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Lauren Jay Carrington Smyth

Lauren Smyth’s Answers

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  • Will I go to jail on a first time felony offense?

    Lauren’s Answer

    Your chances sound pretty good for getting deferred adjudication and a few years of supervision by probation, provided the victim will want to be reimbursed for the value of the items stolen. Make sure you apply for a court-appointed lawyer!

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  • E.g. "how do i get out this child support case/order?"

    Lauren’s Answer

    Have you tried calling the attorney for the AG who you will be meeting with at the hearing? I would bring any agreements and both mom and dad show up to the hearing and address it with the AG's attorney. Don't miss the hearing! If you do, make sure you get in touch and reschedule a reset.

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  • How do I get out of my family's custody?

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    If you graduate from high school you may definitely have a case to be emancipated into a young adult. If you are receiving child support from your father, this would end, on the downside...but you could also move out and get a cool job (perhaps in a restaurant with good tips) and see where life takes you! You are almost 18, enjoy the last few months of childhood :D You have the rest of your life to be an adult.

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  • In Texas if your planning on filing for divorce can you from a home that was purchased during the marriage before the divorce is

    Lauren’s Answer

    If the home was purchased during the marriage, it is more likely than not joint community property and you may also have a life estate in the home. Speak to a divorce attorney and get some free advice from someone who can sort this out easily so you don't end up getting taken advantage of.

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  • Counter petition for divorce when legal guardian has not filed the final decree of divorce. I need the forms.

    Lauren’s Answer

    You should definitely get a family lawyer to help sort this, as it may be quite simply a matter of setting the signing of the decree or entering the decree, or even enforcing a decree which has already been signed, once the guardian does sign it. Call a lawyer asap and have this sorted out easily.

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  • Do I file for divorce first?

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    It may not be so easy to have him evicted, unless you get a judge to sign a kick-out order with police escort language. In practice, these can be difficult to enforce, but done much more easily with an experienced family lawyer. Explain all your complaints to a lawyer and see if you can get a hearing with a judge to settle the issues you have.

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  • Annulment or divorce?

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    It's definitely possible! If I were her I would hire a divorce attorney right away and petition for annulment based upon fraud or other possible reasons, for instance, attacking the validity of the procedure itself.
    She should talk to someone right away as this sounds like a case that could be pretty simple, provided the foreign spouse wants out as well.

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  • Child support

    Lauren’s Answer

    It's purely a matter of local people working in the department. Why not give them a call an ask them for an estimate? It could be anywhere from 2 weeks to 2 months and sometimes longer- worst case. Give them a call.

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  • Child support reset cause NCP is in Mental Health Facility

    Lauren’s Answer

    Make sure you appear to court regardless and hire an attorney who can represent you and answer your questions along the way. If he or she is still in the health facility, the court may reset it again or could make a ruling of their own. Hard to say without more facts...

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  • How can I move on?

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    If I were you, I would speak to an attorney in your state who can assist you in writing letters to assist you to this end. You would also want to address these issues during the divorce so that the court can fairly and justly divide the debt between you both. Seek legal assistance as soon as possible if you want to move forward, as these things can take time.

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