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Theresa Cay Langford

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  • How can I enforce a mediated settlement agreement in regards to what school my son will attend? (50/50 custody in Texas)

    My son's father and I share 50/50 custody. About 6 months ago, he moved out of our son's current district and now claims that for the new school year, our son will attend the school right next to his house, which is in a different district about...

    Theresa’s Answer

    Talk to your lawyer. Get a Motion to Enter filed. After the Order is entered, get a Motion for Enforcement. If you cannot work with your lawyer, get another one. Summer is only 2 months long, and you need to act quickly to get in front of a judge before the school year starts. Once school is started, it will be harder to change it.

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  • If he files first, can he kick me out?

    Husband and I built our horse facility at the home I grew up on. It's my only source of income and full time job. He has a very good paying job outside of the home. We have a 7 year old son. If he files for divorce first, can he really convince a ...

    Theresa’s Answer

    Of course you do. But you need a lawyer asap, and request Temporary Orders, with a hearing within 14 days of the request. Your description indicates that your home and facility could be separate property. Without being proactive, however, he could file with some unknown reason to, at least temporarily, dispossess you of of access. Act quickly, or you may lose in the short run. Good luck.

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  • Can I find a attorney who will work with me or probono

    My three grandsons are in Foster Care I live on a limited income and I need a Attorney who will work with me and help bring them home CPS is violating my grandparents Rights my phone number is 682 701 2202

    Theresa’s Answer

    Have you contacted this agency? http://www.lanwt.org/ ? I think their coverage includes Johnson County.

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  • Who gets the tax rebate?

    I am a stay at home mother to a disabled dependent. Divorce is pending. I have received no child support or alimony to date since he left four months ago. The judge recently set out visitation and support effective the first of January 2016 at a t...

    Theresa’s Answer

    I agree with Ms. Laster, but want to emphasize the point that you have a lawyer. These are exactly the type of questions and issues that are to be discussed with your lawyer.

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  • What do I have to do to end the visits?

    Does my daughter have to continue court ordered visitation after she graduates high school and is 18? She graduated in Dec 2015, but her grades won't post until Jan 4, 2016. She has court ordered visitation for Christmas Dec 28-Jan 3,2016. Is she ...

    Theresa’s Answer

    Once, she is 18, she can do whatever she wants. Stay or go, her choice as an adult. Child support will end in January, based on your representations, but visitation will not. Bluntly, I don't know of a judge that would entertain a contempt/enforcement motion under these circumstances.

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  • Filing Texas Uncontested Divorce Forms: Original Petition for Divorce - Must the Petitioner be the Wife?

    Hello, my wife and I have no minor children and agree to file and sign the forms for an uncontested divorce. We both live in Texas for more than 6 months and live in the county we are going to file in for more than 90 days. Both of us have time ...

    Theresa’s Answer

    Yes, the husband can be the petitioner. Just in the title of the pleadings, you now know what you don't know about this process, which is why DIY can be dangerous. You are dealing with one of the most important legal decisions of your life, which should be worth a few hundred dollars for a lawyer to review your situation. It is more complex that you realize, and you need guidance. Bluntly, in my practice, the people who have come to me to fix a DIY mess, would have saved money if they had consulted with an attorney first.

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  • International Child support

    Am I compel to pay child support for a child if I have no idea if she's dead or alive? Her mother resettled to her native country with our daughter indefinitely and has refused all contact and has not provided any forwarding information.

    Theresa’s Answer

    I agree. As long as there is a support order in effect, you are obligated to pay, or you risk being held in contempt. If you are paying through the AG, then either they know where she is to forward the monies; or the money is accumulating in the account. You should retain counsel, and discuss whether to seek to suspend/abate child support, while filing to enforce your current order; possibly modify it in light of her resettlement and physical alienation from your child.

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  • How can I get her back

    My mother in law took our daugter and tried to say we left her and now they are adopting her out

    Theresa’s Answer

    Does your mother-in-law have a court order giving her any rights of conservatorship, possession or access over your daughter? If not, go pick up your daughter. I recommend you immediately, without delay retain an attorney in Tarrant County. In any event, the longer you delay, the more risk you have of losing your daughter.

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  • Will she be able to file for custody?

    My ex and i separated, we were never married and she said she has filled for custody.. But i live in Houston tx and she lives in north Carolina..

    Theresa’s Answer

    But what is your question? Is it a question regarding custody of a child? Jurisdiction? Validity of a marriage? Timing is very often important in these situations, and you may need to win a race to the courthouse. Talk to a lawyer in your jurisdiction as soon as possible.

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  • What documents does a illegal immigrant need to get married?

    My mom wants to get married to an illegal immigrant so we want to know what documents do they need to get married?

    Theresa’s Answer

    Call the county clerk, or check their website. It is not necessary that someone have legal status, in order to marry in the US. If ID becomes a problem (I expect it will not, as a foreign passport, birth certificate, Id is normally sufficient); they can always register a declaration of Informal marriage; which is just as legally binding has a formal marriage license.

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