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  • Should i file for sole custody now or wait till the outcome of my case?

    Here is my situation. I was charged with assault family violence in June 2015. The victim dropped the charges against me. The case is still pending right now. I have court on Feb. 17 to decide if they want to take it to trial or throw it out. In D...

    David’s Answer

    You need a family lawyer. Family violence is a pretty significant obstacle to getting custody, but it all depends on the facts of your case.

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  • How can the police and/or the courts enforce a child support/visitation order?

    My ex has custody of our child. According to the visitation order, my weekend hours end Sundays at 6 pm. She works weekend nights so lately she's been getting her back pretty late. Sometimes between 9-11 pm. I usually have no problem but since it...

    David’s Answer

    This is not a typical problem, since most parents want more time, not less. Can you work out an arrangement with her where your child spends the night with you that night, so you don't have to stay up late? Or change the visitation day?

    Whatever you do, do NOT call the police. They will not help, and even if they could, you do not want the mother of your child arrested; that's traumatic for your child. This is not a crime. At most, you might consider hiring a lawyer to petition for a modification to change visitation days to something more convenient.

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  • What can I do to get this cps decision changed. It is not court ordered. I don't know all that works.

    I am 44, and my caught lost custody of her two children to, one to my mother and one to a foster family. They wouldn't let me have either one of them. I have an old cps case hanging over my head. They investigated and found nothing. I also have an...

    David’s Answer

    Your question is not clear, and this situation is a mess. No one on the Internet can help you. You need to hire a lawyer to address the prior case, the assault charge, and the custody issue. Grandparent's rights are a tricky issue, but you may be able to get some visitation. What were the circumstances of the assault charge?

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  • What should I do appear at this second hearing or let the cards fall where they may?

    Hello my name is Michelle. My ex husband has not been paying his child support. I had to higher a lawyer to meet me at the child support office just to get a court date. We went to court and the judge issued a warrant. So he was arrested in...

    David’s Answer

    You should attend the court hearing to assert your interests, but if there is already an order, warrant, etc., you do not need to be. Ask your lawyer, who knows the case better than anyone here.

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  • I am wondering if I can collect back child support my real dad never paid?

    I am definitely over 18 my real dad was ordered child support and never paid can I do something to get back child support as an adult?

    David’s Answer

    Child support goes to the parent, not the child. Your other parent may be able to pursue back child support, but you cannot. If there is a lot of money at stake, it may be worth your mom's time and energy to pursue a claim for back child support.

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  • How do i get a dna test when i live in DALLAS and the kids are in HOUSTON under CPS CARE

    I live in dallas, cps has taken kids from mother temporarily until she get a house and a job.

    David’s Answer

    If you want the children, you need to petition the court for custody/a modification. Contact CPS, who may not know about your existence. Did you previously have visitation?

    Ultimately, you will likely need a lawyer to pursue custody and a paternity test.

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  • If I take my ex to court will they make him pay child support for our deceased daughter he never helped with?

    I left my ex 7/4/2012. Our daughter was diagnosed with a rare pediatric brain cancer 11/26/13. She passed away 11/6/2014. In this time he never helped me with her in any way. He wasn't there for her and never helped financially. He refused to...

    David’s Answer

    I am so sorry for the loss of your child. Child support obligations end when a child dies, but if there was a child support order in place, you are eligible for back support. You may also be able to pursue back support even without such an order, but it could be a long and trying legal process.

    I think if you need the money now, something like GoFundMe would be a better, less stressful option.

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  • Can I make my teenage daughter to have an adoption?

    My 17 year old daughter is 7 months pregnant. She is very irresponsible, and I have tried convincing her to put the baby up for adoption, but she won't listen. We live in the Houston, Texas area. Can I force her to go through with adoption? We can...

    David’s Answer

    No, you cannot force her to go through an adoption, and you should not do so. That's a form of child abuse that could leave lasting, permanent scars. She needs counseling to help her understand this situation, and a program that caters to unwed mothers. It is entirely possible that, once she realizes how much work a baby will be, she will be interested in adoption. Help her understand that an adoption can be "open," which would mean she can still see the baby. You may also set clear boundaries requiring her to work, support her baby, etc. Ask her to make a budget, to calculate the time her baby will take up, etc. This reality check could be very helpful.

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  • How old does a kid have to be to say who they want to live with

    my kids live with their dad and they want to come live wit me they are 14,13,11 i want to know how olld they have ro be to deceide who they want to live with

    David’s Answer

    In Texas, children do not have that right until they turn 18, but the court may listen to their opinion. File for a modification to alter the living arrangements.

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  • Need assistance in stopping child support out of my check,

    Have had son since July 2014, award by count, His mother could not control him. They are still taking out child support. I changed jobs last month and new they say I am behind. Have tried going to the attorney general taking court papers but they...

    David’s Answer

    Going to the attorney general will do you no good. You need to modify the order based on changed circumstances; hire a lawyer. The costs will quickly be worth it when there are no longer payments removed from your check.

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