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  1. I am praying someone can help me with this question. I live in Georgia and my family in Alabama. My ex lives in Texas where our divorce was done. Due to the fact he is over 100 miles away he gets 42 days summer visitation. he decided to start his visitation on 6/28 but needed me to bring our son to Texas because he said he had to go pick up his live in girlfriends car. I get my son to Houston on the 28th and take him to his father's sisters house that is our drop off and pick up place in Texas. I find out when I left that the father didn't go pick up a car he was getting on a plane to Hawaii to be with his girlfriend for a week and them fly back together. this is on the day that he scheduled his summer visitation. He can afford to leave and go to Hawaii for a week but is almost 3 months behind on child support. I know his sister and trust her fully with my son. I get back to Georgia and get a call that my son has been moved from Houston to San Antonio without his father being there or consent or knowledge of the move or who did it. I let the father know how I feel and he tells me it is his visitation and he can do as he wants with it. He was in Hawaii and I had no address or phone number to where my son was. I later found out that they moved him to the fathers mothers house that is father lives with his girlfriend their 2 small kids and her 15 yr old son. The same home that the one time I briefly met his mother there was garbage and animal feces all in the house and a broken down pool that has animals that were living in it. The same woman that he calls by her first name and when we were married told me that she was a crazy alcoholic and we would not be having a relationship with her. I have seen her one time for a brief moment 4 years ago when she was on her way to a bar. I received a call from my sons father last night telling me that my girlfriend and the paternal grandmother (that my son has seen 4 times in his life) were taking my son this morning to California along with the girlfriends 2 babies to pick up the car that was supposed to have been picked up on the 28th. The big problem is that my sons father is not with him. I asked and pleaded with him last night not to let our son go that it was his summer visitation and he needed to spend it with our son or just let him come home. He refused. my son is now as far as I know on a 3000 mi round trip to pick up his dad's girlfriends car. I told the father that if he did not go then our son wasn't going. He did not care and sent him anyway. i have had no physical address of where my son has been and now 2 woman have left the state of Texas with him after I firmly told them not to and they did not have my permission but they did it any way. My ex pulled crap last summer to where he took my son to a family member of mine that I wasn't comfortable with and left him there for 3 weeks of his 42 days. now this summer 2 woman I do not know and one have met one time but heard horrible things about her from my son's father. I am afraid and need someone to let me know what right I have today. I am afraid that my son is not in great hands and not with his father but the only thing the father says is he can do what he wants with his visitation. All I wanted was my 5 yr old son to be able to spend time with his father and now most of the visitation has and will not be spent with the father by his choice. I would think I would have some right to know where my son is and an address and phone number. I also thought visitation with the non custodial parent was suppose to be where my son could spend time with his father. Please anyone can you tell me any law or how I can get my son if his father isn't using his visitation to spend with our son but instead send him on a 3000 trip with his live in girlfriend that he had an affair on me with. I'm trying to follow the law and be civil but I cant believe this is OK and that is what my ex keeps telling me is he can do whatever he wants even send our child across state lines without my consent and for me to tell him it is not OK and he tell me he doesn't care what I think. I am the one that raises him. Is there anything I can do to get my son back or even find him since they have already left crossed state lines with him and I haven't even been able to speak to my son. Please anyone who can tell me the law in Texas about someone other than the non custodial parent being able to take my son across state line with out my permission and telling them absolutely not but still doing it without the non custodial parent being with them. Please let me know. I only want to make sure my son spends time with his father and safely comes home. Thank you
  2. I own a Repair Shop in Texas and I did some repairs on a customers car, well she couldn't pay her bill so i let her make a $100.00 payments to me once a month and I let her take the car. Big Mistake on my part, but here is the problem she quit making those payment 60 days ago and i have a sign work order that states that i have a express mechanic lien on her car. I want to know if I can Repossess the car to secure my money that I have put into her car. I had a Key made just in case she didn't make payment, and guess what that is where i stand now with this car. I am ready to go get this car just don't want to do the Wrong Thing....Help
  3. I currently work for a construction company in Dallas. I know by law we are required to post the EEO, Labor Law, FMLA, etc. posters as required by the DOL. We have all current postings (English and Spanish) in every common area in every structure we own (main office, HR Office (for all applicants coming in to apply), our maintenance shop and every field office trailer on site. ​Now here is the dilemma. If we do not have a field office located on a jobsite we currently are working on (either because we are not the General Contractor on this job or simply because we are the subcontractor and the job itself is small and only has 2 or 3 employees at any one time) are we still required to post all required posters at these satellite locations and if so how and where do we post them? Would this responsibility not fall on the General Contractor for that project? We've searched high and low on the DOL and the TWC websites and cannot get a definitive answer. Any ideas? Thanks for your time.
