Cynthia Elaine Palmer’s Answers

Cynthia Elaine Palmer

Dallas Family Law Attorney.

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  1. Can my husband go to jail for not following a court order?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Cynthia Elaine Palmer
    2. Christopher Jay Harding
    2 lawyer answers

    It is possible in Texas for a person to be jailed for contempt of court for failing to abide by a court order. The court's generally reserve confinement to jail for serious child support arrearages (unpaid back child support); however, it is within the court's discretion to confine a party for any other contempt charges brought by the other party or on the court's own motion. There would need to be an order signed by the court ordering your husband be confined before any action could be taken....

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  2. If someone got married in mexico and want to get a divorce in the U.S and both live here what should they do

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Cynthia Elaine Palmer
    2. Christopher Jay Harding
    2 lawyer answers

    Regardless of where the marriage was performed, Texas residents can file for divorce in Texas in their county of residence. You must have lived in Texas for the preceding 6 months and the county you are filing the divorce for 90 days prior to filing the divorce.

  3. Which date is valid on a child support order?

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Cynthia Elaine Palmer
    1 lawyer answer

    The judge rendered his order regarding the child support on March 19th, therefore the March 19th date is valid for the termination of the child support obligation. The April 24th order references that date and affirms the March 19th date as the date child support ceased. You may have to file a motion to terminate child support obligation and enter a separate order with the original March 19th cessation date in it. The Attorney General's office will need to be provided a copy of the order...

  4. Interstate custody battle in NM & TX, unfit father has child in TX while mother had to come back to NM

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Cynthia Elaine Palmer
    1 lawyer answer

    Per the Texas residency requirements, the child would still be a resident of New Mexico and the mother of the child could file for custody in the New Mexico courts. The first step is to file the petition to determine custody in New Mexico and request the court to determine where the child should live as well as determine whether the chidl should be immediately returned to the mother in New Mexico. Due to constitutional and statutory requirements, if New Mexico issues a child custody order Texas...

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