Normally it takes effect on the date agreed to by the parties.
Now for enforcement - that would be from the date the judge signs the order where the person is ORDERED to do certain things.
Normally in my mediations, I designate when the agreement takes effect -- sometimes it takes effect on a date other than the mediation.
I hope this helps.
You can move but the child is currently restricted to 25 miles from dad's residence. Just because he is in contempt of court (I assume he's behind in child support and not reimbursing you for medical expenses) does not mean that you get to move. If Dad sees the child frequently and is an active participant in the child's life then many courts will not allow the child to move.
I would encourage you to mediate. If you want to move then you need to figure out something that makes the dad...
No it is not accurate.
You need to sit down with a family law attorney and discuss your options. Look on this website & hire someone.
Until a modification of the current paperwork is approved and signed by the judge, he would be still be ordered to pay his child support obligation. The TX law is very clear that just because someone has the child approximately 50% of the time it does not relieve the person of not paying child support.
You might look at doing an Expanded Possession...
I assume you mean the Texas Attorney General's office will be present - not the District Attorney's office.
You truly need an attorney present to represent your interests and your children's interests. Do not expect the TX A G office to care about anything but child support.
The mediator cannot give you legal advice.
Look on this website & hire an attorney.
You are not a "single" mom - you are a "divorcing" mom!
You need to list all community property that needs to be divided!
That includes all real estate as well as "stuff" inside the house - like furniture, linens, pots & pans, appliances, etc.
Of course, I recommend that you hire an attorney to represent you.
If you are not on the account, then it is not technically your account.
However, make a copy of the balance since it is community funds.
Hire an attorney and file for divorce with temporary orders to get some money.
Terminating parental rights is very serious and courts don't do it lightly. You really need to sit down with an experienced family law attorney and discuss it. If you have been in Texas over 6 months then Texas now has jurisdiction over you and this child.
Look on this website and find an attorney that you like in your area.
Several years ago I blogged about this on my old blog (www.txfamilylaw4u.blogspot.com) and you can read about it there.
All the best since this child is lucky...
It sounds like you are pro se. I would strongly urge you to retain legal counsel. A jury trial is a complex matter. The jury wants to know what has been happening in the children's lives. They get suspicious if someone tries to hide things from them.
It appears that you live in the Houston area. There is the Harris County Law library located in downtown Houston in the old jury assembly building on Congress. It is open and available to the public. You can go down and do research....
I would look on this website for an attorney. You need to first establish your paternity. It sounds like you have had them the majority of the time for over 6 months. However, you are going to have to prove this in a court of law. I assume that their mother is going to deny your allegations. You need to meet with an experienced family law attorney and discuss your case in person. You can prove your case with written evidence and with witnesses.
If I were you, I would not go to the...