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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Texas on
Q: Daughter deceased want court ordered visitation. Father is giving less time for me to spend time with them.

Can I do this? He lives with his parents. And has for the past 4 years.

Bryan Joseph Fagan
Bryan Joseph Fagan answered on Jul 19, 2018

If your child is no longer living then you can bring a suit affecting parent-child relationship and ask for grandparent rights.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Texas on
Q: My ex isn’t letting me see my child as agreed upon. What can I do?
Bryan Joseph Fagan
Bryan Joseph Fagan answered on Jul 19, 2018

If there is a child custody order you can bring an enforcement of that order. If there is no order you will need to get child custody orders.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Texas on
Q: Even though there were no geographic restrictions in the decree can I still challenge a relocation of my children?texas
Bryan Joseph Fagan
Bryan Joseph Fagan answered on Jul 19, 2018

Yes you will need to file a petition to modify the divorce decree.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Texas on
Q: We went through mediation, but my husband now refuses to sign the divorce decree. What can I do?

We both signed the mediation agreement. Can I get divorced even though he won't sign the decree?

Bryan Joseph Fagan
Bryan Joseph Fagan answered on Jul 19, 2018

if one party refuses to sign a final decree of divorce that will be drafted by one party based on the M.S.A. Whatever their reasons may be, the party that does sign the decree will need to set a hearing to explain to the court what the situation is.

The party that refuses to sign the decree...
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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Texas on
Q: I am 35yrs old, can I force my father legally to take a paternity test, against his free will to do so?

My father still refuses to take a paternity test for me, even now that I'm grown. He's afraid it will damage his name, reputation, and possibly cost him to be removed from the hall of fame for boxing if it comes back positive. And it will. What can I do about this? And if my results come back... Read more »

Bryan Joseph Fagan
Bryan Joseph Fagan answered on Jul 19, 2018

NO TIME LIMITATION: CHILD HAVING NO PRESUMED, ACKNOWLEDGED, OR ADJUDICATED FATHER

Under Section 160.606:

A proceeding to adjudicate the parentage of a child having no presumed, acknowledged, or adjudicated father may be commenced at any time, including after the date:

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Texas on
Q: I want to take my children out of the country,they need a passport, the father wont agree can I file for sole custody?
Bryan Joseph Fagan
Bryan Joseph Fagan answered on Jul 19, 2018

You could file for sole custody. However, filing asking for passport language in your decree would probably be easier.

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