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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Texas on
Q: can my ex and texas court determine custody of my children without inviting me to attend? Cause they did!!

said I was served and wasnt.... therfore gave her everything she asked for and she raped me basically and I had no clue there was even a hearing

Rafee'a S. Majeed
Rafee'a S. Majeed
answered on Feb 8, 2022

Depending on when the hearing was held, you may have a couple of options for getting back to court. In either of these situations, you should seek a family law attorney to assist you as they will know how to navigate through either of these options.

The court has basically issued a...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Texas on
Q: Do I have to answer my exs texts and calls when he asks about our baby without a court order

Do I have to let him come around and see her without a court order if he’s emotionally and verbally abusive? Or answer his texts or calls when he asks how she’s doing?

Rafee'a S. Majeed
Rafee'a S. Majeed
answered on Feb 4, 2022

Absent a court order, both parents have an equal right to possession of or access to their child. The family law Judges would hope that both parents are able to effectively communicate and co-parent in the raising of their children. If you have substantial proof or evidence of emotional or verbal... Read more »

1 Answer | 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

Leslie Ann Werner
Leslie Ann Werner
answered on Jan 30, 2022

The final decree should contain language that requires the mother to notify you of any change of address. Notifications of address and phone number changes are typically standard in temporary orders as well. If the mother has moved, she may be in violation of a court order. You should let your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Texas on
Q: Can I be ordered to relocate for my baby?

My ex lived in dallas at the time of pregnancy , got an apartment in houston (Where i live) around the due date , Baby was born in dallas. Moved to houston for 8 months until issues arised in our relationship causing us to split. She then moved back to dallas 4 hours away . And although she has... Read more »

Rafee'a S. Majeed
Rafee'a S. Majeed
answered on Jan 28, 2022

You cannot and will not be ordered to move to Dallas if you decide to put yourself on child support. representation. A visitation schedule can be established with you still living in Houston.

However, know that if you go through the Attorney General's Office (commonly known as the...
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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 »

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.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Texas on
Q: Can a DNA test be asked of NCP in att Gen. Court if different Court has adjudicated me as father and given me custody
Rafee'a S. Majeed
Rafee'a S. Majeed
answered on Dec 12, 2021

My initial question is "why are you in a IV-D Court (Attorney General Court) if you already have a court order from another court adjudicating you as the father?" The Court that issued the existing court order has exclusive jurisdiction over the child, unless there is a reason why they... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Texas on
Q: Is it possible to modify an SAPCR Order? More in details.

Am I able to customize or modify the SAPCR Order itself? I am aware that I can have a Modified Possession order instead of the standard but I am not sure about modifying the SAPCR order. And if I do customize the SAPCR order, will it be accepted by the judge? I would like to customize the... Read more »

Rafee'a S. Majeed
Rafee'a S. Majeed
answered on Dec 12, 2021

You can modify an Order in Suit Affecting the Parent-Child Relationship (SAPCR). The modification of the Order must be in the "best interest of the child(ren)". If you are trying to modify the Order within 1 year of the current order being signed by the Judge, then you will need to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Texas on
Q: I'm trying to hire a lawyer how can I ask for a contingency for child custody hearing?

I have asked once already as a pro se and the judge told me that she wouldn't Grant it when I filed that one. So I'm going to try it again to get an attorney

Rafee'a S. Majeed
Rafee'a S. Majeed
answered on Dec 12, 2021

Typically, family law attorneys do not work on a contingency basis. Actually, I do not believe it is allowed in Texas.

A Judge can only appoint an attorney to represent a litigant in limited situations. Unfortunately, if you are just seeking legal representation for your child custody...
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Q: Can I file anything with the courts about the other party attorney filed a motion to withdraw 2 months ago?

My ex's attorney has filed a motion to withdraw and the judge has not approved it or denied it how long does it take it's been 2 months and I think that he should have got it granted by now. I was hoping there's something I can do or file? I am prose I am trying to get an attorney right now

Rafee'a S. Majeed
Rafee'a S. Majeed
answered on Dec 12, 2021

Your ex's attorney filing a Motion to Withdraw from the case does not hinder you or have anything to do with you hiring your own attorney. There is nothing that you need to file with the court.

Unfortunately, our Courts are taking longer than usual to sign court orders these days,...
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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Divorce for Texas on
Q: My husband has filed for divorce. He is very controlling Abusive financially Verbally mentally and emotionally.

