I'm not sure what your purpose is in trying to make the father look bad. Look bad for what? Unless you pose a serious risk to the health and safety of your child, you are going to be the joint managing conservator having the right to designate the primary residence of the child AND you are going to get guideline child support.
Also, I'm not sure where you get the notion that the father is going to be held financially responsible for "gestation support" or your medical bills during pregnancy....
Women in violent relationships leave one of two ways: Voluntarily on their feet or involuntarily in a body bag. Please get some counseling from a shelter for battered women before you let him off the hook. I know you think you know him well enough to make this decision, but I promise you that you don't. Every boyfriend that has killed a woman or her child has had a "first time" that he beat someone.
Please be careful.
Mr. William Daley's response to your legal question was accurate....
There are two provisions in the Texas Family Code having to do with modifying child support. If the child support was substantially in compliance with child support guidelines at the time the order was signed by the court, then either of you can seek to modify child support to bring it back into compliance with guidelines if you have a change in income. Under this scenario, if your income goes up, she can ask fr more; if your income goes down, you can ask to pay less. The change...
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Yes, you can win this suit. You will not have to pay child support and you will have custody of your child. The first thing you need to do is hire an attorney who can domesticate the out of state order then file a suit to modify it. You should seek temporary orders abating your child support obligation based on the fact that the child is living with you.
SSI is not counted in the obligor's income for determining child support. Tex. Family Code section 154.062(b)(5). Therefore, his income would be zero and his child support would be zero.
I would send discovery requests for his bank statements and ask the court to compel him to sign an IRS form 4506-T so that you can get a transcript of his tax returns for the past couple of years just to make certain that SSI is the only income you can find out there.
It means that you look at the last day the child is in school before the holiday and the other parent gets the child at 6pm on that day. So, if the holiday is Thanksgiving and the child is out that entire week, then the Friday before Thanksgiving is the day the child is dismissed from school, so the other parent would get the child at 6pm on that Friday.
Think of it this way: You're in school, waiting to go home, and finally the bell rings and the teacher says, "You are dismissed." No one...
You've asked two questions:
First, can she determine when he begins Kindergarten? Based on the facts you've given, yes, she can. If you feel strongly enough about it, you could file a suit to modify the parent-child relationship and see if you could get the court to give you that right. But you would lose that lawsuit.
Second, can she pick the childcare provider/preschool facility? According to the facts you've provided, it sounds like you have a say in that. Just note that these are two...
Draft a motion to consolidate AND draft and order consolidating the cases. Send the motion and proposed order to the AG. They will sign the order indicating their consent, which you can present to the court and the court will sign it.
If the AG won't sign your proposed order, then file your motion and send the motion and order to the court with a cover letter asking the court to sign the order if there have been no objections received within 5 days. The court may sign the order then....