They can decide on their own when they are 18, but a court is required to take a child's opinion into consideration if they are aged 12 or up, if they are under 12 then the court may or may not take their opinion into consideration. The child's opinion is not controlling and the court...Read more »
I always have to wait for my girlfriend to get out of work before I can see my daughter. She is always left with my gf's parents. My gf and I do not live together. There is no court order. I do have her covered under my health insurance and help provide financially.
If there is a court order in place regarding the child then an enforcement would be a proper route to take. A Writ of Habeas Corpus can be filed for the purpose of the mother being ordered to hand over the child at a specific place and time if the father has a legal right to have them (pursuant to...Read more »
i have a 17 yrs old daughter that has been living with me since she was 8 yrs old and her mom is asking for child support since she born......what can i do to get her to pay me child support, we went to court but she said my daughter was living with her and the judge didn’t do anything, even when... Read more »
If your daughter has been living with you and the court order gives the mother the exclusive right to designate the daughter’s residence, then you could ask the court for a modification of the old order.
If you file for a divorce and get a case started again, then you can explain to the court, at the proper time, and use the proper pleadings and documents, to show that you don’t have a house. I suggest getting an attorney to help you with the divorce.
You aren’t obligated to sign it unless the judge orders you to sign it. That being said, the order may be entered without your signature if the judge finds that it is in compliance with the mediated settlement agreement.
We all currently live in the state of Texas for now. They have a joint account and then she has a personal account with only her name on it. I am trying to figure out if he or someone else could take money from her account in this case due to a lawsuit. If so, what can we do to protect her account?
Everything acquired during marriage, regardless of whose name is on it, is community property which is subject to a just and right division. The items that are not community property are called separate property and consist of items that are gifts, inheritances, and personal injury awards other...Read more »
You can file a suit affecting the parent child relationship or file for divorce. The parentage suit will handle child visitation and rights and duties regarding the child. The divorce handles the same issues regarding the child but also deals with property division and maybe other issues...Read more »
I say the parent is nonfit because I know drugs are involved an more then likely he uses. I have standard visitations right now but hate feeling like I have to still send her for his weekends, when in the back of my mind I know something could happen to her, but I feel if I dont allow her to go I... Read more »
Your question says he has visitation. If there is an order in place and there has been a material and substantial change in circumstances, then you can ask for a modification from the court if such a modification would be in the child’s best interest.
He took all money & cancelled credit. I have no legal counsel. He has not followed court orders to pay bills or give me agreed amount to live on as per standing orders. I want what I am entitled. He has denied me dental care and medical care, but spent 300k on a car and is on his second while I... Read more »
I'm not sure what you mean by "fdf" and about what exact timeline of 30 days you are referring to. It is possible that if you are the respondent and haven't filed an answer then a default could be taken against you, there are other ways an order could end up being entered...Read more »
If you want to terminate the marriage then you can file for a divorce and if your husband can’t be found then a lawyer can help you ask a court to fix that issue. To terminate the marriage you still need a divorce even if you have been separated for 12 years.
The orders are to live in Denton county or surrounding counties however, my whole family has moved to Tennessee and the non custodial parent lives out past Mesquite. He isnt present in their lives, hasn't been in over a year, but when I wanted to relocate before he said that he didn't... Read more »
In Texas when a custodial parent dies the other parent will generally gain primary custody of the child unless the court finds that it is not in the child's best interest. This determination can vary according to the circumstances and it would be wise to consult with a qualified family...Read more »
NO PHYSICAL evidence or pentration or anything. Just by word of mouth from my daughter, whom is his stepdaughter. CPS involved case may close soon. All was told by my daughter in Oct. via Text on FB messenger. Explain more if get response
You can represent yourself but it is not a great idea. You should consult with an attorney about filing a suit affecting the parent child relationship to get visitation orders in place. Child support will also be dealt with in the same lawsuit.
I purchased ammunition from an authorized dealer online and had it shipped to my apartment address. The package was then stolen from my doorstep. It contained x60 .223 Remington bullets. If I understand correctly, this act is a felony, and I need to know what my legal obligation is in this... Read more »
He is taking advantage of my illness, if I die soon he doesn’t have to sell the house and he is already cheating. He gives me no money and my disability is 900 and I have to pay the electric bill my cell phone. I’m in the hospital going home on hospice so I need help as soon as possible.
I suggest that you contact a legal aid office or another program that offers low cost or free legal services. You are entitled to notice of the divorce lawsuit pending against you. It is important that you retain a lawyer to help you and here is a link on this site to free or low cost legal...Read more »
I am in Texas working I gave temporary guardianship to my parents until school ended. She is scheduled to join me in Texas on June 6th. He did sign the birth certificate but did not establish paternity. He is keeping her away from hos mother and my parents and has taken her phone so that we cannot... Read more »
If there is no court order in place then he, as the father, has the same rights that you do. I suggest that you retain an attorney and get orders in place regarding the child by filing a suit affecting the parent child relationship. Doing so should eliminate the problem you are experiencing.
My wife and I have been separated for over 9 years. I had custody of my daughter in texas for more than 5 years due to my daughter being found in the street in fl and being positive for drugs. The department of child services gave me custody. Her mom was able to get her back 2 years ago, but I kept... Read more »
If there are no orders stating otherwise then you can go get your daughter. I suggest that if you want a divorce then get an attorney to do it for you. The divorce will also handle issues related to your daughter.
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