This query is being posted for the benefit of a Spanish speaking ex-wife that does housekeeping work. The divorce decree final in July 2016 and filed 8/10/16 with the Harris County District clerk. The ex-husband is not complying with the Final ...
There are many Spanish speaking family law attorneys in Houston. I recommend that she take her decree to one and sit down and talk to an attorney in person.
If it has been over 30 days since the judge signed the Final Decree of Divorce the case is final and the judge has lost authority to modify it.
The ex can file to modify the child support. If he's unhappy that is what he needs to try to do.
If ex is paid under the table or does not have an employer that can withhold his earnings then she can "chase" him and try to collect. Eventually the judge will throw him in jail for 6 months. Texas will very soon also not allow the person that owes child support to register their car.
In summary, if the ex is a bum then he's always going to be a bum and he will not pay his child support. Unfortunately, sometimes it's not worth the time or energy to chase a bum. I tell women to consider child support a "gift" and to never rely on it.
She truly needs to talk to an attorney in person and determine all of her rights.See question
I am currently in the middle of a divorce. the divorce hasn't been finalized yet and yesterday my wife or ex-wife went and closed my bank checking account that she was added onto when we got married. i don't know if it matters, but i had this ac...
What I have determined is that each bank has their own policy regarding this matter. If she was a signer on the account then she might not have done anything wrong. Also, if there are no temporary orders in place that restrict either of you from closing accounts, etc. then she did nothing legally wrong.
I suggest that you contact your attorney and let them know. Perhaps you need some temporary orders in place to keep her from "hiding" or spending the money.See question
My wife and i recently bought a house and my child support was just increased to double what i was paying and now im not gonna be able to afford my mortgage
Your child support comes before anything else.
So talk to an attorney but Texas has a child support chart that is followed by all the Texas judges. There is very little wiggle room.
Just because you are not able to pay your mortgage is not the judge's fault. If you cannot afford the house payments then sell it or walk away from the home. I assume your wife works. If not, she needs to do so. Your re-marriage is irrelevant.
Remember you had the kids BEFORE this wife and his house. Your mortgage company and your realtor should have calculated your child support into your monthly costs to help you pick a house that you could afford. Quite frankly, I'm surprised in today's market that you were able to get a house that you cannot afford to pay for. I thought mortgage companies were clamping down on their loans.See question
I want to get custody of my daughters and I want to know if some stuff can terminate my rights. My ex keeps telling me my rights will get terminated because he calls me an unfit mom. He has pictures and recordings of several stuff. My ex started t...
Judges in Harris County take termination of a person's parental rights very seriously. It is not done without a lot of evidence and a lot of safeguards put in place.
Even registered sex offenders get to see their kids and rarely have their rights terminated - sure they might be supervised visits but termination is not that frequent.
So talk to an experienced family law attorney in your area.
I also recommend that you quit listening to him since he is not a licensed attorney in the State of Texas and he is just trying to "jerk your chain".
Talk to an attorney about the pros and cons of your case and find out what's really happening.
Lastly, behave from this moment on and don't do anything "dumb" or "irresponsible".See question
on 6/27 I filed a petition SAPCR? Along with the SAPCR I filed a temporary restraining order. The judge finally signed TRO on 7/15. The respondent was served on 07/21. Since then we've had a court date and Mediation with another court date after m...
It sounds like you are doing this pro se without an attorney.
It also sounds like you have created quite a mess because you don't know what you are doing. The clerks are not attorneys and the judge can no longer practice law once they go on the bench.
If the MSA is final then the case is done. The MSA needs to be put into a Final Order for the judge to sign.
You like a motion and then you prepare a document called an Order for the judge to sign to make what the judge rules enforceable by contempt.
Sounds desperately like you need to hire a lawyer.See question
Husband makes $130,000 per year and will be paying the max child support of $2565 for 3 kids under 18 and of course their medical insurance. If the wife makes $30,000 a year as a certified nursing assistant and they were married for 22 yrs when th...
Spousal support in Texas is easy while the divorce is pending. To go longer is more difficult and it's limited.
You need to talk to an attorney in person.
Usually all assets and debts are divided.See question
I live in Houston, TX and have a 3 year old son. He went to visit his father in Jacksonville, FL and his father refuses to bring him home. The father has filed for custody but no paternity has been established.
If he filed in Florida then you need a Florida attorney to defend.
Hopefully the child has not been with Dad long enough for Florida to have jurisdiction.
Good luck!See question
My wife filed for divorce and she wants me to pay for her attorney fees and court cost. I'm unable due to my income every month; it's below the poverty line of income. She makes more then me. Also, I received disability but it's not that much.
Asking for attorney fees is pretty standard in a pleading. The attorney asks for everything then the judge will usually deny it.
You need to file a document called "ANSWER" and deny everything.
Then look for a pro bono attorney (free) attorney to help you. Look for indigent legal care in your county.
Good luck!See question
When i tell my mom that i am moving out i know she will try to scare me with telling me that she will put charges on my boyfriend because i am going to move in with him
The moment you turn 18 you can do whatever you want in Texas since you are an adult. You can walk out of the home with the clothes on your back. Everything your parents bought you belong to them. So unless you have receipt you cannot take it. If it's an inheritance or gift (that you can prove) you can take it.
Feel free to call your local sheriff or constable about their current policy (subject to change without notice) in your area.
If you boyfriend has committed a crime, then the local District Attorney will charge him.
Your Mom can civilly sue him for anything and then he'd have to defend himself.
Only the District Attorney can sue for criminal on behalf of all Texas residents.
If he's worried then he needs to retain his own legal counsel.
There is a free booklet onlive by the Texas Young Lawyers called "Now that you are 18" feel free to download and read it.See question
I relocated to Dallas because of marriage, but the marriage didnt work after 8 years of sufferring. Shall i move to another city to start a new life first, and in a mean time to start the divorce process. How this action will affect the division o...
Where did you live with your spouse?
If the property is in another state then I would file there. You don't want a Texas judge attempting to tell another state what to do.
Of course, if you move Texas requires that you live in Texas 6 months and the same county for 90 days. In the meantime, spouse can file where that person lives.
See - not an easy question to answer. You need to talk to a lawyer. So look on this website and hire one.See question