  4. Hi, my Texas home (built in 2007) is under contract. Survey revealed the residence protrudes 5 ft over building set-back line and chimney protrudes into 5 by 20ft aerial easement by 3 ft. I am concerned I may lose the sale. If I lose the sale, do I have any legal rights to remedy from the builder?
  5. I recently purchased a vehicle from a exotic car dealership in Dallas, Texas. I am from Seattle, WA. My issue is the following: 1) The car was inspected on 5/2/16 and the car had 61,075 miles on it 2) The inspection came back with rims that were repaired, but not cracked 3) The car is purchased on 5/9/16 4) The car is then shipped on 5/13/16 onto the truck trailer with two cracked rims and one flat tire 5) The car now has 61,193 miles. The truck driver stated to the dealership that the car has a flat, but the dealer signed off that it was ok, and to ship the vehicle. 6) The vehicle arrives on 5/18, and has to be towed to a local dealership of which they inspect the car and they verify that the car has two cracked rims and it is not safe to drive. Spoke with the selling dealership, and they are hesitating to work with me on the matter. The dealership obviously drove the car after the inspection, and was aware that the car had a flat tire. What is the recourse on getting my money back since I am concerned that they may have driven the car and damaged it in other ways after the inspection and purchase was completed?
  6. My mother, aged 65 had a stroke a couple of months ago. My brother claims my mother granted him medical power of attorney over her on 2/29/2016. When I saw this document in early May (he had used his POA to move my mother to a nursing home and would not tell me or anyone else where she was - until she developed sepsis in early May and almost died. Then he told us she was back at the hospital, and we were able to see her.) it was obvious that my mother's signature had been forged. In addition, the notary did not appear to date or write anything but her signature and stamp. I handed the document over to law enforcement and they opened an investigation. Meanwhile I spoke with Notary after looking her up and she confirmed my suspicions of forgery/alteration of document. She is cooperative with investigation. Case is being transferred to county north of us, so charges have not been filed yet. My mom recovered from sepsis, though still mentally incoherent. Hospital discharged her to facility who will not give me any information on my mom. Now, here is why I posted this under family law: I want to stop him from misusing control he never had in the first place. I want to make sure my mothers assests are protected. He filed criminal trespass orders against my husband and I (in my county you dont need a reason) so i cant even legally go see if her belongings are there. He has a long documented history of theft and methamphetamine use. I think the best way for me to protect my mom from being isolated and her assests being liquidated by him is to file for guardianship. I dont have a lot of money, so to hire a lawyer is going to be difficult if not impossible. Is there such thing as emergency temporary guardianship in cases like this? So after he is arrested his girlfriend (common law wife) dont continue to keep me from her home and legally managing her affairs?
  7. During our divorce procedure my ex husband and I attended several mediations required by the county that the divorce was filed in. I have full custody of our 7 yr old son and his father has limited visitation due to drug usage , etc. The final mediation between myself , my ex and the lawyers included a step by step visitation schedule beginning with four hours supervised visits for one year and then increasing the time in 6 month increments until he would be able to see him for an entire weekend on the 2nd and 4th weekend of each month. The increase was based on certain requirements he must adhere to . First; he was instructed to get a hair follicle drug test twice before the end of the first phase . I was supposed to be notified of the results. A positive finding or not showing up for the test would automatically cancel any progression to the second phase of visitation. He was also required to show up for his visitation times 90% of the time.Not adhering to this would also cancel the next phase and cause the first phase to begin again for another year. Phase I began in October 2015. He has now missed 4 visitation days with our son and I have no indication that the drug test was taken. I was trying to find out who to notify of these results or lack of and was told that my divorce lawyer would need to be notified. I no longer have him on retainer because I cannot afford the costs. Can someone tell me who to contact that can record these issues to prevent his visitation from being increased. The AG's office can handle the lack of child support payments and the insurance he is suppsed to be providing but that is all they can do. How can the provisions be enforced since the papers are signed DKSTexas.
