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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Divorce for Texas on
Q: My hudband submitted the petition for divorce and i submited the answer i dont know what is the next steps.
Penny Wymyczak-White
Penny Wymyczak-White answered on May 23, 2022

You need to file a response to intial disclosures.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Texas on
Q: I am going to try and reduce my child support due to my income being $60,000 less. I am in Spring, TX, Harris County.

I also pay for my older daughter’s college tuition. Can I use this for consideration to reduce it more?

Penny Wymyczak-White
Penny Wymyczak-White answered on May 16, 2022

You can't use paying college as a way to reduce child support. Child support is based on your income

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Texas on
Q: What can be done if non-custodial parent is always late for pick up/drop off?

I am the custodial parent. Her father is the non-custodial parent in the court order. He is always vague about what time he will arrive, often sends other people (who are not listed on the custodial agreement as a designated person) to pick her up instead. He is also always late to pick her up and... Read more »

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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've been married 11 yrs and recently just purchased a vehicle I still owe on. I am the only one on the title.

No papers have been filed yet, but I travel for work, being home once a month or so. We have 6 children and she decided recently that she wanted a divorce. Is she entitled to the vehicle if she is the custodial parent and am I still obligated to continue payments on said vehicle regardless of... Read more »

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Q: I got a citation served to me from the attorney general that says I need to submit a written answer how do I do that?

It says I have been sued and have 20 days to respond

Penny Wymyczak-White
Penny Wymyczak-White answered on May 6, 2022

Retain a lawyer . If you do not file a answer they can take a default.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Texas on
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: What consequences should I expect after my daughter turns 18(July) and I owe $10,000+ in unpaid child support? Texas.

Obviously, I do not have the money to pay this off. Getting a loan isn't possible due to my horrendous credit score. Holding a job has been very difficult for me(no excuse, I know). I currently have a job, but it is low paying($10 per hour). I don't want to go to prison.

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Q: I’m 15. I was wondering whether or not I have to talk to a cps agent if they come to talk to me (a case has been made)

They’re trying to see if I’m being abused (I am not) I already talked to them today and she said she’d need to talk to do follow ups randomly. I was wondering if the fifth amendment applies to me and what my rights are when it comes to talking to the case worker.

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Q: My children's father was ordered to pay child support for our two children in Texas 1998 and he never paid anything

Is he legally obligated to pay back payments

Penny Wymyczak-White
Penny Wymyczak-White answered on Apr 19, 2022

Contact the Attorney General and they may be able to get a wage withholding . You can't file a Motion to Enforce but there are ways to try to get the back child support

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Texas on
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 .

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Texas on
Q: My son is 15 and what's to go live in Kansas with my aunt and uncle. I'm ok with it but the father that dose not pay

What can I do to get him ok to go. Dad has not paid child support in two years.

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

If there is a court order unless you get the fathers permission you cant let your son move, If the father is not seeing your son that may be a different story, If he is not paying child support but seeing your son file a Motion for contempt.

2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy, Foreclosure and Child Support for Texas on
Q: I had a property lien on my home unjust but the attorney general, even after the back pay was discontinued (no arrears)

They refused to remove the lien . The AG over charged me for child support, financially crippling me , I had to get property tax loans , this went on for 10 years .. My way out was to refinance my house , but because of this fraudulent lien I was unable to refinance.. I’ve gotten the run around... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Mar 21, 2022

What is your question?

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Texas on
Q: I need advice on divorce and ensuring joint custody of my kids. Infidelity 4 months after we married, abandoned to follo

Wife took promotion 2 hours away, we got her an apartment to stay in durig the week. Has been cheating with coworker from here that moved to the same location previously. So basically she followed him. Once I found out, she left me in a new rent house, with our 2 kids, plus my stepson., but would... Read more »

Penny Wymyczak-White
Penny Wymyczak-White answered on Mar 12, 2022

Your wife has had the kids for 5 months and before you file for divorce you need to get back where she lives and get your kids fifty percent of the time. I would not fight over money right now, . You did not state how old the kids are, If they ar 12 or older they can talk to the judge about where... Read more »

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Q: How do I get a final order finalized if the attorney withdrew from the case? It’s been 2 yrs since we went to court.

AG is telling me come April the child support will end even though my daughter is only 12, because they only have a temp order in file. It seems my ex attorney didn’t finalize the final order after we went to court due to a past due invoice. What are my options to get them finalized?

Sharita Blacknall
Sharita Blacknall answered on Mar 5, 2022

Hire a lawyer to assess where the case is procedurally, determine next steps for finalization and get a signed final order.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Divorce for Texas on
Q: My ex filed for divorce but it is not legally done. I’ve been paying child support for my son, but now she is refusing

To let me see him. What immediate recourse do I have to see him until this is final? She states that until I agree to all her financial terms I will not see my son.

Penny Wymyczak-White
Penny Wymyczak-White answered on Mar 16, 2022

Retain a lawyer and get a temporary order in place,

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support and Libel & Slander for Texas on
Q: My youngest daughter's paternal grandparents basically kidnapped her, bribed me into signing rule 11, nothing finalized

I have been bullied into this arrangement and I'm still actively custodial parent. They had money for an attorney and the father signed a waiver.

Penny Wymyczak-White
Penny Wymyczak-White answered on Mar 16, 2022

Retain a lawyer. You may be able to revoke the Rule 11 agreement,

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Texas on
Q: A 14yr old left alone to parent his 12yr old and 4yr old autistic brother while his physical custodial parent leaves

Them unattended. Recently the 12 year old has been complaining about his mother leaving them alone and making the 14 year old cook and clean for them, alongside taking care of their 6or 7 dogs in their 3 bedroom apartment. She shares a custody agreement with the father who has the 1.3,5 weekends... Read more »

Rafee'a S. Majeed
Rafee'a S. Majeed answered on Feb 24, 2022

If Father is in a position to take over custody of his children, he should file a Petition to Modify the Parent-Child Relationship in the county that the original court order was issued. This situation certainly sounds like there are circumstances that would significantly impair the physical and... Read more »

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Q: TX law. If custody papers say I am not requesting child support from father can I request child support later on?

Custody papers say that I didn’t request child support from the father. Can I later request child support? If so what would have to be done. Thank you

Rafee'a S. Majeed
Rafee'a S. Majeed answered on Feb 15, 2022

Texas law allows you to request a modification of a parent's child support obligation if there has been a "material and substantial change" in the circumstances of either parent or the child since the current order was entered OR 1) three years have passed since the original ordered... Read more »

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