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Jennifer Elizabeth Wright

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  • How will this work on who get property?

    Needing a divorce... husband wants house and so do i..

    Jennifer’s Answer

    It depends on several things. If there is a mortgage, can you each afford to pay for the mortgage and expenses solely on your own income. If there is equity in the house, how do you divide the equity. Refinancing is the most common way to remove the other person from the mortgage. It may also depend on whether there are children of the marriage that are living in the house. When the house was purchased and funds used to purchase the house may also be factors. I recommend consulting with an attorney in your area to discuss your particular situation in more detail.

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  • If I move out before temporary orders kick me out, does this hurt my chances for custody or joint property division rights?

    Spouse has filed and we have court date for temporary orders next month, she has become a bit hostile and mean, instigating ugliness which she surely will use against me. This forces me to back off trying to be a parent because I am trying to avoi...

    Jennifer’s Answer

    You should ask your attorney these questions. If you disagree with your attorney's opinion, you have the right to get a second opinion.

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  • Is it legal during a custody trial that judge only allows one side to have witnesses to testify and not the other side?????

    We have an upcoming Custody trial at the pre trial meeting the judge said that we are not allowed to have witnesses testify but the other side is allowed. It seems very unfair and not legal.

    Jennifer’s Answer

    Consult with an experienced family law attorney as soon as possible. You are correct that a custody trial where only one side has witnesses would be unfair. However, there may be reasons that the Judge made that ruling. For example, a Judge can exclude testimony from witnesses if he/she believes that is an appropriate sanction. Or, perhaps, you misunderstood and both sides will be allowed to have witnesses. Talk to an attorney who can discuss your case in detail and properly advice you.

    Best of Luck.

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  • Divorced. Ex Husband. Abuse. Unhealthy

    My exhusband and I are divorced. We live 4 hours from eachother and meet halfway to exhange kids per our court order. My question is...he is so mean to me. He comments very nasty things to me infront of the children. He also texts me very inapprop...

    Jennifer’s Answer

    I agree that you should make a record of when and what is happening. If you decide to pursue an enforcement action, you will need to specify all of the particulars of the violation.

    I recommend consulting with an experienced attorney who can review the order in place and discuss the particulars about his alleged violations. For example, his conduct may be expressly prohibited by the order which then would be a violation and possibly held in contempt of court. If his conduct is not expressly prohibited then you may want to consider a modification to add injunctions against that conduct.

    When you meet to exchange the kids, is one of his parents there? If his parents are not acting as a supervisor, then you may want to consider a modification to appoint a different supervisor.

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  • Do I need to wait to move out?

    We have not started a DIVORCE but we have talked about separation, I want to move out of the house, would it be considered abandonment if I move out and I will loose my part of equity on the house?

    Jennifer’s Answer

    Texas does not have legal separation. Talk to an attorney about your situation before you move out. It's better to have more information about your options prior to doing something that may limit your options. You may also want to consider - if you move out, what guarantee do you that your spouse will pay the mortgage?

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  • What are the best questions to ask before hiring an attorney for child support as the custodial parent?

    The non custodial parent hired an attorney after he was put in default for no response to OAG/court hearing. So I am about to get me an attorney as well. I don't know really what he wants b/c we do not talk and even if we did talk I would not trus...

    Jennifer’s Answer

    Ask whether the attorney is familiar with the county and Judges that your case is in.

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  • Pornagraphy and drugs on my child's phone.

    I picked up my 8 year old daughter for my summer visitation from her mother. Her mother sent her to me with a phone. After looking through my daughter's phone, I found lots of nude pics of her mother including some where her mother is masturbating...

    Jennifer’s Answer

    There are companies that specialize in electronic evidence. You will want to make sure you can authenticate the source of the photos since it's not just the actual photo that's important.

    You can use the Find a Lawyer tool at the top of the page to find a local attorney. Keep in mind, you know about this stuff now. So, if these are concerns, be sure to pursue it now. (In other words, don't wait 6 months and then decide it's an issue.)

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  • My divorce papers were not approved because they said finding scc was not marked and have have no idea what this means

    I turned in my divorce papers to be approved by an associate judge but it was denied because they said the finding Scc was not marked and I do not understand what they are asking of me

    Jennifer’s Answer

    It would be easier to answer your question if an attorney was able to see the document and view the context of the Judge's comment. Use the Find a Lawyer tool at the top of the page to set up a consult with a local attorney. Some attorneys will even meet with you for free. While you are there, you may want the attorney to look over the rest of the decree to make sure it is in your best interests.

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  • Do I still get summer weekends?

    My ex and I are having joint conservator issues... I leave 200+ miles away from her and already had my 42 consecutive summer days. I am still allowed 1st, 3rd, and 5th weekends throughout the remaining summer? This is a standard joint conserva...

    Jennifer’s Answer

    Have a lawyer review your current order to make sure you have a 'standard joint conservator contract' which is Texas is usually referred to as a Standard Possession Order.

    If your order follows Section 153.313 of the Texas Family Code, then you should have weekends in addition to 42 consecutive days in the summer.

    It is possible that your order may follow some but not all of the provisions of a Standard Possession Order. Accordingly, I recommend meeting with an attorney to confirm your visitation rights.

    Best of Luck.

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  • Can asking me if I received petition in an email considered legally served divorce petition?

    My spouse left divorce petition while I wasn't home, then emailed me asking if I saw it. He says that's same as being served. Should there be instructions on what I'm suppose to do?

    Jennifer’s Answer

    You are correct that if you were served by a constable or private process server, there would be a citation attached advising you of your legal rights. That being said, you know there is a divorce pending. I recommend consulting with an attorney who can advise you of your rights. If there is a child or children involved, I do not recommend trying to handle this on your own.

    File an Answer with the Court to protect your rights. You do not want to rely on an assumption that the Judge will require him to do more than he has already done.

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