The Decree should include the name change if you asked for your name to be changed and the judge granted it. You should register your child support account with the State Disbursement Unit which is where your decree should be requiring the obligor (or his employer if you also have a wage...View More
My boyfriend's lawyer, while my boyfriend was in prison, said it would be best to sign as noncustodial parent. He is out now, and doing the right things to live a good life and wants to have rights to his daughter again. What steps need to be taken to make this happen? Who can we call? We... View More
In order to change the custody arrangement, your boyfriend will need to file a SAPCR ("suit affecting the parent-child relationship") seeking a modification of the current custody arrangement with the court in the county where the child lives in California. While the outcome of every...View More
She attempted suicide 12/23/23. Woke up and bit my abdomen, an agg assault I have not supplemented the report with. She destroyed our 2700sf home in front of my 16yo daughter and 19 yo son, as well as our then 1.5yo.. she smashed glass all over the tiled floors and my daughter’s bathtub. She... View More
It is unclear what your question is. With the exception of a legislative continuance (which would not apply in December 2023), continuances are usually within the sound discretion of the trial judge. In my experience, most trial judges are more likely to grant a trial continuance if the case has...View More
Yes. You should contact your divorce lawyer to file a motion to enforce, motion to clarify, motion for contempt, or suit for indemnity depending on what it is your ex-husband is not doing that he was ordered to do. Possible outcomes depend on the specific facts and circumstances of your case and...View More
took a dna test and it came back that the child is his. I haven’t had support at all since separating and now he’s asking for another test but, at this point I don’t want to deal with him. The non custodial parent denies to do anything regarding support or seeing the child. There’s abuse in... View More
You should contact an attorney who regularly practices in your county family court. It sounds if you wish to file for divorce. This Attorney can help prepare divorce complaint and the motion for temporary orders including spousal support and child support. This will come at a substantial cost,...View More
My husband is leaving me, no divorce, just up and disappearing and has said he is going to ruin my credit. We have a mortgage and a car in both our names plus I have a car in just my name. I can not afford all three on my own plus other bills. I don’t even think I can afford the mortgage plus... View More
Since both of your names are on these debts, you are both responsible for the obligations. If you believe that he will follow through with the threat, the best option for you is to file for divorce to minimize the damage to your credit.
In a divorce, if the house is community property, the...View More
On Dec 14, plaintiff sought an emergency protective order, denied. Dec 15, withdrew $1,500 from joint account, advised by non-lawyer family member. Attempts to evict from family home by grandmother; we are neighbors and they're landlords. Dec 18, files for divorce, citing ability to pay and... View More
Since you are in North Richland Hills, I recommend Trey Harris in Fort Worth or Carla Rankin in Rockwall. Both are highly regarded, competent and experienced lawyers who practice heavily in the area of family law.
Your question does not disclose what makes your divorce case complex. I...View More
She also claimed there was an active protective order against me, and waived the 60 day period. This is also incorrect. She was denied such an order yet still chose to lie and say that there had been family violence in our marriage. She also lied about an affidavit of inability to pay, which I can... View More
We have been divorced for 7 years and share one child together that was conceived while we were married. She just had a baby last year and has been living with the same man for more than 5 years. I received a court order saying I need to take a paternity test for a child that is 4 months old when I... View More
If you are being asked to take a paternity test after you've already been divorce, that likely means that your ex-wife is asserting that you are the father of the child. It may be beneficial for you to take the paternity test to have documented proof that you are not the father of the child.
Many courts allow you to file by also filing an affidavit of poverty (sometimes styled as a motion to waive fees or "in forma pauperis"). Se which of these your county's court requires by local rule. Good Luck.
He states the vehicle title is lost. Sends picture of original title in his possession. Refuse to act to obtain a certified copy of the original and send it to me. I start the long process of need to get a Lien Release from the bank, a certified copy of Divorce Decree, apply for certified copy of... View More
It would have been quicker and easier to simply have had your ex-husband sign a power of attorney to transfer motor vehicle title on the form provided by the DMV. This is routinely how title transfers due to divorce proceedings are accomplished. A typical divorce decree would have required this...View More
Before my divorce, my then wife left me a note on my door one day telling me to no longer contact her for any reason. She blocked my email, phone number, and all social media accounts. One day, I sent a message to the only social media account she hadn’t blocked me from, one that she hadn’t... View More
Travis County TX. $2M judgement needs to be enforced. I'm well versed in the powers a receiver has, my ? is how do the powers of a collection attorney compare? I've had a receiver on my case for 2 years & he is choosing to be removed or substituted due to consistant non compliance of... View More
I was awarded 70% of marital estate. Ex sold the asset (our business) while under standing orders for purported zero dollars even though I was awarded value of $2m. I have paid over $200k to attorneys and receiver to try to collect. Ex has been sent to jail twice for contempt. One receiver even... View More
Most family courts in Texas issue standing orders when a divorce case is filed which prohibit both spouses from doing certain things during the pendency of the divorce case which usually includes selling a marital residence without prior court approval. Even though the home is his separate...View More
In a divorce, the court will make orders for the division of your community property that are "just and right." In most cases in which the parties own a community property marital residence with substantial equity, if the parties do not agree otherwise, the court will most likely either...View More
The non-custodial parent is not in the picture we live in two different states and he only wants to be a family if I wanted to be with him. I have proof of no help, or wanting nothing to do with our child but, he’s been abusive to me and holding the marriage over my head. I don’t know where he... View More
In Texas, if you are unable to locate your spouse, you can file for a divorce by publication. This involves legally notifying your spouse of the divorce proceedings through a notice published in a newspaper in the area where they were last known to reside. This method is used when all other...View More
I am primary; she is secondary, TX SPO. Her Christmas possession runs 12/28 noon to 6pm Sunday before school starts Monday. I am expecting them to return to me at 6pm Sunday. However she claims that since Sunday is within the first weekend of January, at 6pm Sunday we revert to normal weekend... View More
If she ordinarily has possession on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th weekends until school resumes on Monday morning, she would retain possession of them at the end of the Xmas schedule until the end of her usual weekend possession on Monday morning.
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