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Q: Could I get sole custody if father has not seen children in a year?

Dad does not see children and it’s been a year since they have actually been picked up by him and only for a couple hours and 2 years since they have actually spent a night with him. Could I get sole custody and also have the childrens last name changed as per their request as well as request an... Read more »

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Q: I lost custody of my son when he was 7 by default a court date I had know idea about now he is 16.

I have visitation supervised one Saturday out he month. How can I get visitation for weekends ,holiday, spring break and summer.

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Q: My son 16 lives in Tx with Father I live in Louisiana how can I get visitation for my son can come with his mother

I haven't had visitation since 2013 I lost my son by default a court date I had no clue about. I'm on block his keeping my son from me to get back at me for leaving him. Is it to late to get visitation

Penny Wymyczak-White
Penny Wymyczak-White answered on May 14, 2022

Retain a lawyer in Louisiana and have the petition the court.

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Q: Can a protective order against one parent be overridden if primary parent abandons the kid?

My uncle has a protective order only allowing him supervised visitation. Well the mom of one of his kids left her with us and doesn't want her back. Can he "violate" the protective order when nobody else is able to keep her?

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Q: How can I get my son back from a guy that has ran off with him and he has no legal right because iam the sole custodian

My ex boyfriend ran off with my son while I was sleep and he's 2 and he gave him to someone else to care for him because he can't due to being a truck driver and I have got the police involved and they want do anything to return my son back to me I don't know my son's where abouts

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Q: Is there a way around my daughter not having to go with her dad for the summer? She is 9 and dreading going with him.

My ex and I are joint conservators with our 9 year old daughter. This agreement was finalized 1/2021. Since then he has made no attempts to see her besides the summer visitation in which she had to travel to AZ to see him. He is about to have another child and my daughter does not want to spend... Read more »

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Q: I’m 16. My father (in CA) kicked me out of the house and sent me overseas to mom. How can I legally live in TX w/ aunt?

My mom is not an American citizen but my aunt is and. She invited me to live with her to finish high school there. My father doesn’t want me in the USA. He took all my American documents and put me in a flight to go overseas to my mom. I am American. I do not want to live with my father ever... Read more »

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Q: Re: extended summer possession TX, must Father's Day weekend be grouped into those 42 days, or can it stand alone?

My lawyer is telling me that I can't have more than 42 days of possession in the summer, and that I have to include Father's Day in that 42-day block. This doesn't seem right.

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Q: Can my ex’s girlfriend pickup my son alone if I don’t know her? Our custody order says known to both parents.

She’s came with him on pickups a few times and she had her take him to school without my knowledge but he panicked and I had to meet her to get him. In that short interaction I learned her name and that she doesn’t have her own child (in another country) which worried me. Drop off on Mondays... Read more »

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Q: My son's mother (the custodial parent) has been arrested for murder, I now have my son. What happens to my arrears?

She was arrested and indicted for murder and a few other charges. I now have my son. What happens to my child support arrears?

Penny Wymyczak-White
Penny Wymyczak-White answered on May 3, 2022

If your ex is on bond one way to handle the arrears would be she does not pay you child support until. She gets credit for your arrears. If the arrears us owed for Medicaid you still will have to pay that portion

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Q: My childs father is restricting contact, and preventing my child from contacting me

I have not seen my child since christmas 2021. He has recently restricted contact, and blocked me from phone calls. i am looking for information of how to obtain a modification to the current order, its been almost 7 years since last one was done. Many issues have changed, I would like to reverse... Read more »

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Q: If my ex’s birthday falls on my Friday that i pick up my child does she need to drop her off to my residence?

Since based on standard orders in Texas, she gets her from 7 to 9 p.m. Also, standard orders say my time starts at 7 p.m.

Penny Wymyczak-White
Penny Wymyczak-White answered on Apr 26, 2022

Without reviewing the order no one can tell you for sure. But by the facts you stated she would have to drop her off if she chooses to exercise the birthday possession

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Q: I am the custodial parent of a 10 yr. old, the NCP withdrew her from school w/out my permission and moved, can I sue?

He has been violating judges orders and I am in the middle of filing a Petition for Habeas Corpus. I have no idea where he moved. How can the school allow that?

Penny Wymyczak-White
Penny Wymyczak-White answered on Apr 15, 2022

File a police report and have him arrested for interfering with custody it is a felony .

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Q: Can one party of teen parents decide what last name my child has?

My girlfriends father doesn’t want my child to have my last name and doesn’t want me to be on the birth certificate can he decide that?

Penny Wymyczak-White
Penny Wymyczak-White answered on Apr 14, 2022

The judge will decide if there is a dispute. The child usually have the dad's last name

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Q: The father of my child doesn't want to be added to the birth certificate despite the court order requirement.

What should I do? And what would happen if I don't follow through?

Penny Wymyczak-White
Penny Wymyczak-White answered on Apr 11, 2022

You don't need his permission if you have a court order. Put him on the birth certificate .

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Q: My step daughter is having a baby but is giving me and my husband the baby. What all should we know.

We are wanting to take the baby home within the first few hours of her being born and we dont want CPS or any problems. How should we go about it

Penny Wymyczak-White
Penny Wymyczak-White answered on Apr 8, 2022

Retain a lawyer now and have the father of the baby sign his rights away. Start adoption proceedings now.

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Q: My possession order states that if the custodial parent moves to a different county.

What happens if the custodial parent moves back to the same county? Am I then required to do the pick up and drop off once again? She has moved 4 times in the last 2 years and I do not see it to be fair for this to keep changing.

Rafee'a S. Majeed
Rafee'a S. Majeed answered on Apr 3, 2022

It is unfortunate that the custodial parent keeps moving with the child(ren). I can only imagine, if they are school aged, how it's affecting their schooling.

If the court order requires you to pick up and drop off at the custodial parents residence, then would have to do that until...
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Q: I need help with filling out paperwork for an emergency hearing to modify orders. I'm not sure how to do this on my own

My daughter is in need of outpatient mental health care, she's 13. But her dad can't do it, who she lives with, because she keeps running away from his house. So I want to bring her to Texas so I can get her proper treatment.

Penny Wymyczak-White
Penny Wymyczak-White answered on Apr 2, 2022

You need to retain a lawyer in the county your daughter lives and they can file the necessary pleadings

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Q: Can my husband legally have me stay at my parents after 13 years of marriage after a trip my youngest took here

We have been married since 2013 and he has always financially and medically and emotionally supported me now I’m with my elderly parents and my mom is abusive. is this unfair ?

Penny Wymyczak-White
Penny Wymyczak-White answered on Mar 29, 2022

You husband cant kick you out of your martial home without a court order, Go back home.

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Q: My ex has custody of my kids, can my kids get the covid vaccine without his permission?

I’m taking the kids on a cruise in July and is require that the kids have their covid vaccine, my ex said no because the school doesn’t require it, do I need permission?

Penny Wymyczak-White
Penny Wymyczak-White answered on Mar 26, 2022

Review your divorce decree under the section rights and duties .

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