How to appeal Texas divorce decree which permanently took away my gun rights?

Asked 7 months ago - Houston, TX

Texas divorce decree has language that permanently took away my gun rights. Biased judge. I am appealing the final judgment. There was no evidence presented, only false testimony on which the gun rights were permanently taken away. What ground do I have to appeal the gun restriction? Seems like a criminal court, or bone fide protective order should have jurisdiction over the subject matter of my constitutional right to bear arms, not a divorce court. Please help me with statutes or case law.

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  1. Eric Stephen Lafleur

    Contributor Level 13

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    Answered . You need a lawyer ASAP. If a decree has been signed, you are under tight deadlines to try and undo what the decree orders. If at all possible, you want to file a motion for new trial or notice of appeal within 30 days of the date the decree was signed. There may still be some options available after 30 days have passed, but they are much more limited.

  2. Maria Sara Lowry

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    Answered . Hire a lawyer. A modification may be possible, depending on timing and the whole story.

    This answer DOES NOT establish an attorney-client relationship. This answer is based on the limited information... more
  3. Francis Michael McElroy

    Contributor Level 4

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    Answered . You should consult with a competent family law attorney.

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