Texas Questions & Answers

Q: Im looking to sign over my rights to the mother of the child. Is it even possible?

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody for Texas on
Answered on Apr 18, 2019
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer
You are able to have your rights terminated. Such a huge decision needs to be fully evaluated by both mother and father. Consulting with a family law attorney is the best way to get a good understanding of your rights and obligations. Best of luck. 888-343-4529.

Q: How can someone find out about custodial accounts and stocks a recently deceased relative had bought for them?

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Texas on
Answered on Apr 17, 2019
Terry Lynn Garrett's answer
The accounts to which you refer likely pass outside the Will.

Once a Will is submitted for probate, it becomes a public document. In many counties these are available online at the website of the probate court or county court at law.

Q: Does bad credit or unpaid credit cards bills affect green card renewal?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Texas on
Answered on Apr 16, 2019
Kevin L Dixler's answer
In general no, unless you have committed fraud and there is a criminal conviction or warrant for your arrest.

The above is general information, not legal advice, and does not create an attorney client relationship.

Q: Incarcerated for a 2nd MTR on deferred probation due to non payment is it possible he get reinstated

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Answered on Apr 16, 2019
Roy Lee Warren's answer
Thanks for your question.

I would not read too much into the letter from the clerk's office. It has been my experience those are routinely sent out. Also be aware that the clerk's office has been known to threaten revocation of the Defendant's driver's license if the payments are not made.

Are you sure he was arrested only for non payment of his fees? Unless the payment is for child support the state does not generally modify or revoke for nonpayment alone because new statutes...

Q: Can you accept a plea deal between pretrial and trial?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Answered on Apr 16, 2019
Kiele Linroth Pace's answer
The prosecutor's offer is valid until the prosecutor decides it isn't.

Talk to your criminal defense attorney about requesting a continuance so you can get the money. Chances are decent that the judge is not interesting in bringing in a bunch of potential jurors only to tell them, "nevermind, the case settled."

Remember, judges are elected and jurors are potential voters.

Q: By law is spanking a child considered physically child abuse if their are no bleeding swelling bruising ?

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Texas on
Answered on Apr 16, 2019
Kiele Linroth Pace's answer
A parent, step parent (or someone taking that role like a guardian or babysitter) can spank a child under 18 when and to the degree the actor reasonably believes the force is necessary to discipline the child or to safeguard or promote his welfare. An educator can spank a student when and to the degree the actor reasonably believes the force is necessary to further the [education] or to maintain discipline in a group.

However, just because something is legal does not mean it can't be...

Q: I was called by the sheriffs office asking me to come in to answer some questions as a suspect. What do I do?

4 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Answered on Apr 16, 2019
Gary Kollin's answer
If it were nothing, why couldn’t he ask the questions over the phone?

Don’t talk to him and do not go there without speaking to a lawyer. Tell them you want a lawyer if detained.

And stop talking to your friends about this. They are not lawyers and are not bound to confidentiality

Q: Are there protection laws for back pay or funds received from SSDI that a person took and invested ?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Gov & Administrative Law, Public Benefits and Social Security for Texas on
Answered on Apr 16, 2019
Roy Lee Warren's answer
THANK you for an excellent question. I believe you and I would get along great. The situation of which you speak is one of the more ridiculous scenarios of SSI in my opinion. However I am sure it makes sense to those that wrote the law. SSI benefits are based on need so if the person that receives the SSI benefits improves their economic situation (for example wins the lottery) the benefits are terminated. If the person is able to save their SSI benefits (rather than spending them) even the...

Q: How does attorney deal with the moral battle knowing about the court registry investment system and the effects

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Admiralty / Maritime, Child Support and Civil Rights for Texas on
Answered on Apr 16, 2019
Timur Akpinar's answer
From a practical standpoint, many attorneys do not stop and think to delve deeply into the moral issues because they tend to be more focused on its use as a tool for handling court registry funds. Their immediate attention tends to be more on individual cases.

Tim Akpinar

Q: Reletting fee for moving out early in my apartment but they never fixed our appliances and still have a roach issue.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Real Estate Law for Texas on
Answered on Apr 16, 2019
Bruce Alexander Minnick's answer
If your lease calls for a "reletting fee" when moving out before the end of the lease term then you agreed to pay the reletting fee when you signed the lease.

Q: My wife was raped and abused by her adopted brother from 12 to 14. Now 32, can she press charges in Texas

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Texas on
Answered on Apr 15, 2019
Grant St Julian III's answer
She may contact law enforcement in the county where the events occurred. Good luck.

Q: I was arrested and threatening by officers to consent to them searching my vehicle and was charged with a felony.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Answered on Apr 15, 2019
Kiele Linroth Pace's answer
If this is a question about Texas then the Louisiana law is irrelevant.

If this is a question about Louisiana then it shouldn't be posted in a Texas forum.

Q: can power of attorney be appointed to a lawyer by the spouse of someone who is already in a coma.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Texas on
Answered on Apr 15, 2019
Ross Diamond III's answer
A power of attorney by a comatose person would be invalid.

Q: Can an Employer threaten your job for requesting to file an on the job injury, i work for the post office

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Workers' Compensation for Texas on
Answered on Apr 15, 2019
Roy Lee Warren's answer
They absolutely cannot terminate your job for filing a wc claim. However you could lose your job if your injuries prevent you from being able to perform your job, but that would be true whether you filed a claim or not. Also once you told the supervisor about your claim (s)he must file the claim, and should not try to persuade you not to file. File your claim.

Q: Can I move my son to another state without the father’s consent?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Texas on
Answered on Apr 15, 2019
Elaine Brown's answer
The answer depends on whether you have any orders relating to custody of your son. Generally, parents that are not divorced or do not have a Court ordered custody arrangement, have equal rights with regard to the children. This means that they can take control and possession of the children and can make decisions regarding the child's welfare. However, as soon as parents separate and file a suit with the Court or begin a divorce action, the Court usually steps in and determines each parent's...

Q: I unfortunately was in a 3 car head on collision. I was Injured beyound repair. 3 attorneys later 0 action. I’m livid.?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Texas on
Answered on Apr 15, 2019
Daniel John Christensen's answer
I am sorry to hear about your experience. Like any profession, there are good attorneys and bad attorneys. Without knowing the situation, I cannot promise you that I can help you, however, I am happy to review your case and let you know. I will not give you false promises. Good news or bad news, I will tell it like I see it. Feel free to call DC Law at 512-220-1800. Either way, I wish you the best of luck.

Q: I have a pending theft charge that has been enhanced to a felony. Is there a chance that I could get them

4 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Answered on Apr 15, 2019
F. Edward (Ed) Brown's answer
Information is too vague. More details would be helpful.

Q: Void a rental contract because smells of the previous tenants death (unattended).

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Landlord - Tenant, Consumer Law and Products Liability for Texas on
Answered on Apr 15, 2019
Bruce Alexander Minnick's answer
You may have sufficient legal reasons to allow you to get out of this lease; However, you should take the lease and all related documents to a local lawyer and ask for their assistance.

Q: What does all of this mean I got the (Medal of Honor) by Harris originals

1 Answer | Asked in Banking for Texas on
Answered on Apr 15, 2019
Bruce Alexander Minnick's answer
Although your question does not contain enough factual information to allow an online lawyer here on Justia to answer, it appears to me that you may have been bilked out of whatever amount of money you paid for this "honor."

S--if you were "directed to an attorney" when trying to find out what went wrong, you should do exactly that.

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