Matthew John Hill’s Answers

Matthew John Hill

San Marcos Family Law Attorney.

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  1. Does my recent $5,300 inheritance that I got a few days after separation count as community property in Texas?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Matthew John Hill
    2. Brian Christopher Tyrone
    3. Adam Kielich
    4. Natalie Denise Bennett
    4 lawyer answers

    Short answer... No, inheritance money is seperate property. Longer answer... Inheritance and gifts are seperate property but you will have to be able to prove it is separate if there is a dispute -- so do not deposit that money into a community bank account, keep it in a different account. If you already put in a community account that's ok as long as the balance stays above the amount if your inheritance. Even if the balance goes below that amount it's not too late, as long as you can show...

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  2. How do i get an unwanted family member out of my house,

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Matthew John Hill
    2. Andrew Daniel Weisblatt
    2 lawyer answers

    First, make sure to actually tell her to get out. If you are that serious about it simply call the police and report she is trespassing (as she does not have permission to be there). then if she shows back up call the police again and she will likely be taken into custody for criminal trespass. And, if all that happens maybe she will get the treatment she needs through the probation department.

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  3. I have been married almost three years but all assests are under his name? How does that affect me when we say community propert

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Matthew John Hill
    2. Benjamin Robert Peppard
    3. Stephen Neil Foster
    3 lawyer answers

    Property owned before marriage is separate property by definition. Specific facts of your case would help people answer any questions you may have about what other property may be community property. I'd consult an experienced family lawyer.

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  4. My ex wants to take girls to Louisiana for a wedding. We live in Texas. Can he do this? (Wedding is during my summer visit).

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Matthew John Hill
    2. Bobby Dale Barina
    2 lawyer answers

    It depends on what your orders say regarding notice of summer visitation. You need to review your order with a lawyer to get an accurate answer.

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  5. The amount of child support in the Temp order is lower than the amount agreed to in uncontested divorce documents...?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Matthew John Hill
    1 lawyer answer

    If you both agree on that number and that is what is in your agreed final decree then yes, the amount should go up. However, if he hasn't signed the agreed decree yet be wary that he may change his mind and you may have to present evidence of his income to get the support you were told by the AG that he was to pay.

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  6. I signed a rule 11 mediation agreement terms of post adoption agreement. my 9 year old daughter is in the custody of the state.

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Matthew John Hill
    2. Christine Henry Andresen
    2 lawyer answers

    First, a voluntary termination of parental rights cannot be based on the promise of future contact between the child and the person terminating their rights. Second, a Rule 11 agreement is an agreement between attorneys which is generally enforceable as a contract. If it was signed by a judge that can change things. Bottom line -- talk to a lawyer ASAP!

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  7. My husband took our children to visit relatives out of state. I am now concerned he will not return them. What do I do?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Matthew John Hill
    2. Brian Michael Andrade
    3. Kathleen Rolston Robbins
    3 lawyer answers

    If you have a real fear he will not return you should consult with and hire a lawyer immediately to learn what options are available to you--they may vary slightly depending on where your child is traveling and also based on you have any final Court orders (which is not clear from your question). You should start looking for an experienced family law attorney in the county where the child resides right now. Make sure you are very specific and detailed with the attorney you talk to regarding...

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  8. Can I get court ordered custody agreement changed if I feel endangered?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Matthew John Hill
    2. Brian Michael Andrade
    3. Mary Katherine Brown
    3 lawyer answers

    You or your husband should discuss the matter with an experienced family law attorney. There may not be anything you can do based on the orders in place, but if the health safety and welfare if the children are in danger, or there is a risk of harm to their emotional welfare or development there could be an avenue to effect some change. You need to take the order in place with you to consult with an attorney.

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  9. Can my 17 Year old daughter move out?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Matthew John Hill
    2. Alec Scott Rose
    2 lawyer answers

    What are the circumstances you are asking about? Are you asking can she leave your home and strike out on her own--probably so. Are you asking can she leave your home and decide to get married or join the military--probably not. The answer (that I imagine you don't want, but is the mist accurate) is that it depends.

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  10. If a waiver is signed can the divorce be finalized without the respondents signature?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Matthew John Hill
    2. Curt Perri Bogen
    2 lawyer answers

    If you have an attorney you need to ask them. If they don't know what to do you may want to look for a new attorney.

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