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  • Extracurricular activities

    In the possession orders it states that each parent will take my daughter to her extracurricular activities when in their possession. I am agreeable to that, but my ex-spouse claims that birthday parties and slumber parties are included due to th...

    Robert’s Answer

    Your duty to transport your daughter to extracurricular activities will be defined in the custody order. Does it have a definition of what activities are covered? I would suggest you contact the lawyer who represented you in your custody case and ask him/her to help you.

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  • A so called Organic Natural micro-derm scrub product damaged skin, causing a severe reaction to my face that looks like burns.

    What steps should I take to file a law suit against the company that manufactured this product?

    Robert’s Answer

    I am sorry to hear about your skin reaction. If you need medical treatment you should visit your doctor and/or dermatologist. You should contact a personal injury/product liability attorney to schedule a consultation. It's not something you should file on your own. Most personal injury lawyers, including our firm, offer free consultations. You should bring whatever information you have on the product, where you purchased it, and any medical bills or paperwork to the consultation.

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  • Can a contested divorce become uncontested???

    I filed for divorce(TX) in Oct13'. Respondent answered and contested in Jan14'. I still haven't heard what it was he actually contested. 9 months later, still nothing. Until today, his lawyer informed my lawyer that his client would be coming to ...

    Robert’s Answer

    The term uncontested divorce is most often used in the context of the contract for services. Lawyers may charge less of a rate for a divorce where both parties agree to all the terms and call that an uncontested divorce. However, most divorce cases end up settling at some point but family lawyers don't usually use the terms "uncontested divorce" for a case that eventually settles, but did not begin as an agreed or uncontested divorce. Statistically speaking a low percentage of divorce cases are settled by a trial of any kind. It would be more accurate to say that your divorce case has settled for your terms. Whether that entitles you to a refund of any kind will be controlled by the language in your contract. I would recommend you review your contract to see how the fees are handled and whether you should expect a refund.

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  • Needs to vacate a conviction from 2002 that my affect my immigration status as a legal permanent resident.

    i pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor B back in 2002 and now im afraid it may affect my immigration status, this happened in gillespie county tx, im trying to find a good criminal layer that could help me try to vacated this conviction, any help or ad...

    Robert’s Answer

    It's not easy to overturn a conviction in Texas. Your only option at this point is going to be to file a Writ to challenge the conviction. You can't appeal something this old. You need a local lawyer who handles post conviction matters, and you should have an immigration lawyer to advise you on how this will affect your status.

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  • Can my husbands burglary of bldg which was enhanced 2nd degree felony because of his crim history be reduced to a misd?

    He took a friend to a storage building, friend gave him the pass code to open the gate my hubby dropped his friend off and left came back 20 mins later, picked him up and they left. Later on my hubby found out the friend stole items from the stora...

    Robert’s Answer

    Can it be reduced? Sure, there is no legal barrier to plea bargaining to a lesser included offense, something like criminal trespass, or regular theft. Your husband needs to hire a local attorney to assist immediately. Every Kaufman County criminal defense lawyer I know, including our firm's team of defense lawyers, offer free consultations. Take advantage of that.

    I'll add that this story is going to be met with a high degree of skepticism from the DA's office given your husband's criminal history. You may need to hire a private investigator to assist and have your lawyer contact the "friend's" lawyer. Don't contact the friend yourself, it's a bad idea. Your husband needs a local experienced defense lawyer immediately.

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  • I have a friend who is on parole for theift 20k to 100k and got picked up for burglery of habitation possession on weed

    and driving while revoked he has 18 months of parole left what will he get for his convitions”

    Robert’s Answer

    Your friend needs a lawyer for the new charges, fighting those cases will help him with the parole hearing. If he has a blue warrant, then he can't get out of jail for a while, but he can start working on the new charges and have a lawyer start defending those so he doesn't end up with even more prison time than what he is already looking at

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  • My husband filed for divorce and I was served. He hasn't gotten with his attorney for me to see a decree. What should I do?

    He also hasn't paid addequate child support from the day he filed. It's been 2 months since he filed.

    Robert’s Answer

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    Hire a local family lawyer to assist. Most Rockwall divorce lawyers, including our firm, offer free consultations.

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  • How long do you have to sit in jail with no indictment? Bail set, no money. Assigned Public Defender.

    Supposed incident (delivery to a snitch) happened almost a year ago. No evidence has been given public defender assigned to case. Time in jail is 81 actual days with 30 served as trustee. Accused has no record other than tickets, no car insuran...

    Robert’s Answer

    90 days is right. He is entitled to a pr bond, or a bond he can afford if the State is not ready to go to trial in 90 days.

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  • If your on probation for poaching can you get a fishing license and fish?

    i know someone who is on probation for poaching and seen him fishing can he do that or is it against his probation?

    Robert’s Answer

    The usual Kaufman County Probation conditions don't mention hunting or fishing. The terms of probation are public records at the courthouse. They are filed with each plea in Kaufman County.

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  • Is it possible for someone that was sentenced to 24 years get a lawyer and get lesser years

    A robbery charge and it was his first time

    Robert’s Answer

    Possible, yes. It is probable? Doubtful. After someone is sentenced on a criminal case the only way to revisit the sentence is to file an appeal, motion for new trial, or writ; all of which are very difficult to win. You need to speak with a lawyer who handles post conviction matters. Most, including our firm, offer free consultations.

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