The decree states she can designate any competent adult to pick the kids up on her behalf. My issue is her sending her boyfriend to pick them up from me without notifying me beforehand every time that he is there on her behalf. She has said (after my prompting) that he is “designated” by her.... View More
You are not breaking any laws by asking the question. If you do not allow her to exercise her possession schedule, then you will be in violation of your order and open for an enforcement action. Maybe you can ask her, in writing, if you can send the children with him unless she tells you...View More
My daughter's father passed before she was born. My son receives the social security survivors benefits. Social security told me to get a legal sibling DNA test and to send them the sealed document. They rejected her application because I did not amend her birth certificate. I was told to... View More
If you have lived in Texas for 90 days and in your county for 6 months, you can file for divorce in your county. Once you file, you will have to serve the other party or obtain a waiver of service from the other party.
After 60 days has passed you can enter the final decree of divorce...View More
I left the father. Who i was never married to. He is still legally married to another woman. However he is on my daughters birth certificate. There are no court orders for custody or anything. So is it illegal for me to move myself and daughter out of state?
If you have no current orders, either parent has rights to the child. If you move without his agreement, he could file something in Texas and the court could order you to return. If you are in the new state long enough and he has not filed anything, you may be successful in filing yourself in...View More
My husband was given custody of his three kids when he divorced his ex-wife, she had the every-other-weekend, Saturday and Sunday, 2-6pm. Over the past year or so she has started being back in the kid's lives, and it has slowly gone back to basically 50/50 visitation, at my husband's... View More
Courts do not generally change custody unless it is in the best interest of the children. If there is no reason to change the current situation, then the court will not likely do so. However, the courts do expect parents to work together and most orders include language such as, "or as the...View More
Father did not give notice by April 1st. Still hasn't. I'm trying to make summer plans but he isnt communicating won't let me know when he's getting the kids. Is there a deadline for his court order summer visit w/out notice for June 15-july 27th? He is not communicating and my... View More
If your order says he has a default possession, then he has a default possession. I am sure it is inconvenient, but be where your order says to be on the day you he starts his possession. Otherwise you are in violation of the order.
he has been making all of the payments on the house out of his personal account. Recently he refinanced the house put it in his name ( kept me on the tittle) took cash out and bought a boat. in a divorce in texas is the boat legally half mine?
In Texas, everything earned during the marriage by each party is considered to be community property unless it can be shown otherwise. If he purchased the boat with community funds, it is presumed to be community property. Having an account in his name does not mean the account is his money....View More
This is an unfortunate but not uncommon situation. Provided the allegations regarding your maternal fitness are untrue, it is unlikely he will be successful. You do, however, need an attorney representing you to protect your interests.
My Niece is a 17 yr old Single Mom of a 4 yr old girl. My niece, was recently sexually assaulted and moved in with me (35 yr old Single Mom as well) but, The mother to my Niece filed for temp custody of her granddaughter (the 4 yr old) on terms that the mother isn't mentally able to take care... View More
Virginia Mother's 12/31/1998 Will leaves daughterX Texas land. Siblings Y & Z receive separate equivalent value bequests. On same date, lawyer presents for Mom's signature an irrevocable trust that removes Texas land from her estate to avoid estate tax exposure. Also, to avoid GSTT... View More
You are looking at significant litigation if the parties are not in agreement. In order to advise you, your attorney will have to review all of the documents. Time is of the essence; contact a local probate attorney right away.
A step-parent adoption is a relatively simple process, provided the biological mother and father agree to the adoption. The father can be served in prison; there is a very specific way to do that. Contact a local family law attorney who can walk you through all the steps and ensure that...View More
Contact a local family law attorney to work with you on the adoption. The attorney will prepare the appropriate documents for the biological father to sign, and prepare the documents needed for the court.
Your spouse will have to submit to a criminal background check and the court will...View More
I've tried putting her on child support but she wants to go to court and fight for full custody, even though shes neglected him in the past and has been very inconsistent with calling my son and she never visits him. Is it possible for her to actually achieve full custody?? And when I say... View More
If she files anything, contact a local family law attorney right away. In the meantime, keep good records of her contact with your son and any other information you might need if you had to go to court.
Texas courts prefer that children have the opportunity to establish a relationship with...View More
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