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Q: My ex wife claimed diabled in our 2017 divorce but she is not legally by the State.After 2 yrs I want to challenge it.

She is getting spousal maintenance because of her claim through a layer but legally she is not disabled.Do I have a case?

David C. Adams
David C. Adams answered on Jan 2, 2020

If the circumstances have changed since your divorce was granted you can file a modification and ask that the maintenance be reduced. Please contact my firm if you'd like to move forward.

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Q: Mother still refuses to do what is court ordered for me to start my supervised visitation.

I was granted short term supervised visitation in august of 2018. General attorney had us go to court on october 3rd of 2019 to redo my child support. The judge learned my ex refused to do her part for me to see my daughter. On october 3rd the judge court ordered her within 7 days to have all paper... Read more »

David C. Adams
David C. Adams answered on Jan 2, 2020

You need to file an enforcement action against your ex. Often, once you prove your ex violated a valid order, the judge will order her to pay your attorney's fees. If your ex continues to ignore a judge's orders she will likely be fined and eventually jailed for contempt of court.

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Q: Do I need a lawyer to subpoena my ex-husband's financial records, who lives in another state?

I need my ex's financial records for two separate court cases, regarding child support modification and divorce. Do I need a lawyer to subpeona this information legally? We have been separated for two years and I am now unemployed and barely able to keep a roof over my daughters head. Long story... Read more »

David C. Adams
David C. Adams answered on Dec 30, 2019

You have two options: 1) ask your ex to give you the records you need, or 2) file a subpoena requesting the documents. I would recommend you hire an attorney if a subpoena is required.

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4 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Texas on
Q: Can anyone come and take my son back from me?

My son had lived with his grandparents in LA for 2yrs with me trying to get him back for the last yr, they have refused, dad is now living there with his parents too, I have joint custody as managing conservator with his father, this last weekend when I was visiting I went and brought my son back... Read more »

David C. Adams
David C. Adams answered on Dec 30, 2019

It sounds like you already have a custody order in place. Review it carefully as it will tell you what you can and can't with your son.

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Texas on
Q: How can I get my grand child out of the bad environment her dad has her n he n my daughter struggled over a gun she dea
David C. Adams
David C. Adams answered on Dec 27, 2019

If there is no existing custody order affecting this child then you can file an original SAPCR (suit affecting the parent child relationship). However, if the child hasn't had significant past contact with you then standing may be an issue.

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Q: My husband and I have just separated, I would like to have primary custody of our daughter. What are the steps for this?
David C. Adams
David C. Adams answered on Dec 27, 2019

If you're separated and unlikely to reconcile then you need to file for divorce. Custody of and visitation with your daughter will be resolved as part of your divorce. Be aware that the routines you establish now during seperation regarding your daughter can greatly effect your case. If you'd like... Read more »

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Q: Change a geographic restriction if the added location would actually be closer to the non-custodial parent?

I have primary custody of our one child and our divorce decree geographic restriction only includes 2 counties.

The county I want to move to is not one of the 2, but does border both counties in the order.

The county I want added is actually closer to my ex’s current residence... Read more »

David C. Adams
David C. Adams answered on Dec 27, 2019

You need to file a modification. If the new location is closer to your ex then they will likely agree to the change, and the court should sign off.

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