Wymyczak-White
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Penny Wymyczak-White
answered on Mar 29, 2022

If there is a court order unless you get the fathers permission you cant let your son move, If the father is not seeing your son that may be a different story, If he is not paying child support but seeing your son file a Motion for contempt.

2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy, Foreclosure and Child Support for Texas on
Q: I had a property lien on my home unjust but the attorney general, even after the back pay was discontinued (no arrears)

They refused to remove the lien . The AG over charged me for child support, financially crippling me , I had to get property tax loans , this went on for 10 years .. My way out was to refinance my house , but because of this fraudulent lien I was unable to refinance.. I’ve gotten the run around... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Mar 21, 2022

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