  8. I live in an apartment complex in Dallas, Texas. The complex has a pool/bbq area which is fenced in. It was around midnight when a private security officer showed up and said that I can’t be there since the pool area closes at 10 pm. (there are no signs about hours anywhere). We had a heated argument about my behavior, etc… at the end I told him I will leave after I finish. He then went to the gates and put locks on them. When I asked how am I supposed to get out, he said I’ll need to wait for someone to open them sometimes in the morning. Then he left the place. I know that I was most likely trespassing and acting and etc…. But didn’t he violated “freedom of movement or restricting or however it’s called”? Hazardous - If there is a tornado/rain/hail/cold night/etc., or Personal Safety – Maniacs/rappers/etc. In all situations I can’t get out or find shelter or run away. Freedom of movement – He confined me to a place without having any authority or my consent. He could have called a police to arrest me, but decided to confine me. Plus, I had a friend there with me and he only asked for ID. The whole time he was talking only to me. So he pretty much confined another person beside me without even explaining why he’s doing it and not giving them an option to leave. I did call management office and they called the private security company to send someone in to open the gates and got very surprised that I was locked in. My question is – can he do that legally??? If no, what are my options? P.S. Not sure which category it belongs so whoever has rights/knowledge please put it in the correct one.
  9. I've gone through a lot to break me to this point. I am sorry for it being so much to read but I am at a loss for direction. I have plenty off supporting evidence. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Work in Texas Of my team of 4 I am the only American. The others along with my boss are from the same region overseas. Since I started, my boss has never treated me as part of the team. He would listen and ask the opinions of the other guys, but would not ask mine. Even when I would say something he would either blow it off as being stupid, or act as if I had not said anything at all. While the project was in development, the company had sent these guys to months of equipment specific training. I came to the project to fill a spot that became vacant just before it went operational I never received the training like the others. When I asked if I could get the training I was told they were one time classes and that it wasn’t cost effective. Therefore I was learning as I went. The other guys came from backgrounds of working alone and were used to that. Now having to work as a team and myself not having the same training, I would kind of shadow as I was learning the equipment. Since these guys were used to working alone it bothered one of them making it difficult to work with him. Another guy could not accept when he was wrong about anything and would make him almost unbearable to work with. I would bring issues up to our boss but every time I was told, it’s just the way he is, or made excuses for their actions, but would always tell me to be the bigger man. My first two months my given objective was to complete 80% of needed company training. The others had over a year to complete it, but were still finishing up. At the end of those two months I completed 100% of the training. The project went operational along with actual work beginning my third month. This is when working as a team became difficult and frustrating for all. Language was a huge barrier. We all spoke English, but called things by different names. Everything from tools, to equipment, and components. They know the industry names for things, were as I know the proper names. Since they all knew it by their terminology, and I was the only one that knew it by mine, I was the wrong one. Trying to fit in as best I could I had a few chats with my boss to see if he could help or offer any advice. After realizing it would be me who always needed to change something or be the bigger man, I quit going to him for advice or complaints. Month 4, my boss called me into his office to have a talk. The jist of the talk was teamwork, some of the guys having an issue with me. When I asked who or what the issues were he had no particulars to give me. I re-iterated my prior concerns and he dismissed those again. Informed him language barrier issues were causing some irritable circumstances between us all but nothing major. Also the fact that these guys were used to working alone and I was trying to find the best way to work as a team yet leave them to do their own thing at the same time. I left the meeting thinking everything was fine. Month 5 my boss calls me in for another talk. He tells me he is hearing I don’t know how to do the simplest aspects of my job. Things that I could have easily demonstrated on the spot, but he did not ask for a demonstration, nor did he ask me if it was true or not. Instead he began to question my work background and insinuate that what was on my resume was just lies. After he finished insulting me, he moved on to “safety” infractions. There were two accounts of me not being 100%, I was 95%. I owned the fact that I was wrong. Even though he has seen and known about the other guys doing similar things, yet it was only wrong when I