If your case is in Harris County, you will always appear in front of the same judge.
It is impossible to answer your question without sitting down with you in person and looking at the paperwork. Quite frankly, what you describe does not make any sense.
For example, a Texas judge had not jurisdiction over federal income taxes. I recommend that your husband talk to his CPA about the tax deductions on the children.
If your husband owes past-due child support to his ex or to the...
I assume that she has not executed a power of attorney form.
I also assume that she is no longer mentally competent to execute one.
If so, she cannot do one now.
You can certainly consult with an attorney about your rights. However, being a grand-child, you would not be next of kin. Normally, next of kin would be her husband then her children. Grandchildren come after husband and children. So I assume that there are people that are ahead of you in the decision making line of...
It sounds like the child needs to be in counseling.
You need to consult with an attorney in person about your issues. Look on this website & hire one.
At 15, the judge can interview the child in chambers about his wishes. It is not binding on the judge. I had a boy smoking dope with his dad - Dad did not get custody.
If he is "abusive" then perhaps you need supervised visits.
No judge can "magically" make your son love, respect and want to be with you.
Many boys want to...
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 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...
Anything that happened during your marriage cannot be mentioned again. The date the judge signed the Final Decree of Divorce started the slate clean for both of you. The history is irrelevant. I assume that your divorce attorney told you that when you divorced.
The problem with filing a modification is that the burden is on you to prove that it is a change of circumstance. Did he drink before you divorced? If so, no change in circumstance. You have to prove that this is a dangerous...