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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Texas on
Q: Can I get my managing conservatorship removed for my grandson? His parents are both grown now and married.
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Sharita Blacknall answered on Feb 22, 2020

Yes. You can retain an attorney to modify the current order.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Texas on
Q: Hello,

I originally was ordered to pay $242 in child support the first of each month. I lost my job and was without a job for about two months. I now have a temporary job that is giving me checks every week, but the child support is not automatically coming out. Before at my old job I was paid bi-weekly... Read more »

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Sharita Blacknall answered on Feb 22, 2020

Ideally you should pay $242 on the first of each month. You just have to save up that amount.

I would suggest you pay something out of every paycheck so that your payments add up to $242 before months end until you are able to pay the entire $242 on the first of the month.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Texas on
Q: If my husband modify’s his child support, can his daughter’s mom ask the judge to change the days he gets her?

My husband wants to modify his child support and hoping it goes down due to us having 2 children together. At this moment we are currently busy and what works best for us is getting my step daughter every 2 weeks like he’s supposed to and like he’s been doing so. If he modify’s child support... Read more »

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Sharita Blacknall answered on Feb 22, 2020

She can't request the days be changed based on the child support amount. She can ask for the days to be changed based on other reasons. For example, she can say that the current visitation schedule is not in the child's best interest because she is always late and doesn't get her school work done... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Texas on
Q: How do i get my son back he was wrongfully taken from my care by cps I'm a great mother I miss my son I passed hair fol

Kemp Texas

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Sharita Blacknall answered on Feb 22, 2020

You should not deal with CPS alone. Retain an attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Texas on
Q: My husband’s ex wife has been harassing us for months and now they have gone to court. She is now demanding our physica

Address. Do we have to give it to her or can we just provide it to the courts

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Sharita Blacknall answered on Feb 22, 2020

It depends on what your court order says. If the court order says that it was to be provided and you don't want to provide it then you need to get court order modifying that provision so that it no longer has to be provided. But, you must give judge a justifiable reason and provide proof.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Texas on
Q: I married and divorced ex twice he died in oct 2019 Wkd for att for 30+ years left company and wkd for Apple inc

I have a qdro to be signed judge refused I think I put wrong divorce on it said not entitled the first one said I was how do I fix this? When he left At&T took all retirement with him. Married moved to MN. She divorced him as well. I don’t know how long he wkd at Apple or know if it’s worth... Read more »

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Sharita Blacknall answered on Feb 22, 2020

Were you granted the funds you are trying to get in either of your divorces? You should retain an attorney to assist you. An attorney is not going to be able to answer this for you without having access to all the documents and the authority to research the issue.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Texas on
Q: Hello, I am out of state for work and my mother has my minor child. She has asked me to sign a power of attorney and I

Just wanted to know what all that entails as far as what she will be granted rights to. Thank you.

Sharita Blacknall
Sharita Blacknall answered on Feb 22, 2020

Power of attorney will give her power to do whatever you list in the power of attorney.

However, be careful leaving your child with someone temporarily for long periods of time. If they decide to file something against you to keep your kid the length of time the child was left there will...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Texas on
Q: CAN MY EX HUSBAND leav our12yr old daughter with his parents,without talking to me first,while he leaves for a few month

continued from above : months,9 hours away.althpugh we have joint custody and she was supposed to come live with me? him and his parents are nuts,ihey think im aboutto say "heres my daughter,you can have her" umm not gonna happen but myquestion is.does his parents or even him at this point,even... Read more »

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Sharita Blacknall answered on Feb 22, 2020

You should retain an attorney to file a modification if your current order is no longer workable and there has been a material change in circumstances of either parent or the child.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Texas on
Q: I need to regain primary conservatorship of my child. What legal documents do I file first?

I have a 6 yo child. The father was married (estranged). We went to court in 2018 to establish paternal rights, joint managing conservatorship, joint possession and access, weekly possession on Alternating weeks, etc. The father is in violation of the court order and has taken full possession of... Read more »

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Sharita Blacknall answered on Feb 22, 2020

Your situation is complicated. You should explore your options of getting funds to retain an attorney. You should do this as soon as possible because the longer you allow child to be at father's the more difficult it will be to get her back.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Civil Rights for Texas on
Q: hello I have a problem with my friend whoes husband harass her sayinh that he will make some kind of case against her

actually she is from Pakistan and she has a Green Card and her husband is very much mentally tourchering her and her husbands brother and ex wife and his son also

Sharita Blacknall
Sharita Blacknall answered on Feb 22, 2020

First of all she should do whatever she needs to keep her self safe.

