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Ivan Matthew Friedman

San Marcos Family Law Attorney.

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  1. How do I go about getting custody of my child. Mother said she would sign paperwork to give me custody.

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Ivan Matthew Friedman
    2. Eric Lee Gruetzner
    3. Christopher Michael Schmiedeke
    3 lawyer answers

    These are all solutions that can help with temporary issues such as getting your dauther enrolled in school, however, for a permanent solution you will need to get a court order naming you as managing conservator. If everything is agreed by all parties it is possible you could file your own motion to modify and order naming you managing conservator, however, if there are any complications you will likely need to retain a family law attorney. Ivan Friedman www.ivanfriedman.com

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  2. What does "joint non suit" mean in a child custody case?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Ivan Matthew Friedman
    2. Michael Glynn Busby Jr.
    2 lawyer answers

    A joint non suit basically means that both parties are withdrawing their pleadings and asking the case to be dismissed by the court. You would have to agree, although it is possible that if you have an attorney that they may have agreed for you. If that is the case you have 30 days from the date of any possible nonsuit to file a Motion for New Trial. Ivan Friedman

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  3. What happens when someone lies to the attorney general about getting child support payments?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Bobby Dale Barina
    2. Ivan Matthew Friedman
    3. Jacqueline R. Kriebel
    3 lawyer answers

    If the Sheriff's office is serious about investigating the case you may be able to convince her to fill out an affidavit of direct payment which could clear this up right away. You should have gotten a notice about the tax refund intercept, it may go to address that AG had at time original order was entered. Ivan Friedman Www.ivanfriedman.com

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  4. Me and my kids dad are seperating and i need to get child support when he leaves how can i go about getting it

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Andrea Gayle Martin
    2. Ivan Matthew Friedman
    3. Thomas James Daley
    3 lawyer answers

    You can go through the Office of the Attorney General, Child Support Division, but as the other attorney stated, it is often a long process. You can attempt to file for divorce or filing an Original Petition in Suit Affecting the Parent Child Relationship yourself, or hire a local attorney to do it for you. There is no such thing as an enforceable separation agreement in Texas, you will need to get a court order for him to pay unless he agrees to pay on his own.

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  5. Do I need to hire a attorney if my ex husband wants to relinquish his parental rights to our 17 year old son?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Duane L. Coker
    2. Ivan Matthew Friedman
    3. Scott Douglas Marquardt
    3 lawyer answers

    It is possible to do it yourself, however, there are many factors that judges consider in deciding whether or not to grant a termination. It is much more complica ted than just signing a relinquishment. I would certainly recommend discussing the matter with an attorney prior to attempting to get a judge to approve even an agreed order for termination. Ivan Friedman www.ivanfriedman.com

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  6. What is your opinion of Fathers For Equal Rights in Texas?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Thomas James Daley
    2. Ivan Matthew Friedman
    3. Fran Brochstein
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree with many of the statements made by the other attorney. You may be better off going to the law library at the courthouse or even the public library to get forms. FFER is a good advocate at the legislature, and has been able to get some small changes made to the Family Code. I also have no experience with them in terms of the legal advice they give individual fathers. I'm sure that they can provide a good network of others in your situation, but if all you are looking for is help...

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  7. Can I get an annulment (through the city/state) after a divorce has been finalized? I've been divorced since 2007....

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Ivan Matthew Friedman
    2. Cortney Harrison Bethmann
    2 lawyer answers

    Once the divorce is final it can only be reopened with a bill of review, which must be done within 4 years of the decree being signed by a judge. The grounds for a bill of review are quite limited, so it is difficult to get a judge to order one unless it is agreed to. The same holds true for an annulment. The quick and easy answer is yes, it is too late. If you are willing to invest a significant amount of time and money, and can get her to agree, then it may be possible.

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  8. How do I evict a family member. He pays nothing to live in my home, he's pretty much a freeloader. How do I get him out?

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Teri A. Walter
    2. Ivan Matthew Friedman
    2 lawyer answers

    Because he has no lease and pays no rent you do not have to go through any type of eviction procedure. Do whatever you have to do to get him out. Ivan Friedman www.ivanfriedman.com

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  9. In texas does an adoption affect child support for non custodial parents

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Ivan Matthew Friedman
    1 lawyer answer

    Yes, the current child support obligation ended when the adoption was finalized. If you owe back support it is possible you could still be responsible for that, depending on the order. Ivan Friedman www.ivanfriedman.com

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  10. What do i do if the non custodial partent refuess to bring the child home after vistation

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Ivan Matthew Friedman
    1 lawyer answer

    Technically you can file charges with local law enforcement for interference with child custody and file a motion to enforce asking the court to hold the non custodial parent in contempt. Depending on the officer and/or the jurisdiction, they may not press charges. Depending on the child's age the court may or may not do anything to the non custodial parent for violating the court order. If you file a motion to enforce it is possible that the other parent may file a motion to modify custody,...

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