He is very controlling and possibly violent as he was abusive to me when married. She says he has become unstable and she is afraid now. She wants out and needs help to move her things out. She knows that he would either break things, block her way or just become a "mess" so that she can't move... Read more »
is financed and in my name. I would like the vehicle transferred to her name and have her responsibole for the balance due on the note since I due not have the vehicle. Do I need to hire a attorney to get this done?
Your wife will have to agree to assume the note on the car. If refuses to cooperate, then you will need to call a temporary order hearing. In the hearing you will need to ask the judge to order her to assume the note if she is to keep the car. That will then need to reduce what the judge says to...Read more »
It happened in Abilene tx but when i got picked up i went to jones county jail Anson,tx which is the town next to Abilene. I am looking for a lawyer who has worked these cases or know anything about. Also I was wondering can I get a lawyer from Tarrant county who works counties outside of the Dfw... Read more »
Much more likely than if you went it on your own. For example, even though I am a lawyer, whenever I have needed legal help, having someone else represent me always made things go smoother. So, the issue is not so much will having a good lawyer guarantee a successful outcome, it is when you're...Read more »
My question to you is who owns the home, and what time of home is it? Also, it sounds like leaving is the best thing to do. Usually in the initial protective order, called an ex parte protective order, there is a "kick-out" order, kicking the abuser out until the hearing.
No to both questions. You have to enforce the decree in a district court. If it is a family district court, and the provision involves the children, you have to go back to the family court. If the provision resulted from an agreement that could be enforced as a contract you could file in a civil...Read more »
The short answer is yes. You can ask for some help while the case is pending for sure. Whether you could get spousal maintenance after the case is over, depends on your situation and how long you have been married. You would have to file the case and set a hearing for temporary orders. There,...Read more »
I could help you. I am in Dallas County. But, it depends on how recently you left Nueces County. You have to be a resident of the county you are filing in for 90 days for that court to have the authority to handle your divorce. So, if you want the divorce away from Corpus Christi, you will have...Read more »
If the protective order is still live, he could be arrested at any time. If she got the protective order through a private attorney, she would ask the attorney to nonsuit the case. If she got it through a district attorney's office, she needs to be careful how she approaches the prosecutor. The...Read more »
Two people can enter into a written agreement to be married. This, of course, would be conclusive, that is to say, would leave no doubt. Other than that, the agreement can be verbal. But, there does not have to be an actual formal conversation. To prove a common law marriage using this statute,...Read more »
Criminal charges can take a while to get filed by the arresting agency. Once a charge is filed, then the district attorney's office picks it up. Then the case is assigned a court. Then you make appearances. Depending on what county you live in, you may be able to monitor the file on the...Read more »
Lawyer has only been present for 1 appointment, he sends his paralegal. This has gone on for 3 months (divorce/custody case) We feel like there is no progress, maybe because we are not able to talk to the lawyer. Can I request the money back and find a new lawyer or should I be patient? I was told... Read more »
As far as the retainer, ask for a statement of hours spent on the case. An attorney must hold the retainer in a trust account until the money is earned. You should get a statement setting out the time spent on your case so you can see how the retainer was applied. If no work truly has been done,...Read more »
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