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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Texas on
Q: I have joint custody here in Texas 2 hours every Thursday, then every 1st,3rd, 5th weekend. Can Request more time?

It's been 5/6 years since we got the court order, but I don't get to see my son enough, I feel like I'm missing out on a lot of his life, and it doesn't help that his mother doesn't inform me on anything going on at his school, I always have to be finding out by calling the schools, she tries to... Read more »

Kristin Kim Kline
Kristin Kim Kline answered on Feb 1, 2017

You can always go back and modify the original court order and ask to be primary conservator and your son live with you. Whenever there has been a material and substantial change in circumstances and you think the conditions at his Mom's house are detrimentally affecting him seek primary custody.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Texas on
Q: I need some information on filing for a divorce and how much will it cost me?
Kristin Kim Kline
Kristin Kim Kline answered on Jan 21, 2017

The cost of a divorce depends on whether or not your case is contested or uncontested. If it's contested that means you anticipate a lot of fighting, whereas uncontested means you both are going to get through the process amicably. Other factors to consider are whether you have children, a home and... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning for Texas on
Q: My husband cosigned a home loan for his mom, since then she has paid it off. Does he have ownership after she passes?

She has a will stating her properties be divided among her children, does that mean the house as well? He is executor and has power of attorney.

Kristin Kim Kline
Kristin Kim Kline answered on Jan 19, 2017

Financing a home and owning a home are not the same thing. If the Will states all property is to be divided, it should be divided. Did she put him on the deed or just the financing?

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Texas on
Q: How do you go about divorcing someone who is incarcerated?
Kristin Kim Kline
Kristin Kim Kline answered on Jan 18, 2017

You file for divorce and have them served with citation at the prison. It may costs a little more, but you can still get a divorce.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Texas on
Q: Do i continue paying child support if my child turns 18 before he graduates high school?
Kristin Kim Kline
Kristin Kim Kline answered on Jan 17, 2017

It depends on the way it is ordered in your court papers. Typically, it's not whatever occurs first (i.e. 18th birthday or graduation), but the latter.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Texas on
Q: I have just received a copy of my husbands answer to my petition of divorce. In It he has attached an addendum stating

He wants 6 months health insurance after divorce is final and 25.00 a month for 4 months. This is a very strange request to me. Is there a legal presidence for such a strange request? He is very manipulative. Just wondering if he could have researched something telling him to make a request like... Read more »

Kristin Kim Kline
Kristin Kim Kline answered on Jan 14, 2017

It sounds strange to me too. He is not entitled to health insurance after you divorce, as most employers don't insure non-spouses. Sounds like he is just putting his "two cents in" because he's not happy about the divorce. You should consult with an attorney to see what your options are and how to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Texas on
Q: I filed papers for a divorce and my husband is now acting aggressive can I leave TX and go home to PA with my children

We don’t have anything to fight over beside the children. At the moment we still live in the same house and he is becoming a bully. Throwing my shoes away, cussing and yelling all the time. I would like to leave and go home to my family in PA, but I am not leaving my children. If I take them with... Read more »

Kristin Kim Kline
Kristin Kim Kline answered on Jan 12, 2017

You cannot kidnap your own children, but you wouldn't want to do anything to complicate the divorce process.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Texas on
Q: My ex is trying to make me pay a bill in his name or he will contest a divorce. Should I just pay it and be done?

I do not think I should pay this as he took a lot of money from me when he decides to leave me while I was pregnant with his child, causing me to almost loose my house, and many other financial issues along the way that I have dealt with. I have not asked him to pay any of these, so him asking for... Read more »

Kristin Kim Kline
Kristin Kim Kline answered on Jan 12, 2017

I understand your frustration, but it isn't worth paying extra attorney's fees to turn an uncontested divorce into a contested divorce for $180.00. When divorces are uncontested the fees is reasonable and the process flows much smoother (and quicker).

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Texas on
Q: DivorceSettlement agreement in TX. We have agreed on everything.

We have agreed on child custody, division of property and signed off on everything. We also included in the final decree that neither party could ever sue the other for more custody or property in the future. Is this absolute final or can it one come back and still sue the other down he road?

Kristin Kim Kline
Kristin Kim Kline answered on Jan 12, 2017

Texas statute allows you to go back and modify the children portion of your decree whenever there has been a material and substantial change in circumstances; whereas, once the property is divided your agreement is binding unless someone failed to disclose a hidden asset.

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