I live in Texas. Only work 4hours a day 5 days a week. Expects me to pay bills which i have been in past but not anymore since he purchased a brand new 2022 car while being behind on our mortgage. Also INCOME TAX REFUND GOES TO HIS SAVINGS WITHOUT ME HAVING ANY SAY SO IN THAT OR CHILD TAX CREDIT.... Read more »

Penny Wymyczak-White
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Penny Wymyczak-White
answered on Dec 7, 2021

You need to move in with relatives with your kids if you can. Get a full time job. File for divorce and request child support and alimony.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law, Cannabis & Marijuana Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Texas on
Q: Probono lawyer.
Kyndra L Mulder
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Kyndra L Mulder
answered on Nov 8, 2021

Your local USCIS office and Immigration Court will have a list of pro bono or minimal fee attorneys.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Texas on
Q: Can I pursue charges of bigamy? I believe my ex has been stalling our divorce to avoid child support of our 2 kids.

After fighting for jurisdiction of our divorce, and the courts closing down last year for coronavirus, my ex has has been uncooperative with my attorney in order to get our divorce before a judge and finalized. We’re currently headed to mediation. However, I just found out that he “remarried... Read more »

Omar Darwich
Omar Darwich
answered on Sep 21, 2021

You should contact an attorney but generally speaking bigamy is actually a criminal offense under Texas law, although a defendant can escape conviction if they reasonably believed they were not already married when they entered their second marriage.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family Law for Texas on
Q: Can I file for PO in the pending child support for enforcement by contempt case? Do I need to serve personally.?

Can I file for PO in the pending child support for enforcement by contempt case?

Do I need to serve personally.?

Bcoz my ex is evading services. When filed as seperate case, judge dismissed for not able to serve him

Omar Darwich
Omar Darwich
answered on Sep 15, 2021

Need a bit more information, but regardless your best option here to get an answer is to consult with an attorney not on this forum.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Adoption, Child Custody and Child Support for Texas on
Q: What would happen to my stepdaughter (6yo) in the event of her mother's death in Texas?

I have been married to my stepdaughter's mother for 5 years. My stepdaughter has lived with her mom, myself, and her younger half-sister (my bio-daughter) that entire time. Her bio dad lives 1300 miles away and sees her 2 times a year, however, he does facetime 3-4 times a week. My... Read more »

Sharita Blacknall
Sharita Blacknall
answered on Aug 20, 2021

There is a presumption that biological parents have a superior right to their children over anyone else. You would have to file for custody and show the court why it is in the best interest of the child that the court ignore that presumption in favor of you.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Texas on
Q: Why would my child support be only a registry only? I did not ask for it to be done that way.
Teri A. Walter
Teri A. Walter
answered on Aug 18, 2021

Because the court ordered it to be done that way, which is standard.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Texas on
Q: Power of Attorney to act in legal matters in texas court?

Hi, I am in texas and I want my brother to act of my behalf in my childsupport and alimony cases in court. I am so tired of the defendant s threats and harassments.

I donot want to see his face during hearings anymore or talk. I want my brother to act and attends court hearings on my... Read more »

Teri A. Walter
Teri A. Walter
answered on Aug 16, 2021

I suppose you could do this, but it's unlikely that having someone else act for you would end any "threats and harassments" by the other side. In addition, there will likely be times when your personal presence is required - such as for testimony. Your absence even at other times is... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Texas on
Q: What kind of proof do I need to show the judge?

I signed for child support i wanted 50/50 custody but father said no he wants full custody he lied to the judge about my child living with him judge took his verbal word from him gave him temporarily full custody and all rights wile i pay for child support and get every 1st 3rd and 5th weekends... Read more »

Jonathan Tanaka
Jonathan Tanaka
answered on Aug 5, 2021

I would suggest that you hire a family law attorney in the San Antonio area right away. The attorney will be able to assist you in putting forward your best argument for the upcoming final hearing or perhaps assist in settling the matter via mediation.

The fact that your child has been...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Texas on
Q: My son's father has gave me my son back. How do I get myself taking off child support

Can I get some of my back child support money taken off since I have had my child more than the father

Sharita Blacknall
Sharita Blacknall
answered on Jun 7, 2021

FIle for modification of your current order.

The attorney general will help you if both parents are in agreement.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Texas on
Q: Can i ask for temporary removal of my child from her father in a temporary child support hearing?

My child is currently with her father and our case is pending in court, his attorney is requesting i pay temporary child support and his attorney fees right now, can my response to this ask that my child be temporary removed out of his care and for him to pay child support i do have proof he is not... Read more »

Sharita Blacknall
Sharita Blacknall
answered on Jun 1, 2021

You can file a counter-petition and request temporary orders. Request what you want and set a temporary order hearing requesting what you want.

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