If she wants to get a divorce she should retain an attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Texas on
Q: Can I move my daughter to another city without father knowing while trying to get a protective order?
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Sharita Blacknall answered on Feb 22, 2020

If a person has a custody order in place with a geographic restriction they cannot move without court permission.

If there is no custody order in place then a person is free to move.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Texas on
Q: if a 16 year old is running away from home and stays the night at your house but u didnt know they had ran away could

me and my parents get in trouble for letting them stay for one night in the state of texas. please reply quickly

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Sharita Blacknall answered on Feb 22, 2020

aking in a runaway child without permission from the child’s parent or legal guarding is known as “harboring a runaway” and it’s illegal. Under Texas Penal Code 25.06, a person commits an offense if he knowingly harbors, or hides, a child and he is criminally negligent about whether the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Domestic Violence and Family Law for Texas on
Q: If I have proof,calls of him physically abusing me will this help me with him not getting custody when my child is born?
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Sharita Blacknall answered on Feb 22, 2020

Courts take family violence very serious.

Courts will do what is in the best interest of a child. It is not in the best interest of a child for an abusive person to have custody. However, an abusive person can get supervised visitation in some instances.

You should provide your...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: Does a call and visit from a police officer go on record if no crime was found to have been committed?

One week ago my son called police due to my husband threatening suicide. He was taken to a mental health facility for a few days and released with a treatment plan and case worker. No charges were filed by officers. The case worker had to report to CPS due to my son making the call. CPS started an... Read more »

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Sharita Blacknall answered on Feb 22, 2020

A person's criminal record consists of arrests and convictions.

If a police report is made there will be record of the report as well.

If you are unsure if a report was made you can contact the police department public information department and request copies of police reports...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Texas on
Q: I have med/legal poa for Dad. Grdaughter filed for guardianship. I need to contest, can't find date or place for hearing

Dad is in hospital x 1 month, sheriff came in yesterday acc. to nurse, then grdaughter came in, and papers brought by sheriff were gone. He is hospital bound and cannot leave, and she is not capable of guardianship.

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Sharita Blacknall answered on Feb 22, 2020

You should be able to obtain dates from the county clerk for the county that your Dad is in the hospital for or where he resides.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Texas on
Q: Should I inform our cps caseworker that my 5 year old son has separation anxiety when it comes to being away from me?

We are being investigated on allegations of drug use and have complied with drug screening, an initial interview, and a home safe test. She assured us that we met the standards during the interview and home test. I'm still very worried and scared after reading horror story upon horror story.

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Sharita Blacknall answered on Feb 22, 2020

You should consult with your attorney if you have questions about communicating with CPS. If you do not have an attorney you should strongly consider getting one.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Texas on
Q: Can i get in trouble for lying to AG about having insurance for my child and have your ex pay me for “insurance”per CO?

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Sharita Blacknall
Sharita Blacknall answered on Feb 22, 2020

Start to comply with court order immediately and do not make admissions in public forum about committing a crime.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Texas on
Q: custody / visitation question

My son has 4 court order supervised visits by someone that the mother chooses. Every person we pick she says no about. Her excuses is she doesn’t know them. Which is not true because one of them has been in my child’s life since she was born and my ex’s life as well. Every time it is time for... Read more »

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Sharita Blacknall answered on Jan 20, 2020

You need to file a motion to enforce and modify the current order.

If you your funds are low I would suggest that you start thinking about how you can gather funds to hire a lawyer. Maybe you can save it up, borrow it, sell something, or pick up a side hustle. It may take you awhile, but...
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1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Family Law for Texas on
Q: How can I stop an adoption process from an ex?

I was in a relationship for x years and I received conservativorship over my niece and during the process I was in a relationship which we are no longer together. I've been taken to court to modify an order that they weren't a part of and they requested standing, judge didn't rule and case went... Read more »

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Sharita Blacknall answered on Jan 19, 2020

You have a very complicated situation that cannot be answered in this forum.

You should hire an attorney to assist you with this.

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