Wife is in a wheelchair and she's prone to bedsores, I'm very concerned for her well being, she won't listen to reason, no one there knows how to care for my wife and I'm in Texas, can I legally have her brought home
If you want the power to force your wife to come home against her will, then you need a court order. This is typically done by going to the court and asking to be appointed as her guardian. In order to do that, you have to prove to the Court that she is a danger to herself or others, and/or not able to take care of her basic needs on her own. Since she is in Florida now, you would probably want to start that proceeding in Florida, rather than Texas. Their laws may be somewhat different than ours in terms of what proof is needed, and how to proceed. Good luck.See question
Will creates trust upon death. Recommended wording for beneficiary on separate accounts that would flow into trust is: "The Trustee of the Bypass Trust established under Article 5 of my Will dated..." Does this not leave it to a person rather than...
The typical language an attorney will use is "The Trustee of the Bypass Trust." When property is given to the Trustee, then he or she only holds it on behalf of the Trust. The Trustee cannot use this property for his personal benefit. He must preserve it for later distribution to the beneficiaries of the Trust. I do also agree that these documents are very complicated and if you are trying to put one together yourself, I strongly recommend that you consult with an attorney for assistance. At least have a qualified Trust attorney review the document for you when you think it is finished.See question
Wondering if having non-related roommates would be considered having multi-family.
I agree with the first answer and the second, since you did not state whether this is your own home, or you are leasing it from someone. If it is your own home, then you should be fine. If you are leasing it, then you need to look at the terms of your lease to see if there are any restrictions on how many people are allowed to live in the home. There may be restrictions that the landlord put on how many people can live there. It might also help us answer your question better if you provided information as to why you are concerned about this. Is someone trying to get you kicked out of the residence?See question
My children get Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for their disability? If I win my accident injury settlement case does this affect their benefits ? or how does that work or how do I declare it
As the other Attorneys have indicated, the amount you receive may affect the children's eligibility. SSI benefits are provided to people whose income is below a certain threshold. If the amount of money your receive is significant, it may put you over that threshold and result in the suspension of benefits. Some people may be tempted not to report this income to Social Security, but failing to do so could get you in trouble, and end up having benefits terminated instead of possibly delayed temporarily. To be on the safe side, you should talk to an attorney and visit with your local Social Security office.See question
I have problems with my ex we have a 3 years divorced and we have a 3 little girls. The last one born after we divorce and we never put the little one on child's port record . She have my last name and I take care the mommy on all the pregnancy ...
More information is needed to give you a definitive answer . For example, how soon after the divorce was the 3rd young girl born? Was it within 6 months of the Divorce? If so, there may be a "presumption" that you are the biological father of the child. This will help you establish legal rights to see your daughter. However, this presumption can be "rebutted" (challenged) through a DNA test. If it turns our that she is not your biological child, it will make it much more difficult to claim rights over her. You should hire an attorney to file a "Petition to Establish Parent-Child Relationship" and find out for sure.See question
My wife wanted the house so i didn't contest. Since she received the property, the court ordered that I would my ex-wife agrees to indemnify and hold me "Harmless" with regard to any claim under the note and Mortgage, and all other debts or oblig...
Unfortunately, this is a common problem that happens in Divorce cases, and many clients do not understand the implications when they get divorced. Most Divorce Decrees will state that 1 party is responsible for making all the payments on an outstanding mortgage. However, this does not mean that the mortgage company will actually let the other spouse off the hook for the mortgage. The other spouse will remain liable for the full amount of the mortgage until it is paid off in full, or until the other party is able to refinance the mortgage. If the spouse who is supposed to pay the mortgage doesn't make the payments, then your only recourse is to take them back to Court Unless your Divorce Decree specifically requires the other spouse to refinance or sell the house, you are probably out of luck. I would check with a local attorney just to be on the safe side, so they can review the decree for any loopholes.See question
My ex is getting a lawyer and might pursue joint custody. He wants to take advantage of his rights as a father but he has a record and abandoned me while pregnant and recently became interested in our 6 month old. Help! Should I look into a lawyer?
You should definitely get a lawyer to help you with this case. You can try to represent yourself, but you will be have a much better chance of success with a good lawyer by your side fighting for you. Based on the limited facts you have provided, you probably have a better chance of getting "primary" custody than him, That means that the Court will most likely have your child live with you primarily, and only give the father limited visitation rights. If he has a serious criminal record, or has a history of violence, then you may want to ask the court that any visitation be "supervised" by yourself, or an independent agency.See question
We had a CPS investigator come out to our home and check into an alleged report of physical neglect. Upon completing the investigation the caseworker's findings were "ruled out" (no neglect found) but he referred us to FBS, where they now say they...
The simple answer NO -- you do not have to agree to Family Based Services. That being said, if you don't agree, and the caseworker still suspects that you may have committed some type of abuse and neglect, they may try to find a way to re-open the investigation, or start a new one. As an alternative, you could ask them what type of services they recommend, and if you honestly think you might benefit from the services, you can go on your own, without signing any paperwork promising to utilize the services.See question
charged with misdemeanor theft enhanced to class three felony offered 15 on a plea bargain if i dont take offer they will add habitual criminial
As the other attorneys have stated, more information is needed to determine for sure if the DA is allowed to "enhance" your possible punishment be charging you as a "repeater" or "habitual" offender. That being said, if your cases do meet the proper legal criteria, then the DA is allowed to file additional paperwork to enhance your sentence. The DA is allowed to essentially "threaten" to file these enhancements in order to pressure you into taking a plea bargain, instead of fighting the case. It may not seem fair, but it is legally allowed, if the facts of your situation warrant these additional enhancements. You should contact an attorney right away for more definite information on your situation.See question
My son's father did not show up to either of the Negotiation Conferences because he didn't want to "miss work". Our son is almost 14 months and he hasn't helped out in any way. He has threatened since I have a slight issue with depression that he ...
I agree with the other posts. You will generally not be liable for court costs in this situation. If the father has not had any contact with your son, and not really made any effort to be part of his life, then his chances of getting primary custody over you are probably very slim. But I do agree that you should address any mental health issues you have so he cannot use it against you. If you need some counseling or even need some medication to deal with your issues, Judges understand that. Good luck to you!See question