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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Texas on

Q: Can my son’s mother file for a review of order at any time? Even if we just agreed on a new orders after three years?

Joy N Obiselu answered on Feb 23, 2018

An order if modified less than a year or under three years just needs to show that there is a substantial and material change.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Texas on

Q: I did not pay child support to the state but to the mother who moved to mx with my child. Which problems could I face.

I have helped my child I see her all the time when I go to Mexico. She is still in school in Mexico and has a 4 year old daughter who she had at 16. She is now 20 and can assure that I have helped her. Also the mother signed a notarized paper saying that I have made all of my payments to her.

Joy N Obiselu answered on Feb 23, 2018

If you have a current child obligation or had a past obligation you need to make sure that these direct payments are recorded properly with the OAG especially if you have an order. The OAG has no way of knowing you made any payments to mom unless someone notifies them of this. Even still direct... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Texas on

Q: Do Judge's verbal ruling have to be written by attorneys always? and given to their clients? I live in Texas.

Judge found other party in contempt of SPO and fined them for that and for Attorney's fees. That was in January, 2017. Neither my attorney or other side's attorneys have written the order. I have been asking for it for over a year and I'm thinking of filing a grievance.

Joy N Obiselu answered on Feb 23, 2018

Typically, once a judge renders an order, it is the responsibility of one of the attorney's to deduce that order into a written form that can be followed by both parties. If you are having problem's try to reach out to your attorney some more and ask when they order will be entered. A grievance is... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Family Law and Child Custody for Texas on

Q: Can my current husband adopt his step daughters if her biological father has nothing to do with her?

Even if her biological father still has his rights? Or can the state sever his rights?

Joy N Obiselu answered on Feb 23, 2018

A step parent cannot do a step-parent adoption without termination of one parent's rights. In this case- you will need to bring a combined suit to terminate dad's rights and a suit for step parent adoption.

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