did it. My boss then informed me evaluations annual evaluations were coming, he was planning on giving me the lowest possible rating and placing on a plan. It was at this moment that I realized I needed to start watching my back and documenting everything I could. I spoke with the opposite teams boss, my bosses lateral, and informed him of the situation. He could not believe it, sighting he had never heard or seen anything bad from me. He contacted HR and had my evaluation score bumped up as much as he could. It was below average, but still better then a score that would get me let go. Month 6 my boss ignored/evaded me the entire month, until his last night before going home. He called me up to his office where he then took me into the big bosses office. As we all sat down at a table, my boss pulled out the plan he made up for me. On it were the basic things you say about someone that you are trying to get fired, lazy, unsafe, not a team player, does not poses required skills, aggressive, unapproachable, ect. My boss began to explain, without actually explaining, his reasons for what he had written on the plan. He would say I was doing things wrong, but could not tell me what. Saying people were having problems working with me. When I asked who and why, he could not say. I asked how I was supposed to change things, without knowing what I was doing wrong. He deflected and moved on. When he brought up my inability to perform the smallest of tasks, I rebutted by saying at anytime he could’ve asked for a demonstration to put those concerns to rest, but chose not to. He responded with ,”true, but now you have your chance.” His explanation for aggressiveness and inapproachability was, it’s the way you look. I said cause I don’t walk around with a huge smile on my face? At this point im thinking that if he had been treated like me by his boss and co-workers he wouldn’t be walking around with a smile either. Towards the end of the meeting no actual instances were given for the reasons why he had wrote what he wrote. Nor were there any defined or outlined goals set for me to meet to show “improvement” for the two month plan. So I asked what I needed to do. My boss said this was rushed and he had none. He said during his time off he would think off some. We signed the document and he left the next day. I was furious and bewildered that with no evidence at all this could be done. I spoke with my bosses lateral again and showed him the document. In the follow up comments box, he wrote he was extremely happy with my work, has never had any issues with me, and that he felt I would continue to be a valuable asset to the project. Month 7 my boss was unusually friendly. He provided a structured, goal oriented plan for to help me improve. Although none of the issues that he had previously mentioned were covered. Instead he brought up new “issues”, and made a plan that involved participation by himself so he could see my work for himself, instead of going off of what my coworkers said. Knowing that some of the new issues were lies, still being new to the company I did not want to make any waves. I knew I was doing a good job and if going through a small hell is what I had to do, so be it. After the first week of the plan my boss said he was completely happy with me. Even though he wasn’t following through on his end of the plan, he wasn’t saying anything negative so I just went with it. Each week he had new goals for me and I breezed through. I was also given my appraisal this month, with the score his lateral got it upped to. My boss stated that my appraisal was written at the same time as my plan and reflects as such. He said it does not reflect me now, but to bury everything in the past and to keep moving forward we had to get it out of the way. And that is what I thought we did. Months 8 and 9 go by without any issues and me still breezing though the plan. A two month plan started on my 6th month, yet still on in my 9th month. But figuring the end was near, why make waves. At the beginning of month 10 we sign off the plan and my boss is completely happy with me. I am doing 100% of what I need to be doing. I’m thinking great, I had to go through bs to get here, but I made it. Months 10, 11, and 12, go by without any indicators from my boss that I am doing anything wrong. Month 13, I just working along as I have been, no thoughts of anything wrong. My bosses last night before going home, calls me to his office to give me my Annual Appraisal. He showed me the score, below average, I stopped the meeting and requested his boss come in as a whitness. My boss continues saying my performance has gone down in the past 3 months, I am fixing too many broke things and need to focus more on planned maintenance, explaining that HR only understands planned maintenance numbers. At this point I was thinking that’s why he is supposed to explain on the appraisal of what actually goes on here, but his original agenda to get rid of me had never left his mind, he had to hide it until his next opportunity arose. I called HR and they told me I could write a statement on the bottom of the page if I wanted, so I did. “If an individual is doing something wrong, why would any manager want them doing it for 3 months without saying anything, especially in a carrier field as dangerous as ours”. To quickly sum up the end, HR called me in for a meeting