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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Texas on
Q: If I feel that my In Laws home is unsafe for my child, and that she is unsafe in their care. Is there anything I can do?
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answered on Feb 20, 2020

Sounds like you are still married. So, you do have rights to control your children. If you are not married and have an order in place it may need to be modified to address your concerns. Please make sure that you take whatever proof that you have regarding the concerns to an attorney who will be... Read more »

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Q: Should I inform our cps caseworker that my 5 year old son has separation anxiety when it comes to being away from me?

We are being investigated on allegations of drug use and have complied with drug screening, an initial interview, and a home safe test. She assured us that we met the standards during the interview and home test. I'm still very worried and scared after reading horror story upon horror story.

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answered on Feb 20, 2020

If CPS is ever involved parents should seek immediate legal assistance. If you are still unsure about your case consult an attorney. It is your job to speak up as a parent. Good luck.

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Q: If I'm paying child support for my daughter and I just recently married with my husband have to pay the child support
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answered on Feb 19, 2020

No your current husband is not responsible for child support of a child not his.

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Q: Dad passed away With no will, leaving behind 4 children and a wife. If she tries to sell will she have to split proceeds

The down payment for this house was from my dad’s house he got from my mom and dad’s divorce. Not sure if these info helps.

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answered on Feb 17, 2020

Sounds like the house is separate property. She can live in house until her death. If she sales then most if not all of the proceeds go to the children of father. Detailed consultation advised however. Good luck. 888-343-4529.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Texas on
Q: OAG Review with an Agreed Order?

I had an agreed order in Texas, which has an “agreed” child support order on a 50/50 agreement. I recently received a letter for child support review. I’m the custodial parent. Even though there’s an “agreed” amount, can I ask for a review?

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answered on Feb 15, 2020

Sure you can ask for a review to the OAG. Whether any changes will be granted is a another issue. Good luck. 888-343-4529.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Texas on
Q: Legal custody

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Finalized a divorce. Father has long drug history. Was given a court ordered drug and failed. Final decree was written for the father to have 6 months supervised visitation but it was not put in the decree that he was to be given another test after the 6 months. Do I... Read more »

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answered on Feb 15, 2020

Sounds like you need to set up a consultation with an attorney to thoroughly review your order before proceeding with any restricted courses of action on your part. Good luck 888-343-4529.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Texas on
Q: what do i need to do i wont a divorce and we do not have no ties holding us up.

we have not bin together in 10 to 15yers she has 5 kids and i have 3 i took DNA test for her kids whit the dallas DA.and thay wer not mine so we have no kids to geter

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answered on Feb 12, 2020

Get the divorce. However, you may have to go through a bit more of a challenging process considering the fact that the children seem to have been born during the marriage. Good luck. 888-343-4529.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Real Estate Law for Texas on
Q: I am recently divorced and ex got the house. I was removed from Deed. She now wants to refi but can't on her own.

I am still on the current VA loan but she took sole responsibility for the house per the divorce decree. She's asking me to refinance the VA loan so the interest is dropped significantly. Will this effect me in any way beyond my current situation? Would her being solely responsible for the... Read more »

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answered on Feb 9, 2020

You probably won’t qualify to refinance since you do not own any interest in that house. However, it will benefit you if she refinances the debt in your name. I don’t know the current loan situation. But, it sounds like you’re the one for paying the loan if she doesn’t pay it. Good luck.

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Q: I want to report someone to CPS because of some things I've seen .I do not want her to know I called CPS on her.

Will they tell her it was me? I dont want her to know it was me. The babies are always dirty hungry and she keeps them in a dirty motel and around drugs

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answered on Feb 6, 2020

Those reports will be confidential.

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Texas on
Q: My sons mom and I are unmarried she filed through the OAG. Can I file for 50/50 custody and get the AOP from the CSRN?

I am a great dad. She took my son & moved 100 +mi away & filed with the OAG in her county after we had a good 50/50 custody going for months here. I don’t mind paying child support, but she’s keeping him from me. I want 50/50 custody. Can I file for custody in my county before the OAG... Read more »

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answered on Jan 30, 2020

If you have not answered or showed up in court yet you may be able to request venue change. But, it has to be done as your 1st pleading or with your first pleading. An attorney should be consulted. Fight for that custody issue if that’s what you’ve been doing. Good luck. 888-343-4529.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Texas on
Q: DIVORCE

my husband is in prison, and we have been married since sep. 2nd of 2005 i married him so he could see his son in jail while his son was a baby, i need a divorce from him asap, it is putting my life on hold. how can i get a divorce if he denys it. i know he will not want the divorce. we have no... Read more »

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answered on Jan 30, 2020

You can get a divorce just as any other couple would except you have to serve him in prison. Let us know if you would like our assistance. Good luck 888-343-4529.

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Q: My friends father just received a letter from SAPD asking him to come in regards to a case. What should he do?

Should he go in or should he get a lawyer.

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answered on Jan 27, 2020

Get a lawyer before discussing any issues with them. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Texas on
Q: My x husband is in prison for molestion our daughter. How do i take his parental rights to protect my kids from him?

I have the documentation of his conviction and sentencing. He has agreed to sign the papers to terminate. I just cant find the forms or know the process.

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answered on Jan 26, 2020

Consult an attorney to make sure the process is taken care of properly. Best of luck to you and your daughter. 888-343-4529.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Texas on
Q: What do I need to do to get a divorce from my husband who was deported back to Mexico? We have a 9 yr old daughter.
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answered on Jan 24, 2020

File divorce in Texas and get him served in Mexico if you have a good address. Good luck. 888-343-4529.

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Texas on
Q: My husband doesn’t want to get a divorce but he’s not living with me either. How can I get the deed in my name?

We have been married 24 years

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answered on Jan 22, 2020

You’ll have to get a divorce in order to have the property awarded to you. Good luck. 888-343-4529.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Texas on
Q: If I open another bank account in my name only do I have to disclose any funds I may deposit - if I file for divorce?
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answered on Jan 22, 2020

More than likely yes. Good luck. 888-353-4529.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Texas on
Q: Trying to get my legal name back after the divorce but my divorce papers are not notarized How can I get them notari
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answered on Jan 21, 2020

You have to do a name change petition if the decree does not change your name. It’s a new lawsuit. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Texas on
Q: How does it work when a child is included/not in the protective order and there is already a custody order in place?

Im a victim of domestic violence back in Dec. Were going to court for a protective order Wednesday, trying to include my daughter in it. Just trying to figure out what happens to the custody order if she is included or if she isnt included.

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answered on Jan 19, 2020

You should get your own attorney so you don’t lose custody of your child. Good luck. 888-343-4529.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Child Support for Texas on
Q: Getting a divorce in TX. Child support will begin in TX. Wife is now trying to start an assume case in Puerto Rico

I’ve been separated from my wife for many years. I reside in Texas and she and my daughters reside in Puerto Rico. We have two daughters together. I have been sending her child support via money gram (no order in place). I began divorce proceedings but she does not want to sign. Included in the... Read more »

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answered on Jan 19, 2020

Consult with your attorney and if you don’t have one employee one as these issues can become legally complicated real fast. Even lawyers have to sort through various facts to come up with a solution. Good luck. 888-343-4529.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Texas on
Q: What does a father need to have for a compelling case in order for him to have custody of his children.

Mother and father were never married. And mother chose to leave

The father has a stable income and a house for the children. He also has a minimal criminal record in the past.

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answered on Jan 18, 2020

There are so many factors to determine the best interest of a child. But mother and father have equal rights to their child. If the father is serious he should fight. Good luck. 888-343-4529.

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