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My daughter lives in...

My daughter lives in Texas and needs to divorce her husband and he is threatening to take her children from her because she can’t support them on her own. His family lives in the same town and she has no family there.

Lawyer's Assistant: What steps have been taken? Have any papers been filed in TX family court?

Nothing yet. She wasn’t sure where to start.

Lawyer's Assistant: Have they talked to a lawyer about this yet?

No, she can not afford a lawyer.

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

Not sure what else to ask except where to start and keep him from taking children.

Submitted: 26 days ago.Category: Family Law
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Family Lawyer: LegalGems, Lawyer replied 26 days ago
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Family Lawyer: LegalGems, Lawyer replied 26 days ago

I am terribly sorry to hear your daughter is having to deal with this particularly with young children.

Here are the forms, along with instructions, for filing for divorce

Basically either party may request temporary orders re: custody of the children and the court will typically provide that the primary caregiving parent retain custody until the court can effectively evaluate the best interests of the children.

Here are the relevant statutes:

http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/FA/htm/FA.153.htm

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Family Lawyer: LegalGems, Lawyer replied 23 days ago

Hello; just checking in on the above.
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The above information is for educational purposes only. An attorney in one's jurisdiction can be located at https://www.americanbar.org/groups/legal_services/flh-home.html
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Customer reply replied 12 days ago
Husband came into house and packed up crib and clothes and took kids. Is there anything she can do?
Customer reply replied 12 days ago
No form of divorce or child writes as of yet. can he do that. What can she do, call police etc. can they say abondment?
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