Houston, TX asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce and Real Estate Law for Texas

Q: Do I have rights to a jointly owned property after my divorce if it was put on the decree after I signed it

My ex-husband of just 3 days shy of 11 yrs filed for divorce in 2017 and put our jointly owned property on the divorce decree along with deeming himself custodial parent of our then 11 yr old daughter after I signed it. What rights do I have today as far as being compensated for the property and getting custody of our daughter

1 Lawyer Answer
Victoria Collins
Victoria Collins
Answered
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Fort Worth, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: A Final Decree of Divorce is an order of the court, which means the judge had to have signed the Decree. If the Decree was never signed by a judge then it is not a final order. Since 2 - 3 years have passed since you signed the decree, its content cannot be changed IF a judge signed it, however; you can file for a modification of conservatorship of your child if there has been a substantial change in the child's circumstances since the order was signed. There can be no changes as far as property division. IF a judge never signed the decree, you are not divorced.

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