Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&A
- Family Law
- Criminal Law
Additional Practice Areas
- Child Custody
- Child Support
- Free Consultation
- Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
- Arabic: Spoken
- Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law
- J.D. (2017)
- Honors: Graduated Cum Laude
- State Bar of Texas  # 24106626
71 Questions Answered
- Q. At what age can a child decide on their own which parent they want to live with?
- A: They can decide on their own when they are 18, but a court is required to take a child's opinion into consideration if they are aged 12 or up, if they are under 12 then the court may or may not take their opinion into consideration. The child's opinion is not controlling and the court can do what is in the child's best interest.
- Q. Can my girlfriend deny me from picking up my 18 month old daughter without her being present?
- A: Without a court order saying otherwise, you have the same rights that she does. Therefore, you can pick up your daughter whenever you want to, even if the mother is not present. Without a court order, the mother can keep the child from you and you can keep the child from the mother. To avoid this problem you should consider talking to an attorney about filing a suit affecting the parent child relationship with the goal of getting a court order.
- Q. Custody havent been able to see child. No contact no phone number no address. Want to see my kid.
- A: If there is a court order in place regarding the child then an enforcement would be a proper route to take. A Writ of Habeas Corpus can be filed for the purpose of the mother being ordered to hand over the child at a specific place and time if the father has a legal right to have them (pursuant to a court order). If there is no order in place then a suit affecting the parent child relationship would be appropriate to get court orders in place regarding the child. Without a court order there isn't much that can be done to make one parent hand over a child to the other. Either way you should seek the counsel of a qualified family attorney.
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