I have been served to appear in court next month for child custody.
If the Court proceeding is in Oklahoma, you should get a lawyer in Oklahoma.See question
Texas law says you have to live in the county you're filing for a divorce in 90 days prior to filing. My ex was living in Dallas county, gave his parents address and filed in Ellis county. His driver's license has a Tarrant county address. I asked...
If the only issue is the county in which it was filed as you described, I believe your divorce is valid under Texas law. You could always have a lawyer review all the pleadings and the decree to give you a definitive answer.See question
I just wondered if it was possible to do the papers myself and also file them without hiring a attorney.
Termination of parental rights can be a complex legal matter. Not only do the Courts generally look at these very carefully, some Judges are also reluctant to do a voluntary termination if there is no prospective adoptive parent. For these reasons, I always recommend that parents looking to do a termination, even an agreed one, visit with a good family lawyer in their area before proceeding.See question
I was just wondering if I could do research and provide the proper paper work that my ex husband needs to sign and then file the papers myself without having a attorney involved.
I agree with the other answers. Plus, many Judges will not allow a voluntary termination when there is no prospective adoptive parent. With that in mind, too, it's just a further reason you should consult with an attorney first.See question
he wants my husband to adopt her so he can stop paying child support, everyone in this situation wants this to happen, what do i do without having to hire an attorney
A voluntary termination and step-parent adoption are not overly sophisticated legal proceedings, but they are so technical - often requiring Court-ordered home studies, the appointment of ad litem attorneys, criminal background checks and so on - that I often recommend the hiring of an attorney to make sure all of the "i"s are dotted and "t"s are crossed. Should the biological father change his mind at some point, it's important that the termination and adoption were done properly and are not then subject to subsequent attack. Rather than advise you on how to do this process, my advice is to visit several well-reputed family lawyers in your area, offer to do as much of the work as possible to try to save costs, talk about things you might be able to get Court approval not to do (the home study, ad litem, etc.), and find a lawyer willing to work with you on costs. Better to get it done right, once, than to have to deal with later problems.See question
His name is not on the birth certificate because she was and still is married to someone who is in prison. So the hospital didnt allow him to put his name. He feels helpless because he has to submit to her demands to see his son. What can we do to...
If you already have an active case with the AG's office, you would need to file an requests for relief in that case. Since the AG doesn't represent your fiance', but actually represents the State of Texas's interest in seeing the children supported, etc., there may be little you can do to hurry that situation. Your best bet might be to hire a private attorney to file, and set as quickly as possible, a request for Temporary Orders providing for temporary possession of the child.See question
My Daughter is 15 years old. she has not seen her father since she was 4 years old. she wants to see him in her life and she wants to live with him because does not like my husband. is there any way that he can get custody of her even if my husban...
If he is actually her biological father, he does have the right to request that the Court adjudicate him as such and to ask for possession periods with your daughter. He would also have responsibilities, including child support, etc. Whether or not the Court would allow your daughter to live primarily with him, should be legally adjudicated as her father, would depend on the facts and circumstances of the case and the best interest of your daughter. If you anticipate that he is preparing to, or if he already has, filed a lawsuit, you should visit with a good family lawyer in your area to discuss the specifics of your case.See question
My ex wife has recently filed a warrant for back child support but i have been making payments I still owe for back child support but i have been paying what i owe, i had switched jobs and missed about month but havnt missed since than, she has no...
You should find a good family lawyer in your area and see them. There are often a lot of options in these situations that a good attorney can advise you about, all the way from pleadings that can be filed to get the warrant dismissed/closed or easing the walk-thru process if you do, in fact, have to be arrested. Further, if you haven't been to Court yet, it's likely the warrant isn't for the back support, but because you failed to show up for a hearing that either the Attorney General or your ex-wife's attorney claim they notified about. However, again, the status of the back support, whether or not you were already found to be in contempt for non-payment, and so on, all factor into how this is likely to be handled. With jail time as a possibility, you should see an attorney. If you can't afford one, you might be entitled to have one appointed for you, however, it's always safer to see one before you are arrested as they might be able to help you avoid the arrest in the first place.See question
I owe $8600, but I have started to pay. I am a green card holder, but if I get contempt of court, I will have felony against me, so no citizenship or renewal of Green card. I let her have the house, I have my daughter 3 times a week while my ex wo...
Okay, your question contains a lot of variables, but I'll try to hit the highlights. Regardless, with so many moving pieces, and with the potential of contempt and losing contact with your daughter, I suggest you see a good family lawyer in your area for a full consultation.
First, contempt of Court for nonpayment of child support would not be considered a felony, though I don't know if it would affect your immigration status or not. You should talk to your immigration lawyer about that issue.
Normally, the Court would not consider the issues of geographic restriction and payment of child support related, unless you were not paying and her only option was to move to the UK to get a job and support your child. Courts generally favor geographic restrictions, so, if you are regularly exercising visitation, and maintaining a relationship, then my experience is that Courts generally enforce these provisions.
That said, Courts also enforce their child support provisions. If you are able to pay, you should pay. If you can also start paying toward the arrearages, you should do that, too. If she files a Motion for Enforcement against you, it would be a defense to contempt if you can show that you were unable to pay, or borrow the money to pay, the support during the times the arrearages accrued. The Court will take a hard look at this and, in my opinion, it's absolutely imperative that you have legal representation should she take you to Court.
Again, my advice would be to see a good lawyer in your area. That lawyer should be able to tell you how the Judge in your case generally rules in these cases, especially if it's your first time before the Judge and if you have a good case for inability to pay while the arrearages accrued. It may well be that you can avoid a contempt finding even if she takes you to Court, however, that is a very fact specific issue and you should talk to an attorney familiar with that Court before you take any action. I certainly would not advise you to allow her to move halfway around the world with your daughter just because of the threat; I'd talk to a good lawyer before you do anything.See question
We do have a case with the attorney general.
The answer to this question depends on a number of factors. If you have a current Order (divorce decree, order in suit affecting the parent child relationship, etc.), that Order probably states the rules about where you can move with the children. Also, if you have a pending case, there may be "Standing Orders" that limit changing the child's residence, without Court Order or agreement with the other party, while the litigation is pending. Further, there may be other reasons that making a unilateral decision, without the other parent's agreement, could be a bad idea, including how it might affect your current case, how the Judge treats such decisions, etc. You may well have the right to make such a move, but I would strongly recommend that you visit with a good family lawyer in your area to discuss your options before you do anything. You should take in any current Court pleadings, Orders, etc. to that consultation.See question