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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Texas on
Q: OAG Review with an Agreed Order?

I had an agreed order in Texas, which has an “agreed” child support order on a 50/50 agreement. I recently received a letter for child support review. I’m the custodial parent. Even though there’s an “agreed” amount, can I ask for a review?

Rahlita D. Thornton
Rahlita D. Thornton answered on Feb 15, 2020

Sure you can ask for a review to the OAG. Whether any changes will be granted is a another issue. Good luck. 888-343-4529.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: How does Child support work if the non custodial parent is incarcerated in another state?

In order to continue to recieve my ebt benefits in arkansas (where our child was born and raised), I now have to file child support but the father is currently incarcerated in Iowa and has been since before our son was born. We were never married nor is his name is even on the birth certificate.... Read more »

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Feb 6, 2020

Your question is fundamentally about a benefits program in Arkansas so you'll get the most accurate answers from attorneys who are licensed in Arkansas. You should re-post your question but this time set your location to a city fully inside Arkansas and also add Family Law in the topic... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Texas on
Q: My sons mom and I are unmarried she filed through the OAG. Can I file for 50/50 custody and get the AOP from the CSRN?

I am a great dad. She took my son & moved 100 +mi away & filed with the OAG in her county after we had a good 50/50 custody going for months here. I don’t mind paying child support, but she’s keeping him from me. I want 50/50 custody. Can I file for custody in my county before the OAG... Read more »

Rahlita D. Thornton
Rahlita D. Thornton answered on Jan 30, 2020

If you have not answered or showed up in court yet you may be able to request venue change. But, it has to be done as your 1st pleading or with your first pleading. An attorney should be consulted. Fight for that custody issue if that’s what you’ve been doing. Good luck. 888-343-4529.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Texas on
Q: What do I need to do to get a divorce from my husband who was deported back to Mexico? We have a 9 yr old daughter.
Jon R. Boyd
Jon R. Boyd answered on Jan 24, 2020

File a Petition for Divorce assuming you have lived in Texas the last 6 mos and you have lived in the same county in which you're going to file for for the past 90 days.

Then, though, you run into how to get him legally served.

Best you consult with a lawyer because there are...
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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Texas on
Q: Who does one contact? Child support is not being received after paid by non-custodial parent.

I am the custodial parent. My children's father gets disability. Child support is taken from his check. Well I stopped receiving it back in November. I've contacted the OAG who stated they have not received anything from him. I confronted him, at which he showed me the garnishment... Read more »

Tammy Lyn Wincott
Tammy Lyn Wincott answered on Jan 22, 2020

If he's receiving disability then he should find out if disability is turning it over to the OAG office or holding it. It's his responsibility to make sure you get it.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Child Support for Texas on
Q: Getting a divorce in TX. Child support will begin in TX. Wife is now trying to start an assume case in Puerto Rico

I’ve been separated from my wife for many years. I reside in Texas and she and my daughters reside in Puerto Rico. We have two daughters together. I have been sending her child support via money gram (no order in place). I began divorce proceedings but she does not want to sign. Included in the... Read more »

Rahlita D. Thornton
Rahlita D. Thornton answered on Jan 19, 2020

Consult with your attorney and if you don’t have one employee one as these issues can become legally complicated real fast. Even lawyers have to sort through various facts to come up with a solution. Good luck. 888-343-4529.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Texas on
Q: What does a father need to have for a compelling case in order for him to have custody of his children.

Mother and father were never married. And mother chose to leave

The father has a stable income and a house for the children. He also has a minimal criminal record in the past.

Sharita Blacknall
Sharita Blacknall answered on Jan 19, 2020

Mothers and fathers are equal under the law. It boils down to what the past history of caretaking has been, what the future caretaking plan is and what is in the best interest of the children.

There are also factors related to financial ability to care for the children, living...
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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Texas on
Q: The mother of my unborn sin is trying to keep me from seeing my child be born or see him. I don't know what I should do?
Tammy Lyn Wincott
Tammy Lyn Wincott answered on Jan 14, 2020

File a suit for parent child relationship in family court but first go consult with a family law lawyer and do it quickly to save yourself the aggravation of fighting with the mother.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Texas on
Q: What should I do if my unborn son's mother is already threating me with not being able to see my child be born

She is also threatening me with not being able to see my child and is refusing to give my son my last name

Jon R. Boyd
Jon R. Boyd answered on Jan 14, 2020

You will need to file a petition in suit affecting parent child relationship. Either to establish parentage thru DNA testing or, if you're able to sign an Acknowledgement of Paternity, that will make you the legal father and then you're past having to prove your're the father and you... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Texas on
Q: If a man in Texas fathers 10 or more children will he still be responsible for paying child support?

He is married to none of the mother's and only pays child support to one mother.

