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Theresa Cay Langford

Addison Divorce / Separation Lawyer.

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  1. I retained an attorney today for my DWI charge. He told me that the case COULD NOT be dismissed without a trial.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Theresa Cay Langford
    2. Alan James Brinkmeier
    3. Michael Lawrence Doyle
    4. Charles K. Kenyon Jr.
    4 lawyer answers

    It is very important - critical - that you trust your attorney's advice. Go back, discuss your issues with your lawyer, and if you are not satisfied, retain a new lawyer.

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  2. My spouse has 2 children by another woman prior to our marriage.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Theresa Cay Langford
    2. Fran Brochstein
    3. Bobby Dale Barina
    4. Evan Edward Pierce-Jones
    4 lawyer answers

    He should retain an attorney to file an enforcement of the possession and access. He should include a clarification with the court regarding the amount and nature of the arrearage. He can also ask for an injunction regarding her contacts - maybe even restrict communications through an outside source like Family Wizard. It sounds like the only method of getting her attention is through the judge.

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  3. My Dad married a woman at age 82, they have a pre nup and no community property. Is my Dad responsible for her medical bills .

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Theresa Cay Langford
    2. Fran Brochstein
    3. Lawrence A Friedman
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    During her lifetime, he is responsible for her medical bills, as they are necessaries. At her death, only her estate is liable for her bills. Her estate may or may not include some of your dad's wealth - that will depend upon the probate status at the time. I cannot answer your question regarding Medicaid, but will add a question tag regarding elder law to reach attorneys in that field.

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  4. What rights does a father have to take his child out of his home due to domestic violence in the house?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Theresa Cay Langford
    2. Fran Brochstein
    3. Evan Edward Pierce-Jones
    3 lawyer answers

    I am sorry that his prior efforts have failed. He needs to hire an attorney to file a Suit Affecting Parent-Child Relationship, and seek immediate orders of protection through the Family Court. This is not realistically a pro-se proceeding, and he needs consultation and advice before filing, in order to discuss what will be needed to document the allegations. Good luck.

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  5. Is it legal to send our daughter with a camera and phone for protection during visitation?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Theresa Cay Langford
    2. Jim Mitchell Medley
    3. Alan James Brinkmeier
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    I note that you say you 'tried to hire a lawyer'. I take it that you did not, and that is the reason he still has unsupervised visitation. I have met hundreds of lawyers and cannot imagine that even one, in this scenario, would not be able to get supervised visitation for you. I fear that the danger this child is in, is based primarily on your lack of representation. Please try again to retain counsel - the bar association can refer you to low/no cost legal agencies/clinics if necessary....

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  6. In Texas, can child support be extended beyond 18/high school grad. due to learning disability? Child will be attending college

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Theresa Cay Langford
    2. Gintare Grigaite
    2 lawyer answers

    Absolutely. It is important, however, that the disabilities, both learning and medical, be pled and ordered before the support obligation otherwise would end.

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  7. How much is too much to pay for a non complicated divorce?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Theresa Cay Langford
    2. Bobby Dale Barina
    3. David Walter Eckman
    3 lawyer answers

    You state that it is a non-complicated divorce, and yet there are several red flags in your question, such as amicus attorney, in jail, full custody, supervised visits and trial. These all strike me as factors that lead to a very complicated situation. You might consider sitting down with your lawyer and having a conversation to clear up any misunderstandings. If you are satisfied with their services, only upset about the cost, I can say that changing attorneys 6 weeks before trial will...

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  8. Spanked son and now a week later Cps removed my kid cause there was bruises and marks on his behind. But I did not cause it.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Mark Anthony Cohan
    2. Theresa Cay Langford
    2 lawyer answers

    I hope you have found a lawyer, because you need one. Also it is important to not discuss these details with anyone (especially on a public website) except your attorney in a confidential setting. There could be serious and long-term consequences for you and for your son, and you should retain counsel today.

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  9. Transfer of car title after the divorce

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Theresa Cay Langford
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    Since you mother-in-law was not a party to the divorce lawsuit, she is not bound by it. It is unfortunate that the transfer was not done prior to the decree entry. You can sue her, and I suppose you could enforce the decree, and in the process make her a 3rd party defendant. It seems a simpler solution would be to take your divorce decree and your title to DMV, and inquire about getting a bonded title. It might qualify, and although costs a little more, would be much cheaper and less of...

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  10. Husband filed CH 13 early this month. When is the best time to file for divorce to protect myself and my kids financially?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Theresa Cay Langford
    2. Omar Mahmoud Badr
    3. Howard Aaron Lazarus
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    You should file now. The bankruptcy will affect his separate property and debts, and some distribution of marital assets and debts. It is have no bearing on child support or conservatorship. Child support is based solely on a percentage of his income/resources. If his resources are income from property that is in bankruptcy, then there could be an effect - but is probably more protected now than it was before. Retain a family lawyer - and don't be bullied by him. Good luck.

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