Jerome Neal Stein’s Answers

Jerome Neal Stein

Dallas Family Law Attorney.

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  1. Can I change my name to Dennie legally?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Jerome Neal Stein
    2. M Elizabeth Foley
    3. Susan E. Duesler
    4. Nicholas Bernard Proy
    4 lawyer answers

    Absolutely! The only reason you could not would be if you were a felon or were doing so to avoid creditors. We file a Court action called an Application for Name change. You are fingerprinted tand your prints are run through the Department of Public SAfety. Then we prepare an order, and go to Court to finalize it!

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  2. Can my wife take our baby and move without my permission? Her sisters told her she can.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. M Elizabeth Foley
    2. Jerome Neal Stein
    3. Keith LaSalle Allen
    4. Scott Douglas Marquardt
    4 lawyer answers

    The answer is right now , yes she can, without a Court order to the contrary. So you need to talk to her directly about her plans. IF she is vague or tells you that she is not coming back, then it may be time to take action. IT sounds like this is just the most recent problem. IT also sounds like she has a family attempting to convince her to leave. You could file for divorce or a sit affecting parent child relationship, just attempting to keep your child here, or to get custody. Evenif...

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  3. What happens if you were never served with the divorce papers?

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Andrea W. Kelly
    2. Christopher Michael Schmiedeke
    3. Jerome Neal Stein
    3 lawyer answers

    If this just happened, and the process server left a card, give them a call. If it has been a while but less than 60 days check on the Dallas County Website, (dallascounty.org) and look under district clerk family law case records. If it has been filed, and it says citation has been served and returned to the Clerk, then hire a lawyer, file an answer, and do whatever the lawyer suggests.

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  4. My husband handed me the original petition for divorce and the waiver of service. Should I sign?

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Andrea W. Kelly
    2. Sammy Eugene Lucario Jr.
    3. Christopher Michael Schmiedeke
    4. Jerome Neal Stein
    4 lawyer answers

    I would always ask to see a final decree before signing, and agree anything. A good resource would be to contact the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program (DVAP) through the Dallas Bar Association214/220-7400. However, if you have access to funds, credit cards or have a family member who can help, there are many excellent family law lawyers in Dallas County (where the case is really pending) who would be able to help. If your husband paid a lawyer, there should be resources for you as well....

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  5. Hi, my friend received a petition to modify, but the divorce decree has a mediation clause.

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Jerome Neal Stein
    2. Emily S. Bair
    3. Alexandria Broughton Skinner
    3 lawyer answers

    I would call the other party's lawyer , and tell him you need to mediate prior to his filing his Modification. That will not guaranty the other's party compliance, I would also file a plea in abatement, which means By doing this you ask the Court to put take a break from the case while you can go to mediation. A good party can do wonders to help settle a case/

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  6. Uncontested divorce

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Thomas James Daley
    2. Sarahjane Davidson
    3. Byron L. Woolley
    4. Jerome Neal Stein
    4 lawyer answers

    The short answer is yes. Although it is frustrating, I am sure, there is not yet any order made a part of the Court's record. Now if the 60 day waiting period has passed, and you have already gone to Court and had the Order signed by the Judge, then you have a different story.

  7. If i file for a legal seperation will my wife be entitled to anything I gain after I file?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Jerome Neal Stein
    2. Andrea Gayle Martin
    3. Thomas James Daley
    3 lawyer answers

    In Texas, there is no concept know as"legal separation." So, if they live apart spouses have no special status. The simple answer to the question is that property is divided as of the date a divorce is granted. There are subtleties involved when it comes to a business, because there may or may not be value to that business. Your friend would be wise to consult a lawyer who practices family law.

  8. Can i write a letter to the Judge

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Jerome Neal Stein
    2. David Alexander Browde
    2 lawyer answers

    No, you may not write a letter to the Judge. This is considered an improper ex parte communication. You need a lawyer to help you file the proper Answer to the divorce, and any other appropriate mothions.

  9. Who gets the house?

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Teri A. Walter
    2. Jerome Neal Stein
    2 lawyer answers

    If the house was gifted to you and your spouse, then the two of you are joint tenants and each have a 1/2 interest. It sounds like there may be some other issues at play her, so please consult a family law attorney in Dallas County .

  10. Can I file a motion for perjury in a family court case?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Jerome Neal Stein
    1 lawyer answer

    Sad to say,people lie in Court all the time. If you prove your case with all this collateral information, the Judge will understand.