Victoria Collins

Victoria Collins

Collins Law Office
  • Family Law, Divorce, Consumer Law...
  • Texas
Badges
Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&ASocial MediaResponsive Law
Summary

Victoria Collins pursued a legal career later in life. She is a mother and grandmother. While raising her children, she attended college on a part time basis until she earned her Bachelor's degree. Once her children were grown, Vicky left home in Fort Worth for three years to attend law school in Houston; finally realizing a life-long dream to serve others through the practice of law. Perseverance through difficult financial and personal
adversity motivates Victoria's compassion toward her clients and her ambition to aggressively advocate on their behalf.

Practice Areas
  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Consumer Law
  • Domestic Violence
  • DUI & DWI
  • Criminal Law
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Texas
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney
Collins Law Office
- Current
Intern
Harris County District Attorney
-
Special Victims Bureau, Child Abuse Division
Student
Randal O Sorrell Clinic, South Texas College of Law
-
Education
South Texas College of Law
J.D. (2017) | Law
-
Honors: Pro Bono Honors Program P&E Public Service Scholarship
Activities: American Bar Association Tarrant County Bar Association Family Law Section / State Bar of Texas
Professional Associations
State Bar of Texas # 24100433
Member
Current
Tarrant County Bar Association Legal Line
Member
- Current
Activities: Member
Certifications
Certified Mediator
State of Texas
Certified Court-Appointed Guardianship Representative
Texas
Websites & Blogs
Website
Legal Answers
35 Questions Answered

Q. My daughters father in TX has been married for 5 years and we dont have a child support order in place. The hearing is
A: No, child support is calculated primarily on the parent’s income and does not include his or her spouse’s income.
Q. If a child support case is closed due to non custodial parents inability to pay (SSI) is the visitation order still val
A: Yes. Visitation rights are not effected by child support obligations
Q. In Texas can you serve your spouse divorce papers before filing with the county clerk
A: First answer, no. A lawsuit (in your case divorce) must be filed, and the county must issue a citation for service to defendants of the lawsuit OR you can sign a waiver of service. But either way you must be notified. Second, to find out info about the divorce you need to know what county your husband filed the suit. Once you know the county, call the district court clerk and ask them to look it up for you. Did you ever receive a notification of a hearing or court date? If you did but failed to appear, your husband could have received a default judgement and the court granted the divorce. In any scenario, you should have received notification in regard to the standing of the case.
Q. I am the custodial parent and The wife of the my child’s father is becoming hostile.
A: Whether or not the child's step-mother (or any responsible adult) is allowed to pick-up or drop off should be addressed in your final decree. If it is not, or there is simply not language there does not appear here that there is enough of a substantial change in circumstances that would allow a modification of the parent-child relationship. Try expressing your concerns to the child's father, and let him know you just don't want your child exposed to that type of behavior, and invite alternative methods of pick-up drop-off so that you don't have to deal with his wife.
Q. I think I have a negligence case against my lawyer. I’m not sure I need to ask someone.
A: Re-read over the contract and fee agreement between yourself and your attorney. Fees, expectations, and so forth should be addressed in there. That said, your attorney has an obligation to keep you informed as to the progression of your case. However, if you feel that your attorney is not acting in your best interest, you may file a grievance with the State Bar of Texas. Here is the website: https://www.texasbar.com. You are free to terminate your relationship with your current attorney and hire another, but try to discuss your concerns first. Also keep in mind that an attorney will want a retainer up-front before taking on your case.
Q. What can I do now?
A: The answer to your question, "What can I do ..." depends a lot on what county you are in, and what court you are in. Different judges react to situations in different ways, so the only way to know the "best" course of action is to hire a family law attorney in your area with experience and familiarity with the court your case is in. That said, you can try filing a Motion to Compel. This is a motion requesting the court to compel the other side to take action on the court's temporary orders.
Q. Im looking to sign over my rights to the mother of the child. Is it even possible?
A: It is never in the child’s best interest to lose a parent, unless that parent is abusive. So, if you fall into that category then yes it is possible to terminate your parental rights. But as the other attorney said, this is a huge decision that will effect you, the child, the child’s descendants, and the mother for the rest of everyone’s life, so decide wisely, and do not terminate just because of child support obligations.
Q. Do I have to break up with my girlfriend which is my baby mother if we decide to put child support?
A: Whether you are a couple or not has nothing to do with supporting your child. If you are old enough to have a child, then you are old enough to take care of it. “Child support” is a legal term that describes a financial responsibility ordered by a court of Law to help with the expenses associated with the responsibility of parenthood.
Q. I’ve been divorced for 3 years. In the decree my ex was to pay me a property settlement over 5 years. He has been
A: The answer depends on what the settlement was for. Was it for division of property? Did you have out of pocket expenses your ex had to repay? I agree with first attorneys answer. Consult a tax attorney or CPA. Too many unknown details to answer.
Click here to see all answers
Social Media
Contact & Map
Collins Law Office
5430 River Oaks Blvd
Fort Worth, TX 76114
USA
Telephone: (817) 349-0789