Rahlita D. Thornton's answer Both parents generally have equal rights to their child. Therefore, it’s possible for mother or father to gain primary custody of your child. Let us know if you need assistance setting up terms with the court so that each parents rights and duties are spelled out. 888-3434-LAW or 888-343-4529.
Victoria Collins' answer If her husband had his name placed on the child’s birth certificate and he resided with the child the first two years of child’s life, he is the presumed father, but this can be rebutted through a paternity suit. So if she files a paternity suit then the court is likely to order a dna test to make sure you are the father. If you are in fact the father you can voluntarily terminate your parental rights.
Victoria Collins' answer The answer to your question lay in your Final decree of Divorce, your Order of Conservatorship, Mediation Settlement Agreement, or whatever document you have that lays out each parent's rights and duties. Whichever parent is responsible for medical care that is who must pay for the program. Sometimes this is a shared expense. Your being estranged from your daughter does not relieve you of your rights and duties as her parent.
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer It is highly suggested that you employ the assistance of an attorney for that hearing. Any response would have to be tailored to your unique situation. Let us know if you would like our assistance. 888-3434LAW or 888-343-4529.
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer Certainly, if you believe the health, safety and best interests of your sons are in jeapordy then should should take affirmative actions to achieve the goal of protecting them. Let us know if we can help. 888-3434LAW or 888-343-4529.
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer The age of majority in Texas is 18. It would be speculation to say whether the police would actually force her return home. A 17 year old is still a minor in Texas except for criminal violations. At 17 years old they are considered an adult if they are criminally charged. So, she should make sure that she does not commit any crimes in her efforts to either move out or when confronted if she does so.
Terry Lynn Garrett's answer Paternity is more easily established while a person is alive. If your daughter is a minor or disabled and you seek child support, there is a reason to seek a formal declaration of paternity and, if the father is unwilling, a paternity test.
Until the Will is submitted for probate, your daughter will not know whether she wants to contest it.
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer Since your son is in high school then child support obligation is not that for that many years then my practical suggestion is that you continue to work together for the benefit of your son. If there becomes an issue or disagreement then of course consult legal counsel. Good luck.
Terry Lynn Garrett's answer The Will governs, unless it accidentally omits a child born after it was written. A Will does not become a public document until it is filed for probate. (In addition, whatever the Will may say now, it could be changed.)
See a family law attorney about establishing paternity and obtaining child support before death.
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer Child support is to be used for expenses for the child going forward. Retroactive child support is for past child support needs. Both parents have an obligation to finance their child’s needs.
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer Sounds as if you were not married to their father. If that is the case then you’ll need to have paternity established. Also, sounds like you will have to do a probate proceeding to obtain the benefits. We could assist with both. Let us know if have anymore questions. Sorry for your daughters’ loss. 888-3434LAW OR 888-343-4529.
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer First you should consult with an attorney to ascertain if your goals will actually be achieved in this process. For instance doing so may or may not eliminate his child support obligations.
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