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Nathan Templeton Anderson

Dallas Litigation Lawyer.

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  1. Do any Divorce Lawyers provide there services for no cost or picked up by other party?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Nathan Templeton Anderson
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    Sometimes Texas courts grant temporary orders which require the wage-earning spouse to pay the attorneys' fees of the other party. If the husband is the sole bread winner (based on your question he is), there is a chance the court will order him to pay your sister-in-law's attorneys fees. The best way to achieve this is for her to retain an attorney and then seek temporary support in the form of attorneys' fees while the divorce is pending.

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  2. If I give my rights towards my child will I still need to pay child support?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

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    The duty of support owed by a parent generally ends when the parent-child relationship is terminated by court order. Also termination of the parent-child relationship usually supersedes any existing orders for child support. Voluntarily terminating your parental rights is an extremely serious matter and you should carefully consider its consequences. In addition to ending the duty to support your daughter, voluntarily terminating your rights ends most other legal rights and duties. There...

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  3. Custodial Parent Seeking Full Custody - Have not heard from "dad" in over 6 months.

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Nathan Templeton Anderson
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    You should consider bringing a suit to terminate the father's parental rights. Under the Texas Family Code, to terminate the parent-child relationship, the court must find clear and convincing evidence (this is higher than other levels involved in family law cases) supporting at least one of 25 grounds for termination set forth in Chapter 161 of the Texas Family Code. The 25 statutory grounds can generally be broken up into five broad categories: (1) the parent consents to termination; (2)...

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  4. How long do you have to get an annulment?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

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    The Texas Family Code sets forth four general grounds upon which an annulment can be granted. They are: 1. If a party to the marriage was at least 16 but under 18 at the time of marriage and that party did not have parental consent or court-ordered permission to marry; 2. If at the time of marriage they party seeking annulment was under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol, as a result lacked the capacity to consent to the marriage, and has not voluntarily lived with the other party...

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  5. Divorce Question

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Nathan Templeton Anderson
    2. David Alexander Browde
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    The Texas Family Code sets forth four general grounds upon which an annulment can be granted. They are: 1. If a party to the marriage was at least 16 but under 18 at the time of marriage and that party did not have parental consent or court-ordered permission to marry; 2. If at the time of marriage they party seeking annulment was under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol, as a result lacked the capacity to consent to the marriage, and has not voluntarily lived with the other party...

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  6. My ex-husband and I were divorced several years ago while he was in prison. We have 3 daughters together.

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Nathan Templeton Anderson
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    In addition to having the Attorney General go after your ex-husband, you can also bring a lawsuit to enforce the terms of the child support provisions contained in your divorce decree. There are several different methods of enforcing the child support order that you can ask for. Here is a list (in no particular order) of the remedies: 1. Contempt (meaning you can have your ex thrown in jail until he makes good on his child support payments); 2. Confirmation of arrearages (this is where...

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  7. In TX, Will it be held against me if I get another woman pregnant before my divorce is final?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

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    Texas is a no fault divorce state which essentially means that neither party necessarily has to prove the other did something "wrong" causing the divorce. However, fault grounds often arise in divorce proceeding and the court will consider them in dividing the community property. The division of property under the Texas Family Code has to be "just and right" - not necessarily a 50/50 split. Because you are still married until the court enters a final decree of divorce, you have technically...

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  8. Items were stolen and not given back by a family member, what do we do?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Nathan Templeton Anderson
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    It is important to differentiate between two different types of lawsuits. First, there is a criminal action which is prosecuted by the State of Texas against an individual who committed a crime. Second, there is a civil action which is prosecuted by the individual who suffered the harm. In your case, it sounds as if the only legal remedies your friend considered were criminal in nature. That being said, your friend is entitled to bring a civil action against her former roommates for the...

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  9. Is there a presumption that property acquired after separation with intent to divorce is still community property?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Nathan Templeton Anderson
    2. Sammy Eugene Lucario Jr.
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    All property acquired during marriage is presumed to be community property. Because Texas does NOT recognize legal separation as a marital status, any property acquired prior to the entry of the final decree of divorce would be presumed community property. I hope this helps! www.oneilanderson.com

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  10. If my parents buy me a house as inheritance and my wife's name goes on the title, is she eligible for half if we divorce?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

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    In Texas property acquired during marriage by a gift is considered separate property. However, there is a presumption that all property acquired during marriage is community property and the burden is on you to show that the property in question is your separate property. Having your wife's name on the title isn't enough to show that the gift was meant for the both of you. Another thing to keep in mind is that later down the road, you can draft up an agreement between the two of you...

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