Pasadena, TX asked in Child Custody, Divorce and Family Law for Texas

Q: Do I need a lawyer if I filed for modification of custody/ divorce decree? I haven’t heard from the court about a court.

I filed for modification of custody. My ex husband drove drunk to police station with our child, assaulted me, and evaded arrest. Before that, he was sending me threatening and harassing text messages constantly. He also refuses to refinance the car that he was awarded in the divorce so its bringing my credit down.

2 Lawyer Answers
Hon. Richard W. B. Davis
Hon. Richard W. B. Davis
Answered
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Bryan, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: It would be difficult for your to represent yourself under the facts that you described. The law in this area can be very technical.

Sharita Blacknall
Sharita Blacknall
Answered
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Dallas, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: I would advise you to get a lawyer. There are a lot of issues involved in your case. A lawyer will be able to assist you in addressing each of them in the correct way.

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.