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Natalie Gregg

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  • Mom brain washed my child calls me bad names.in front of my daughter. wont give me my visitations.

    i have a 3rd case where im paying child support . and try to see my daughter. but either the family is never home or wont answer the door .. they refuse. im not a violent man . mom just dont want me to see my daughter. im spending money i dont hav...

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    Child support is not linked to access. Just because you pay, you don't just get to visit with your child. If you are nonviolent, good parent, then you need to explore your right to see your child. You should fight to maintain access to your child and regularly pay support.

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  • I need to write an answer to a Citation Suit for Modification of Child Support Order in Texas. How do I do that?

    I had originally meet with the AG office, ended up rescheduling due to them not providing me with a complete list of documents I needed to bring. On the follow up appointment, I was ready to agree to the changes, but was told they were going to t...

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    In any child support modification case, the first step in response is an Answer. If you are not going to hire an attorney, go to your local law library and obtain a form for a General Denial. Since you do not wish to pay the court costs, then you need to argue that in person to the judge. In any case, I recommend counsel, but good luck representing yourself.

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  • Appeals on revoking your parental rights

    I recently lost my trial, the judge revoked my rights. I have passed EVERY drug test, I completed all but the nutrition class{es}. CPS is trying to say that my twin girls are 'failure to thrive' when their pediatrician even stated in court that th...

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    The appeal time is ticking from the date that the judge signs the final order. Within 30 days, you should file a Notice of Appeal. You need to find an appellate lawyer who has skills in this particular area. The threshold of abuse of discretion is the standard of review. Please act soon to preserve your ability to appeal.

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  • How difficult is it to get a divorce with my wife and have my son 50/50 like a co-parent relationship?

    My wife cheated on me, or at least I have proof of her asking for an address at midnight, driving over there then coming home at 6:37am also she confesses to me that she only drove over there to make sure her friend was ok.also she says that she w...

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    Your question is about custody and access time rather than fault in the breakup of the marriage, which you talk about in alleging wife is cheating. To be clear, if you are a good co-parent, have availability to care for your son and his basic needs, then you have a good chance of 50-50% access. Keep in mind that co-parenting with 50-50 access requires cooperation, skill and patience. Be careful what you ask for because you need to ensure that this is feasible and beneficial to your child.

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  • If a divorce mediation has been filed with the court, how can it be modified?

    My wife had a prescription drug problem and I feel she has relapsed. She blacks out when she uses. We have children and as a result I don't feel they are safe in her care. We have 50/50 possession of them. On more than one occasion our oldest son,...

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    If material facts were not disclosed, concealed or have changed since mediation, you can move to set aside your mediated settlement agreement. However, courts don't take this lightly --revoking consent to an irrevocable agreement that you presumably had legal advice while signing, is difficult. Nonetheless, if you feel that there you have grounds to revoke consent- fraud, illegality, impossibility, etc., then consult your lawyer and request that you revoke consent due to the recent CPS investigation.

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  • NC parent has moved and can not be served and phone # disconnected. Do I still have to meet them for visitation this weekend?

    Ex is currently not living at last known address and phone number is disconnected. I have been trying to have my ex served for several weeks. Ex also not longer works at last know work address. I do not feel safe dropping my children off at the ex...

    Natalie’s Answer

    You need to file a Temporary Restraining Order preventing the other parent from exercising access if you believe that there is a serious risk to the health, safety and welfare of your child. If your ex has no known address or contact information, that isn't enough alone to seek a TRO. You need to allege more facts that illustrate a risk to your child. If the exchange is happening soon, I advise that you seek counsel to help you in service of dad for enforcement as well as access problems.

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  • Divorce final husband lied about our financ ial situation, can i sue again

    He told me we had no money, i got most of proceeds from house n he got his retirement. I had no idea the amount. Found out 4 yrs later, his retirement is substantial. 800 times more than what i received from house. He never revealed our finances...

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    The only way to revisit a divorce that has been finalized and there is extrinsic fraud- i.e., failure to disclose the value of assets or misrepresentation of asset value, you may be eligible for a bill of review. I highly recommend that you seek legal counsel from a family lawyer and possibly an appellate lawyer in assessing your options.

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  • Am i required to have a hyphenated last name if my husband does?

    I recently got married and my husband has a hyphenated last name. (that is the name on his license and birth certificate and our marriage license) but he goes by the first last name (his fathers name) for mail, bank account, employment, ect.. my n...

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    If you want to drive and the DMV insists on your hyphenated last name, I would request to speak with the manager there. If social security is fine with simply your first last name, that seems more persuasive to me. Also, if your husband uses the one name for mail, banking and employment, and has done so without incident, then I suggest you request the driver's license office to inquire to higher up authorities at the DMV.

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  • How will a class A or B misdemeanor affect fathers custody once child is born?

    My baby's father has a class A & B misdemeanor for DWI in the state of Texas. He will still be on probation when she is born, I feel as if she will not be safe with him due to this incident and from things I've seen myself. How will this affect hi...

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    If your baby's father has a history of alcohol abuse with recent DWI's, you can use this as a basis for supervised access, monitoring of alcohol use by random urinalysis, and requesting other special provisions that affect Dad's custody of your new baby. You need to protect your new baby from a cycle of addiction and the risky behavior Dad has engaged in.

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  • Can my daughter's mother file for custody in Florida while my daughter lives primarily in TX with me?

    She just moved from TX to FL for a job. We had all lived in TX seperately for about 4 years. When we lived in FL I had papers stating that I had primary custody.

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    The home state of your child is Texas and not Florida if you have your daughter with you primarily in Texas. If your last order is out of Florida and not Texas, then you need to consult a Florida lawyer about registering the foreign order in Texas.

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