Christopher Jay Harding’s Answers

Christopher Jay Harding

Dallas Family Law Attorney.

Contributor Level 15
  1. Divroced for 5 years, now I want my maiden name back

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Christopher Jay Harding
    2. Thomas James Daley
    2 lawyer answers

    If it wasn't in your decree of divorce, you are going to have to file a Petition to change adult name. If you need help, feel free to email me.

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  2. Dna test result

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Christopher Jay Harding
    1 lawyer answer

    You probably can't get the past child support back, but thanks to the new laws from the past legislative session, you can terminate the child support obligation. You need to call an attorney to help with the process. Many Dallas attorneys not only offer a free initial consultation, but also work in Tarrant County (Fort Worth). Feel free to email me.

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  3. Divorce and Assets in US?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Christopher Jay Harding
    1 lawyer answer

    Yes, the assets will be divided in a 'fair and equitable' manner. You really need to sit down or call a divorce attorney to discuss the case in more depth if you want a more in depth answer. Many attorneys offer a free initial consultation.

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  4. If a child is less then 3 years old, is there a law that prohibits the child staying with their father overnight?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Christopher Jay Harding
    2. Cynthia D. Rendon
    2 lawyer answers

    No. And not for the reason Baby Moms says... but that's funny. Father needs to decide if he wants to fight this battle, since he may very well need to get orders in place. Without orders, no one has a 'superior right' of possession at any time... which can cause all sorts of problems.

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  5. My husband left country over 2 years ago.How do I file for divorce in Texas?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Daniel Allen Denton
    2. Christopher Jay Harding
    3. Jenn Yan Wen Fei
    3 lawyer answers

    Some attorneys will draft the required documents for a small flat fee and you can walk everything through yourself. If you do it yourself, you need to know and understand petitions for divorce, waivers of citation, final decrees of divorce, the filing fees associated with the action, how to proceed, and about prove-ups. Feel free to email with any questions. Good luck.

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  6. We did every thing right so this lawyer would do us right, but instead did not do anything he claimed did, help.

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Christopher Jay Harding
    2. M Elizabeth Gunn
    2 lawyer answers

    You need to first give him a chance to explain himself. Send your complaints in writing, certified mail, to his office. Set up a consultation with him or just go to the office and sit down until he speaks with you. If a solution isn't reached, you can contact the Texas Bar.

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  7. How can i get full custody of my son?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Christopher Jay Harding
    1 lawyer answer

    Yes - courts in Texas use the "best interest of the child" standard to determine many aspects of custody. You will need to show that somehow moving the child to Mexico is better for him that letting him stay in McAllen, which a Texas judge may have a hard time swallowing. You really should hire an attorney. Good luck.

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  8. What is the process for custody modification from joint when one parent moves way? Can this be handled with no attorney?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Christopher Jay Harding
    1 lawyer answer

    You file a motion to modify based on changed circumstances. Then have a request for child support and to be appointed joint-managing conservator with right to designate primary residence. Eventually there will likely be a trial since he will not agree. The court will base the child support off of his income, with the bottom line being minimum wage, unless it finds he is intentionally under-employed or unemployed. If that happens, child support would be based on of what the court believes he...

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  9. Is my ex husband entitled to property left to him in the divorce decree 4 years ago, but that was never collected by him?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Christopher Jay Harding
    1 lawyer answer

    There is a two-year statute of limitations on property divisions from divorce decrees. Unless he can prove you hid it and he was unaware of the item, he can't go get it now. It seems the bike was addressed in the order, so he is out of luck.

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  10. What does a 16 yr old in tx do if she wants to move in with her father who has no legal rights and mother is fighting it

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Christopher Jay Harding
    1 lawyer answer

    He needs to get another credit card or a title loan... unfortunately, this is a situation where an attorney is almost certainly necessary for a good outcome (it's a custody battle). Once the attorney is hired, the attorney can force a quick temporary orders hearing, and if father wins that, child support will be abated and Father can pay off whatever source he got the money from.

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