Nathan Templeton Anderson’s Answers

Nathan Templeton Anderson

Dallas Litigation Lawyer.

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  1. How long after you post divorce papers at the courthouse is it final and can be signed by a judge?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Nathan Templeton Anderson
    1 lawyer answer

    Once you have properly served your wife, either in personally, of if the judge permits it, by posting, the petition for divorce must be on file for 60 days before the court can enter a final decree of divorce. Hope this helps, and good luck!

  2. If i was married in the state of arkansas but now live in the state of texas can i file for a divorce in the state of texas

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Anita Cowley Savage
    2. Nathan Templeton Anderson
    3. Mark Hankins
    3 lawyer answers

    You have to be a residence of Texas for 6 months and a resident of the county you live in for 90 days prior to filing for divorce in Texas.

  3. We live in Dallas/Ft.Worth, TX and my spouse filed for a legal separation, i will like to know what are my rights

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Jordan E. Watson
    2. Nathan Templeton Anderson
    3. David Alexander Browde
    3 lawyer answers

    Texas does not recognize legal separation. If your spouse has filed for divorce, you are required to be served with a copy of the citation and petition for divorce. Until this occurs, you are not obligated to do anything in response to your spouse's likely bluffs. You can also search the Tarrant County Court Records online to see if anything has been filed at this point. Good luck, and I hope this helps. Nathan Anderson

  4. What kind of alimony can i get for abandonment and for how long does the period have to be?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Nathan Templeton Anderson
    1 lawyer answer

    Texas does not have alimony. Texas has limited spousal maintenance in very narrow circumstances (none of which appear to apply to you). You can, however, seek temporary spousal support during the pendency of the divorce. Good luck.

  5. Is my money his money?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Nathan Templeton Anderson
    2. David Alexander Browde
    2 lawyer answers

    Texas does not recognize legal separation. Any monies that come in during the marriage are presumed to be community property and as such, it is subject to the just and right division along with the rest of the community estate. Unless you inherit the money, or it was gifted to you, then it is likely your soon-to-be-ex will be entitled to a portion of it. I hope this helps and good luck to you. www.oneilanderson.com

  6. Citation

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Nathan Templeton Anderson
    1 lawyer answer

    You have the right to represent yourself in court. I suggest however that you don't do so because of the details that are involved in litigation. A possible solution for you would to be to schedule mediation with a third party to help negotiate a settlement between you and your soon-to-be ex. Good luck.

  7. What will happen if In my divorce decree i was responsible for student loans?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Nathan Templeton Anderson
    1 lawyer answer

    It depends on when you took out the student loans. If you did so prior to marriage, then the debt is solely your responsibility. It gets a little trickier if the student loans were taken out during the marriage. I need to know more about what you mean when you say both you and your ex "signed on them."

  8. Will a postnuptial outlining what assets my husband will lose as well as a custody agreement hold up in a Texas court?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Nathan Templeton Anderson
    1 lawyer answer

    With regard to the assets, yes. However, any sort of possession and access to the children must be proven to be in the child's best interests. Based on the facts you presented, you could argue that the possession schedule you plan on putting in the postnuptial agreement would be in the child's best interests because of his drug and alcohol abuse. It is unlikely that a court would enforce your proposed possession schedule if it is based his adulterous activities. Good luck. www....

  9. How can I get my baby's father's rights terminated?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Nathan Templeton Anderson
    1 lawyer answer

    Nothing can be done until the child is born. Once the child is born you can ask the father if he voluntarily chooses to terminate his parental rights. In doing so, the father would not be required to pay child support but would have zero access to the child. The same would be true for the father's family. If the father does not agree to terminate his rights, then you could possibly file suit to terminate his parental rights on the grounds that he knowingly engages in activities that...

  10. My babies father is trying to take all my rights to see my baby can he do that if I have no social security

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Nathan Templeton Anderson
    1 lawyer answer

    I'm not sure I completely understand your question, but generally termination of parental rights is a very serious proceeding. Unlike most other family law issues, termination requires proof by clear and convincing evidence that it is appropriate under one of several statutorily defined grounds AND that the termination is in the child's best interests. There is not a ground supporting termination based on a lack of social security benefits. I suggest you contact a lawyer as soon as possible...