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Patricia B. Cole

Patricia Cole’s Answers

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  • How can I file to modify temporary orders?

    Went to court on 11-25-14, judge sent myself and child's mother to mediation. She set her terms and I agreed to them, I have fulfilled everything asked of me and still have no word on what's going to happen next. I was to attend 6 counseling sess...

    Patricia’s Answer

    You need to file a Petition to Modify and ask the court to remove the restrictions that you are complaining of. Do not expect your wife's attorney to take these actions for you because she won't likely help you. You can check your local law library at the courthouse for the forms.

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  • If you have a felony because of family violence can that be removed to get a better job.

    He has a record due to family violence and when they check his background he cant get a good job because of it. Its the only thing on his record

    Patricia’s Answer

    You imply that he has a felony which means he was convicted of family violence. He can not get a conviction removed from his records.

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  • I need help on how to handle a warrant in a county that I do not live in, to prevent from being arrested.

    It is over a hot check that has become a warrant. I live in Dallas, TX but warrent is in Nacogdoches County. I want to try to settle this without having to turn myself in and/or be arrested. I want to get the warrant removed and set up some type o...

    Patricia’s Answer

    You need to contact the district attorney's office in that county and ask them how you can resolve the matter. They may request a bond. Depending on the type of bond they want you to put up, you may be able to handle it in Dallas. You need to resolve this matter immediately because if you are picked up on the warrant before it is resolved you will go to jail and you will have to post a bond. Good Luck!

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  • Is the age of consent altered with a guardians permission?

    My friends daughter is 16, and just had a baby 3 days ago. From what we know the father is 22, his name was not listed on the birth cerftificate and she does not recieve any government assistance. The fathers name has not been listed anywhere, due...

    Patricia’s Answer

    I am not really sure what your facts are but yes she can get married if she is emancipated or her parents consent. I am not sure where the guardians permission comes in! Are you saying the people she lives with have legal guardianship over her? If so then they may be able to consent to the marriage if the order giving the guardianship allows it. The father would not be deemed the legal father unless he was married to her at the time of birth, he files a paper claiming to be the father, or there is a paternity test to determine he is the father.

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  • Do I have a case for small claims court?

    I let a friend and his family move in with my family to help them save money to move off post. The original agreement was they would help with groceries, pay rent, and she would babysit since she didn't work. They moved out after a month and a hal...

    Patricia’s Answer

    Without an agreement it would be hard to establish a case but not impossible. An agreement that is likely to be completed within a year can be oral. It will depend on what witnesses you have and what specifically the agreement was between you and them. If the agreement was that they would stay for 6 months and pay you $x per month and babysit and buy their own groceries, then you would have to prove they did not pay you or buy groceries. Litigation is stressful and even if you got a judgment it is not likely you would ever get paid. The whole process would just cost you money. Seems you should cut your losses and move on.

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  • I paid a 3000 retainer fee an got a statement from my lawyer stating I have 1445 left

    I have court on April 8 and he just email me that He need 1500 more before he can go to court. I am mad because he had a month to le me know,,, Now I dont have 1500 what happens if he dont go to court

    Patricia’s Answer

    Your attorney can not quit without your permission. He can file a motion and requesting permission from the court. A hearing will be had before the court and you can explain to the Judge why he should not be allowed to quit. Look at your fee agreement to determine if there was something you were suppose to do, if not then you may have good grounds for making him stay on the case.

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  • Can i changed my daughters last name to my married name? Her father is deceased.

    I am not receiving any benefits

    Patricia’s Answer

    Yes, you would need to file a petition with the Court to change her name.

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  • Can a 4 year old girl stay home with a 13 year old stepbrother? And play with guns while left alone?

    She told me she is being left alone during the day and at nights on the weekends and the 13 year old stepbrother takes her to shoot guns when her dad and stepmom are not home.

    Patricia’s Answer

    No. It sounds like th efather is not keeping the child safe! It is important that something is done immeidately. You can either address it with the father, call CPS or do a modification.

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  • My mother brought a mausoleum to be buried next to my father. My question is a two part question first, my mother weighed over

    three hundred lbs shouldn't she have been notified during the time of purchase that her casket size would be to large to fit, and that only standard size caskets would fit inside the wall. MY second question is should there be a provision in the c...

    Patricia’s Answer

    I am confused. Why was your mother cremated? Who gave the authority? Only family members get to decide unless your mother had a legal document drawn up that determined her burial arrangements. The issue with the funeral home or Mousoleum company would be a contract issue and only enforceable by your mother's executor/admistrator. Also it would depend on what the contract actually says or doesn't say.

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  • I was married in the state of texas on Saturday and found out on my honeymoon night that my husband, am I legally married

    I was lied too..i asked him if there were any problems in that dept and he said no....we haven't consummated out marriage...the marriage license hasn't been filed with the state...are we legally married in the state's eyes? No one but the pastor ...

    Patricia’s Answer

    Once the license was executed by the pastor, you were legally married. I suggest you file for an annulment.

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