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Q: I have a criminal trespassing on the custodial parent how can i pick up my daughter on my weekend and days?
Penny Wymyczak-White
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Penny Wymyczak-White
answered on Sep 26, 2022

Modify the order and meet at police station or a public place like McDonald's .

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Q: I am pregnant with my ex’s child he wants full custody.

I have a son (8 months old) with a man that is not on the BC and has never met him. He was abusive and threatened to push down on my pregnant stomach at the time so I left him when I was 10 weeks pregnant with my son. If he all of the sudden wants to meet him or wants custody can he ?

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Q: wife filed divorce while husband and kid out of country.

My wife filed divorce while me and my 8 yrs old boy out of country. we are indian citizens holding US Green Card. If i just file an answer online saying my wife allegations are false and filed divorce in india and want to proceed in india. will it be considered as i am joining in the divorce... Read more »

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Q: How to file contempt of court charges on child’s mother for denying custody

I’ve been denied custody since before Father’s Day. I need to know how to enforce court ordered visitation

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Q: I have a weird situation. My oldest is now 11.

Her bio father isn't listed on the bc. He has been contacted several times in the past years to make connect with his kid. He refuses. I would like to go through the process to get his rights. He has a trust fund. Isn't she entitled to some of it since she was born before his marriage and... Read more »

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Q: I have joint managing conservatorship but I’m a non custodial parent do I have the right to know who babysits my child?

The other parent works nights and won’t tell me a thing. I have 50/50 custody. Is that illegal in Texas.

Rafee'a S. Majeed
Rafee'a S. Majeed
answered on Sep 20, 2022

Unless your court order states that you must be notified, the custodial parent is not required to inform you. However, good co-parenting would warrant that the custodial parent would want to inform you...in case anything happens with the child.

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Q: Joint custody after out of state move.

Last year a California Court ordered a joint 50/50 custody "agreement" for our child. I have since moved to another state and am currently waiting on the next mediation and subsequent custody hearing this fall. In the meanwhile I would like our child to go to school with me in the new... Read more »

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Sep 19, 2022

It depends on the language of your custody agreement or order. It is typical for there to be a geographic restriction, but that is not always the case. It is typical for there to be language addressing the rights of each parent with respect to education. It may give one parent the sole right to... Read more »

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Q: If a custodial parent drops off their kids and doesn’t return for four months to the non-custodial parent what can they

The noncustodial parent is paying child support

Rafee'a S. Majeed
Rafee'a S. Majeed
answered on Sep 13, 2022

The non-custodial parent should file a suit to modify the current court orders on the ground that the custodial parent has voluntarily relinquished possession of the child. If the custodial parent had not show any intent to return or provide for the child's needs, 3 months is the requisite... Read more »

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Q: If I am living with a woman and the relationship goes sour, and her son wants to live with me, can I get custody?

I live with a woman but want to leave. Her 13 year old son wants to go with me. We have lived together for 2 years.

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Q: How can I make it mandatory that my ex husband gives my son his ADHD Med?

My son visits his father at a regular visitation schedule. However, my son comes home and has not taken his meds for 2 days. My son says his father doesn’t agree with the dr’s diagnosis. and throws the meds away. It’s not up to the father to make these decisions. I am the conservator.

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Q: Can I file to Modify a child custody order
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Q: Is a notarized proposal with a certificate of acknowledgement considered self authenticating?

Co-parent sent me notarized letter in the mail proposing parenting time, after TRO was signed for supervised visitation. They have admitted to facts they once lied about to the judge and begging for more parenting time (unsupervised but no overnight visits) since it is now supervised. The letter... Read more »

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Q: Texas - if ncp signs over parental rights, do arrears go away, or can cp sign a waiver to dismiss all arrears+interest

CP remarried and diagnosed with cancer. Minor children live with them and have a strained relationship with NCP. in order to protect children from being uprooted in case of CP death, would it be best to sign over parental rights so step parent can be named custodial parent. In doing this would... Read more »

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Q: Can i request a de novo hearing on line
Rafee'a S. Majeed
Rafee'a S. Majeed
answered on Sep 1, 2022

You cannot request a de novo hearing online. You must file a proper request with the court.

Also, a request for a de novo hearing must be filed no later than three (3) days after the Judge's ruling or is not considered timely filed and your request could get denied.

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Q: Am I responsible for my son damaging his cell phone that the other parent provides?

Am I responsible for my son damaging his cell phone that the other parent provides?

My son's mother has consistently insisted my son use and have access to the device she provides. I have never been given access to this device but have allowed it be used by my son to avoid drama. My... Read more »

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Aug 29, 2022

Under section 41.001 of the Texas Family Code, a parent who has the duty of control and reasonable discipline of a child is liable for property damage proximately caused by the negligent conduct of the child if the conduct is reasonably attributable to the negligent failure of the parent to... Read more »

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Q: Im the primary parent according to my divorce decree, ex wife is trying to change that. Need to defend my self

Per my divorce decree, i have joint conservatorship of my daughter, with me being deemed as the 'primary parent". My ex is trying to change that saying that and filed a motion with the court saying she needs to be the primary parent, due to our child's school grades are not good.... Read more »

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Sep 1, 2022

The terms for conservatorship, possession of or access to a child can be changed if the circumstances of the child, or of either parent have materially and substantially changed since the rendition of your divorce decree and the requested modification is in the best interest of the child.|... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Legal Malpractice for Texas on
Q: Can judges and attorneys be held accountable?

Is it possible to pursue legal action on an attorney and judge for misconduct? The judge has already had disciplinary action With the board

Arturo C. Aguilar
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answered on Aug 20, 2022

You can sue an attorney, yes. That is called malpractice.

Judges are exempt from suit because of how they ruled on your case. The best you can do is file a complaint with the Texas Judicial Board, but you need serious evidence. Merely ruling against you is insufficient. Your best way to...
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Q: If my brother has primary custody of his minor daughter, can he designate POA or does mom automatically get authority?

My brother has primary custody of my 9 year old niece. Her mother lives over an hour away and has standard visitation orders. My mother lives with him and my niece. His question was, if he is incapacitated for any reason, can he designate someone (my self, my mother or my brother) to act on his... Read more »

Rafee'a S. Majeed
Rafee'a S. Majeed
answered on Aug 17, 2022

If your brother is incapacitated for any reason, whomever he wants to make decisions regarding your niece would have to intervene into their current custody case and present to the court why it is in the child's best interest that they are allowed to make decisions regarding your niece, over... Read more »

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