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  • What happens if the attorney doesn't sign off letting the court know he's not representing me?

    My final decree was denied because the attorney did not sign off letting the court know he doesn't represent me anymore, im trying to get a court date so that i can preceed with the final divorce, if he doesn't go to court and sign off the paper t...

    Christopher’s Answer

    You can 'fire' him with a Motion to Withdraw, asking the Court to make him withdraw. You send a ten-day letter to him, opposing counsel and the court. Once the ten days expires, you can push through an order on the withdrawal.

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  • How would i be able to get supervised visits when my rights have been terminated..its been over 9 yrs.

    my rights were legally terminated in 2003.i have 2 boys that are legally adopted out to the same family.my oldest son died in 2010 & my family or myself were notified of his passing..since this my baby boy have to see a psychiatrist for the loss o...

    Christopher’s Answer

    You have no legal recourse since you terminated your rights more than six months ago. I am sorry. In case you want to research it further, the issue you need to refer to is 'standing.' You do not have standing to file suit.

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  • I was served a family protective order by my mother who took my kids from school when i was arrested

    when i signed the paper the judge held it out in front of me and i scanned it over intirely to make sure my childrens name were not on there .Then just to be sure i asked the judge are my kids included on this or just my mom, She answered" just yo...

    Christopher’s Answer

    There is going to be something on file with the court. If that is different than what the school is showing you, take the certified copy to the school and show them. If it is the same, you are going to have to overcome that protective order (very hard) or simply work with the program until the Judge is willing to change the terms of that protective order. This is not going to be easy, and sitting down with your paperwork and an attorney is a necessity.

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  • My ex-husbands attorney set a hearing for temporary orders on a date I have to work. What options do I have to reschedule?

    I can't afford an attorney and there is a hearing set for October 5 at 9am. I can't be there because of work. Can i ask for it to be rescheduled? If so how do I do that?

    Christopher’s Answer

    You can

    1) get an agreement to reset the hearing (not likely).

    2) file a motion for continuance with the court and set it for hearing. Send a copy to the other attorney and then you have to go to court at the hearing for the motion for continuance (before October 5) and ask the Judge to move it.

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  • My daughter is 15.grandmother just recently passed and has custody of her. she now lives with me how can i gained custody back

    l lost custody of her in 2002. my mom cant take care of her i have been on my job for 3yrs. i am capaable of taking care of her. Can u please advise me into what i need to do.

    Christopher’s Answer

    That all depends on what the final order was and the facts of your case. You really need to sit down with an attorney, many give free initial consults. That way you can determine if you even have standing to file.

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  • Is my ex-spouse slandering me by telling our teenage daughter that I have a mental disorder when I do not?

    My ex-spouse -- divorced 11 years -- has sole custody of our now teenage daughter, with whom I am only allowed supervised visitation. My limited and strained relationship with my daughter has become complicated because her father is telling her th...

    Christopher’s Answer

    You could sue for slander/defamation, but say you win, and get a judgment. Will you be able to get them to pay anything? Remember, you have to pay your attorney upfront in almost every case, so you are already out that money.

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  • What can we do when the court appointed lawyer refuses to give the mother the final orders

    he blocked her number when she calls from another phone he wont call back in mediation he promised to represent her in family court for free because he said CPS done her wrong so she agreed to let her children live with the grandparents who made t...

    Christopher’s Answer

    You cannot file for violations of an order when you do not know what that order actually says. Get a copy of the order from the district court. Dallas allows most to be obtained online if you have all of the information.

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  • If my 13yr old son runaway from his mother home n chicago area 2 my home n dallas tx can he stay many problems w/mother:

    10-15 visits from child services 15-20 police visits n mental hospital 2X 2011 he wants out badly but my problem my parental rights were suspended 2006 during divorce proceeding.

    Christopher’s Answer

    Even if your parental rights were terminated you can adopt your son if you go through the proper procedures. I would need to talk with you about why those rights were suspended or terminated in the first place, then plan out a course of action. You really need to get in front of a judge immediately to get some emergency temporary orders in place so that your son does not have to go back now. You have nothing in place preventing that at this time.

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  • Im just wondering if any lawyer who visits this site has ever sued CPS

    CPS failed to get a court order falied to drug test the mother got someone who went to prison for manslaughter to take the kids and hide them the gave these two little girls info to a sex offender in prison is this a good case

    Christopher’s Answer

    First, I have not sued CPS. I have worked with them and against them in cases, but not sued directly like you are seeming to want.

    You really need to sit down with an attorney, take all of the pleadings, a timeline, and a list of possible negligent/harmful actions they have done and discuss it with that attorney. Suing governmental entities tends to be very difficult, but not impossible. Good luck.

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