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Sharon Malchar Easley

Mckinney Family Law Attorney.

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  1. My ex- husband adopted my two children, is he still responsible for child supprt?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Sharon Malchar Easley
    1 lawyer answer

    I am assuming there is a court order for him to pay child support. If so, yes, he has to support them. Yes, you can get back support. The Attorney General's office should be able to help you. If you are not divorced and/or you do not have an order for him to pay support, he may still have legal responsibility for certain expenditures for the children. However, the best option for you, in that event, is to get a support order--the Attorney General can help you with this, as well, if you are...

  2. Do I have choice to see my dad when I want

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Hubert Ray Steinmann
    2. Sharon Malchar Easley
    2 lawyer answers

    There are some judges that believe a child of your age should have a choice, but I agree with the previous answer that you will need the court order changed or you risk that your mother will be held in contempt for her failure to force you to go. As a more practical answer, have you considered telling your dad how you feel? Or, have you suggested some activities that you would like to do with him? If you have not tried that approach, please give it a chance so he will not be so surprised...

  3. My landlord says I have until this Friday to vacate due to my family staying from Louisville for 1 week. Is this legal?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Sharon Malchar Easley
    1 lawyer answer

    You are not clear as to whether you have already been served with an eviction notice or whether the landlord has taken you to justice court to evict you? If there is an order from a court for you to vacate, you need to do that. If not, the terms of your lease control whether the landlord has the right to evict you. Landlord-Tenant laws are very detailed and give considerable protection to a tenant who is being wrongfully evicted. You should consult with a lawyer who handles landlord-tenant...

  4. Can a 17 year old move out and live with another family in Texas without their parents permission?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Sharon Malchar Easley
    2. M. Rene Rene' Sandel
    2 lawyer answers

    He may qualify to be legally emancipated. I would need more information to answer that question. Another option is for someone to report the abuse to Child Protective Services. That can, sometimes, be very unpredictable, however. Another option is for him to leave and take his chances that his father will not do anything. However, the possible consequence of his taking that action is that he may be reported as a runaway and the police will come for him. If that were to happen, he would...

  5. How can I collect child support my ex is a barber nd hides money but he owes me 29k in back support

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Sharon Malchar Easley
    1 lawyer answer

    You do not say whether you are represented or the Attorney General's office is handling the case. Either way, when the issue is proving how much a self-employed person makes, I usually look to evidence of what they spend. As an extreme example, if the person drives a nice car, lives in a nice house, takes vacations, eats out, wears nice clothes, etc., the money must be coming from somewhere and they are either spending cash or using credit cards. I make sure to get all bank statements and...