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B. C. Cornish

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  • What are my chances of Tarrant County courts permitting me to relocate with my 10 & 14 year old sons?

    I am remarried and have a 5 year old son with my husband. I have been offered a job with insurance & full benefits 384 miles away in my hometown. I have been looking for work in the DFW area for several months with no luck. Most of my family lives...

    B.’s Answer

    Both of the above are right. But, court won't modify a residency restriction at the temporary hearing; only at final. You need to file as soon as possible to get your time running.

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  • Should I get an attorney? Should I stick with state attorney, such as attorney general?

    If the non-custodial parent was put in default by the Judge due to no response. And he has an attorney to get default dismissed and re-trial. He has not paid any support and I live in US he lives in Canada where he is a citizen. I had to find him ...

    B.’s Answer

    Generally speaking, the AG does a good job in a case like yours. You might benefit from consulting with a private lawyer before the hearing so that you are better prepared to make decisions.

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  • CSRP - negotiation conference - family law attorney needed?

    Live in TX, I requested modification to CS order related to medical support (original order specifies a dollar amount and that amount is no longer valid and hasn't been for several years). I would like the order to be modified to state "100% of th...

    B.’s Answer

    The three answers above are absolutely correct. The only addition I have is that-in some circumstances-it works if you add procedures to increase medical support if premiums increase. These aren't enforceable by contempt, but can work if the parties are honorable or if the paying parent has non-exempt assets.

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  • Domestic violence

    My husband was charged with assault of a family member with bodily injury in 2008 he received pre trial diversion since it was his first offense ever. He received a new charge last night he broke my nose and possibly fractured my arm I am going to...

    B.’s Answer

    you can get a Temporary Protective Order that can last until you get a Final Protective Order that can last another two years. The District Attorney's Protective Order Division or a private attorney can get these for you. It is critical that you stand firm and don't waver in the face of the manipulation that will come. Contact Safe Haven. Good luck.

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  • Who pays travel expenses when a custodial parent with no geographical restriction moves with military husband every 3 years?

    Can I impose a geographical restriction to Texas and contagious states or the 48 continental states in order to maintain a relationship with my children? She originally moved while I was deployed without notice. Then moved again without proper no...

    B.’s Answer

    Courts have wide latitude re the travel costs, but will usually make the moving party pay at least 1/2 and sometimes all of the travel costs. Courts are generally inclined to impose geographic restrictions.

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  • In Texas, how does infidelity affect property issues in a divorce?

    If a wife leaves the home for another man is she still entitled to 401 K or retirement plans? Interest in the house, etc?

    B.’s Answer

    Yes. Infidelity does not completely erase her interest in community property. It may reduce it; but doesn't erase it.
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  • Question on Step-Parent Adoption

    My husband has been raising my 3yr old since he was 6mths old. I know who the biological father is, where he is, and how to contact him BUT I never put him on the birth certificate, never filed for child support, etc. He is married now and his spo...

    B.’s Answer

    Yes. You can terminate probable parental rights without establishing paternity.
    B C Cornish
    Johnston Legal Group
    4200 Airport Freeway
    Fort Worth, Tx. 76117
    817.820.0825

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  • If you are joint conservator of a child do you have to disclose if you marry someone?

    I am the non bio parent of a 5.5 year old girl.. her bio mother and I split up over two years ago. She recently got married but didn't notify me and I have yet to meet this person (granted I have seen her in passing). I only found out through soci...

    B.’s Answer

    There is no general legal requirement to notify the other parent of a new marriage. There is a requirement that the other parent be notified if one starts living with a registered sex offender.
    B C Cornish
    Johnston Legal Group
    4200 Airport Freeway
    Fort Worth, Tx. 76117
    817.820.0825

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  • MY FATHER PASSED AWAY IN FEBRUARY. AND I HAVE RECEIVED 2 CHECKS ADDRESSED TO THE ESTATE OF MY FATHER.

    WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO BE ABLE TO DEPOSIT THEM IN THE JOINT ACCOUNT I HAVE WITH MY BROTHER AND I? WENT TO THE BANK WHERE THE JOINT ACCOUNT IS. THEY CANT TAKE THE CHECKS WITHOUT AN ESTATE ACCOUNT. IS THIS NECESSARY? IF SO HOW DO I OBTAIN ONE?

    B.’s Answer

    You need to probate your dad's estate. There are several different ways to do so. The decision as to which to use depends on several factors, including whether he had a Will, what assets are in his name, what debts are in his name, and whether he received Medicaid (not Medicare) after March 1, 2005. Gather that information and call a lawyer.
    B C Cornish
    Johnston Legal Group
    4200 Airport Freeway
    Fort Worth, Tx. 76117
    817.820.0825

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  • If you are 15 and pregnant can your parents make you give up your child for adoption when its born?

    I'm 15 pregnant live with my parents my mom said if she ever found out that I was pregnant she would make me give the baby up for adoption

    B.’s Answer

    Your parents cannot legally make you put a baby up for adoption. Also, sometimes, parents make threats that they don't mean. By all means, talk to a trusted adult.

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