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  • What is the process in appealing "Reason to believe" CPS finding?

    I am going thru a very difficult divorce. My wife has opened 3 CPS investigations on me since one month after our split in Nov 2011. I have the copy of the CPS report and "reason to believe" ruled for physical abuse and neglectful supervision. ...

    Shari’s Answer

    In Galveston County recently, the district attorney's office has started prosecuting parents for making false allegations to CPS and abusing their role. It might be worth discussing with the D.A. where you live.

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  • Can I apply for a Work Permit based on the legal custody I was granted for my child who is a minor US Citizen and lives with me?

    At the time of Court Ordered Custody, about 6 years ago, all my legal documents (Work Permit and Driver's License) were valid. And I was working when I was granted full custody of my child who is still minor today. Now, it happened that my legal d...

    Shari’s Answer

    The field of immigration law is constantly changing and plays by no normal rules. I recommend you post this in an immigration forum.

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  • Custody

    My Ex and her parents are living in a hotel, They only have enough money until the 17th to stay in the hotel. They wont have any money until the 1st. should I call the family serivice because I think they will be sleeping in the truck because they...

    Shari’s Answer

    I agree with Alexis. Have you tried offering assistance to your ex? It would seem to me a reasonable person would not want his son to be homeless especially during the holidays.

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  • Is there any legal way, in the state of Texas, for a minor to move in with a step-parent with the consent of only one parent?

    Minor's (soon to be 17 years old) father recently divorced the minor's step- mother and took the minor to go live with his new girlfriend. The minor wants to move back in with his step-mother, but the father does not give his consent. The minor's...

    Shari’s Answer

    Minor's step-mother probably should have filed a petition while still living with the minor to secure visitation rights. Depending on how long it has been since your divorce, you may still be able to. Consult an attorney.

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  • Can I file contempt on my ex-husband?

    Me and my ex are to go half on any medical bills that aren't cover through my insurance according to our decree. I have made him aware within the 30 days and he still hasn't paid. I have tried multipe times to get payments and have even tried maki...

    Shari’s Answer

    Sometimes the only thing you can do is take your ex to court to make them follow the court's orders. Usually a lawsuit served with a threat of jail time will be enough.

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  • What to do if my husband's vindictive ex-wife yrs of harassment got me arrested the moment I verbally responded 2 it?

    Got physical evidence of harassment, lies, defamation of character, threats, child alienation, and witnesses. I want to prove that my intent was not to harass her but was clearly the workings of the vindictive ex (having me arrested after years o...

    Shari’s Answer

    I'm not 100% certain what your question is. You certainly need to consult with a criminal defense attorney to discuss your defense in the harassment case.

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  • Continuance for Family Law case

    Final hearing date is 1 1/2 weeks away. Is it pertinent I get an agreeing in writing from the opposing party before requesting for continuance? Also, do I need to have an affidavit stating why if the motion already states that I need more time ...

    Shari’s Answer

    You need to hire an attorney as soon as possible and let them deal with getting the continuance. Depending on how long the case has been pending a judge may not grant your request for continuance unless you have an agreement from the other side (and some judges do not even care if there is an agreement or not).

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  • Spouse was in the military for a few years....meaning 5years. He got out. He says he does nit have any retirement from them.

    Spouse was in the military for a few years....meaning 5years. He got out. He says he does not have any retirement from them. In the process of divorce...his asking for some of my retirement...but he does not have any money in his, but has been wor...

    Shari’s Answer

    Retirement earned during the marriage is community property and subject to a fair and equitable division by the court. You can serve him with discovery requests to find out what retirement or other property, if any, he has.

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  • If I was court ordered in my final divorce decree to continue w/treatment from my addiction psychiatrist, and I want to change

    I want to change to a different addiction psychiatrist and was wondering how to go about doing that or presenting it to the court. This is due to a difference in opinion that has been ongoing for the past three months and isn't being resolved.

    Shari’s Answer

    It sounds like a lot of work to go through, but unless your order has some flexibility built into it, you are going to have to go through the full litigation process to have it modified.

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  • A lawyer friend of mine Gave me $100.00 and because I went back home to my husband he is filing a suit against for the money?

    he gave me the money I did not ask him for it. I was and still am going through a divorce and he was mad because I went home. He told me to go home because i would lose custody of my two boys. So i did that. I went home my kids are my life and he ...

    Shari’s Answer

    I suspect there is more to this story than this. The attorney is probably bluffing. I would be surprised if you ever actually get sued.

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