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Jennifer K. Gjesvold

Fort Worth Family Law Attorney.

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  1. LIVE IN CALIFORNIA HE FILED IN TEXAS CANT AFFORD TO TRAVEL THERE WHAT CAN I DO

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Rebekah Ryan Main
    2. Hillary Johns
    3. Jennifer K. Gjesvold
    3 lawyer answers

    You need a Texas lawyer to handle the case for you. You can contact my office for a free consultation if you like. 817-605-0156. Good luck.

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  2. Will this look bad on me in court?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jennifer K. Gjesvold
    2. Theresa Cay Langford
    3. Stewart Sutherland Davis
    4. William D. Pruett
    4 lawyer answers

    What does cutting your daughters hair have to do with court? Are you in a custody fight? If so, speak to your attorney about your concerns first. If you don't have one, you have done your part in conferring and just because you dont agree does not mean you can't get your daughters hair cut.

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  3. Why do most people say a defendant should NOT take a case to trial if its federal?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Jennifer K. Gjesvold
    2. Richard Straussman
    3. Michael S. Haber
    4. John Robert Kormanik
    4 lawyer answers

    It is difficult to answer this question without understanding the context in which you are asking it. But generally speaking, federal practice can be a bit more stringent than state court practice and from a procedural standpoint, a bit more complex. If you are a defendant, you don't get to pick your forum, the plaintiff or prosecutor picks the forum. Thus, if you are sued in federal court and jurisdiction is proper there, you must defend yourself there, with one exception. If your a defendant...

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  4. Does my 13 year old son have the right to choose to live with his grandparents? Or can i make him come back home?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. William Tyler Moore Jr
    2. Jennifer K. Gjesvold
    3. Eric Jerome Gold
    3 lawyer answers

    It depends on whether there are prior orders in your case. You can make him come home if the grandparents don't already have court ordered rights to possession. If you wait too long the grandparents will have standing to sue for conservatorship. You should consult with a lawyer. Good luck.

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  5. Does parents have a right to stay in the hospital with a child if abuse is suspected but not found, and no charges made?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Jennifer K. Gjesvold
    2. Raymond Ellis Daniel
    2 lawyer answers

    It really depends on whether cps has stepped in and exerted authority, commencing an investigation for child abuse. The best way to handle it is to cooperate with cps, talk with the case worker and Probably seek legal representation. Cps will have to go through the courts to remove the child from the home unless its an emergency situation.

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  6. Does the non custodial parent have to notify the custodial parent in writing, before filing for custody of their child?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Jennifer K. Gjesvold
    1 lawyer answer

    Not usually. Check your final decree or prior order to.determine whether notice is due prior to filing. Proper service puts the other party on notice that they have been sued. Good luck

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  7. What legal questions can I ask in my own murder trial if I am doing a pro se

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. William Tyler Moore Jr
    2. Morris Hugh Wiltshire Jr.
    3. John M. Gioffredi
    4. Brandy Ann Peeples
    5. Jennifer K. Gjesvold
    5 lawyer answers

    Hire a lawyer!!! This is your life at stake. Take out a loan...Idk...do something. Hire an attorney now.

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  8. What is my best course of action? Bench trial or jury , I am being falsely accused of assault by a former female roomate.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Kevin Rindler Madison
    2. Jennifer K. Gjesvold
    3. Harry Edward Hudson Jr
    4. Mark M Cheser
    4 lawyer answers

    Try it to the bench. Likely outcome will be that it gets dismissed before its ever tried, if the facts are as you state them and your not Leaving anything out. If it actually gets to trial, your gonna fair better to the bench any way you look at it. Based on your facts, your attorney and the likelihood that the judge would be able to sift through bs without getting emotionally invested in the story. In my opinion, a jury would likely presume you guilty and you would have to prove you didn't...

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  9. Family

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Jennifer K. Gjesvold
    1 lawyer answer

    This is a difficult question to answer without additional information. First, what type of rights do you have with regard to your nephew? Conservatorship? Who is the other conservator of your nephew? Usually, only biological parents can terminate their rights. In Texas, there are very specific statutory factors that are considered and that must be met for termination to be granted. For example, leaving the child with someone other than the biological parent for longer than 6 months without...

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  10. I have a final modification court date. The respondent did not submit a response to a Petition to modify parent child relationsh

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Scott Douglas Marquardt
    2. Jennifer K. Gjesvold
    2 lawyer answers

    In order for a court to render a valid final order, the court must have subject matter jurisdiction, personal jurisdiction, proper service of process and proper venue. Without all four elements, the court cannot render a valid final order. It sounds like there is confusion as to whether your son's mother was properly served. When you go to court, the judge will ask you to present proof of proper service of the petition. Thus, you must speak with the process server you used to obtain the...

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