Questions Answered by Rahlita D. Thornton

Q: How do the courts determine where a child with Autism lives?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Texas on
Answered on Mar 18, 2019
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer
A child with Autism is seen as living in a place as any other child.

Q: I haven't received the CS papers sign from a judge since Dec. Do I still need to lend my son to the NCP?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Texas on
Answered on Mar 17, 2019
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer
If the order has been signed you have to abide by them. Contact the district clerks office for it. I’m assuming you just have not received the document either by mail or from your attorney. If it’s been signed follow it.

Q: I’ve been divorced for 3 years. In the decree my ex was to pay me a property settlement over 5 years. He has been

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Texas on
Answered on Mar 17, 2019
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer
That’s a tax question. Consult a cpa or tax accountant.

Q: I need divorce can’t find husband been separated 9 years

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Texas on
Answered on Mar 16, 2019
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer
The best way to begin this process is to make attempts to get his address before proceeding. A private investigator could assist. It may not be as expensive as most may expect. Good luck.

Q: Do you have to go to that state physical to do a modification?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Texas on
Answered on Mar 13, 2019
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer
No not necessarily. Contact an attorney where the case is pending. Good luck.

Q: Will I have any rights to my wife's ex husband CS arrears?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Texas on
Answered on Mar 12, 2019
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer
Legally the order probably states that his obligation in to the mother. The moral thing to do would be to share with you. Hopefully, some good came of your help for those children.

Q: When should you be able to discuss your case with the attorney instead of the paralegal?

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Minnesota on
Answered on Mar 12, 2019
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer
A suggestion would be to inform the office respectfully that you’d like to speak directly to the attorney about a particular matter. Sure accommodations could be made. Every firm handles this differently. Good luck to you.

Q: Say a CPS investagtor lies in their affidavit and there is proof but no one will listen to you what do ubdo

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Appeals / Appellate Law and Civil Rights for Texas on
Answered on Mar 11, 2019
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer
The answer is that you hire an attorney to represent you for guidance and direction. Your answer is not a simple one. To take legal advice from one who has just only read your facts is problematic. Consult an attorney with your proof of your allegations.

Q: Can I call a peace officer to get her returned to my mom? If I withdrew my dismissal request will I get in legal trouble

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Texas on
Answered on Mar 10, 2019
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer
There is a lot going on in your case. In order to obtain a good legal response I suggest that you speak directly with an attorney to advise you. We can assist you if you desire 888-343-4529.

Q: my sister passed away 2/5 and left behind 4 beautiful children. i would like to obtain legal guardianship.

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody and Family Law for Texas on
Answered on Mar 9, 2019
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer
First of all sorry for your recent loss of your sister. What a wonderful thing to see families taking care of their own. Your mother has standing to petition the court to deal with these issues. Let us know if you would like our assistance. 888-343-4529.

Q: How exactly if the 100 miles calculated in custody orders and how is it determined exactly?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Texas on
Answered on Mar 8, 2019
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer
The 100 miles is calculated from the residence door to the residence door on a map and NOT driving distance. Let us know if you need further assistance. An attorney who provides you with an answer should really read your specific order. See that you are in El Paso. We do not service that area. However, if the order happens to be pending in our service area which is Harris County and surrounding counties give us a call at 888-343-4529. Good luck.

Q: What can I do if I never agreed to the custody decision and was unfairly given supervised visitation with split custody

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Texas on
Answered on Mar 8, 2019
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer
You can file contempt motions against mom and do a motion to modify. Check with an attorney in your area for a detailed analysis of your case. Good luck.

Q: Can my daughters mom take off back pay if she wants to in new mexico?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Texas on
Answered on Mar 6, 2019
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer
Each state has their own rules. If the order is one that is pending in New Mexico ask an attorney licensed there. If order signed in Texas if both parties are in agreement then such can be fashioned and done. Good luck. If you need us we are willing to assist 888-353-4529.

Q: Have been divorced for 2 yrs. Decree says Divorce with no children. Ex now says a child is mine and wants child support.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Texas on
Answered on Mar 6, 2019
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer
If she knew that she was pregnant at the time of the divorce then you may be able to get off from paying child support or her asserting now that you are the father. If you need further counsel feel free to contact us at 888-343-4529.

Q: Hello,I'm seeking legal aid help for a family law matter concerning my son.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Texas on
Answered on Mar 5, 2019
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer
You should really obtain legal counsel in your area to make sure that you are asserting your rights in the correct legal manner according to the terms of the order. You do not want to be charged with kidnapping yourself. Good luck.

Q: Divorce, I have 2 children that are not my husbands how can I file without paternity determined.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Texas on
Answered on Mar 5, 2019
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer
You will have to have paternity addressed before the divorce will be granted. We can assist you. If all parties are in agreement it would make the case progress faster. Let us know if you'd like us to assist you. 888-3434LAW or 888-343-4529.

Q: I would like to know about being a legal guardian for my elderly mother.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Texas on
Answered on Mar 5, 2019
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer
It depends on the mental capacity and physical capacity of your mother. What types of goals that you have should be detailed. If you just want to help her with her financial responsibilities and she has the mental capacity to consent you could consider Powers of Attorney. There are more than one kind. Other considerations should be addressed as well. If you need assistance we would be glad to assist. Call us at 888-343-4529 or 888-3434LAW.

Q: If my decree is very vague about visitation rights, like see them if it doesn't interfere with daily activities, can tha

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Texas on
Answered on Mar 5, 2019
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer
You can request for it to be modified. Normally, you’ll just have to show a material change in circumstances. Assert your parental rights. Your children will be better for it. Good luck. Let us know if we can help 888-3434-LAW or 888-343-4529.

Q: Should a claimant prepare a witnesses statement in addition to his statement if the claimant is the only witness for him

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury on
Answered on Mar 2, 2019
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer
In order to maximize any recovery in a settlement the more witness statements the better.

Q: Can a paramour demand a paternity test when husband claims to be the father?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Texas on
Answered on Mar 2, 2019
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer
Yes the mother of the child can get an order for blood testing of the child and the alleged father.

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