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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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  • DWI settlements

    I'm a teacher and I was hit by a drunk driver which totaled my car ad left me with a bulging disk in my neck that took over 3 months of treatments (PT, chiro, steroid injections) to relieve the pain. The other driver received a 20 year sentence fo...

    Robert’s Answer

    I am sorry to hear about your injuries and I hope you make a full recovery soon. The good news is that most local car accident lawyers (including our firm) offer free consultations. You don't have to let the insurance company take advantage of you. Hire a local attorney to negotiate on your behalf. If this was in Kaufman County then we can discuss the results of the last few car accidents trials. That's one advantage of a local firm, we understand the local justice system.

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  • Can I appeal to a temporary custody order before the final hearing?

    I was reading online that in order to open a custody case in texas it has to be in the county that the child has lived in for the past 6 months. my mother has opened a case in denton county. when she lives in wood county and I live in kaufman coun...

    Robert’s Answer

    You should consult with a local family lawyer and bring whatever papers you were served with. There are rules for which county a child custody case should be filed in, but to enforce those rules you need an attorney. You do not want to litigate this issue yourself. Most local family lawyers, including our firm, offers free consultations. Is this the grandparents filing suit in Wood county? Here is the AG page on grandparents rights in custody cases. https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/elder/grandparents.shtml

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  • Cause for request to change court appointed attny

    My son in law spoke with his court appointed attny today. She did return his initial call about setting up a meeting and said she would call back when she had the date/time/location set. When she called back she was rude and said she had looked ov...

    Robert’s Answer

    Most judges will not let you switch court appointed lawyers. Your best option is to interview local defense lawyers and hire the best defense lawyer you can afford to help your son in law. A criminal conviction lasts forever in Texas, so it's worth it to invest in a lawyer who will fight the case.

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  • Can civil or non criminal records be sealed or expunged?

    I have some negative behavior on a job 16 years ago that is non criminal that is still noticeable on a simple background check by anyone. Can this info be sealed or removed?

    Robert’s Answer

    What kind of job behavior comes up on a background check? You have to be arrested to even apply for an expunction, if not, you can't file.

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  • I was on probation for Impeding breath and 2 years into probation I did it again.

    Since the incident I have been going to IOP, AA, BIPP, and Anger Management. Something is wrong with me and I thought I was ok because on the first violation the psych eval ordered by the court they cleared me as being ok. How much time do you thi...

    Robert’s Answer

    You need to hire a defense lawyer immediately. How much time am I going to get assumes that prison is the only option. If you have mental health issues there may be ways to address those that don't involve prison. No lawyer on Avvo can guess how your case will end. You need a consultation, and most Dallas criminal lawyers (including ours), don't charge for consults. Take advantage of that opportunity and find a lawyer who can help.

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