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X is trying to modify temporary orders saying I need to have supervised visitation.
I don't know. If they tried to serve you and couldn't, the judge may have signed an order permitting the notice to be served on anyone over the age of 16. Either way, I wouldn't play with this. Show up and fight the modification. If you know the basis for your ex's request for supervised visits, bring evidence to refute it.See question
My ex's girlfriend lives with him. Our court papers specifically state that our child is not to be in a residence with someone of the opposite sex (female) who is not related by blood or marriage between 11 pm and 6 am. My ex repeatedly ignores th...
No, you can't go take your child away just because he's violating that order UNLESS you are convinced that your child faces an immediate risk of serious harm. What you can do is ask the court to enforce the order. How you prove that he's violating it is (a) have your child visit with a counselor and have the counselor testify; (b) hire a private investigator; or (c) text/email your ex and tell him that you know his GF is spending the night and remind him it's a violation of the court order. Half the time the goof-ball will reply in a way that incriminates him.See question
My alimony is modifiable. How will the court measure a material change in circumstance to see if they should look at my case? From the time I last had alimony redone at Court which was a few years ago or from some other time in between when I was ...
Spousal support is 100% at the discretion of the court. I would expect that if your earnings have fallen by 25% or more for reasons that are not your fault or the result of your own decisions, then you have a reason to try to get it reduced.See question
The court order we have says that he gets our son every other weekend from Friday night until Sunday night. For the past year or so he's been taking him every weekend. During our relationship he was emotionally abusive and manipulative towards me ...
I have no idea what he's up to. But if you allow this to go on for 6 months or so, he will probably file a modification and try to get the court to change the custody and child support arrangements.
You need to file a motion to enforce the possession order and ask the court to put him in jail for violating it. He won't go to jail on the first hearing, but if he keeps this up, the judge will put him in jail eventually.
Enforcement is tricky, so you'll need to hire an attorney to get you through this.
Let him threaten all he wants...he's the one violating the order, not you.See question
My daughter is 2 years old by now. I used to change diaper for her, give my daughter breakfast in the morning before going to work. During the day, if mom has customers coming in (she has a business and works only by appointments) she lets me ta...
Help your lawyer prepare for the TO hearing by showing how you used to co-parent before litigation was pending how she co-parents right now. The Holley Factors suggest that ONE of the factors the court should consider in awarding custody is the ability and willingness of one parent to promote a healthy relationship between the child and the other parent. That would be a great theme for you to pound on.See question
It's been two years since I signed the petition for divorce and I still haven't gotten a final decree! I call the court once a week and they don't have any answers for me! Why is it still the docket and when will this be over?!
Courts don't generate final decrees just because you filed a petition.
You have to get your spouse served and then set the case for trial. In Tarrant County, that will probably require you to set a pre-trial hearing or otherwise get a scheduling order in place. Once you go to trial (or settle at court-ordered mediation), it will be up to you to write your decree yourself and then present it to the judge for approval.See question
My stbex is preventing me from seeing and caring for my daughter(2 years old) whenever she can. She takes my daughter to bed at 9:30pm and usually thereafter I go out to have dinner or go to my parents and come home at 12:30am or later. Am I allow...
Yes, you can go out. Until a court orders you out of the house, you have the right to return to the house as well.See question
In my paperwork it says that if the custodial parent moves out of the county they filed the child support paperwork in that she needs to pick my son up from my residence. She has moved out of the original county since the order was rendered but re...
Make ABSOLUTELY certain that you are reading the order properly and then just keep your child. Of course, if the child is in school, you're going to need to get the child to school. The real showdown will be here: If she's supposed to deliver the child to your house and she doesn't, then you're going to have an enforcement action against her.See question
Me and my childrens father are going through a custody battle and the childsupport payments have been put on hold for 8 months.Now we went to court to sign a court order to release the money on hold ,but they didnt say how long it will be before i...
It depends on whether you've ever received child support in this case. If this will be your first payment, it might take a couple of weeks to get the debit card to you are get you direct deposit set up. Stay on top of the local child support office.See question
My friends ex gf filed a protective order on him and the dates that she's claiming to have abused, threaten her or break the protective order are all lies, because one day he was with me with no phone to make threats, and the other two days he was...
Go to trial as a witness for him and bring a certified copy of whatever record you can get that shows he was in jail on that date.
Protective orders are a big deal and he needs an attorney for this.
Perjury is a crime. The only way to get charged with perjury is if the judge decides to refer the case to the DA's office. That happens, but not often. There are sooooo many lies told in family court and in protective order cases--on all sides--that no one has time to prosecute all of it.See question