Texas Family Law Questions & Answers

Q: My step father and mother had a will that said each other gets their house if the other passes first.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Probate for Texas on
Answered on Sep 28, 2016

I answered this question for you in the probate section.
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Q: 36 yo daughter, bipolar, phys handicapped wants to go back to friends living on the street. can family prevent?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Health Care Law for Texas on
Answered on Sep 22, 2016

Could try for a guardianship but may not get it. Call in a family counselor?
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Q: My husband was picked up on domestic violence by strangulation, I never pressed charges

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence and Family Law for Texas on
Answered on Sep 21, 2016

This is a 3rd Degree Felony if he had no prior family violence findings in his criminal history record. Otherwise it is a 2nd Degree Felony. This is very serious and should be taken seriously even if you do not want the charges filed. The State can pick up the charges and prosecute without your approval or acquiescence, so the best thing to do is to retain a local, experienced criminal defense attorney to make sure he is doing everything he can to defend himself against these charges. Most...
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Q: I'm 19 years old & my girl it's 17 year old can she leave whit me if I'm working full time job ?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Child Custody and Civil Rights for Texas on
Answered on Sep 10, 2016

A 17 year old can make their own choices. As long as you are within 3 years of age the Romeo and Juliet law is applicable as a affirmative defense to prosecution. Having a job is of no legal consequence but is a good idea. If you expect a long term relationship you would be so much better off to seek counseling and try to get along with the family. If you have children grandparents can be awesome.

On a side note, a general rule of thumb to determine appropriate age for a partner if to...
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Q: Can I sue ex for Dr bills

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury for Texas on
Answered on Sep 2, 2016

You can certainly sue him, but if he doesn't have the money, won't do you any good. The hospital treated yuou, not him, and you the patient--even if totally innocent--are the one that is responsible for the bills. Suggest you see if there is a crime victims compensation act in Texas. You should have run them through medical assistance or that part health insurance didn't take care of.

MA in some states is retroactive for 3 months or more so if any are in a time frame like that apply...
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Q: its in more information

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Family Law for Texas on
Answered on Aug 3, 2016

This will depend on a lot of things but bottom line is a child cannot just "choose" to go back with his parents; however, absent any official paperwork including something from CPS, i.e. a safety plan, etc. his parents have the right to have their child.
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Q: Can I sue for criminal conversation woman slept with my husband knowing he was married . I have proof texts

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Personal Injury for Texas on
Answered on Jul 23, 2016

You may be thinking of alienation of affection. First, that's handled through divorce. Also, if she has no money you will have to pay an attorney to handle the case if that type of action is still permitted.
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Q: Hi, i just notification for annulment for fraud of our marriage

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Divorce and Immigration Law for Texas on
Answered on Jul 22, 2016

I know you don't have much money and maybe legal aid or catholic charities will help you; however, you need to go see an immigration lawyer asap. Best wishes.
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Q: Last year I entered a drug rehabilitation center to get help. I left my youngest under the care of her father-noncustod.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Legal Malpractice for Texas on
Answered on Jul 9, 2016

you need to contact legal services/legal aid.You need to get copies of the court dockets and the orders, so whoever you talk to can see what is going on and advise you. You should have received notice/service. But that's not malpractice.You can file to reopen the custody matter but you need an attorney. Right now you have to do the legwork of getting the docket sheet, copies of the court orders.
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Q: how to find the attorney that is taking care of my deceased parents will

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Probate for Texas on
Answered on Jul 5, 2016

I believe I answered this in another question. If not, please let me know and let's see if I am able to give you some ideas.
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Q: Do my stepbrother have right to the house? our parents were married his mother passed now my father passed.

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Family Law, Probate and Real Estate Law for Texas on
Answered on Jun 20, 2016

I'm sorry for the loss of your father. Did your stepmother have a will? If not, it may be possible that all of her share goes to her child, i.e. 100% of her 1/2 in the house (providing house was bought during the marriage). It also depends on how long ago and other factors,. It's best to consult with a probate attorney personally instead of seeking a definitive answer on this (or any other) forum. Best wishes.
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Q: Please explain what signing a waiver( chapter 308 section A) pertaining my Dads will means and if it takes anything away

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate Law for Texas on
Answered on Jun 7, 2016

I'm sorry for the loss of your dad. You've asked a lot of questions here and my advice is to contact a probate lawyer in your area for a free consultation. Generally, signing a waiver is either acknowledging you received notice of the probate and a copy of the will, although some waivers say that you have received all the things from the estate you were supposed to. It's best to go over this in person as you'll receive more accurate information. All my best - Tammy L. Wincott
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Q: Is a non us citizen bond by a USA prenuptial agreement

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law, Contracts, Family Law and International Law for Texas on
Answered on May 5, 2016

This is a question for a family lawyer and/or international law attorney familiar with the prenuptial agreement. It is not an immigration question. Your agreement should be reviewed in private for an accurate analysis of your situation.
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Q: I am a GC holder, planning to marry my girl in india and she has a valid B2 visa, After marriage can she travel to US?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Immigration Law for Texas on
Answered on May 5, 2016

A travel visa is for purposes of visiting and returning to India. Your wife must be intending to return to India and have proof of such, etc. Ultimately, it will be up to officials when she enters the U.S. on whether or not they admit her.

I suggest you consult with an immigration lawyer in order for you to discuss in private your personal situation.
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Q: I married an illegal immigrant who has been deported and came back to America illegally again. How do I get divorced?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Immigration Law for Texas on
Answered on Apr 24, 2016

discuss with a family/divorce attorney in your state
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Q: My dad gets $500 a month of child support for me and I live with my grandparents and he gives them none of it

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Texas on
Answered on Mar 8, 2016

There is really nothing you can do. However your grandparents can sue your father for child support.
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Q: Son is US citizen in US Navy, at Pearl harbor. Married Philipina lady, now permanent residence.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Immigration Law for Texas on
Answered on Feb 12, 2016

Your question is very unclear, you need to consult with an immigration attorney in private regarding this matter. If that child you are talking about is your daughter-in-laws child, he doesn't have to adopt her she can get a green card through her mother. Many immigration attorneys including me offer free consultations, make use of the consultations. All the best.

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Q: What should my friends first step be to ending all of this?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Employment Law, Family Law and Immigration Law for Texas on
Answered on Jan 17, 2016

There are questions and answers similar to your situation on our website at http://aba-us.com/other-services/?lang=en. You can take a look for general information. Good luck.
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Q: Can my 19 year old boyfriend be arrested for getting me pregnant ? Im 16.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Juvenile Law for Texas on
Answered on Nov 9, 2015

He needs to go see a private criminal defense attorney immediately for a full discussion about this, in my opinion.
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Q: To inherit from my aunt, I must prove paternity of my father. I do not have a birth certificate. Is a DNA test accepted?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Texas on
Answered on Nov 8, 2015

If your aunt's estate is being probated in PR, you would have to be proven to be her heir in the PR probate court. I expect that DNA testing would do it, but you should that any DNA test would probably have to be approved by the court. Speak with an attorney there.
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