It is good that you have been so involved in your son's life. When you say shared custody, if your son lives with you for at least half the time, you should not owe the child's mother any child support, as you are both paying for half his care. If, however, you mean "standard custody," you may owe her child support if she files through the State Attorney General's Office. In my opinion, you should get your custody arrangement with your child's mother in writing and signed by a judge.
Seems like when it rains, it pours, doesn't it? I don't agree with those "failure to use blinker" tickets, but that's a different subject! In Texas you are only supposed to be allowed to take defensive driving once in a twelve month period. But don't despair! You can ask for deferred disposition on your speeding ticket, and if you avoid a moving violation during the probation period (usually 30-180 days), your ticket will be dismissed and not appear on your record.
Unfortunately, when a person misses a court date for a traffic ticket, a warrant is issued for their arrest.
When you miss a court date, the court also adds another ticket called "failure to appear." This adds another expensive fine, then the court adds a "warrant fee" as well. This all sounds like very bad news, but if you hire a lawyer to take care of it, the lawyer may be able to get the "failure to appear" dismissed, especially when you prove that you had insurance when you were issued...
This is a felony sexual assault on a child. You should go to the District Attorney immediately. Your children should be interviewed by a professional therapist who specializes in children who have been sexually assaulted. The therapist will be needed to testify and make written reports.
You have two cases; you have a criminal case and a civil case.
The District Attorney's Office will handle the criminal case to indict and prosecute the doctor. A civil lawyer will handle a suit against the...
I agree, after 15 months under Texas Probate Law, you can demand an accounting. After two years you can petition the Court for an accounting and distribution. Yes, you would file this action in Probate Court, or if your area is not large enough to have a separate Probate Court, you would file your petition in the civil court having jurisdiction in your area. You deserve to have your concerns addressed by a court of law.
If there is misconduct by the executrix in the handling of the estate, you...
In Texas I have gotten deferred disposition for clients who were speeding in a school zone. Please remember when you go down to court, you do not have to take the prosecutor's offer. I would advise that you go ahead and get a lawyer for this ticket. Many of us lawyers are only charging our clients their fines plus a nominal fee. It's really worth it for the insurance that you are using a person who knows the ropes at traffic court.
The red flags I see here are drugs, alcohol, and family violence. These are all issues which, when present, a judge will consider limiting parental visitation. A parent who displays these behaviors in front of children may have child visitation halted or only be eligible for supervised visitation.
In Texas, I would strongly advise you to file with the Attorney General Child Support Division. Although a noncustodial parent may choose for himself or herself whether they wish to visit their children, they cannot choose whether or not they want to pay child support. Supporting your children is a moral and legal responsibility. In the state of Texas penalties for nonpayment of child support include incarceration, fines, and the loss of any state issued license, including driver licenses,...
Certainly you can visit your children! You have valid court orders and you can enforce them! I am also concerned that a grandparent is interpreting your parental visitation rights to you, as well as denying you court ordered visitation. I assure you there are laws against interference of child custody, and you can file a complaint if you feel this has happened.
Don't despair that you missed your court date! You should call a traffic ticket lawyer and request prices to help you with your ticket. Do this as soon as possible, since there is nothing the Court hates more than being ignored. If I were doing your ticket for you in Texas, it would not cost you much. Hiring a lawyer is your insurance policy that things will not go wrong at court and end up making a mountain out of your mole hill. Good luck!
Janice Miles, Attorney at Law
333 W. Olmos