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Q: A woman has just put me on child support and paternity of the child hasn't been established yet a judge signed the order

I haven't signed any document saying child mine believe she forged my signature saying put me on child support..now they finna take money out my check

Sharita Blacknall
Sharita Blacknall answered on Nov 21, 2019

Hire a lawyer to help you get the order set aside.

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Q: Can the non custodial parent get in trouble for not following court orders?

During a child support hearing (Ncp and I we’re never married), the visitation was court ordered to a center with supervised visitation. Ncp was ordered to pay intake fees and hourly. He refused to pay the center to see his daughter. Can he get in trouble for choosing not follow the court... Read more »

Rahlita D. Thornton
Rahlita D. Thornton answered on Nov 21, 2019

It does not appear from your question that you have a duty to surrender your child for supervised visits if the fees are not paid. Good luck.

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Q: Will having a relationship during divorce have an effect on me?

There is a domestic violence case between my husband and I. My husband also works out of town half a month. I’m trying to see how much effect a relationship would have on divorce, child support or custody. It’s been a consistent relationship and the kids have met and seem to accept him pretty... Read more »

Rahlita D. Thornton
Rahlita D. Thornton answered on Nov 19, 2019

Introducing your kids to a new father figure in their lives could affect the way the judge views your case. You should divorce and end things properly. I've seen a mother lose custody of her kids because she moved in with someone that she had met.

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Q: What was discussed, agreed and signed in front of judge at my Temporary Custody isn't matching the Final Court Order

Example: We never discussed "Court Ordered Supervised Visitation"

Court was in 2015 ..2 years after ivisitation (50/50) based on our work schedules. 2 years later, after divorce from wife#3 & dating future wife #4 he says I have to follow the court order Supervised Visitation at Kidshare.... Read more »

Rahlita D. Thornton
Rahlita D. Thornton answered on Nov 11, 2019

Certainly, you should have rights to see your daughter. It sounds like you may have grounds for a contempt or enforcement action. If so, you could ask for reimbursement of your attorney fees if you prevail. Let us know if you still need any other legal assistance at 888-343-4529.

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Q: Pregnant girlfriend and her stepfather threatening child support for being a lazy bum even tho it's not true.

Please help, my girlfriend is 6 months pregnant, she didn't find out she was pregnant till once she was 2 months. Long story short, she still lives with her parents and so do I, when her stepfather found out she was pregnant he talked to me and said I had till she was 7 months to man up and move... Read more »

Rahlita D. Thornton
Rahlita D. Thornton answered on Nov 9, 2019

Your best bet is to hire an attorney to set out both you and the mother's responsibilites as it relates to the child. I would not suggest you rely on the Attorney General as they follow cookie cutter custody and visitation rules. You may want your own. Let us know if we can assist. 888-343-4529.

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Q: What are the consequences of being unable, not unwilling, to follow a court order?

I moved my two children out of their home state of TX to SC roughly 4 weeks ago. My family took us in & have supported us. The father filed a SAPCR, where @ the first hearing in TX, the judge granted me temporary full custody, orally ordered the father to pay child support and orally ordered me to... Read more »

Rahlita D. Thornton
Rahlita D. Thornton answered on Nov 3, 2019

It sounds like you’re in need of an attorney and I would suggest that you contact the State Bar of Texas to see if there are legal resources that you can qualify for. Good luck.

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Q: I am filing for a divorce. I have submitted most of the paperwork required on the Final Decree of Divorce forms..

I missed some forms required / to accompany this forms. The final decree was sent back with the checked information that I was missing.

"Wage Withholding Order was not submitted". I have been using the tool kit to submit the forms. In this case, my ex husband to be is not working for an... Read more »

Tammy Lyn Wincott
Tammy Lyn Wincott answered on Oct 31, 2019

This question was already answered in another category. Please refer there.

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Q: I am filing for a divorce. I have submitted most of the paperwork required on the Final Decree of Divorce forms.

I missed some forms required / to accompany this forms. The final decree was sent back with the checked information that I was missing.

"Wage Withholding Order was not submitted". I have been using the tool kit to submit the forms. In this case, my ex husband to be is not working for an... Read more »

Tammy Lyn Wincott
Tammy Lyn Wincott answered on Oct 31, 2019

Contact the Court's Staff Attorney for guidance.

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Q: can child support take my whole check? I’m having nothing left. No more overtime. Leaving me with nothing

Behind about 30,000 so it was raised at modification.. I tried telling them work slowed down but they said it don’t matter. Now I’m having no money left from my check

Tammy Lyn Wincott
Tammy Lyn Wincott answered on Oct 25, 2019

Talk to a lawyer about havign it modified.

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Q: I’m just now receiving a notice for child support. The baby is 4. What are the odds that I can get Full custody ?

The mother never informed me that she was pregnant. Now 4yrs later I’m hit with Child Support papers. What are the odds of getting full custody of the child if he’s mine? What steps do I need to take to ensure I get full custody? Of course after a DNA test. Court date is next month.

