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  • Can I sue the company or this individual? Can I get compensation for the mental anguish? Does this individual need to go to jail

    I work for a mobile home manufacturing plant. Working there is very brutal. They are very verbally abusive. Now it has come up that a certain individual has exposed his penis to myself twice. I have reported it to the general manager and the human...

    B.’s Answer

    Zadeh is absolutely right. Short deadlines. I handle this type of case and am willing to consult with you. My website is ladylaw101.com. If you go to the Employment Law page, then to Sexual Harrassment page, there's a questionnaire you can print. Before scheduling an appointment, complete the questionnaire and prepare a timeline of events.
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  • How does 50/50 custody affect child support in Tarrant county Texas?

    My son will be 12 in February. My ex wife is the custodial parent and I pay her 20% of my income for child support. Per our divorce decree which was written 10 years ago, I get my son every other weekend and on Thursdays, and extended days in the ...

    B.’s Answer

    In Tarrant County most courts do an offset if the possession is really 50/50. If you earn the same and you each have the same number of children for whom you owe support the child support would be zero.

    If you intend to file a Motion to Modify, you should immediately begin keeping a calendar of time. The calendar should be kept contemporaneously. You should be making entries each day indicating the times of possession for yourself and for the child's mom. You should NOT discuss these issues within the hearing of your child.

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  • If a spouse dies with a will and leaves everything to the other spouse, why do the other beneficiaries have to agree to it.

    Husband died with will that was prepared by an attorney. Leaves everything to wife. Why do we have to fill out an affidavit of heirship with the children and why do they have to agree?

    B.’s Answer

    If there are no debts other than those secured by real estate, you can use an even simpler method of probate.
    I don't understand why you would need Affidavit of Heirship unless you waited more than 4 years after date of death to probate. Even then, you might have other options.

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  • Home-schooling by ex.

    My ex has the designated right to chose schooling for our now 13 year old. She has decided to, on again off again, home-school. She does this via an online school and not by actually working with our child. My daughter is severely behind in her ac...

    B.’s Answer

    All of the answers above are correct. Secure every bit of evidence that you can and take it with you to your first appointment: the initial custody order, all report cards and school records, all communications between you and your X relating to education.

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  • I was adopted by my grandmother. Unfortunately my grandmother recently passed away. What rights do I have in the will?

    What should I do?

    B.’s Answer

    In short, if your grandmother had a Will, the terms of the Will will control who gets what. If she did not have a Will and your adoption was finalized, you will take under the rules of intestacy as her child.

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  • Are there still honest family lawyers in Tarrant County?

    I have been in a custody case for over a year now. Tarrant county court 231. I have had two lawyers ( from the same firm ). Both lawyers met with the associate judge in her chambers ( on two different occasions ) and then came out and did nothing....

    B.’s Answer

    There are many. I suggest that you schedule a second opinion consult with a lawyer. Ask for referrals from your friends, coworkers, and any groups you belong to. Then, go online and research all of the referrals. Find 2 or 3 that appeal to you from the list of referrals. Then, be willing to pay them for their time and ask them to assess your situation. It's quite possible that your current attorneys are not good communicators, but I'm somewhat skeptical of the claim that they are dishonest or corrupt. It's possible, of course, but it's more likely that communications have broken down.

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  • How does my mom get her deceased parents house in her name years after their death, without a will?

    My grandfather died first, and my grandmother died 5 years ago. My mom was living with my grandmother at the time of her death and she has lived there ever since, but she never went through probate and transferred the deed. What does she need to d...

    B.’s Answer

    I completely agree with the thorough answer provided by Mr. Clausen. You should contact an attorney in the county where the house is located.

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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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