My ex and I have been separated over 17 years. Living in 2 different states over 15 years. We were married in LA and I live in TX. I cannot afford to file and he says he can't either. What assistance can you provide and what steps should I take next?
There has to be a custody suit filed and a motion for the judge to confer with the child. Technically, this can be done without a lawyer, but it would be difficult. The judge is required to consider the child's opinion, but it is only factor in the judge's decision.
I have tried contacting her multiple ways and she ignores all communication when I ask about our daughter ... we are still married just seperated and she filled for divorce 3 days after the baby was born in may but has not furthered the process, my two sons cry to see their sister almost... Read more »
I filed for modification of custody. My ex husband drove drunk to police station with our child, assaulted me, and evaded arrest. Before that, he was sending me threatening and harassing text messages constantly. He also refuses to refinance the car that he was awarded in the divorce so its... Read more »
My wife and i have been separated for about 4 years now. i haven't seen or talked to my kids in 2 years. She has cut off all communication to where i cant talk to the. All i want is something to do with my kids
Yes, it is possible that you could get a Court to order him to pay you temporary spousal support (what we call alimony in Texas) while a divorce case is pending and you may possible get the Court to order him to pay spousal support for up to 4 years after the divorce based on the circumstances that...Read more »
No, the order does not restrict the actions of the protected party. However, if you wish to deviate from the order in the future it would be wise to seek a modification so that your husband won't be in violation. It is the judge's order, not yours, so you don't have any authority...Read more »
Heterosexual couple living in Texas. It’s in my interest to join in common law marriage to be recognized as a household to be able to join in on my fiancé’s health care benefits. We have plans to have a formal wedding ceremony a year from now, or when we can—Covid-pending. Thank you.
If you are common law married, that is a valid marriage. Thus, if you sign any agreement regarding our property, it will not be a prenuptial agreement but a postmarital agreement which is recognized under Texas law.
Divorce decree says I have to be supervised when I have my kids by one of three of my family member's. (this is due to me not showing up for court for our divorce he won by default ) After doing this supervision deal for almost 2 years my ex then decided that there was no reason for me to have... Read more »
Hire an attorney to file a modification of your current order. Gather all your documentation and witnesses that can attest to the fact that you have been with the kids on numerous occasions and give it to your attorney. Until you get a new order from the court you are to follow the current order.
My wife and I are filing for divorce we have a three-year-old son who is not biologically yours he was given to us by my sister we have no legal adoption papers written out but he has been with us since birth we took him home the day after he was born he calls me father he calls her mother I want... Read more »
You have a number of complex issues that will require the assistance of an experienced family law attorney. Your divorce is most likely going to be a separate case from custody of your sister's biological child. Based on the facts you have listed, you or your wife, or the both of you together,...Read more »
Not possible to answer based on limited information provided. You can try and contact Legal Aid for your county and see if they can step in to help. Or you can try and mediate the case yourself. Fortunately, mediation is a lot less formal than Court and you will know the facts of the case. You can...Read more »
We have two checking accounts. My name is also on the account his deposit goes into. I have another checking account where my deposit goes. Am I able to take my name off the one account and make it to where we can not transfer money from one actor the other.
Your question would need to. have a lot more information before anyone can answer definitively. If divorce petition has been filed, then you will need to review the County Standing Orders to determine what you may or may not do. This is totally different in each county. If divorce has not been...Read more »
If you file for a divorce and get a case started again, then you can explain to the court, at the proper time, and use the proper pleadings and documents, to show that you don’t have a house. I suggest getting an attorney to help you with the divorce.
He stopped paying over a year ago. He was out of work so I gave him time to find work and did not go after him. Now he has been working again for a year in Hawaii and hasn't started paying again. I need help, please to figure out if a local attorney can help me or if I need to find an attorney... Read more »
You're going to need to start with a local attorney, as any pleadings would very likely need to be filed in the Court of original jurisdiction. I'd (or any attorney) need to see the original document before I could tell you what your options are. However, typically spousal maintenance...Read more »
Call the Sheriff's Department and ask to speak to a supervisor. The Sheriff is tasked with enforcing Court Orders. If they still won't do anything, call the Court and ask to speak with the Judge's assistant or Clerk. Tell them what is happening and ask if they wouldn't mind...Read more »
There is lot more information that any lawyer is going to need to answer your question definitively. However, as a general rule of thumb, w/a lot of exceptions - anything earned or acquired during the marriage is community property and subject to division accordingly.
When we got married we were only 17 once we decided to go our separate ways we never filed for divorce. We do not have kids together. It’s been 16 years that we separated. I now live in Texas and I’m not sure where he is we lost contact. I just want to get the process done but not sure how to... Read more »
You can get divorced without knowing where the other party is located but the requirements are a little different than if you were able to have the other party served with process. You are going to be required to prove due diligence was taken to try and find the other party and as long as this...Read more »
Both married in Texas, not in agreement and without legal representation with two minor children under age 15 years of age. The mother is being tormented by this individual, should she do more than look for a lawyer to protect her and her children's rights?
An undocumented parent does not lose his or her parental rights by getting divorced in Texas. It is doubtful that getting divorced will precipitate a deportation. However, at the end of a divorce one party or the other (usually one of the parties' attorneys) is supposed to submit a form...Read more »
If I understand your question, you are asking if you have any recourse for action when your wife of 20 years has filed for divorce? Yes, you do but if one person wants a divorce, practically speaking, a court is going to grant the divorce. However, if you are asking if you have to pay her...Read more »
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