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Q: How do I remove parental rights in Texas?

Father has done some bad stuff to my child and child is seeing a counselor and tried to harm herself due to what happened to her

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Civil Rights and Domestic Violence for Texas on
Q: What do I do if my ex is constantly texting me vulgar messages after asking her to stop

Police won’t do anything, do I need to take her to court, will she have to pay for legal fees if I do? We have 2 kids together so we need to talk ANOUT THE KIDS but she is constantly tearing me down. SHe hates my girlfriend and talks bad about us to the kids.

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Jan 18, 2022

Respond that you are only willing to talk to her about the kids. Do not respond to anything else she sends. If she continues to send those messages after you have been 100% clear AND you have stopped responding, then she is committing the crime of Harassment. The cops probably won't do... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Probate for Texas on
Q: My dad passed away and my brother is executive over the well and I think my brother is taking my dad's mone

That he left for us all what can I

do

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Texas on
Q: I am 15 yrs old. My mom lost rights to me about 10 years ago. Can I still choose to live with her?

My parents were divorced 11 years ago. my dad got full custody of my brother and me and want to move in with my mom now.

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Q: I started a Harris County Civil Family SAPCR case to get my child back. Can I cancel or postpone the court date?

My sister is abusive and lies a lot and people believe her. We had a mediated agreement in Travis County, I'm pro se, he attorney moved the case to Harris County, where she lives, and then my dad died, and she never even told me, and all of my pro se advocate help is overwhelmed due to Covid,... Read more »

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

You can file a Motion for Continuance to postpone the court date and the court will issue you another court date. Your sister can agree with the continuance without court interference. If she doesn't agree to the continuance, you would need to get a court date and ask the Judge to grant you a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Texas on
Q: Is it required to let the other parent know of change of residence within 60 or 90 days before move?

What if I need to move before 60 days? Is that not allowed? I just found out I have to move and it needs to be done before that amount of time. I did not see any statement on papers Indicating when I have to let the other parent know.

Rafee'a S. Majeed
Rafee'a S. Majeed answered on Jan 12, 2022

If there is not a geographical restriction in your court order, preventing you from changing the primary residence of the child without further orders from the court or without the other parent's consent, then typically court orders require the primary parent to notify the other parent of a... Read more »

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Q: How do I go about moving out of state with my child due to husband's work and haveing joint custody?

I have primary custody and my papers say I am allowed to determine primary residence without reguard to geographical location. Im not sure how I am supposed to go about it or if he is able to stop me in any way.

Rafee'a S. Majeed
Rafee'a S. Majeed answered on Jan 12, 2022

If your court orders state that you have the "exclusive right to designate the primary residence without regard to geographical location", you are allowed to move your child's primary residence (within or outside of the State) without further permission from the court.

You...
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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support, Divorce, Family Law and Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: Hi. I’m a lawful permanent resident. I’m in Texas and currently needing advise with regards to divorce/child support.

I’m a lawful perm resident. I came along with my two minor kids to usa on a k1/k2 visa. My husband signed both ai-134 and I 864.We also had a child during our marriage who is now 3.He moved out after we experienced ongoing issues regarding abuse towards myself and my children.We have been... Read more »

Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler answered on Jan 12, 2022

More information is needed, perhaps, but this is likely more of a divorce question than immigration. You are a lawful permanent resident, not a conditional resident, correct? You should file for citizenship by naturalization, since you seem to have been a lawful permanent resident/conditional... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Texas on
Q: I did a voluntary caregiver ship to my cousin and now that I’ve revoked it they won’t return my son. His dad knew nothi

I want him home, what can I do?? No it wasn’t court ordered or anything, just so they could take him to the doctor and daycare and stuff.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Texas on
Q: My two month old had been taken without my permission and not brought back yet or heard from

Without permission or knowledge or any contact for almost 24 hours

Rafee'a S. Majeed
Rafee'a S. Majeed answered on Jan 10, 2022

I'm sorry to hear that your child has been taken. My first question is, "taken by whom"??

If taken by the other parent, that parent may be within their right to have possession of the child. If there is not a court order in place regarding the child, the law is that both...
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Q: Can I give my boyfriend(18) guardianship over me(16)?

I'm 16, my boyfriend is 17. He's moving to Texas when he turns 18 because that is when he graduates and he is planning on coming to texas for college. We were wondering if I would be able to move in with him and transfer guardianship to him. My parents would contest it.

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Landlord - Tenant for Texas on
Q: If you live in a house that was willed to me by my mom who bought out one of her brothers share's but she still had one

Brother left that owns his share of property, do you have to move out and sell house to pay him ?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Texas on
Q: I got a divorce in Massachusetts, I did not ask for child support at the time. Can I ask now?

I now live in Texas, and I’m Active duty Coast Guard. My daughter is 6 years old. I have her for school year and the father gets her for holiday days summer. He does not pay child support at this time. And he refuses to help pay for day care. Occasionally he sends money for clothing.

Rafee'a S. Majeed
Rafee'a S. Majeed answered on Jan 10, 2022

Yes, you can. You could file a suit to modify your current court order and request child support. You should first register your current court order in the county where the child resides.

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Q: Is there an age limit a child can be on Jr high campus in Texas?

My son got a very late start in public school. He is 13 going on 14 in the 6th grade. His school called and told me that by the time he will be in 8th grade he will be 16 and Texas law says a 16 yr old can not be on campus. Is this true? They want to skip him a grade next year and I don't want... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Texas on
Q: I need help interpreting the section on geographic restrictions in my divorce decree/custody agreement. (names removed)

It states: IT IS ORDERED that the primary residence of the child shall be within 100 miles of the residence of Respondent, and the parties shall not remove the child from within 100miles of the residence of Respondent for the purpose of changing the primary residence of the child until this... Read more »

Rafee'a S. Majeed
Rafee'a S. Majeed answered on Jan 5, 2022

This language means that if Mom is the who the child primarily lives with, then she cannot move with the child more than 100 miles of where Dad currently lives (this presumes that Mom and Dad currently live less than 100 miles from each other). If Mom chooses to move the child's residence,... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Tax Law and Family Law for Texas on
Q: My girls live with me and visit their dad. He wants me to let him claim them on taxes. Is this allowed and should I?

I am the custodial parent. He gets standard visitation. He states with me getting child support from him he does not have enough money for things he needs to do. He is asking for me to allow him to claim one of our daughters on his taxes because he needs the money. Is this even allowed and would it... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Child Support, Family Law, Appeals / Appellate Law and Child Custody for Texas on
Q: Can a mother leave texas during a open custody agreement

during a child support agreement in texas the mother had moved out state and I was never informed

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Q: I'm looking for low income lawyer to help me. My father passed in September and his widow will not give me keys

There has been no will produced.

Can you help me with a lawyer ??

Teri A. Walter
Teri A. Walter answered on Jan 6, 2022

Keys to what? A house, a car, a safe, a boat, a crypto-currency account? Is the item you want keys to yours, or was it your father's? If there's no will, you need to look at the rules of intestate succession to determine who has rights to what property. In order to take any action on... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Domestic Violence for Texas on
Q: What does M RVK/ASSLT FHM IMP B CIR stand for?
Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Jan 18, 2022

My guess is: Motion to Revoke / Assault Family or Household Member, Impeding Breath or Circulation.

Unfortunately, there is no standard set of abbreviations and the only way to be 100% certain is to ask the office responsible for it... all anyone else can do is guess. The attorneys...
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