Texas Family Law Questions & Answers

Q: my son is living with me now for 3 months i want to change custody his 16 whatcan i do

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Texas on
Answered on Mar 24, 2019
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer
You can file a motion to modify. Let us know if you’d like our assistance. 888-343-4529.

Q: There's no rent agreement and we pay no rent, I'm dealing with a jealous mother in law. That's trying to evict me

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for Texas on
Answered on Mar 22, 2019
Kiele Linroth Pace's answer
Yes, the owner can evict you if she follows the proper legal procedure. There are also legal steps you can take that will delay the actual eviction date... but this type of litigation will not be good for family relationships.

Consult an attorney who focuses on "Landlord-Tenant" law.

Q: what legal rights does my daughters father have if hes not on her birth certificate and hardly sees her?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Texas on
Answered on Mar 21, 2019
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer
If there is no order in place one way or another then you are free to move as you like. He can file for paternity and ask the court to make determinations as to whether you should bring the child back. Good luck.

Q: If I got a letter from the attorney general telling me I had to go to court how do I reschedule?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Texas on
Answered on Mar 18, 2019
Carrie T. Schilling's answer
There should be a phone number of who to call on the citation. If you have not missed your court date yet, you can call the attorney general's office or the court clerk and ask if you can get the date re-set. If you've already missed your court date your options may be limited depending on how long its been and whether you can prove that notice was deficient. You may be able to appeal or ask for a new trial on the basis that you did not receive notice. If you've missed the deadline to do...

Q: I haven't received the CS papers sign from a judge since Dec. Do I still need to lend my son to the NCP?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Texas on
Answered on Mar 17, 2019
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer
If the order has been signed you have to abide by them. Contact the district clerks office for it. I’m assuming you just have not received the document either by mail or from your attorney. If it’s been signed follow it.

Q: Do you have to go to that state physical to do a modification?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Texas on
Answered on Mar 13, 2019
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer
No not necessarily. Contact an attorney where the case is pending. Good luck.

Q: Will I have any rights to my wife's ex husband CS arrears?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Texas on
Answered on Mar 12, 2019
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer
Legally the order probably states that his obligation in to the mother. The moral thing to do would be to share with you. Hopefully, some good came of your help for those children.

Q: Say a CPS investagtor lies in their affidavit and there is proof but no one will listen to you what do ubdo

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Appeals / Appellate Law and Civil Rights for Texas on
Answered on Mar 11, 2019
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer
The answer is that you hire an attorney to represent you for guidance and direction. Your answer is not a simple one. To take legal advice from one who has just only read your facts is problematic. Consult an attorney with your proof of your allegations.

Q: Can I call a peace officer to get her returned to my mom? If I withdrew my dismissal request will I get in legal trouble

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Texas on
Answered on Mar 10, 2019
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer
There is a lot going on in your case. In order to obtain a good legal response I suggest that you speak directly with an attorney to advise you. We can assist you if you desire 888-343-4529.

Q: my sister passed away 2/5 and left behind 4 beautiful children. i would like to obtain legal guardianship.

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody and Family Law for Texas on
Answered on Mar 9, 2019
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer
First of all sorry for your recent loss of your sister. What a wonderful thing to see families taking care of their own. Your mother has standing to petition the court to deal with these issues. Let us know if you would like our assistance. 888-343-4529.

Q: What can I do if I never agreed to the custody decision and was unfairly given supervised visitation with split custody

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Texas on
Answered on Mar 8, 2019
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer
You can file contempt motions against mom and do a motion to modify. Check with an attorney in your area for a detailed analysis of your case. Good luck.

Q: We have been together for over 20 years. We have referred to eachother as "wife" and "husband" but we haven't had a

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Domestic Violence for Texas on
Answered on Mar 7, 2019
Kiele Linroth Pace's answer
The divorce part of the question should be answered by a Family Law attorney. If there has been physical violence that caused pain then you can go to the Travis County Attorney's Office (downtown at 11th and Guadalupe) and apply for a Family Violence protective order. At the end of the application process they will ask about the dog.

https://www.traviscountytx.gov/county-attorney/family-violence/obtaining-po

Q: Can a family member whose power of attorney has been revoked evict a live in care giver?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Elder Law for Texas on
Answered on Mar 7, 2019
Ross F. Tew's answer
Evicting a residential tenant requires authority. If the caregiver is living with your family member and was invited to do so by your family member or someone speaking for your family member, then the caregiver is a tenant at will and his or her tenancy can be ended by your family member or someone with authority to make decisions on behalf of your family member. Without getting into the details of why the caregiver should be evicted, whether the caregiver's POA is valid, or why your POA was...

Q: Can my daughters mom take off back pay if she wants to in new mexico?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Texas on
Answered on Mar 6, 2019
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer
Each state has their own rules. If the order is one that is pending in New Mexico ask an attorney licensed there. If order signed in Texas if both parties are in agreement then such can be fashioned and done. Good luck. If you need us we are willing to assist 888-353-4529.

Q: Have been divorced for 2 yrs. Decree says Divorce with no children. Ex now says a child is mine and wants child support.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Texas on
Answered on Mar 6, 2019
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer
If she knew that she was pregnant at the time of the divorce then you may be able to get off from paying child support or her asserting now that you are the father. If you need further counsel feel free to contact us at 888-343-4529.

Q: Hello,I'm seeking legal aid help for a family law matter concerning my son.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Texas on
Answered on Mar 5, 2019
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer
You should really obtain legal counsel in your area to make sure that you are asserting your rights in the correct legal manner according to the terms of the order. You do not want to be charged with kidnapping yourself. Good luck.

Q: I would like to know about being a legal guardian for my elderly mother.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Texas on
Answered on Mar 5, 2019
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer
It depends on the mental capacity and physical capacity of your mother. What types of goals that you have should be detailed. If you just want to help her with her financial responsibilities and she has the mental capacity to consent you could consider Powers of Attorney. There are more than one kind. Other considerations should be addressed as well. If you need assistance we would be glad to assist. Call us at 888-343-4529 or 888-3434LAW.

Q: If my decree is very vague about visitation rights, like see them if it doesn't interfere with daily activities, can tha

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Texas on
Answered on Mar 5, 2019
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer
You can request for it to be modified. Normally, you’ll just have to show a material change in circumstances. Assert your parental rights. Your children will be better for it. Good luck. Let us know if we can help 888-3434-LAW or 888-343-4529.

Q: Can a paramour demand a paternity test when husband claims to be the father?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Texas on
Answered on Mar 2, 2019
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer
Yes the mother of the child can get an order for blood testing of the child and the alleged father.

Q: My husband and I of 3 years are filing petition to change both my children's names. Non-custodial parent incarcerated.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Texas on
Answered on Mar 1, 2019
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer
Do you mean Final Protective Order? If so, he should have been served with that hearing date before it occurred and therefore no additional work on your part is necessary. Now, if the Protective Order does not protect the children then you need to file other court paperwork as it pertains to them. Let us know if you’d like our assistance. 888-343-4529.

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