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Mark Louis Scroggins

Lewisville Family Law Attorney.

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  1. Do I have to have supervised visitations with my kids if cps dismissed the case?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Mark Louis Scroggins
    2. Jacqueline R. Kriebel
    3. Rashelle Fetty
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    The judge in your particular case is the person who will make the decision of if you, or your spouse for that matter, have supervised possession of your children. The court will look at all of the evidence that is offered by the parties and render decisions regarding conservatorship and possession and access. The court will take into account any allegations filed with CPS, CPS' investigation of same and the outcome of the investigation. Courts do not haphazardly order supervised possession,...

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  2. My child's father is Canadian, I am from Texas. I want to sue for child support. He is not listed as the father. What do I do?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Mark Louis Scroggins
    2. Rashelle Fetty
    3. Maria Sara Lowry
    3 lawyer answers

    You can file a suit affecting the parent child relationship seeking to establish parentage. Any time you file suit against a resident of another state, or country for that matter, you need to be able to establish that the court in which you are filing can obtain jurisdiction over the other party. You should seek out an experienced family law practitioner who can assist you in the jurisdiction question and walk you through the process of filing and prosecuting the law suit. Good luck!

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  3. Does a parent have the right of first refusal at any time or situation that meets the order criteria?

    Answered 5 days ago.

    1. Mark Louis Scroggins
    2. Maria Sara Lowry
    3. Jennifer Elizabeth Wright
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    The language of your Order is going to dictate the circumstances under which a right of first refusal can be exercised. I would strongly recommend that you have your attorney (or hire one if you do not have one) review the language of the Order to determine if you can exercise the right of first refusal during your ex-husband's work schedule. Also, if your husband is designating someone to do pick ups and drop offs who is specifically restrained from doing so, you should talk to your...

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  4. How long does an ex husband have to be missing before I can revise the custody papers.

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Mark Louis Scroggins
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    There is not a specified amount of time that you have to wait for your ex-husband to be gone prior to seeking a modification of the prior order. You should contact an attorney about filing a modification in suit affecting parent child relationship (SAPCR). Make sure to inform the attorney of when the prior order was entered because if the order was entered within the last year, your burden is heightened. Good luck!

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  5. Why is an opposing attorney saying that 8% is taken from the equity of a house in divorce?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Mark Louis Scroggins
    2. Richard C. Price
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    Deducting 8% from the purchase price is common for determining the equity position in real estate when it is going to be sold. Doing so in a refinancing situation is a little more of a gray area. I would imagine that your opposing counsel's position is that to recognize the equity in the house, rather than just on paper, the house would have to be sold. In a sale, the seller typically pays the seller's agent, as well as the buyer's agent. Closing cost often run in the range of 2%, thus the...

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  6. Does exclusive right to establish the child's primary residence mean?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Mark Louis Scroggins
    2. Bryan L. Walter
    3. Thomas James Daley
    3 lawyer answers

    Yes. Typically, one parent joint managing conservator is going to be awarded the exclusive right to establish the primary domicile of the child. The awarding of this "exclusive right" also frequently brings tax advantages that you should discuss with your attorney. Geographic restrictions are common. The restriction can be extremely narrow, or fairly broad. For example, the residence might be restricted to a particular school district or the county of residence and counties contiguous...

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  7. Am I legally restricted from getting my daughter ?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Mark Louis Scroggins
    2. Jennifer Elizabeth Wright
    3. Thomas James Daley
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    Where has your daughter resided since the discovery of the molestation? Where does the molester reside? Has CPS gotten involved? Has CPS filed anything with the court regarding conservatorship of your daughter? These are questions that would need to be answered prior to providing an absolute answer regarding your question above.

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  8. Can i appeal my parental rights termination?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Mark Louis Scroggins
    2. Todd W. White
    3. Lee Keller King
    3 lawyer answers

    You have the ability to appeal a judgment against you as long as you can meet the statutory requirements for filing the appeal. You should look into contacting a family lawyer who does appellate work. Good luck,

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  9. If my husband has standard visitation and his ex-wife refuses to give us his oldest son's medication to us when, what can we do?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Mark Louis Scroggins
    2. Virginia Giselle Alvarez
    2 lawyer answers

    In a situation such as yours, you have some legal and non-legal options. You could always contact the physician and explain the situation and ask him/her to write another prescription for the medication. On the other hand, you could always contact an attorney and seek the Court's intervention in forcing the mother to provide the medication if that is what is required in the Decree.

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  10. What types of questions do they ask the child when they are alone?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Kathleen Rolston Robbins
    2. Mark Louis Scroggins
    2 lawyer answers

    Unfortunately, there is not a clear answer based on the information you provided. The questions that an attorney ad litem and amicus attorney will often ask a child are similar, but not the same, as the two have different responsibilities. An ad litem is representing the desires of the child. A amicus attorney represents the best interest of the child. Regardless, both want to see what is best for the child. Good luck!

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