Hi, and Welcome to JustAnswer. Thank you for your question. My name isXXXXX am a licensed, practicing Attorney and would be glad to help, but need a bit more information if you do not mind, Q. 1. Is there presently a Child Custody Order entered by the Court regarding the custody of both your daughter and your son ? Q. 2. If so, what is the date of that Order ? Q. 3. How long was he in jail for the charges you mentioned, and when was he released ? Q. 4. Is he on Probation or Parole so that he has to check in with his PO on a regular basis ? Thank youThank you
Yes, I am the custodial parent. The Date is August 4th, 2005. He was in jail for 9 and a half to 10 years. He was placed on Parole upon release from prison.
http://www.texasbar.com/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Find_A_Lawyer&Template=CustomSource/MemberDirectory/Result_form_client.cfmIf you decide to go to the Mediation without a lawyer, tell the hearing Officer that you wish you could afford a lawyer, but your money is better spent on your children and buying their necessities. this should win the Mediation Officer over to your side. Then you can go into the reasons as to why your son's best interests and permanent welfare would be served by denying the father's Petition and leave the custody arrangement the way it has been for the last 14 years, and go through 1 through 4 above, as often as possible, stressing your good points - devoted mother, never in trouble, always with your children and say that you do not believe that the father is any type of role model you would ever want your son to follow.
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