during my off time. They explained the negative report they had got about me and showed me the supporting evidence sent with it by my boss. I showed them my evidence proving that I was doing what I was instructed to do. While proving my bosses treatment of me compared to the others. After HR was satisfied with what I had to tell them they asked if I had anything for them. Referring to previous evidence of discrimination, I showed them more and said this is blatant discrimination. No matter what I do, my boss will try to find a way to get rid of me. After a little more explaining the situation I have endured from the start, the meeting ends and they said they will go over everything and get back to me. The morning I am supposed to leave to go back to work, HR calls and tells me, it is best for all parties if we move you to a different crew. I will still have to work with my old boss for a week, but I will be rated by another boss now. My old boss got the other American that used to be on the crew I got swapped to fired while only working a week with him. So it’s just a matter of time until he can trump up stuff to get rid of me. My industry is hurting right now to the point where if you have a job, hold on to it, no one is hiring. I gained my skill set in the military and this is the best money I can make for someone with my training. If I am able to keep my job, I will be constantly worried about when he will finally win, who I can trust, or if the right I am doing is what will be reported. On the other hand, if I brought the case forward, I would be blacklisted in this industry and never be able to make this kind of money again. It’s truly sad when someone who has defended this country, can be discriminated against for being from this country, in this country.
  10. There was 2 work related injuries in one day while on the job. The first injury was a car accident. We have the police report that states the other driver was at fault. (Pulled out in front). Contacted supervisor at scene and was instructed to drive the wrecked vehicle two hours away to home office. When asked by supervisor if I was ok I stated I wasn't sure. I had back pain during the drive. When I arrived at home office supervisor asked me to load some boxes into another vehicle.During that process my back gave out and I fell to the ground could barely move my legs. Supervisor took me to local hospital. She told them I hurt my back lifting boxes. Failed to tell them I was in a vehicle accident. She filed a claim to workers comp on the incident of moving the boxes but not the car accident. After several Dr appointments and physical therapy I was told by the physical therapist I had a ruptured disc in my back. Now I received notice that workers comp does not want to pay all medical bills. They refused to allow an MRI. My back still hurts, I am still working and I am worried about future complications with my back. My supervisor nor the organization I work for will not take responsibility for not filing a claim for the accident.I was treated for picking up a box not for a car accident. I have contacted a couple lawyers who want to go the route of collecting money from the other driver. My concern is that my supervisor failed to follow procedure and now I have an injured back and cannot afford the medical bills workers comp won't pay. I can't seem to find a lawyer who will take the case.
  11. a pharmacy gave all of my childs information to another person and his medicine too.
  12. Hi, My ex husband is the custodial parent for our 14 yrs old son, but we are all still living on the same property (and since a few days, ex even dared to moved back into the house, urgh). Anyway, in his role as the sole decision maker, he had enrolled the boy into a school appr. 34 miles from our primary residence, as he used to live closer to that area before. The school is a 'public charter school', with admission lottery and waiting list etc. Anyway, we are living in North Harris County, and the school is in Sugar Land, Fort Bend county. So not only did my ex refuse to transfer the child to any other school, which might even offer bus transportation to school (ie, Public school), and insisted of driving him daily, but he also refused now, after an argument between the teenager and him, to drive him to school. I personally don't even have any transportation, so I am not able to do it, even if my schedule would permit. Ex has been peddling residences back and forth with the boy since even before the academic school year started and the child has due to his father already as of today 28.5 days of absences in total. My questions are: Who do I have to contact to inform that he is willfully keeping the boy out of school, out of spite over an argument? And are truancy issues, which are NOT based on the child, but the parent, another indication that the custodial parent is actually the unfit parent and can be held up against the custodial parent in family court? To the probably arising question as why my ex has the custody: He had made sure I was out of country when he divorced me, while he was in physical possession over this boy, but not our other child. Hence a custody decision was made, but only for the child in his possession, meaning, this one who's now having the issues that his father willfully keeps him out of school as a form of 'punishment' against the boy and me.
