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- Texas Tech University
- Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
- Texas State Bar # 18842425
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7 Questions Answered
- Q. Custody hearing in Texas
- A: In a contested custody case, the testimony is usually recorded and can be transcribed into a written record of the proceedings. You should contact the Court to determine if a record exists and to get a copy of that record. You will have to pay for the transcript. The s answer is for educational / informational use only and does not create an attorney/client relationship.
- Q. I had a geo restriction put on her but she moved 200 miles away and said nothing but keeps her old address what do I do
- A: I would go over your order perhaps with your original attorney and make sure that the mother is abiding by its terms or identify where she is not in compliance. . If you find she is not in compliance you can discuss the possibility of a motion to enforce the order. This is for information/educational purposes only and does not constitute an attorney-client relationship.
- Q. Need legal advise for family law pertaining to alimony and spousal maintenance
- A: Texas allows for spousal maintenance in limited circumstances. The spouses must have been married for at least ten years and the spouse requesting maintenance must prove they cannot earn enough to meet their reasonable minimum needs, or the spouse requesting maintenance must have an incapacitating mental or physical disability that prevents them from earning enough to meet their minimum reasonable needs, or the spouse requesting maintenance must show that they are the custodian of a child of the marriage who requires substantial care because of a physical or mental disability that prevents the spouse from earning sufficient income to meet their minimum reasonable needs. An additional reason that spousal support may be ordered is if there has been a conviction or deferred adjudication for domestic violence committed against the spouse requesting maintenance by the other spouse or either child either during the time the Divorce is pending or two years before the Divorce is filed. Alimony is a contractual arrangement that is agreed upon by the parties to the Divorce. It is advisable for you to contact a family law attorney to find out more about these two options. This is information is provided for education purposes only and does not create an attorney/client relationship.
- Q. do I need a lawyer for POA or Guardianship in Texas?
- A: It is advisable to have an attorney help you with a guardianship. A power of attorney is possible only if a party is legally competent to grant one. I suggest you seek the advice of an attorney to determine the best course of action and to help you with the paperwork. This answer is for education purposes only and does not create an attorney client relationship.
- Q. Terminating Parental Rights.
- A: It is difficult to terminate parental rights without abuse grounds or a voluntary termination by the parent. It may be done but it is often an expensive process. I would suggest talking with your sister to see how she feels about a termination action. The next step would be to find a family law attorney who can assist with the process. Good luck! Elaine Brown The above information is for educational purposes only and does not create an attorney client relationship.
- Q. My ex wants to back out on our mutual agreed change to standard visitation for this weekend. Can she on short notice?tx
- A: Generally, when parents agree to visitation outside of the Court ordered visitation schedule, they can back out of the agreement without consequences from the Court. This can be frustrating to the other parent. However, it is difficult to enforce any schedules outside of those ordered by the Court. The answer given is for education purposes only and does not create an attorney/client relationship with Elaine S. Brown.
- Q. Can I move my son to another state without the father’s consent?
- A: The answer depends on whether you have any orders relating to custody of your son. Generally, parents that are not divorced or do not have a Court ordered custody arrangement, have equal rights with regard to the children. This means that they can take control and possession of the children and can make decisions regarding the child's welfare. However, as soon as parents separate and file a suit with the Court or begin a divorce action, the Court usually steps in and determines each parent's rights with regard to the children. Before you move, it is advisable for you to meet with an attorney to determine what Court actions may be in the best interest of the children. This constitutes an answer for general educational purposes and does not create an attorney/client relationship.
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