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Q: I am currently on disability and can't afford the retainer of an attorney. That is really my only source of income.

I want a divorce on the grounds of my husband cheated on me for a second time and this time it's with a co-worker that has lasted closed to three years. What are my options? We are currently renting our home and the only thing we truly have between each other is my SUV is in his name.

Jane M. Gekhman
Jane M. Gekhman answered on Feb 11, 2021

Try reaching out to Legal Aid 800-955-1407

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Q: What happens to my kids if I want to get a divorce?
Jane M. Gekhman
Jane M. Gekhman answered on Dec 31, 2020

If the children are under 18 years old, you will likely have one parent that the children live with and the other parent that they have visitations with. The decree will spell out each parent's rights regarding the children, times when each parents has the children, as well as child support... Read more »

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Q: How do I stop a registry only child support case in Texas. My child has graduated and is 18 years old Thank you
Jane M. Gekhman
Jane M. Gekhman answered on Dec 23, 2020

Try calling the AG's office to let them know your child aged out. You may have to file a motion and have the judge sign an order terminating withholding (I am assuming child support is being withheld from your paychecks).

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Texas on
Q: How to get a divorce?

Got married at 18 & he's now 38. Can't find his wife. Haven't been in contact since he was about 19. They Married in Alabama but he now lives in Texas. What can we do?

Jane M. Gekhman
Jane M. Gekhman answered on Dec 22, 2020

Best to find a family law attorney that practices regularly in the county he lives in for assistance. Most likely he will have to provide notice of divorce to his spouse via publication. In other words, there is a way he can get a divorce even if he does not know where she lives.

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Q: What do we need in order to involve a 3rd person to not communicate with my step daughters mother any longer?

My husband and I have tried our best to co parent with my stepdaughter’s mother. It is impossible to try to parent with her..we disagree on many things and she always wants to act like the superior parent. She always wants things her way and there’s Is no way we can talk to her about parenting... Read more »

Jane M. Gekhman
Jane M. Gekhman answered on Dec 22, 2020

A parenting facilitator can help resolve issues regarding the child. I have seen parenting facilitators help in very high conflict cases/situations. However, parenting facilitators can be expensive as well for both parties.

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Q: Me and my husband have been separated for over two years. If I buy any property will he have any claim to it?

He owned a home when we got married. If we divorce can he try to claim part of what I buy after we separated?

Jane M. Gekhman
Jane M. Gekhman answered on Dec 22, 2020

Yes, even if you are separated you are still legally married and so assets and debts are considered community property.

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