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I need a family lawyer who is well-versed in Texas law. My

I need a family lawyer who is well-versed in Texas law.My husband divorced me and the mediation decree has been signed. I have many questions, a lot pertaining to how the agreement can be enforced (I understand it's a difficult thing in Texas). It should have taken effect in January, but I haven't received anything from him yet.First, he gave me a Honda van that's in his name and is under Honda financing. It has a ~$7k negative value (or worth less than its principal). It has a steep $800/mo payment. Should I just allow it be repossessed and have them go after my ex? I can't do anything to it (refinance, trade-in, etc.) because the loan is in his name and I'm not in the title. Please advise

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LegalGems

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Ely,(I am willing to wait for Ely) Another odd one. How

Ely,(I am willing to wait for Ely)Another odd one. How strong are "grandparents rights" in Bexar county, Texas?situation:My daughter is adopted and has recently been re-introduced to her birth mother and extended family. The birth grandparents would like to have some visitation court ordered because Adopted mom will not give them any time with my daughter.The grandparents re preparing to file for "grandparents rights" and ask for visitation.1. Since the birth mother severed her rights, does that sever the grandparents rights too?2. If the rights survive, do they extend to my son too (her adopted brother, my biological child)

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Ely

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Here back in march of 2016 I was in a incident involving

here back in march of 2016 I was in a incident involving family as well my 3 younger children was there spending the weekend with me and I was assaulted from behind with a weapon in front of my children at the time I tried getting them away from the incident and I was hit in the back of the head and blood gushing down my face I responded by defending myself as well as protecting my kids from being harmed and the incident traumatized my 3 young children ages was 7,5,3 years old. I managed to get them out of the house and some of my other family members lived next door called the police where I collapsed in her yard I was transported by via ambulance to the hospital where I had a deep gash where I had to get 5 staples in the back of my head and wound marks on my neck and back where I was attacked by 2 family members a month later I was arrested for a felony 3 assault family violence charge due to their word against mine and the other occupiants wasn't charged or arrested and I suffered from the attack I was asking if my 7 year old daughter could be my key witness when I go to court in a few weeks since she saw everything and can describe it to a t to save me from going to prison for being falsly accusedJA: What state is this in? And can you tell me a little more about the charge?Customer: Texas and the charge is felony 3 assault aggravated time they accused me of choking breathe circulation on my mother..which at no time did I ever place no hands on her..her boyfriend is the one that hit me from behind with the weapon while I had my back turned from him lookin derectly into my kids eyesJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: a few days after the incident i went to the sheriffs department to file charges on my behalf with severve head aches due to the incidient and i spoke to the dispatcher and requested to file a statement on my behalf which at the time their was a major flood in our area and she requested me to talk to the officers that was on scene to file a statement and i responded i don't remember who they were due to me having lots of blood dried to my face and couldn't see or was i coherent and also the officers that came to the scene took my drivers license and i also asked the dispatcher bout my license as well and i was told they didn't hAVE THEM ... a month after the incident at approximately 10 30 pm 6 police officer cop cars arrived at the residence where i was residing at that time and one officer was disrespectful and bargged in my grandmothers house being disrespectful and without a warrant and came in my room as i was getting dressed and i asked him out of respect to please put the handcuffs on me when i step out side due to the fact i didn't want my daughter and grandmother witnessing me bein arrested for something i didn't commit and escorted me with cuffs on to the car..JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: yes that time i was essorted to bein processed i was granted access to fill out my statement while i was in the processing room and after a month later i was also handed my drivers license

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My son is 19 and his daughter's mother is 16. In March my

My son is 19 and his daughter's mother is 16. In March my son went to our local child support enforcement office and requested a paternity test, child support, and visitation. In April the maternal grandmother called me screaming asking why I wanted a DNA test done. I told her it doesn't matter if I think it's his or not, the test has to be done before a child support order is enforced because she told him he can't sign the birth certificate.In July they went to court for everything. The judge asked the girl why haven't taken the test. She and her mom said they didn't know anything about it. If they didn't know why did the grandmother call me in April saying she got the paperwork. The judge ordered them to go that day (Tuesday) to take the test and for my son to go also. When we went we waited all day for them and they didn't show up. Friday child support enforcement called and told my son they just left, so he had the test done at that time.In August the babies mother joined Job Corps without our knowledge. Now the maternal grandmother has my son's daughter and said she automatically gets custody because her daughter is underage. Would my son not receive custody because he is the biological father and over 18? I asked the girl's mother where were you all those times I called you and asked you to tell your daughter to stop telling my son where she is. Where were you all those times I called and told you my son didn't come home where's your daughter and you told me you don't have time to look for her.

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To LegalGems: thank you. I've also heard from mixed info on

To LegalGems: thank you. I've also heard from mixed info on custody - the guide you linked me to says custody normally goes to one parent with visitation rights for the other, but I've heard elsewhere courts prefer joint custody. What do you think? Is GA different in this regard? I want to keep everything as same as possible for the kids and that would mean me having full physical custody and sharing legal custody (I think), if I have the terms right, and him having them a couple afternoons a week (visitation?). What do you think is reasonable to ask for? please let me know if I should start a new ticket for this question. Thanks.

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LegalGems

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The father is not on the birth certificate, why am i

the father is not on the birth certificate, why am i receiving a notice from the child support division of the attorney general to provide informationJA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: texasJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: i have a lawyer, but it's saturday and i'm kind of freaking out and I can't talk to him until Monday. But, the presumed father is violent, we have cases and witnesses because he abused me during pregnancyJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Yes, I never put in a request for this and I am not planning on filling out any information for the attorney general.

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My question is in regards to child custody, Texas, Sigh...

Hello... my question is in regards ***** ***** custodyJA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: TexasJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Sigh... lots of things. An original order has been in place since 2010 I believe. My husband is the non-custodial parent, his ex-wife is the custodial.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: She's has a history of drug abuse, never documented until recently in April 2016 when we had to get CPS involved. The kids were placed with us for over a month until their mom had a clean UA, then they went back with her. On Oct 15th we were notified by the ex-wifes (Amanda) husband that Amanda had destroyed the house, assaulted the husband, been on drugs, threatened to kill herself and was taken away in an ambulance and would be going to jail. Luckily the kids weren't there at the time so they didn't witness any of that. One was with us, the other was with Amanda's family. We were asked to come get the other child, to which we did. They have been with us ever since. There's more... but should I continue now or with the lawyer?

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What is the legal threshold for a judge to be willing to

what is the legal threshold for a judge to be willing to issue a protective order against the wife in the middle of a divorce, temp joint custody 3 yo with husband as primary ?JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: texasJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: she hasJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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originallawyer

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I have questions about a tpo in ga, yes i filed for a tpoo

hi i have questions about a tpo in gaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: yes i filed for a tpoo and the judge signed it then a week later i filed for a dismissalJA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: In Ga Henry CountyJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: If i dont go to court will it be dropped

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