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Secondhand Smoke and Child Custody

In Child Support, Children Issues, Contested Divorces, Uncategorized on June 28, 2013 at 2:47 am

Secondhand Smoke and Child Custody

Smoking can be an issue brought up during a child custody lawsuit. If you are in a child custody battle and you smoke or the other parent smokes, you should discuss the issue of smoking with your attorney.

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Answer to the Question: Can I see my kids if I am behind in child support?

In Child Support, Children Issues, Uncategorized on June 22, 2013 at 9:49 pm

Pasadena, Texas Family Law Attorney Cari Brownlee, 281-998-8880, answers the common question, “Can I see my kids if I am behind in child support?”

My ex will not let me see my son/daughter. What can I do if my ex will not let me see my kid(s)?

In Children Issues, Contested Divorces, Uncategorized on April 26, 2013 at 8:35 pm

If your ex-spouse or ex-girlfriend/boyfriend will not let you see your children, you should contact a Family Law Attorney.  You will first want to establish visitation orders with a court in your jurisdiction. Once orders are established,then you have set times to see your children. If your ex does not allow you to see your children during your court ordered set visitation times,your ex could be held in contempt of court. Contempt of court may be punishable by jail.

If you are having a difficult time seeing your children, call me, Cari Brownlee, at 281-998-8880.

We haved moved!

In About Cari Brownlee, Child Support, Children Issues, Contested Divorces, Uncategorized, Uncontested Divorces on April 25, 2013 at 8:53 pm

I have moved, but don’t worry, I am just one block away from my Fairmont Pkwy office. My office is now located at 3515 Preston Ave., Pasadena, Texas.

Can I get a divorce in Harris County, Brazoria County, Chambers County, Liberty County or Galveston County if I am pregnant?

In Children Issues, Contested Divorces, Uncontested Divorces on August 7, 2011 at 5:53 pm

If you are seeking a divorce while you or your spouse is pregnant, the divorce may be filed; however, the divorce may not be finalized while you or your spouse is pregnant.  

 

What type of lawyer do I need if I am seeking a decrease in my child support in Harris County Texas?

In Child Support, Children Issues on April 19, 2011 at 2:43 pm

If you are requesting a decrease in child support, you are looking for a family law attorney. If you already haves orders from a court issuing a specific amount of child support and you now want to decrease child support you are wanting a modification.

Generally, family law attorneys handle divorces, modifications of child support, modifications of visitation, enforcing child support, child custody matters, protective orders, suits affecting the parent-child relationship,  name changes, adoptions and premarital agreements.  Not every family law attorney handles the above-named issues. Therefore, prior to making an appointment with an attorney, you will want to ask if the attorney handles your type situation.

If you need assistance seeking a decrease  in child support call me, Cari Brownlee, at 281-998-8880.

What type of lawyer do I need if I am seeking an increase in my child support in Harris County Texas?

In Child Support, Children Issues on April 19, 2011 at 2:40 pm

If you are requesting an increase in child support, you are looking for a family law attorney. If you already haves orders from a court issuing a specific amount of child support and you now want an increase in child support you are wanting a modification.

Generally, family law attorneys handle divorces, modifications of child support, modifications of visitation, enforcing child support, child custody matters, protective orders, suits affecting the parent-child relationship,  name changes, adoptions and premarital agreements.  Not every family law attorney handles the above-named issues. Therefore, prior to making an appointment with an attorney, you will want to ask if the attorney handles your type situation.

If you need assistance seeking an increase in child support call me, Cari Brownlee, at 281-998-8880.

At What Age Can A Child Choose Which Parent To Live With In Texas?

In Children Issues, Contested Divorces on February 5, 2011 at 5:17 am

I am frequently asked at what age can a child choose which parent he/she wants to live with.  There is clearly a misunderstanding about children choosing who they want to live with. In Texas, children do not get to choose who they want to live with.  Section 153.009 of the Texas Family Code does allow for children to have a voice on the subject. The law allows for a party to request for the judge to confer with a child. Once a request is made for a judge to confer with a child, the judge must talk with children 12 years of age and older and may talk with children under the age of 12. Therefore, the law allows for children to state their preference, it does not allow them to choose.  The interview is merely evidence  courts can use to make its decision.  The court’s decision is ultimately based on what is in the best interest of the children.

What does SAPCR stand for?

In Children Issues, Contested Divorces on August 24, 2010 at 1:56 pm

In Texas, SAPCR stands for a suit affecting the parent-child relationship.   It is the name for suits that involve almost any issue regarding a child. This includes conservator issues and child support. In a divorce with children, a SAPCR is combined with a suit for dissolution of marriage.

May I Stop Paying Child Support Because My Ex-Wife or Ex-Husband Will Not Give Me My Visitation?

In Children Issues on July 16, 2010 at 10:32 pm

You should not stop paying child support because your ex-spouse is not letting you exercise your court-ordered visitation. Child support and visitation are two separate issues. Refusal by a party to allow possession or access to a child does not justify failure to pay court-ordered child support. If you stop paying court-ordered child support, you could be held in contempt of court.

If you are not being allowed to exercise your court-ordered visitation rights, contact me, Cari Brownlee, at 281-410-1177.