Patricia Faye Bushman’s Answers

Patricia Faye Bushman

Houston Family Law Attorney.

Contributor Level 15
  1. Does my child support order void the hand written document?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Howard M Lewis
    2. James D. Roark
    3. Patricia Faye Bushman
    4. Adam Kielich
    4 lawyer answers

    Don't sign anything. The court order is enforceable as written. If she doesn't turn over your child, then she can go to jail. You should contact a good family law attorney to go over your options.

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  2. Under temporary orders but she is not paying her attorney anymore does this mean that this divorce will never be final?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Patricia Faye Bushman
    2. Jacqueline R. Kriebel
    2 lawyer answers

    Your divorce will either become final or be dismissed. If her lawyer is doing nothing, then dismissal is likely. It is in her interest to leave things as they are, since you are paying alimony. You should talk to a good family law attorney in your area to see what your options are. Good luck to you.

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  3. Since my soon to be ex husband is in jail can a judge postponed the divorce till he is no longer there?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. M Elizabeth Gunn
    2. Michael Glynn Busby Jr.
    3. Patricia Faye Bushman
    3 lawyer answers

    It is unlikely that any Harris County court would postpone a trial just because a party got arrested. If you don't want it to happen, tell your lawyer not to agree to a continuance, or explain to you why it is in your best interest to continue the case. Good luck to you.

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  4. Will it look bad if you file charges for a past crime in order to make your current case against this person stronger?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Cynthia Russell Henley
    2. Patricia Faye Bushman
    2 lawyer answers

    Was there ever a custody order done on the child? If so, she can enforce the Order to get the child back from him. She should talk with a good family law attorney to see what her options are. She should also have a good criminal attorney for the charges against her. Your attempting to file charges under the circumstances you outlined will not help. Tell her not to plead guilty. A finding of family violence will kill her changes at primary custody. Have her call my office for a free...

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  5. I'm wanting to leave my boyfriend (father of my son), but need to know what rights I have?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Fran Brochstein
    2. Patricia Faye Bushman
    2 lawyer answers

    Each parent has an equal right to their child under Texas law. You have a right to leave, with your child, but you need to do it the smart way. Talk with a good family law attorney about your rights and options. Call my office 713-807-9405, I do free initial consultations. Good luck.

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  6. I am the presumed father of my child. Do I have visitation rights to the child if the mother and I get a divorce?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Patricia Faye Bushman
    2. Theresa Cay Langford
    3. Michael Glynn Busby Jr.
    3 lawyer answers

    This is a complicated situation. By law, he can't challenge your rights after the child is 4, but may be able to before that. Has someone claimed you are not the father in the divorce? If you want this child, then you shouldn't raise it. I hope you have a good family law attorney handling your case. If not, you should get one immediately. You should discuss all the ramifications of your situation with an attorney as soon as possible. I offer free consultations, call my office for an...

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  7. Can we appeal a child support order?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Theresa Cay Langford
    2. Patricia Faye Bushman
    3. Bobby Dale Barina
    3 lawyer answers

    By law, the percentage your husband has to pay depends on how many children he has a legal duty to support. 40% seems high, but I don't know all the facts. The previous answer is correct, you have a very short window to appeal things, so get an attorney immediately to try to change the outcome. Good luck to you.

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  8. What happens if i loose my job what happen to child support? Would the state deduct the money out of my wife check ??

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Patricia Faye Bushman
    2. Eric Stephen Lafleur
    3. Fran Brochstein
    3 lawyer answers

    Child support is ordered by a Court. It remains at the amount ordered until the Court enters a new order either raising or lowering it. It does not change automatically. Someone has to file something with the Court to change it. You can go to the AG, but if the order is recent, they won't touch it, and it will take 6 months to a year even if they will do it. Meanwhile your obligation remains the same and you can go to jail for not paying the correct amount. Your current wife is not...

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  9. My girlfriends ex hasn't paid child support in almost a year. What are our options?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Patricia Faye Bushman
    2. Fran Brochstein
    3. Michael Glynn Busby Jr.
    4. Lisa Douglas
    4 lawyer answers

    Do you know if there is some reason he isn't paying? Generally, failure to pay can get a person put in jail. Because of the chance of jail time, it is a very specific and complex area of the law. Hire a good family law attorney to file it for her, and get the money flowing again. If he is held in contempt, he will probably be ordered to pay attorney's fees, so there is no reason not to go forward.

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  10. How do I get half of my soon to be ex-husband's 401k plan after our divorce is final? Is this a separate case after the divorce?

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Patricia Faye Bushman
    2. Jeffrey Feulner
    2 lawyer answers

    You are going to need a QDRO (Qualified Domestic Relations Order) to actually get your portion of his 401k. It is a separate order from the divorce decree and normally costs extra since preparing and getting a QDRO approved by the Plan Administrator is often a complicated and time consuming task. For educational purposes only. No attorney-client relationship was created by this communication.

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