Jon R. Boyd
Jon R. Boyd answered on Oct 25, 2019

Call me or a lawyer of your choosing quickly.

I can't tell from your brief description what is happening and would need more facts to give you any kind of educated opinion. Too much to discuss here.

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Q: is it kidnapping if I have legal right to my child

Recently enrolled him out of school to transfer to my location have all his information and the mother isn’t on any of his school records his aunt is my child said he doesn’t want to go back to the school because he was being bullied and mother is unfit to take care of him said his stepdad beat... Read more »

Rahlita D. Thornton
Rahlita D. Thornton answered on Oct 22, 2019

You have a lot going on in your post. It is best to seek legal counsel in your case in the county where the child resides. Good luck.

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Q: Can I set up the Standard Possession but put a stipulation in there until he turns 3 to receive him 2 days a week?
Tammy Lyn Wincott
Tammy Lyn Wincott answered on Oct 18, 2019

There is no standard possession order for a child under three so any arrangement that is in the best interest of the child may be done.

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Q: I am getting remarried and I am the non-custodial parent. Am I required by law to notify the other parent?

We do not share information on who we date with one another. I am ready to remarry. Since remarriage doesn't usually affect child support payments, am I required to submit some form of notification to the other parent or can I keep my life private. This is under the assumption that the new spouse... Read more »

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

No. Not unless your Decree has some unusual provision ordering you to do so, which I highly doubt and would be invalid.

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Q: After marrying my husband I closed the child support case. Now we are getting a divorce. Can I reopen? 3yrs later (TX)
Jon R. Boyd
Jon R. Boyd answered on Oct 17, 2019

The child support would be addressed in the divorce. You don’t need a separate OAG case.

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Q: My son is getting a divorce from his common law ex. They have 3 kids together. The kids have lived with him for 2 years

While waiting on the divorce process. She is now 6 months pregnant by someone else while they are still legally married. She quit her job as she is expecting twins. Will she still be ordered to pay child support and provide health insurance in Texas with newborns and no job?

Tammy Lyn Wincott
Tammy Lyn Wincott answered on Oct 1, 2019

She can still be ordered to pay child support whether she has a job or not. Typically when a person doesn't have a job the support is based on a 40 hour work week at minimum wage. Your son will have to wait until after she has the babies before finalizing the divorce and even then there are a few... Read more »

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Q: my wife/partner has my biological daughter an won't give her back. We had called police made report for her attacking

why won't they give me my daughter or what can I do to get her back now

Rahlita D. Thornton
Rahlita D. Thornton answered on Sep 29, 2019

If that is your wife’s child then she has the same rights to possession of your child if there are no set out orders. If you feel the need to get orders put into place then consult an attorney. Good luck. 888-343-4529.

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Q: How can I revise my child support if custodial parent won't show up to court.

When I started paying child support 4 years ago I had I job where I was making decent money. I lost that job shortly after but my child support amount 4 years later is still the same amount from when I was working that job. Ive made several attempts to get it changed because I don't make no where... Read more »

Rahlita D. Thornton
Rahlita D. Thornton answered on Sep 29, 2019

If she has been served then you can proceed. However, you need an attorney to forward your rights in order to press for a final hearing in the issue. The OAG does not represent you.

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Q: I signed a paper from my ex that was notorized stating no child support would ever be sought after.

No paternity was established and it was signed after they where born does that mean she can try to take me to court and make me do a dna test when I do not think they are mine. While she was sleeping with her ex she got pregnant And can she get child support from me. If they are mine even though... Read more »

Rahlita D. Thornton
Rahlita D. Thornton answered on Sep 24, 2019

The signing of the informal document you reference does not override any court action. However, it can be used as evidence especially if you are being asked to pay retroactive child support. Do not ignore any requests for the court simply because you believe that the document that you signed... Read more »

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Q: How do I get a temporary handwritten order from a custody hearing finalized into the correct typed legal document?

We had court on August 23rd. my (now former) legal representation has been absent since the court date and hasn’t filed the paperwork. There were orders to move child support up from the 6% the NCP currently pays to guideline limits. The opposing council was ordered on this date to supply income... Read more »

Rahlita D. Thornton
Rahlita D. Thornton answered on Sep 21, 2019

You will need to hire another lawyer to finish your case.

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Q: I’m supposed to pay 1/2 of out of pocket medical expenses. My son’s mom won’t use the insurance I have.

I have great insurance on my son. It is just that you have to go in-network to get the benefits. If she doesn’t use it and runs up bills, do I still have to pay 1/2 of out of pocket costs? I pay a large premium for insurance for him and also have a health savings card for meds and deductibles. Help!

Jon R. Boyd
Jon R. Boyd answered on Sep 20, 2019

Your court order should have provisions stating that whoever uses out of network providers then has to pay 100% of the out of pocket/uninsured expense. That provision used to be part of the standard language in court orders but the form changed several yrs ago to delete it, not sure why. If your... Read more »

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