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Angelina Maria Monte Zinn

Houston Family Law Attorney.

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  1. My ex husband quit his job and now owns his own business, and he has not paid child support in the last 6 months. What can I do?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Brent Allan Rose
    2. Charles Ray Maxwell II
    3. Angelina Maria Monte Zinn
    3 lawyer answers

    If there is a court order in place and he's not paying, then you must file a contempt of court motion to collect what has not been paid to you. I would highly suggest contacting an attorney to get this going, especially since he is self-employed which is essentially why the courts have been able to enforce child support through contempt motions. In the meantime, I would keep records of all the information you are finding to help assist you to prove that he is making an income. Good luck!

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  2. His boss wont tell the truth child support

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. John Arthur Smitten
    2. Angelina Maria Monte Zinn
    3. David Alexander Browde
    3 lawyer answers

    Regardless if he is working there or not, the father is in contempt of court if he isn't paying child support. Typically, you file a motion for contempt in the same court that ordered the child support. In the contempt motion you can add facts that pertain to this employment, such as your sending the proper documentation but that he supposedly doesn't work there anymore. I would also keep records of when you see his vehicle including the time of day, etc. A local attorney can help you proceed...

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  3. Why do they ask about the obligee net resources on the Family code?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Angelina Maria Monte Zinn
    2. Terresha Deneen Wile Stevens
    2 lawyer answers

    The Texas court can vary (up or down) from the guideline support and consider the following factors in deviating from guideline support: 1. Age of the child, the child’s needs and special expenses; 2. Parents financial ability, income, assets and resources; 3. Child care expenses; 4. Other child support expenses and custody care; 5. Any current alimony expenses; 6. Medical and health care expenses and insurance; 7. Educational expenses including college; 8. Employer benefits; 9....

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  4. Can I go pick him up?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Angelina Maria Monte Zinn
    2. Thomas James Daley
    2 lawyer answers

    Does a person who is a noncustodial parent have possessory or access rights to a child? That's the basic question I see given the facts. Unfortunately, its a bit complicated to answer. First, she "legally" at this point has no right to keep your nephew. Regardless of her kind gesture, according to your facts, the Court has you named as the permanant managing conservator. Until that issue is brought before the Court with continuing jurisdiction, the standing order is just that - still...

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  5. Can I adopt my granddaughter if her mother abodon her and my son can not provide for her???

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Angelina Maria Monte Zinn
    2. Jennifer Renee Cochran
    3. Thomas James Daley
    3 lawyer answers

    Yes you can. Depending on the particular circumstances, you can adopt her. First, the issue is whether both parents gave up their parental rights or if their parental rights were terminated. It doesn't sound like either events have occurred. If they both gave up their parental rights or their rights were terminated, then and only then can the children be adopted. However, you must be at least 21 years old to be considered. If the parents rights haven't been terminated, then you could be...

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  6. How do I get a protection order against my childs father?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Angelina Maria Monte Zinn
    2. Thomas James Daley
    3. Jennifer Renee Cochran
    3 lawyer answers

    This is a very difficult situation, but you do have options to protect yourself and your child. The Attorney General of the State of Texas has forms that you can fill out (see link below) to get a protective order ex parte. Once you file the forms with the court, you will have a hearing. However, there are situations in which the judge will give you temporary emergency orders before the hearing date. See the link below with the form(s) needed to file and how to go about getting the...

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  7. I am divorced and my ex is not American resident or citizen ,he is living in different country and paying the child support

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. William Tyler Moore Jr
    2. Angelina Maria Monte Zinn
    2 lawyer answers

    For simplicity reasons and to make the most out of the college funds, I would highly recommend opening a separate account. Many times college fund accounts have great limits on them so that the funds are used for college, and only college. For example, the child cannot withdraw the funds unless they go to tuition, college housing, or books, etc. As far as child support is concerned, yes, this is considered a gift and therefore is even more of a reason to open a separate account. I would...

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  8. What can we do to get custody of younger siblings from foster care?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Angelina Maria Monte Zinn
    2. Thomas James Daley
    2 lawyer answers

    First, the issue is whether both parents gave up their parental rights or if their parental rights were terminated. If they both gave up their parental rights, then and only then can the children be adopted if they haven't been already. However, you must be at least 21 years old to be considered. If the children haven't been adopted, someone, including your girlfriend, could be appointed as their Permanent Managing Conservator (PMC). This is when a judge appoints a person to be legally...

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  9. How do i get custudy of my baby's farther.?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Angelina Maria Monte Zinn
    2. Thomas James Daley
    2 lawyer answers

    Under Texas law, minors (under 18)are not seen as adults in civil legal matters and must have an adult representative during legal matters, including child support suits. A minor parent, when applying for child support services, should provide the name and contact information of an adult who can serve as their next friend (adult representative). In most cases this will be the minor’s parent or legal guardian. In some cases, a child under 18 is a legal adult especially for the purposes of...

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  10. Can I get a divorce easily?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Howard M Lewis
    2. Angelina Maria Monte Zinn
    2 lawyer answers

    I agree with the first answer, however, it could create greater problems down the road. In Texas if the child is born within 301 days after the divorce, the father is your husbands. What does that mean? Your ex-husband would be full responsible for child support, etc. for a child he knows isn't his. He likely wouldn't won't to do this. That said, its not just your lawyer I'd be concerned about, its your husband's lawyer, your husband, and any and all parties involved. I wish you...

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