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  • In Texas. If we get divorced, will the child support my husband pays his ex wife be the same as I receive?

    My husband has one child from a previous marriage. We just received a notice that they are reviewing for an increase even though it was just raised a year and a half ago. The same day we found out we were pregnant with our second child together. I...

    Shari’s Answer

    The ex wife's amount will remain the same until modified by a court. The about you receive would depend on the income he had at the time of the divorce. If hypothetically everything were considered and adjusted at the same time or with the same income amounts, your child support should be a small percentage higher.

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  • Who pays for expenses such as speech therapy sessions for the child?

    I am currently responsible for the health insurance and the copay but what about when the ex takes the child to a speech therapy classes? should the cost be split 50/50? Thanks

    Shari’s Answer

    That depends on what your order says and the degree of necessity of the speech therapy. Is the speech therapy considered medically necessary by the child's physician? If so, then I would suggest that the costs should be split 50/50

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  • How do I start to get custody of my son if the mother recently was arrested for drug charges.

    She has full custody at the moment. With the recent arrest, I feel it is better that my son live with me. She has moved 3 times since August and my son is not getting the pproper education, support he needs.

    Shari’s Answer

    This is really not a Do-it-yourself case. You really need an attorney who can represent you on this one. Good Luck!

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  • Husbands ex is giving us nothing but grief. Please help. Need advice

    Earlier this month we went to court and the judge made temporary orders doing slow visits with my husbands two daughters. We have seen them the last two weekends. Before the his ex had kept the girls from him for 2 years. We have done everything r...

    Shari’s Answer

    This person is doing nothing but being harassing. The police will not get involved as this is a civil matter. You can get a copy of the Temporary order from the district clerk. Don't rely on her attorney for anything. That lawyer has no duty to you.

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  • Opposing counsel filed paper work to withraw from case.

    Opposing counsel filed paper work to withraw from case. The case history shows she filed a motion to withdraw. My question is simple. Once the opposing counsel file paper work to withdraw from the case. Can this person continue on the case if...

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    A withdrawal is not effective until the Judge signs an order granting the withdrawal. Anytime up until that point an attorney may continue to, and I think some would say, an obligation to work the case.

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  • Can a person get legally married in texas more than eight times if they are legally divorced

    my girl friend has been married and divorced 8 times in texas. can we get married in texas?

    Shari’s Answer

    There isn't anything preventing this.

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  • WHAT ARE THE RIGHTS OF GRANDPARENTS IN TEXAS OF DECESSED CHILDREN?

    I AM TRYING TO FIND OUT WHAT MY RIGHTS ARE AS A GRANDPARENT IN THE FACT THAT MY ONLY CHILD WAS KILLED IN AN ACCIDENT ON HIS JOB 10-18-2011, I HAVE BEEN DENIED ALL ACCESS TO MY GRANDCHILDREN. I CANNOT CONTACT THEM IN ANY WAY AT ANY TIME. I AM DESP...

    Shari’s Answer

    This is an appropriate case for a petition under the Grandparent's access rights under the Family Code. Hire yourself someone you can communicate with and go forth and conquer! Good luck!

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  • How to file for divorce?

    Im trying to file for divorce and i gotten divorce forms off the Internet but was wanting to know which form i need and where to send them and is getting them online okay

    Shari’s Answer

    Who knows what kind of forms you got and whether they are correct? If you don't have money to hire an attorney, check into your local legal aid clinics in your area.

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  • My husband is in jail for no payment of child support can he get out with a lawyer or what can we do?

    he owes back child support

    Shari’s Answer

    If he has just recently been picked up, the court should bring him to a hearing and appoint an attorney for him. He needs to come up with some money quick to get out although often the AG will agree to let people out without having to pay the full amount.

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  • My child turned 19 and is a high school grad. I received child support but not through the court. Is it too late to file?

    I heard I can get child support even though my child is past 18 and graduated since I was paid under the table and not through the courts of Texas. I heard the court will make him pay it again because that was off the record. Is this true? I n...

    Shari’s Answer

    If you were married to another man when your child was born, the court would presume the husband is the legal father. I don't think your case would be successful.

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