I would not advise buying a "do it yourself divorce kit". Just this week I was hired to fix a case just like your case. As far as cost, prices seem to vary greatly for an uncontested case with no property/children. You can actually find a lawyer for pretty cheap, but I believe you get what you pay for. I have seen prices advertised at $200.00 and have heard of lawyers charging $3,000.00.
Yes, the State could give him jail time and on an Aggravated Assault charge, he would do at least one-half of his sentence. However, with their lack of evidence of the gun and a witness recanting, the State would have an extremely difficult time proceeding on the deadly weapon portion of the charge. If the charge could be reduced to a Class A Misd., that would be a good result and he probably already has enough credit. Of course, it would be a conviction, so he may want to consider trying for a...
Texas is an "at will" state and your employer can fire you without much recourse. However, that is a very general statement and employment law is a very niche practice that requires someone who spends the majority of their time practicing employment law. Therefore, I would look for someone who specializes in employment law. You may have options, but you need some good advice to find out those options, if any.
Hire an attorney. These cases are difficult to get dismissed because it is not unusual for the complaining witness to change her mind and not want to press charges. So, even if the complaining witness admitted to lying, the State would still be difficult about a dismissal. If she maintains her lie, then it really comes down to the credibilty of the parties and the evidence.
Based on the information that you provided, it is difficult for me to tell if your current attorney has done anything wrong. However, the attorney should call you back and communicate with you. I agree with Ms. Henley that you should send the attorney a certified mail letter explaining when you called, why you called, what you desire and request that he contact you within a time certain. Also, request a detailed and itemized billing statement from the attorney. It sounds like the attorney has...
Yes, you are eligible to file a Motion for Non-Disclosure. The actual forms are not difficult, but anytime you are dealing with a legal issue, it is a good idea to hire an attorney. In addition, an experienced attorney will know how to make sure that all of the proper entities are on notice of the non-disclosure. Attorney's fees will probably vary from about $500 - $1,500.00.
You need to go ahead and file divorce. Besides your divorce petition, you will need to file a Motion for Temporary Orders. TO will help keep the status quo while your divorce is pending. At a hearing, the Judge can decide (or more usually the parties with their attorneys) who stays in the house and who pays child suport. If the home is community property, then both of you have an equal right to the house pending an agreement or court order. I have a video on Temporary Orders on the website link.
I do not have enough information to answer that question. If you qualify, a petition would have to be filed with the Court. It is not difficult, but it does require some knowledge of the process to make sure that it is done correctly.