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0 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Texas on
Q: Ex filed no child in divorce we raised son from birth-11yr no adoption ex signed BC both non bio can I amend for custod?

I’m respondent court date for june 21. So I have rights and can I file to court about this for custody. Neither biological husband just signed BC no adoption husband is keeping him from me now. Son wants to live with me what can I do myself

0 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Texas on
Q: I want to file uncontested no fault divorce. Can my spouse contest a divorce for no reason . No kids .No assets .

We never lived in the same house together because of her gambling addiction and she is financially irresponsible habits. She said no when I told I want a divorce and she said she would drive up the cost of the divorce if I tried to divorce her so I couldn't afford one. What can she contest if... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law and Tax Law for Texas on
Q: Texas Property Code section 51.009, how do i make sure that if i win the property will be free of all liens?

this property has gone thru litigation and being sold for unpaid property taxes. Fort Bend Independent School District v the owner

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on May 27, 2023

Commission a title company to do a title search to determine if there are any liens on the property.

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0 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy and Civil Litigation for Texas on
Q: Does a district judge have jurisdiction for a summary judgement over a bankruptcy order in texas

8 years ago a bankruptcy order was done one party didn’t do what they were suppose to im in a civil suit with them but I have no lawyer can a summery judgment be heard by the civil judge over the bankruptcy order. Or do they not have jurisdiction over it. And if I have to go to the bankrupsty... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Texas on
Q: Is it legal for commercial contractors in Texas to add change fees if I didnt sign for nor was told the fees beforehand

I have an original contract but it does not address change orders. He sent me a final invoice with a bunch of change orders that he claimed was required by city. Contractor never informed me beforehand.

Alisha Melvin
Alisha Melvin
answered on May 26, 2023

The original contract determines obligations on each signers part. Anything deviating would would require more evidence of text, emails, etc.

1 Answer | Asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) and Products Liability for Texas on
Q: If I use a service, and that service allegedly violates a patent, what is my liability?

I have been contacted by a firm representing a patent holder. They are seeking damages. I entered into a contract with a service provider claiming to have exclusive ownership of the IP. Am I liable? If so, to what extent? What steps should I take in the matter?

Eugene Vamos
Eugene Vamos
answered on May 26, 2023

You should immediately contact an Intellectual Property attorney so he/she can review your situation, including the Cease and Desist letter, the alleged infringed patent, and the contract that you signed with the service provider. There might be language in that contract that explains liability... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Texas on
Q: Can I file for divorce online without using a divorce service & not appear in court. No kids, no assets,Brazos County,

Can I do all of this using the Texas e-filing portal? Or must I go the clerk's office?

Spouse is incarcerated. Marriage took place during incarceration. Spouse will not contest.

Thank you.

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on May 26, 2023

Legally, you can always represent yourself in your own divorce proceeding.

It's like rebuilding a car engine. Legally, you can rebuild your own car's engine. It's probably not wise if you don't know what you're doing.

Many people with substantial legal...
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0 Answers | Asked in Copyright, Civil Rights, Gov & Administrative Law and Military Law for Texas on
Q: Would it be illegal to read declassified files, similar to an audio book to make them more accessible to the public?

I ask because on some documents, especially recordings, you cant quote certain individuals, such as Linden B. Johnson because at the time of the recording he is a private citizen since hes no longer in office, either him or his family have copyrighted all recordings where he wasnt a public servant.... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Texas on
Q: Can police enter onto curtilage of a residential property to investigate whether someone is trespassing on said property

Person in question was a tenant, having permission to be on property.

Police were not called to address. Police arrived uninvited, with only their suspensions. E.g. "no one has lived here for a while"

"there is no electricity"

"there are NO... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Civil Rights and Family Law for Texas on
Q: I have a endanger of a child who has been in child protection custody for a 1year now shes been place with a family

Im trying to get her place back home had her go to family can i get her back with me soon in how long do it take for her to be back with me i did all they asked of me

John Cucci Jr.
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answered on May 26, 2023

If you are truly are ready to get your child back, and have a nice place to keep her, ( his/her own room ), then you need to file in Family Court for custody.

If you have a drug habit, or other major problems, don't waste your time.

You should get a good lawyer to file for you....
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0 Answers | Asked in Probate for Texas on
Q: What happens if the administer of an estate dies?

My MIL passed about two years ago without a will, and my SIL was named admin of her estate by the court. An estate account in my MIL's and her name was set up to distribute the funds from the sale of my MIL's business & 2 condos. The business was bought outright by her partner, but... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Texas on
Q: I work for a contracting company and didn't receive one of my paychecks. The company claims it's a phishing issue.

I work for a contracting company and didn't receive one of my paychecks. The direct deposit information was changed online unbeknownst to me and the contracting company stated they did their research and concluded it was a phishing issue. They stated they couldn't get the money back thus... Read more »

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on May 25, 2023

Under the Texas PayDay law, wages must be delivered to the employee at their regular place of work during working hours, mailed by registered mail or by direct deposit to be received by the employee not later than payday, by any reasonable means, or to any person authorized in writing by the... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Trademark and Intellectual Property for Texas on
Q: Am I required to do attestations in all 50 states for federal trademark? Company filed with asking $73 x 50 = $3650

I used an online company to submit filing for trademark of my Hercules Dock Bumpers name. Serial Number 97643107. I've paid the initial USPTO filing fee and have been waiting months for it to be assigned. I just got notice that the application was accepted and will be assigned to an... Read more »

Fritz-Howard Raymond Clapp
Fritz-Howard Raymond Clapp
answered on May 25, 2023

Your application SN 97643107 for federal registration of the mark HERCULES DOCK BUMPERS was filed 10/21/2022 by attorney Sandy Lipkin and is awaiting assignment to an examining attorney, which currently takes 8.5 months. If the registration is granted, it will be effective throughout the US and all... Read more »

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0 Answers | Asked in Tax Law for Texas on
Q: will irs file atax lien even with installment agreement in place?

have a balance of 549k (assessed balance 350k) have an agreement freshly in place

0 Answers | Asked in Child Custody for Texas on
Q: my lawyer, handling my child custody case, delayed completing the discussed motion to modify child custody for a year.

I sent him an email detailing the new agreement that occurred between my ex and i. He has yet to complete the modificatino form after responding to me that he would be done in a week. I was wondering what recourse I have as his client. Is this some sort of violation on his part?

0 Answers | Asked in Contracts, DUI / DWI and Traffic Tickets for Texas on
Q: If I change my last name and want to switch the title to my sister, will I have to first change the title to my new name

If I change my last name and want to switch the title to my sister, will I have to first change the title to my new last name and after that process is done, change the title again to my sister's name?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: How can you find out how many of a judge's decisions were overturned on appeal as a member of the public ?

I am looking for this information for judges in Harris County, Texas.

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on May 25, 2023

I would use a targeted search for appellate decisions of cases determined by that judge during his or her tenure on a site like Westlaw or LexisNexis, then narrow that search using the word "reverse," and then scroll through the results to count how many of those cases include a judgment... Read more »

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