I left the home because he is abusive But he won't let me take our two children What do I do?
You need an attorney immediately. You can contact places like Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse (AVDA) and Houston College of Law (formerly South Texas College of Law) or Houston Volunteer Lawyers for a free attorney.
Also, look on this website. Domestic Abuse is unfortunately very common in Houston. Any experienced family law attorney has dealt with it before.
You need to act fast to show that you did not voluntarily walk away from your kids. Your attorney can ask for him to pay some of you legal fees (if a judge agrees and orders it then he'll have to pay it).
Get counseling. When you get your kids, put them in counseling too. There are many sliding fee counseling places in Houston. Try Depelchin and United Way. And Google "domestic violence assistance in Houston" for agencies.
Good luck!See question
We are tight on money too, and our daughters best interest is not losing that money, but it won't help at all if we dump the money I earn into a lawyer. He can't hold down a job, and this is beginning to be a once a year thing that he is petitioni...
Well you basically summed it up pretty well. Ex cannot keep a job.
I would not set foot in a courtroom without an attorney but I also understand that you are not wealthy.
If he is purposely underemployed or avoiding work then the judge will consider that fact.
Look on this website for a young attorney that's less expensive than a person that has practiced for a long time. If you have time, go to the courthouse on a Monday morning and visit the family courts. Try to find an attorney that you like. Get their card and call them.See question
How many year do you have to be married in order for a spouse to get half of your retirement funds?
I would meet in person as soon as possible with a family law attorney.
From the moment you married everything is community property. So anything that increased in value from the time you married until you divorce is 50% hers. Of course, she can allege a disproportionate share of the community and, of course, so could you.
Since Texas does not have legal separation, community property continues to increase until the divorce is granted.
So you need to file for divorce pronto.See question
I have 2 boys 17 & 10. I have been recently informed that when they are in their dad's care there are lots of drinking parties whether at their home or a friend's home. They (ex husband and wife) have gone as far as having my 17yr old son, who doe...
If either child is scared they can dial 911.
You will need documentation of what's going on. The 10 year old cannot testify. Most judges will meet in chambers with children over 12 but the conversation is private and not revealed to the parents.
You might need an amicus attorney to represent the children's interests.
Look around and hire a Harris County experienced family law attorney to represent you.See question
When it was time to renew the registration sticker, I went to Court on August 12, 2016 and was told I could not renew the sticker because the license plates got rejected. The plates were showing from Dallas and that the Lender had to go to Dallas...
Something similar happened to my Dad many many years ago. He purchased a car with the wrong VIN number. He threatened to notify Austin - I think Department of Motor Vehicles and the dealership took care of it in a few hours.
Look under State of Texas agencies on who controls motor vehicles in Texas and the dealerships and contact them immediately.
You need to be careful because you do not own the vehicle you are driving. If it's been reported stolen then you are driving a stolen vehicle.See question
The farther of my child is being tried for a felony dealing with burglary and I was subpoenaed to testify as a witness against him on this case. I think that they have called me as a witness because in the past about four years ago we had a domes...
If you don't show up then a sheriff or constable might be sent out to bring you to court. I would say that would be embarrassing at work.
I recommend that YOU consult with an attorney about this matter.See question
I'm the noncustodual parent and I called the daycare to check on my child to see how his day was and the workers told the mother so she removed him and now says since I don't pay for daycare it's none of my business where he's going to go now. We ...
I recommend taking your current paperwork to an attorney to review and explain it to you.
You might need to modify to include daycare specifically.
Judges in Houston expect parents to co-parent and they get tired of people that "play games" or "refuse to play nice" with the other parent.See question
If someone files a petition for divorce, why even file a counter-petition? Can't the judge render a judgment in favor of either parent on the original petition without the need of a counter-petition for divorce with children?
There are numerous reasons to file a counter-petition.
1. If petitioner dismisses their case (it happens a lot when they think they are losing) they cannot dismiss your case. Also, your counter-petition was cheap to file since petitioner paid the higher fee.
2. You might want to plead for some relief that the other side did not plead. If you don't plead for it, you cannot get it from the judge.
You need an attorney to guide you on this complex issue of divorce and family law!
After a hearing, my ex was not allowed any visitation with our child.The order states though that he will be allowed to petition court for possession and access to child after 6 months only if he demonstrates and alleges sufficient cause to modify...
A person can file a lawsuit at any time for any reason. You will need to defend it. Just because he files it does not mean that the judge will approve what he wants changed.
If people behaved in logical and reasonable ways then most attorneys could close their offices and just go home.See question
My mother is in the hospital with medical problems but is suffering from Parkinson's and dementia. She is currently confused on where she is. Does 1st POA to me her daughter still have power to make decisions for her?
I agree with other attorney. POA ends at death. So it makes no sense. You need a lawyer to look at these.See question