  13. Civic association owns lake & land around a lake. (Old spring fed sandpit) Neighbor has 4 month old construction trespass on this land & was notified to remove it within 15 days 2 months ago. Nothing has happened. My problem with this is this trespass is between my property line & the lake. This civic association has already lost an adverse possession case in court over similar inaction. Reid Lake Houston TX 77046. What are my options?
  14. Deceased is a never married gentleman in Texas who died intestate . Application for Independent Administration and Determination of Heirs has been filed and approved in the county court. Notice to creditors has been published. The Determination of heirs sites 3 children to receive 1/3. Of course this would be after last tax returns and creditors has been paid. The Independent Administrator is one of the children. The Administrator has begun the process of documenting and determining an inventory. Certified Letters have been sent to several siblings of the deceased asking that items removed from the deceased home be returned. My question is this. Once the inventory is compiled, is the Independent Administrator required to share findings with the other distributee's? My daughter is one of the distributee's, but she is a minor child. The other children are adults. Being that the other children (one being the Administrator) where adults and lived independently from the home, and even out of state, I am not sure that they would know if the inventory, at least of the things from the home have been accounted for. Where my daughter having spent practically every other weekend and summers and school breaks in the home for the last 10 years would have a better grasp as to the contents. Especially if the Administrator believes that some items have been removed. Or, is this a normal thing for the Administrator to send certified letters to family members asking them to return any items they may have? My daughter has not been back to her Dad's home since his death, even though she has requested to go get items from her room, his siblings who had the key have not allowed her back to get her things. My understanding since the Administrator has been approved, the locks on the home have been changed. Another question would be about the contents of my daughters room at the home. Example her laptop was left in her room. Would that be part of the inventory and would she be able to get that back? There has been very little communication received from the Administrator, so I just don't know if the inventory would be shared at all. Thank you in advance.
  15. I'm curious as someone I know has recently claimed that there is a law to do with the Mandatory Reporting of Domestic Abuse in Texas that punishes people with knowledge of said abuse should they not come forward. My question is does this apply to victims of the Domestic Abuse? As to me it makes little sense to punish someone for not reporting the crime should they be a victim who is dependent on the one inflicting the abuse. If they were to press charges after say years of abuse and when questioned why not reported previously that they were "Too afraid to report due to being dependent on the Accused" would they face the punishment of Class B misdemeanor for failing to report? Or would that be reason enough for the Victim to be pardoned of this punishment?
  16. Looking to leave our two homes to our daughter. Both have good equity, but also have liens on them. What will be her responsibility in regards to the liens. Must she refinance them or can she continue to pay on them as they are in our names? To avoid probate, can we do this in a living trust or is there a better way?
  17. I hope I am posting this situation under the correct category, or if I am not that I will be directed to the proper one. A few years ago my sister's two children were visiting their father for the weekend and CPS was called which ended in the children being removed from the father's home due to a harmful living environment. CPS were going to return the children to my sister, their mother, but could not do so because she was staying at my older sister's house and her husband (our brother-in-law) had an old felony, so they could not let the children stay with her there. Since that was the only living situation she had at the moment, CPS offered to take them into temporary custody and place them in a temporary foster care agency until she provided a stable living environment that met CPS criteria. My sister agreed to this for the good of her children. The CPS case was soon closed - as she was not found at fault for anything - and the father voluntarily gave up his rights. After the CPS case was closed, the foster care agency took over and assigned my sister a case worker. The case worker was supposed to work with my sister and provide referral services to help her, and they did not do those things. My sister had stable living conditions, but the foster care agency did not give her children back, instead they told her she couldn't have them back and that she needed parenting classes, drug tests, and psych evaluations. My sister did all parenting classes, passed numerous drug tests, and was cleared on all psych evaluations. They still would not give the children back, claiming she did not meet CPS requirements, which at the time she had believed them and continued to work hard to meet their standards, but in fact she did meet the CPS criteria to have her children returned. Now the foster care agency is keeping information from her, and giving her false information. They split her kids up into two separate foster care homes. My sister was soon served with papers to have her parental rights terminated so the foster family of her youngest son could adopt him, but the papers were served to her the day before the hearing, which she contested, but her papers "were not received" and since they "didn't receive" an answer, they automatically terminated her rights and adopted him out. The foster care agency is only supposed to start the adoption process once a judge has ruled that family unification is impossible, however no such ruling was ever made. Now they are trying to do the same thing with her second son, they are pushing for her to sign her rights over, which she won't do, and they are taking her to court in order to terminate her rights so he can be adopted out to a separate family. My question is: Is what this foster care agency doing legal? Can she sue them? I know she is trying to find a lawyer at this point and time, but hasn't found one yet and so has not gotten legal advice on what all she can do to stop this from happening. She has a stable living environment, she has a daughter that goes to daycare and is doing remarkable, and she is currently trying to go to school to become a CNA.
