Questions Answered by Rahlita D. Thornton

Q: Cps put us on a family safety plan dated until the 12th of January 2019. They havent expended the plan. Is it over?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Texas on
Answered on Jan 16, 2019
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer
Your question is one that should be answered by an attorney familiar with your case in my opinion. Seek personal counsel.

Q: My child mother placed me on child support but I never had DNA done or signed acknowledge paper. Do I owe back pay?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Texas on
Answered on Jan 13, 2019
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer
The most important thing is to get a DNA test. We could assist you on getting you through it all. We be happy to assist 888-343-4529 or 888-3434LAW.

Q: If they say it was my fault being hit by a car will that effect my settlement

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Texas on
Answered on Jan 13, 2019
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer
Yes you may not be able to recover at all if you’re more than 50 percent at fault. You should get an attorney.

Q: In Oklahoma , would common law marriage supersede legal court marriage in terms of divorce and the splitting of assets?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Texas on
Answered on Jan 12, 2019
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer
Your question is being asked in the Texas section. I’m assuming you used to live in Oklahoma. Texas recognizes common law marriage but you have the burden to prove that you and your partner intended to be married and hold yourselves out as such. In a regular marriage with a license issued the proof is there.

Q: is There any type of legal document or court order to make my wife or Chase Bank transfer house money to my account

2 Answers | Asked in Banking and Divorce for Texas on
Answered on Jan 12, 2019
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer
I’ll assume the home was purchased after marriage. In that case it is community property regardless of whether your name is on the loan. If you are now pursuing a divorce you can ask that these funds not be used until everything is sorted out. Let us know if you need our help. 888/343-4529 or 888/3434LAW.

Q: I was driving an uninsured vehicle that isnt mines was rearended while doing 60 on highway can i recover

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Louisiana on
Answered on Jan 11, 2019
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer
It does not matter about the vehicle you were in being uninsured as to whether you can recover your damages from the responsible party.

Q: Can she put me on child support? Do i have any legal obligation to the child?

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Texas on
Answered on Jan 11, 2019
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer
Please get an attorney as soon as possible to ascertain your legal obligations and duties. You can be responsible for supporting the child if in fact it is your child. You have a right to a DNA test do it. Good luck.

Q: Hello, I am going thru a divorce. Bought a house 2gether. Final stage. Am I entitled to half of house ?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Texas on
Answered on Jan 10, 2019
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer
You've got a lot going on in your case and several questions. I think that since you are not able to afford an attorney look for legal aid organizations or bar associations in your area to assist you. Good luck to you.

Q: Can my spouse take my residency away if we divorce?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Texas on
Answered on Jan 10, 2019
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer
You should consult with an immigration attorney as they would be best able to answer your questions as to immigration statuses. Good luck.

Q: Hello, I have my 16 yr old daughter in court on a family violence charge. Judge says I need a lawyer, cant afford

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, Family Law and Juvenile Law for Texas on
Answered on Jan 9, 2019
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer
Inform the court of your inability to pay and you may be able to get court appointed counsel for no charge.

Q: how can I find out if I still have custody of my kids. The mother lost custody about 4yr ago and I just found out about

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody and Family Law for Texas on
Answered on Jan 9, 2019
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer
There's a lot going on in your situation. It would be most helpful for you to schedule a consultation with an attorney.

Q: I have a judge ordered CS payment due for 1/2019. Have 2 pay in full or can I split up pay as long as it's by 1/31/19?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Child Support and Municipal Law for Texas on
Answered on Jan 9, 2019
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer
Look at your order for the due date. Follow that. It should state the exact date that it is due. To be on the safe side pay be that date.

Q: My s/o and I went to c/s a year ago because She wanted the health insurance. Now she leaving and taking our 2yr old.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Texas on
Answered on Jan 9, 2019
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer
Look at the order that was signed by the judge when you went to the child support court. It should also have some details about your visitation rights. Good luck.

Q: I been paying my child support but it hasn't been motified in 10 years so now im worried i could owe back child support

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Texas on
Answered on Jan 9, 2019
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer
Don't let that bother you. If the order has not been modified by the court then they can't go back and say you owe more than previously ordered. Go ahead and fight for your visitation rights. We can assist as well 888-3434LAW or 888-343-4529.

Q: Can a person sue for grandparents rights if their son isn't supporting the child

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Texas on
Answered on Jan 9, 2019
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer
The fact that your son is not supporting his child should not affect your right to assert as a grandparent.

Q: How do I find out if my fiance has been married and divorced. We live in San Antonio Texas

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Texas on
Answered on Jan 9, 2019
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer
Search the county records in San Antonio for the marriage license and the district clerk records in that county for the divorce records.

Q: I pay cs to my ex for our daughter. N she's keeping our daughter away from me CS gets taken out of my check

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Texas on
Answered on Jan 9, 2019
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer
You should absolutely assert your rights to see your child. Sadly, you'll have to pay an attorney to do so. These attorney fees can be requested in your case if you are able to show that she violated the order for visitation. We handle these assertions by parents often. Let us know if we can help. 888-343-4529 or 888-3434LAW.

Q: Family law

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Texas on
Answered on Jan 8, 2019
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer
If you need services related to a writ of habeas corpus feel free to contact us at 888-343-4529 or 888-3434-LAW.

Q: My eight month old son's Father is keeping him away I have no contact What should I do

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Texas on
Answered on Jan 5, 2019
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer
File suit and get orders put in place by a judge. We suggest you employing an attorney. Let us know if you’d like our help. 888-3434LAW or 888-343-4529.

Q: I need a precedent where an abused woman did not lose her children. How do I find?

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence and Child Custody for Texas on
Answered on Jan 4, 2019
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer
An abused woman should not lose her children just because she was abused. Good luck in your case.

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