You need to have a teacher testify about what you wrote about & I doubt the judge would allow him to keep the kid until Monday mornings. Teachers make great witnesses because they are impartial.
HIRE AN ATTORNEY!
Apparently there is a court of continuing jurisdiction over her if her parents divorced. She would need to go to that judge and ask to have her "disabilities" removed.
You can read the TX Family Code on the Removal of Disabilities (aka emancipation). She must be totally self-sufficient - a job that she can support herself. You and your parents cannot help her financially. Unfortunately, most teen-agers are not self sufficient.
Her parents would both have to be notified about the...
You need to file a modification to remove the residency restriction. You need a tough, smart attorney to help. You need to be able to prove that ex only saw the kids "every few months" for the past couple of years to help get the residency restriction lifted.
It appears that you live in Harris County so this website has plenty of great attorneys for you to choose from. Just look around - ignore the rating system - plenty of good attorneys have not "claimed" their listing. You might...
You need to hire an estate planning attorney. Be aware that inheritance is separate property in Texas but he could co-mingle it or leave it outright to her in his will. You really need to meet with an attorney in person and discuss all options.
Take your current order to a family law attorney to review. Normally a spouse can be around the child unless they are a registered sex offender. But without reading your decree it's impossible to understand who is allowed or not allowed to be around the child.
Good luck! Happy marriage.
You do not want guardianship -- you want custody. Talk to a family law attorney in your area. Bio dad would have to be served with the legal paperwork and has a right to ask for custody or visitation. I recommend that you and your fiance immediately marry since it will make you look more stable. Usually in TX unmarried people cannot adopt a child together -- this is not CA! So go to the courthouse & do it today. If you don't want to marry, then I suspect that raising this child is not a...
You are married until you are divorced. You cannot establish a common law marriage if you are currently married to someone else. It does not matter how long you have lived together. I've had couples live together 12 years and not be common law married. Texas does have common law marriage but you don't qualify until your divorce is finalized. Then you must do certain acts in order to establish a common law marriage. Or you can go to the county clerk's office and register your relationship...
The MSA is irrevocable until the next court order is issued.
A person cannot waive their rights to attempt to modify the legal document in the future.
You live in Houston and there are lots of family law attorneys here. Look around and talk to one about the specific details of your case.
I agree with the other attorneys - you need a personal consultation with an attorney.
Be advised that this child support comes BEFORE your monthly living expenses. You knew you had to support this child when you chose to stay at home and had 2 more children. Technically, this child gets to "eat" before your other children. Harsh -- but that is Texas law. Even if you don't work, your child support will be based on minimum wage job at 40 hours per week.
If you want to hold him in...