My wife filed uncontested divorce papers, that I have signed. The court date is in 2 weeks. She brings home double what I do and we have a 17 yr old together. For specific reasons, I am having to live in a location that has higher rent than wha...
Basically if you want spousal support and she does not agree to pay it, then you have a contested case. I recommend getting into an attorney's office asap. Also, you can file at the courthouse that you no longer agree with the "uncontested" divorce and that you want time to hire an attorney and ask for spousal support. In Texas, there is only spousal support for limited reasons so you will need to talk to an attorney to see if you even qualify for it.See question
It has been like 3 yrs already
You divorce might have been dismissed. Call the courthouse and see the status of the case. Or go see an attorney in the county where the case was filed.See question
What could temporary restraining order mean if being served to parent with sole custody?
It sounds like the other parent wants changes. Read the paperwork to get an idea of what the changes are asked for. I'd hire an attorney today.See question
i have a joint conservator agreement but i have exclusive rights to educational decisions. i put her in to pre school but her mother would not bring her to school so she was with drawn by the school because texas schools do not have to provide pre...
I agree with the other attorney that already answered. Take your paperwork to an attorney to review. If you have a strong case showing bad parenting devisions perhaps custody can be changed.See question
Mediation April 16. we agreed to attend counseling together. She then refused at every step to find a counselor. Used the mediator (retired judge) to rule on the issue, and he ordered her into counseling with my selected counselor. She then fi...
It sounds like you are pro se. I would highly recommend that you hire an attorney and quit wasting your time and energy.
Without looking at everything no attorney can fully answer this question.
Good luck!See question
I am a single mother who recently separated from my husband. He is a drug user, abusive (verbally and physically), unstable and I had to take my daughter and leave. I am currently wanting to file for divorce as well as have sole custody of my chi...
We are not allowed to make referrals on this website so look around and find an attorney you can afford.
There is a lot of info on divorce and custody in Texas on the web so just look around.
I have a blog with a lot of posts and so do other attorneys.
Some of it will depend on the judge that your case is assigned to in Harris County. You need an attorney that "knows" how the judges might rule.
Good luck!See question
I can say that 99% of all disagreements are initiated by my ex. He continues to take me back to court for our custody case which has racked up tens of thousands of dollars worth of attorney fees. How am I supposed to survive the ongoing litigatio...
Unfortunately you cannot control him. You might want to put in before either of you file another lawsuit that you mediate first. Of course, I doubt he and his attorney will agree to it but I do it all the time to save time and money.
There are things called "parenting facilitators" that often can work with a high emotional family that does not need a judge but needs a person to facilitate communication and advocate for the kids. Many judges in Harris County won't assign them but you can do it voluntarily. Their hourly rate is normally around $175/hour and it's shared by the parties - cheaper than attorneys.
If you have not gone into therapy, I recommend it. You need to learn how to not let him "push your buttons".
If you are worn out then give him custody and asked for an Expanded Possession Order or 50/50 shared custody. It sounds like he just wants to win and not pay child support.
You need to talk to your attorney in person about all of your options. You might not like them all but if you cannot continue the fight then you need to stop litigating every year - do what is right for the kids.See question
My mother gave me P.O.A. over when she was still healthy. She now has dementia and the onset of alzhiemers. She lives with me and a provider takes care of her while i'm at work. One of my brothers wants guardianship over, because I wont give him o...
Have you considered a family meeting to discuss.
There is an option called elder mediation where the family members meet with a mediator to discuss their concerns, fears and options. Attorney can be involved or everyone can come without an attorney. You might want to do some research on it. I don't know of anyone in Corpus Christi that does it but you might check around. Of course if it's voluntary no one can be forced to attend. I have found that normally one sibling (the trouble maker) won't attend but it's worth a shot.
Guardianship is expensive and intense. The person named guardian is under a judge's control and must make regular accountings of where mom's money goes.See question
Spouse said she would sign divorce papers so I had a lawyer draw up the divorce papers and she never signed them but it was over 2 years ago and I want to know if we can use the same divorce papers or will I have to get new ones.
If the divorce was dismissed then you will need a new "waiver of service" to finish this divorce.
You might want to try the free forms on texaslawhelp.org and see if they will work in your case.
They are very basic and don't work for many people.
I have 4 kids. The 2 oldest was with my pervious marriage n there dad hardly gets them n my 3 Rd Child from a different partner that gets him every 1st,3rd n 4th of every month and my 4th Child with my husband now. I have 2 court orders/visitation...
I would read your decree. I believe it will state that if you move in with a registered sex offender you have so many days to give dad notice. Then he has the right to file for custody and remove the children from your custody.
I recommend that you meet with an attorney in person before moving in with any registered sex offender.
Every judge knows that a sex offender can offend even with the parents in the next room.See question