You can file for diovrce now but it cannot be finalized until the new child is born. You will want DNA testing to prove the new child is not yours.
You will need an attorney to represent you. There are many fine family law attorneys on this site. So check around and hire one.
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In Texas, almost every judge is going to order child support. It might be minimum wage child support, but most judges won't sign a Final Decree of Divorce unless it contains a provision for child support with a wage withholding order through the San Antonio Disbursement Unit.
Also, most decrees are JOINT MANAGING CONSERVATORSHIP in the State of Texas. It is PRESUMED. If you want Sole Custody in the State of Texas then you have to rebut the presumption.
Why do you want sole custody?...
I'm assuming he has them for Christmas break.
I think it is cruel but unless he is ordered to let you talk to them on the phone and to give you the address of where they are at Christmas then he is not technically violating a court's order. You will have to read the court order that the judge signed. I have not seen your court order so I'm only guessing that it does not contain those provisions. Most court orders do not automatically contain provisions that the parents must notify the...
Absent mutual agreement, you follow the court ordered Possession Order. If you don't understand the Possession Order, then pay for an hour of an attorney's time and have it explained to you.
Unfortunately, many people can't work together. It's best when parents work together but if you can't then you must follow the court's order.
You are required to be at the place the court ordered you to be at the time you are ordered to surrender the child. I normally suggest waiting 30 minutes....
I agree with the other attorney.
You can call Adult Protective Services, if he is a danger to himself or others APS might get involved.
Unfortunately, there is not much that you can do to help him. But I agree that YOU need to go to Alanon and get support for yourself. It is horrible to watch a family member destroy their life.
You can also call your local policing agencies - police, constable and/or sheriff and see if they will help. If there is any criminal activity going on at...
Take a certified copy of your court order with you.
Just don't do anything to get arrested.
I would also take a witness willing to go to court with you to testify on your behalf. The person can sit in the vehicle and listen & watch what happens. The person can also videotape what happens discreetly.
If you want quick resolution, I urge you to hire a private attorney. There are many excellent attorneys on this website so look around and hire one. Since he is in contempt of court, the attorney would ask the court to order him to pay all or part of your attorney's fees.
He obviously understands how to "manipulate" the system, so you need some help. The TX A G office is just overwhelmed and under-staffed.
Also, since he already has a child support case ahead of you, your children...
You need to sit down with an experienced family law attorney and develop a case to modify the visits. What you are asking is difficult, but it can be done. You have to prove to the judge that the situation is horrible. Not just bad -- but truly horrible to the point of child abuse.
These case are difficult to prove because the child cannot testify in court and you are not present during these visits and all the knowledge that you have is completely heresay. Therefore, what evidence do...
You need to consult with an attorney with experience in elder law and/or probate/estate planning.
Your grandfather has been deemed incapacitated. He is no longer competent. This is very serious.
The wife is the next of kin. Then his children. You are a grand-child. You are probably not qualified to take care of him. If you try to move him and he falls and is injured, you could be arrested for endangering an elderly person.
This is not something you can do without seeking...
There are pro bono (free) legal aid groups in the Houston area -- but most are back-logged due to the huge requests for legal services. If you check this website, I answer this question at least 4 times per week regarding people looking for free legal services.
Houston Volunteer Lawyers has a veteran legal clinic but I think that is mainly for helping veterans on a one-time service such as a will or answering general questions. However, it might be worth calling them at 713-228-0732 and...