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  • Pro bono lawyer for emergency child custody case?

    Currently I am a resident of California, my daughter resides in Texas. My ex husband was recently arrested on child pornography charges, while having custody of my daughter. As you can tell this is very concerning for her safety. I just want to ge...

    Jacqueline’s Answer

    Hire an attorney asap or try the St. Mary's Family Law Clinic at the law school here in San Antonio. They may be able to help you at low to no cost or refer you to someone who can take your case pro bono.

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  • Can I file for divorce after my wife has already filed, but no progress has been made?

    My wife filed for divorce, but somehow the process has stopped. The initial paperwork has supposedly been submitted, but it has not been put on the court docket. I want to file to get the process moving again, but have been told my petition would ...

    Jacqueline’s Answer

    You do not need to refile. You likely need to set for a temporary orders hearing or a final hearing to get your case heard. I would consult with an attorney.

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  • Looking for a lawyer who is also a private investigator or has worked with a private investigator.

    I am looking for an attorney who is a lawyer and a private investigator. Or an attorney that has worked with a private investigator concerning Family Law. thank you

    Jacqueline’s Answer

    We all work with private investigators on occasion. You should speak to an attorney about your case to develop the best strategy for achieving your goals, which may or may not include a private investigator or some other expert.

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  • Both parties agreed to no child support in CO, father is custodial parent and relocated, can child support be filed in TX?

    I went to mediation and it was agreed I am now the custodial parent and am able to relocate to TX with child on military orders. During mediation that resulted in an order filed in CO courts, we agreed neither party will pay child support, can I s...

    Jacqueline’s Answer

    Child support will need to be modified in CO. It is unlikely you can modify it unless there has been some change in your circumstances, especially since you agreed to no support. Judge's like to uphold mediated settlement agreements.

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  • Is it enough to get sole custody?

    I am trying to get sole custody of my 18 mos old baby. His father doesn't help at all. He bought him shoes 6 mos ago but has never done anything since or before that. I allowed for my baby to visit with him for 3 days but when I did he refused to ...

    Jacqueline’s Answer

    You will need to get a court order to force him to pay child support and you can request that he pay support from date child was born and any medical bills associated with the pregnancy and delivery. As for getting sole custody, I would need more facts. His withholding the child from you is not enough. Threats are likely not enough. Court prefer to grant joint custody with equal rights. Withholding the child from either parent is seen negatively in the courts. I understand your desire to prevent him from doing it again but your withholding the child is likely just as bad as his withholding from you. I hope you get your court orders soon.

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  • Do I still have to allow my child to go on his visitations if the noncustodial parent is in jail?

    The noncustodial parent has been in jail for a few weeks in Laredo possibly on drug smuggling charges. We have a court order for visitations, do I still have to let my child go on his visitations even though he's in jail? I rather not. And is ther...

    Jacqueline’s Answer

    No, you maintain possession when he is unable to unless there is a provision for someone else to exercise his possession times.

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  • I am planning on getting a divorce, what are the steps I need to take?

    It will be a gay divorce, we were married in New York, would this make a difference?

    Jacqueline’s Answer

    As the previous attorney's stated there is a residency requirement to be in Texas for 180 days and Bexar County for 90 if you intend to file here. The Supreme Court of the United States has upheld gay marriage for all states, so yes, your marriage is valid in Texas. Hence, you may also file for divorce here.

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  • My sons mom wants to have supervised visitations orders put in place is she able to do this? I have no record of abuse in anyway

    I do owe quite a bit in arrears but I am paying on them, I always ask how he is but she refuses to let be take him on the ordered weekends. She does not want my fiance around because she feels she needs to be around still my son is 12, so she is t...

    Jacqueline’s Answer

    The other answers are spot on. Some women feel the need to control the father by making threats to take him back to court. Since she is threatening you, you should prepare yourself by documenting her threats and withholding the child from you. You should take photos of you with your child having fun. Things like that. Perhaps you should consult with an attorney to discuss your specific facts.

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  • Change my last name name back to my Maiden name

    Have been dicorce since 1995. I am a retired army veteran 28 years. Want my name on my monument to be my maiden. Burial at Ft Sam Houston. ...San Antonio, Texas

    Jacqueline’s Answer

    If you did not do a name change in your divorce then you will have to file a petition for a name change.

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  • I would like to have my son come and stay with me and my family in the summer and some holidays is it posible?

    I live in OH and my son and his mom live in TX. My son is 6. His mother and I where never together. I have seen my son twice since he was born, when it come to me asking for him to come and stay with me and my family, she always says that I could ...

    Jacqueline’s Answer

    You would have to retain an attorney to file suit. Yes you can get orders allowing you summer and holiday visitation at a minimum. Speak to an attorney so you can familiarize yourself with the process and what you can expect. Too much information to write in this forum.

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