I have yet to be served and my temp order hearing is 7 days away. By the time I get it I will not have much time to prepare or get an atty. Can I file an extension to get the time to prepare?
Hire a lawyer and start getting prepared. You'll need financial information statement which is available from Harris county family court judges website. Plus 2-3 years income taxes and 3-4 current pay stubs. Also need all bank statements for the past 1-2 years. So much work so little time--get going.See question
Does two months sound reasonable or excessive? Have there been any appellate opinions on this matter?
Probably no jail -- just make up time and attorney's fees. Harris county jail is so full. If it's first time slap on hand and stern talking to is appropriate.See question
Her husband left over 5 yrs. ago, have tried family and facebook to reach him. Can she file under abandonment to have his rights taken away while getting divorced?
You desperately need a lawyer. Odds are with minor children that the court will appoint an attorney to try to locate him. And, she gets to pay for it! You need to get the following together: His legal name, date of birth, location of birth, social security number, TX driver's license number, all his relatives and friends contact info., any phone numbers he's used in the past 2-5 years, where he went to school, if he has any sort of professional license - any info on that, then the attorney will perform a search for him. You can also write social security and ask them to forward one letter on-to him. If his parents or siblings are alive, then odds are they know where he is. It's so much easier if you can find him and serve him. Good luck!See question
My spouse and I have been married for 6 years, together for 10 yrs. We reside in Texas. I own property, two houses, two cars and two bank accounts- none are in my spouses name, only mine. She does not have outside employment and using my credit a...
A living will is not what you think. I'd hire an attorney. Be careful using internet forms. If not done properly you will make probate more expensive. And since everything in Texas is community property if purchased during the marriage your wife needs a will too. Otherwise you will have a real mess on your hands if she dies first.
Free info on www.texaslawhelp.org
Don't use websites not based in Texas that are advertised on the radio and TV!See question
I'm a new resident in Texas with a child support case in California and I'm looking for a pro bono family law attorney in Houston. Are there any attorneys or programs available that may take pro bono cases?
There are many pro bono groups in Houston for Harris County Residents. I have listed them several times on my blog. (www.houstonmediator.blogspot.com). But no pro bono attorney will do a CA case. You need a CA attorney.See question
I have served my ex-wife OSC papers before, and those forms included blank pages for her to respond to my complaint. She has now served me with an Order to Show Cause and Affidavit for Contempt against me for not paying child support. I informed h...
You can find a free document called "answer" on www.texaslawhelp.org
If she filed contemp and asked for jail time then if you are indigent you can ask the judge to hold an indigent hearing appoint a free attorney if judge determines you have no miney. No jail -- no free attorney.See question
My boyfriend and his ex have been divorced for going on four years now, they have a five year old together and they are joint managing conservators. In the divorce decree it states that they each have the independent right to have the child seen b...
If the child is being harmed because the parent is not doing the right thing then the current visitation and rights & duties can be modified.
The burden is on the non-custodial parent to prove why things should be changed. This is not easy to do. However, if the doctor states that the child was harmed or endangered the current documents can be modified.
You need a tough, smart experienced family law attorney to help you.See question
My name is Angela, and I am trying to have my mother's adoption records unsealed by the court. She and her parents and sister are all deceased. My father is living and is willing to help me do this but I have yet to find a lawyer that still handle...
One idea is to look on my blog and read my post for adult adoptees. www.houstonmediator.blogspot.com - you can get a copy of the original birth certificate through the State of Texas for very little money. There is also an adult adoptee group that meets monthly in Houston. They meet in SW Houston on a Saturday morning. Good luck!See question
pt brought in a copy of poa, is that considered a legal document
If the Power of Attorney includes wording that a copy of valid then it's valid.
Without looking at the POA it's impossible to answer.
Be aware that a POA if revokable at any time and that there are different types of POAs - such as financial and medical - they are totally different documents that do totally different things.
You might want to have an attorney review it if you have any questions about the document.
Doctors have to be extra-careful these days.
I assume the person is competent. If the person is not medically competent to sign legal documents then I would be careful relying on it.
Hope this helps!See question
I'm going through a divorce and my ex owes me like 10000.00! It's costing me so my signed paper with lawyer 2500.00 I've already paid him more than half and nothing has been done. Been to court just ince in person and the other was him serving him...
Talk to the attorney.
Quite frankly you have not paid the full retainer so I'm surprised the attorney has done any work on your case.
You paid $1250. If the hourly rate is $300 that approx 4 hours of time. And many lawyers contracts state that every court appearance is billed at a minimum of 3 hours. If your contract includes these provisions then your money is spent. Usually you are billed for every phone call, text and/or email. Many people don't realize how their money is spent so ask for a statement.See question