  18. I have custody of my three Great Grand children for 5 years and the mother wants to get the back in her custody. I feel she is ready and responsible to get them back. What would be my first step to give them back ?
  19. I have a 17 year old child that is a hit with the smaller children in our new neighborhood. They follow him, want him to play with him and so forth. He is full of energy so he enjoys playing with the children. Recently I've had an issue with our next door neighbor. My son "back talked" her one day and she has had it out for him since then. One afternoon several children were playing outside and HER daughter started pinching the boys butts (the daughter is 9). All of the children thought it was funny and started doing that to one another. The neighbor went ballistic on my son and she and my husband talked about it and from my understanding the situation was rectified. My son was told that he was no longer allowed to play with any children under the age of 13. 10 days later there were some boys in her backyard jumping on the trampoline. She told my son that he was welcome to go jump with them. A few minutes later I called him and told him to go home. Shortly after he left, her ex whom I have never laid eyes on before, came to my door when I was not home and threatened my son. He told him that he "molested" the girl and he would "mop the street with him". I was on my way home. The police were called and the man was issued a criminal trespass warning. They also issued a trespass warning to my son and said he was not allowed at their home. He explained to the officer that he was invited and the officer said it doesn't matter... just stay away from their home to avoid conflict. So he has done just that. Since this has happened, this woman has gone up and down our street telling the neighbors that my son is a pedophile and molested her daughter. She has told the girl that it is okay to say these things and she even went to the school and told kids in school that she was molested. Several of the neighborhood parents have approached me saying that they were there during the "hiney pinching" incident and they have known her long enough to know that she causes trouble in the neighborhood at least once a year. She told one of the other neighbors that "the legal issues arent over yet". I am so worried that she and her daughter have been going around fabricating all these stories so that they can cause trouble for my son. She is 30 and still thinks life is high school from my understanding. She lives with her mother and has a record of drug use and dwi's. She even hit a woman while drunk and caused the woman to miscarry! Unknowingly, I've moved into crazy ghetto town I guess (I've only had my home 11 months). What do I do if he's falsely accused and arrested?? Can I sue her for defamation or slander?
  20. We moved in to our current rental house in September 2006 The owner died in April 2014 and her son took over until he sold the house in February 2016, her son's business is downstairs from us and we give the rent check to his secretary each month. We paid a $500 security deposit and $0 pet deposit when we moved in 9.5 yrs ago. The new owner wants a new security deposit ($1250) and a pet deposit ($300) He also wants background checks for each adult ($20 each) and wants us to pay for them. I did a little research and found section 92.105 (TX) states that a new deposit is not allowed unless the house was foreclosed on. That the original deposit transfers over to the new owner during the purchase transaction. http://www.tenant.net/Other_Areas/Texas/txlihs/tenant.html#anchor1243641 I haven't researched the pet deposit and background check issues yet. Am I reading this correctly? Thanks for your help Brian
  21. What is the final disposition of a deferred adjudication plea? I was under the understanding that deferred adjudication would result in the case being "dismissed" in consideration for successfully completed probation? Wouldn't the judge be the only one who could revoke the probation? I would think any revocation would not only be based upon the recommendation of the Probation Officer and/or District Attorney? but would also require a hearing before the judge?
