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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Texas on
Q: what steps do i need to take to be able to move out of state with my children if there is an custody order in place?

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 »

Chad Zubi
Chad Zubi
answered on Jun 4, 2020

Does he live in a county the child is allowed to live in? The exact wording of the order needs to be reviewed to see if the geographical restriction was lifted automatically.

You can ask a court to modify an order lifting a geographical restriction based on a material and substantial...
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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Texas on
Q: my son lived with his dad I paid his dad child support but on 5/22/2020 his dad passed away do I haVe the right get him?

This is for Fort Worth Texas not Atlanta I’m sorry

Chad Zubi
Chad Zubi
answered on Jun 2, 2020

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 »

4 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: I need help! Husband was arrested 6/1 at his job on a warrant for charges of Indecency w/child sexual contact.

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

Chad Zubi
Chad Zubi
answered on Jun 2, 2020

You need to retain an attorney to make sure his rights are not violated, do this asap. 832-777-8924 if you have questions.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Texas on
Q: If no child support can I file visitation possession on my own or do I need an attorney?
Chad Zubi
Chad Zubi
answered on Jun 1, 2020

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.

3 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law and Products Liability for Texas on
Q: Am I required by law to report a stolen package containing ammunition?

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 »

Chad Zubi
Chad Zubi
answered on Jun 1, 2020

You aren't legally required to report the ammunition stolen, but it would be a good idea.

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Texas on
Q: My husband went to divorce court and didn’t tell me anything about it. I’m confused, I’m dying have 0 money HELP ME

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.

Chad Zubi
Chad Zubi
answered on Jun 1, 2020

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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Texas on
Q: Does my daughter's father have any legal rights to keep my daughter away from me if we were never married.

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 »

Chad Zubi
Chad Zubi
answered on Jun 1, 2020

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.

3 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Criminal Law, Divorce and Family Law for Texas on
Q: Wife in FL, me Texas. Separated 》9yrs. Sent daughter back for 1 year. Wife wont send back, no orders can I take her back

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 »

Chad Zubi
Chad Zubi
answered on May 31, 2020

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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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Child Custody and Child Support for Texas on
Q: Austin is having protests, I have a standing order in place. But I don’t want to possibly endanger my kids.

We are separated, divorce not final. She was served and the kids were with her at the time. Austin is in the middle of a protest. I have lawyers but they are not available to talk to. I have standing orders to not change the children’s residences...but I have no clue what that means. It says... Read more »

Chad Zubi
Chad Zubi
answered on May 31, 2020

If there is a standing order in place then you are required to follow it. My interpretation of don’t change the children’s residence is don’t change where they live by moving unless the specified conditions have been met. It doesn’t mean that you are prohibited from following a possession... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: If lawyer withdraws from case and does not turn in discovery pakage

A court appointed lawyer has no discovery on case

Chad Zubi
Chad Zubi
answered on May 31, 2020

It sounds like, if you don’t already have a lawyer, you should consider trying to find a way to get another lawyer, to review any discovery produced by the state and proceed with your case.

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Texas on
Q: Do I have a right to the $500 stimulus payment my ex recieved for a child who has since moved in with me?

With my blessing, my ex claimed our 2 children on our 2019 tax return. Since filing, one of those children has lived exclusively with me. My ex received $2,200 as a COVID stimulus, $500 of that intended for the son who now lives with me, but he has not offered to give us the money. Do I have a... Read more »

Chad Zubi
Chad Zubi
answered on May 30, 2020

I don’t believe that you would have a right to the $500.00, unless there is a court order saying otherwise, and it likely isn’t worth the cost to ask a court for him to give you the $500.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Criminal Law and Family Law for Texas on
Q: Texas standard Possession court order I am the non-custodial parent

hello I have a court-ordered Standard Possession with my ex for my son a while back my wife passed so I tried to arrange a different pick up time with my ex because my new job which ended in a different time and location of pick up that I wasn't too sure about she eventually backs out wanting... Read more »

Chad Zubi
Chad Zubi
answered on May 30, 2020

If there has been a material and substantial change in circumstances then you can ask the court to modify the terms of the order. Until the order is modified by the court, you must follow it. Most orders allow for parents to agree on times of possession instead of going by the spo schedule, this... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Animal / Dog Law, Elder Law and Health Care Law for Texas on
Q: under what circumstance can my 15 cats be taken from me?
Chad Zubi
Chad Zubi
answered on May 30, 2020

You need to give some more background information. Your question is too broad to give a good answer.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Texas on
Q: If cps took kids from a mother 9 months ago do to neglect do I legally as the grandma have to let my grandkids go back
Chad Zubi
Chad Zubi
answered on May 29, 2020

It depends on what orders a court has made. I understand a grandparent's concern, but If a court has not limited the rights of the mother then she has more right to the kids than you do. The existence of a CPS case in and of itself does not limit a mother's rights to her children.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Child Custody and Federal Crimes for Texas on
Q: What will happen if I haven't given birth yet, the dad isn't signing the birth certificate etc?

The dad is a drug dealer with 5 other kids. He’s sold drugs in front of them before, he’s told me this himself & Ive actually seen him have 2 of his youngest with him in a junkies car while he went to go get the drugs while on face time. He smokes weed/cigarettes around his kids. I'm... Read more »

Chad Zubi
Chad Zubi
answered on May 29, 2020

Upon the child's birth he has the same rights as you. A protective order will not likely bestow rights upon him.

If he has committed domestic violence against you or a member of your household and it is likely that this will happen again then you could potentially get a protective...
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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Texas on
Q: If my kid was held back from school a year do I still have to pay child support after he turns of age?
Chad Zubi
Chad Zubi
answered on May 28, 2020

In general, you will be required to continue the payment of child support until the child graduates or turns 18 whichever is later. That child will have to meet certain attendance requirements after the age of 18. You should not just stop paying. You should verify in your order that you are... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Constitutional Law for Texas on
Q: Can I purchase a firearm if I was convicted for a felony in 2003 for graffiti in state of Texas I've been out of trouble

I served a 6 month sentence for the crime.

Chad Zubi
Chad Zubi
answered on May 27, 2020

A felony conviction causes you to be ineligible to own a firearm.

1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Texas on
Q: Can my probation officer revoke me for 1 dirty ua
Chad Zubi
Chad Zubi
answered on May 27, 2020

A judge could decide to revoke your probation for one failed drug test, you are not entitled to a free pass. It is important that you adhere strictly to the terms of your probation, make the satisfaction of the terms of probation as your top priority.

3 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Texas on
Q: Can or do I get my daughter this summer?

I had a court order 4 years ago laying out phases I needed to go through. With 4 phases of restrict and supervised visitation. As well a random hair folicile test every 90 days. Petitioner can call me to take a random within 3 hours. Petitioner will pay for random unless I fail then I have to... Read more »

Chad Zubi
Chad Zubi
answered on May 26, 2020

It sounds like you may be able to have the order modified if neither party has followed the order thus far. In order to get a modification you will need to show a material and substantial change in circumstances. It would be wise to discuss your particular situation with a qualified family law... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Texas on
Q: The mother which has custody of my child dropped the child off to visit for an afternoon and has not returned

What should I do

Chad Zubi
Chad Zubi
answered on May 26, 2020

You should talk to a lawyer about the specific circumstances that you are in. There are questions that must be answered such as, how long has it been since she left and has she expressed an intent to return? Also, is there a court order in place regarding the child? If no order is in place then... Read more »

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