Thomas James Daley’s Answers

Thomas James Daley

Dallas Divorce / Separation Lawyer.

Contributor Level 18
  1. What is your opinion of Fathers For Equal Rights in Texas?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Thomas James Daley
    2. Ivan Matthew Friedman
    3. Fran Brochstein
    3 lawyer answers

    I can respond from the perspective of an attorney who has represented several mothers in litigation against fathers who were receiving services for "Fathers for Equal Rights." I don't know much about the organization, so I can't comment on that. I can just share with you the results I've observed. What I've observed is that they charge a lot of money for forms that are not all that good, that they give legal advice that is not very good, and mothers-with-attorneys beat fathers-for-equal-...

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  2. How can I keep full custody of my son if I file for child support.

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Vicki Elaine Wiley
    2. Thomas James Daley
    3. Jacqueline R. Kriebel
    4. Rachel Ambler
    4 lawyer answers

    If you get child support, he will get visitation rights. That's just how it works in Texas.

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  3. Can a step grandparent married to a biological grandparent with felonies get guardianship of grandchild?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Thomas James Daley
    2. Maria Sara Lowry
    3. Dorothea Elaine Laster
    3 lawyer answers

    You don't want your husband to have joint conservatorship or guardianship with you. I think you have what you want. My advice is to leave your husband out of this.

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  4. If you don't have pay check stubs, how is child support calculated?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. JaPaula C Kemp
    2. Thomas James Daley
    3. Marilyn Gale Vilyus
    4. Vicki Elaine Wiley
    4 lawyer answers

    You do not need a lawyer because this is not your case. Your husband needs a lawyer. He can print an electronic paystub from his company's payroll web site or ask HR for copies. Saying that he gets direct deposit has nothing to do with his paystubs. His employer has to give him a statement each pay period detailing his hours worked, gross pay, and deductions from his gross pay. Those statements are considered "pay stubs." If he can't get any kind of payroll statement, he should at least...

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  5. My teenage boys would like to change their last name to their step father

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Thomas James Daley
    2. Dana Palmer
    3. JaPaula C Kemp
    3 lawyer answers

    You would either have to get their biological father to agree OR convince the court that the name change is in the children's best interests.

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  6. Is leaving a 9 yr old child at school before it is open in the morning and in the cold neglect or something? What can be done?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Thomas James Daley
    2. Bryan L. Walter
    3. Rachel Adel Smith
    3 lawyer answers

    What to do depends on what you want to happen. Do you want the court to order the parent to quit his or her job in order to drop the child off closer to when the doors open? Do you want the court to order the school to open the doors earlier? Do you want the court to take the child from that parent and place the child in foster care? Deciding what action to take depends on what outcome you seek.

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  7. Should I file an appeal or a motion to reconsider in a family law case that appears to be a kangaroo courtroom?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Jason Paul Steed
    2. Thomas James Daley
    3. Harry Edward Hudson Jr
    3 lawyer answers

    Saying that the judge runs a "kangaroo court" and then wanting to know if you should ask the alleged kangaroo to change his or her ruling seems odd to me. If you think the court is manifestly unfair and you are convinced you preserved error for appeal, then appeal. If you are not sure whether you preserved the court's error (if any), then (a) file a motion for new trial on the issue of legal fees; (b) get a copy of the billing statements/ledger; (c) get your motion set for a hearing as soon...

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  8. What is the 1st step he should take? My sons (ex)girlfriend is using their baby like a pawn.

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Thomas James Daley
    2. Robin Laurie Rubrecht
    2 lawyer answers

    F irst three steps: 1. CONSULT with a good family lawyer and explain all the facts in detail. That way the attorney can give you an idea of your options and the range of possible outcomes. 2. HIRE a good family law attorney. Custody battles are complicated and it is easy for one to slip out from under you. 3. FILE a petition to establish paternity and set up conservatorship, a possession schedule, and child support. I am very familiar with the courts in Dallas county and can assure...

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  9. My husband was served almost 60 days ago, now he is calling and saying he never was served

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Thomas James Daley
    2. Scott Douglas Marquardt
    2 lawyer answers

    I am very familiar with the courts and the clerk's office in Collin County so here are some specific pointers: 1. Look you case up: You can look at your case file by going to this link: http://www.co.collin.tx.us/courts/case_information.jsp. Click on "Case Search - Basic". Put in his information (you only want civil and district case information) and let it search. When it finds your case, it will show up at the bottom of the screen. Click on that case and you'll see everything that the...

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  10. How do I go about getting and annulment and having him prosecuted?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Thomas James Daley
    2. Cynthia Russell Henley
    3. Yevgeny Jack Berner
    3 lawyer answers

    The first wife's divorce is the first wife's problem. You can file a motion to have your marriage declared void, which you should do ASAP. If you don't do that, then as soon as the first marriage is dissolved, your marriage will spring to life and you will start accumulating community property that you might have to split with him one day. File your motion to declare marriage void ASAP and get him out of your life. Good luck!

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