Tammy Lyn Wincott
Tammy Lyn Wincott answered on Jan 13, 2020

It doesn't matter how many children a person has they still must pay child support. They just may need to get more than one job.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Texas on
Q: Hello

Hello, me and my husband have been married 15 years with 4 children, about a month ago a woman showed up to my home stating she had a child with my husband and the child is 16, my husband claimed he wasn’t quite sure if that was ever his child because the mother had a history of different men her... Read more »

Rahlita D. Thornton
Rahlita D. Thornton answered on Jan 13, 2020

If he is the father he is responsible for current child support and may be responsible for retroactive child support depending on his knowledge of the alleged child. Good luck. 888-343-4529.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Texas on
Q: failure to pay child support and visitation

My child’s father is 6 months behind on payments. He does not update his job info when he gets another job. He has two other children he had after ours was born. He had not seen her in more than 6 months. Will that affect my payments and will his visitation rights be taken away? On the court... Read more »

Tammy Lyn Wincott
Tammy Lyn Wincott answered on Jan 8, 2020

The payments will be effected if he files a motion to modify based on his additional children. The visitation will not be effected by his lack of payments; however, he may loose rights through abandonment if he continues to lack contact.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Texas on
Q: texas law - what are the steps for voluntary relinquishment of parental right? can the parent complete this action

without hiring an attorney

Rahlita D. Thornton
Rahlita D. Thornton answered on Jan 8, 2020

You will find it a arduous task to attempt this process without an attorney. Even attorneys will wrestle with this particular process.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Texas on
Q: My son's mother is putting me on child support My son has lived with or been with me more! What should i do?

My son was 2 his mother and i agreed to call it off. He lived with her for a few months before living with me for years, up until kindergarten. He moved with his mom and his 3rd grade year came back to live with me. Including weekends, summer and holidays i have had my son more! I received notice... Read more »

Rahlita D. Thornton
Rahlita D. Thornton answered on Jan 7, 2020

You’ve a lot going on. You should have hired a lawyer at 1st. Now, you’re going to have to probably be stuck with following the order in place.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support and Juvenile Law for Texas on
Q: a runaway teen

im 17, almost 18 in a couple of months. i was taken from cps at around the age 11 maybe and then lived with my grandma because she took my custody i was 13 /14 at the time. after living there for a while i got in a huge fight with my older cousin ( male ) he almost got violent with me & that... Read more »

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Jan 6, 2020

If anyone were to face criminal charges (or contempt) in this situation it would most likely be your mom. If you come back to the States before your 18th birthday any adult you stay with could be charged with Harboring a Runaway Child.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Texas on
Q: How can I legally (permanently) stay with my stepmom during a divorce?

My father is an alcoholic and my parents are always fighting. They plan on being divorced Jan 09, 2020 and my stepmom wants me to live with her. I feel like I would be better off living with her. What steps could I take to make this official?

Rahlita D. Thornton
Rahlita D. Thornton answered on Jan 5, 2020

She may have standing to assert the position you’re requesting. Maybe, all will just agree that it is your best interest so you can move on with your life. An agreed order could be drafted. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Texas on
Q: How do I get the money owed for half of my childs medical expenses as court ordered in Texas?
Jon R. Boyd
Jon R. Boyd answered on Jan 2, 2020

File a motion to enforce.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Texas on
Q: If a father is on supervised visitation, can the mother move to a different state w/o reporting to court

the youngest daughter (13) wants to move with her dad so the mom moved from Texas to Florida without telling anyone. How do the visitation work with this situation? And was the mother supposed to report that she was moving?

Jon R. Boyd
Jon R. Boyd answered on Jan 2, 2020

It depends on your current court order. Usually, most orders contain a geographical restriction which orders that the custodial parent cannot move the child away.

You should immediately call me or consult with an attorney of your choosing. You have options. I am well versed on this issue....
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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Immigration Law for Texas on
Q: I am an illegal immigrant. The mother of my child has filed for child support. Will ice get involved?

My kids are 14 & 11. I am here in texas illegally.

Tammy Lyn Wincott
Tammy Lyn Wincott answered on Dec 19, 2019

ICE doesn't always get involved in civil cases; however, sometimes they do. My best advice to you is to get a lawyer to help you with this and to try and work together with the children's mother as you definitely want to be supporting your children.

3 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Texas on
Q: My ex-husband is 2 months behind on child support and does not provide health insurance, please advise.

I'm having concerns regarding my children's welfare & safety when they are with their father. He is an alcoholic and I do not know if he follows the court-ordered decree to keep sober during visitation weekends. He is behind on child support and does not pay through the state as he... Read more »

Jon R. Boyd
Jon R. Boyd answered on Dec 18, 2019

Apply for services at the Office of the Attorney General.

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