  22. My father felt sick while onboard a Norwegian cruise. He went to the ships doctor, who insisted my dad go to the hospital in Belize. My dad said he would prefer to go to our cabin and rest. The doctor again insisted that my dad must go to the hospital as he could have a heart attack. I asked if someone was going to come with us because we had never been to Belize before and had no idea how to get to the hospital. The doctor said that we would have someone with us and the hospital would be expecting us. We got on the ferry that was to take us to shore and suddenly we found ourselves alone. When we arrived in Belize there was no one there to meet us. We asked the person who was in charge of the ferry and he went to find the lady that he said worked for NCL. He came back 5 minutes later with Evette. She was mad because she said no one had contacted her about the situation. She called her immediate boss who also said they didnt know anything. She said she would call a driver. We waited 15 minutes in the rain for the driver. The whole time I was crying because I thought my dad would have a heart attack any minute. When we got to the hospital they had no idea who we were. However, the cardiologist gave my dad several tests, and determined that he did not have a heart condition. He actually found nothing wrong with him and approved him to return to the ship. When we got back to the ship I asked the nurse what the correct procedure for sending someone to the hospital in a foreign country is and she said that an ambulance was supposed to be there to take us to the hospital. I asked who she called and she couldnt give me a name. It turns out that my dad has myeloma. He has a suppressed immune system and his risk of infection is extremely high. My dad got a cold from being out in the rain. He was actually hospitalized because of it when he got back to Australia. The rest of our trip was ruined because he was so sick. Usually he is the life of the party, but he laid in bed the rest of the time. Because he was sick my mother and I stayed with him the whole time. Over 6,000 on a cruise and then a huge 2,000 bill from the ship doctor (they did refund a 400 of it), and my dad got sicker because of it. I would never have gone on a Norwegian cruise if I realized that they leave people with life threatening illnesses alone in foreign countries to find their own way to the hospital.
  23. Hello, I am trying to proof that my ex husband, who has the same first and (first) middle name like our sons, was using their SSN numbers to sign up and obtain services using the children's SSN. I know the only difference is in the DOB and the second middle name of the still minor children. My first step will be calling the credit bureaus to obtain their credit history. Is there already something I need to mention or request right upfront during that call (ie. caller requesting the call to be recorded, if not automatically done so, or adding a fraud alert on their accounts etc.) to have later, as well, liable proof of misuse (if proven), that will as well stand up in custody court? I, personally for my part, have found already numerous proofs that my ex husband did use my SSN and copies of DL, to obtain municipal services under my name AFTER our separation and as well divorce, had opened up bank accounts and committed tax fraud. (all of that has already been reported, documented and filed with authorities). However, I want to make sure the children's future is protected by clearing up their credit history, if he done or might attempt such actions under their name as well, I know the only sure way to protect their names in the future would be a legal name change, but that as well would have to involve family court....and without a strong documentation behind the requested reasons I am not sure if that would be as easy as it sometimes sounds. Hence the questions, what forms of documentation is needed to to make a case, if the findings show misuse of their ID and SSN. Thanks for anyone reading, pondering and responding.
  24. Took AT&T mobility to small claims court. They cited Texas rules of civil procedure 92, General denial as their response. What does this mean and how should I proceed?
  25. Hi all, I am the Maintenance Supervisor for an infamous apt complex her in Texas. I started this deal with my landlord that i would work for her and her husband at 7.50/hr @ 42.5 hours is 318.75 and she would take out my rent each week 181.25 and I should get 137.50 cash. Well, that happened for a little while until they had to go work on the mall they own in Arkansas. then no work no money. I hurt my back working on a job for them, went to the ER and she advised me that i was fired and threatened to turn off my power. Nonetheless, since i haven't had a paycheck since Christmas, I found a second job, long story short, she fires me and tells me that i have two days to get out... Now then, this is a small piece of a big pie filled with corruption and deceit; therefore, can someone guide me in the right direction so that when i talk to an attorney here, I have a general idea of what my objectives are. I am however; contacting the Texas Tenants Advisor's Monday. Thank you and God Bless
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