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Jack Mccall Riley

The Woodlands Family Law Attorney.

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  1. A Married man with two children fathered a child outside his marriage. Can he divorce to lower child support?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Jack Mccall Riley
    2. Christopher Michael Schmiedeke
    2 lawyer answers

    Short answer: No. Your question seems to be based on a misunderstanding of Texas law. It is true that if this father has two other children to support, his child support obligation to your grandson would be decreased to 16% of his net income (from what would ordinarily be 20% of his net income if he did not have these two other children to support). However, the fact that the father has two other children to support holds true whether he is divorced from their mother or not. In other...

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  2. My sons grandfather keeps callin me wanting to see my son but he doesn like the fact its not over night. does he have any right

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Jack Mccall Riley
    1 lawyer answer

    Because you are writing from Houston and are using terms we use in Texas family law, then in answering your question I am going to assume your court order is a Texas court order. If not, please ignore this advice. Any readers who are not dealing with a court order from Texas should NOT necessarily apply this Texas-specific advice to their own situation. It seems to me there are really three separate questions here: 1) Do the paternal grandparents have any legal right to see your son?...

  3. How would one go about becoming a family lawyer...?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Linda Jane Chalat
    2. Jack Mccall Riley
    3. Jonathan H Levy
    3 lawyer answers

    Although I will answer your question of how to become a family law attorney (below), the real question you should be asking yourself is: SHOULD I really go into family law? Family law means commitment. Of course, so does insanity. In family law, you do very important work, work that affects childrens' lives, and really the lives of generations of children. Sometimes you find yourself protecting a child from physical abuse or dividing up millions of dollars in assets. Other times, however,...

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