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SingleDad

Paris, TX

#1 Jun 22, 2009
Anyone have any suggestions on a child custody lawyer in Paris? what about the cost?
Scanner fan

Paris, TX

#2 Jun 22, 2009
I used James Rodgers from Moore Law Firm. I can't remember the actual cost but I wasn't making a lot of money at the time. Also ours was civil and I wrote what I wanted and Mr.Moore drafted and filed it and whatever Lawyers do.
SingleDad

Paris, TX

#3 Jun 22, 2009
Thanks. Money is also a concern for me as well. I've been paying my ex child support every month faithfully and my kid has been living w/me for the last couple years. Bitch don't want the kid but don't want to give up the money. I don't think i should have to keep paying her when my daughter is with me every day and every night. What should I do?
Scanner fan

Paris, TX

#4 Jun 22, 2009
I would call and make an appt for a consult. Explain your situation,have documation(misspelled) that you have physical custody of your child and you are paying child support. Not to be nosy but is the wages coming out of your payroll?If so,have them on hand.Chances are she will have to pay you child support.
sorry people

Paris, TX

#5 Jun 23, 2009
yeah - and then she will decide that she does want the kid....best to try & work something out with her before going to court. OR you better get your crap together to proove she is deadbeat before you go to court.
Reply

Paris, TX

#6 Jun 23, 2009
SingleDad wrote:
Thanks. Money is also a concern for me as well. I've been paying my ex child support every month faithfully and my kid has been living w/me for the last couple years. Bitch don't want the kid but don't want to give up the money. I don't think i should have to keep paying her when my daughter is with me every day and every night. What should I do?
You could contact the Office of the Attorney General and tell them your situation and ask for their assistance in filing for child support against their mother since she lives with you. That will get your case in court. What you need I think is a Motion to Modify the original court order(my nonlegal opinion). The services of the OAG do not cost you anything. If she is just with you for the summer, I don't think that counts as living with you full time.
Brewtus

Detroit, TX

#7 Jun 23, 2009
I feel you pain...i got split custody of my two kids..7 days with me 7 days with her....was suppose to be no child support..Judge Lovett decided i needed to pay child support and ended up having to pay 600 bucks a month and my kids stay with me 90% of the time.
Katydid

Paris, TX

#8 Jun 23, 2009
Texas is about the worst state out there for giving custody to mothers simply because they are the "mother". It takes two parents to have a child. Child support should be done away with....in the terms that it is delegated to date. No way does it cost 20% of anyone's income to raise children. I raised two daughters, alone, and they are both doing well with families of their own. I managed to work, buy land, build a house, and buy a vehicle on my income....the trick is...."You have to work!" I coached my daughters softball games, they were part of little dribblers, etc. it can be done...you just have to do it. You go dad's....you deserve your chance.

Since: Feb 09

Lavon, TX

#9 Jun 23, 2009
Katydid wrote:
Texas is about the worst state out there for giving custody to mothers simply because they are the "mother". It takes two parents to have a child....."You have to work!" You go dad's....you deserve your chance.
That in a nutshell is most of the problem...a lot of the mothers that get primary custody think child support is their paycheck, not truly en supplement to help pay the child's expenses. My husband and I have been married for seven years. His ex wife has NEVER worked a job for 40 hours a week in those 7 years. She uses every excuse you can possibly think of to get out of working, including trying to say she's got a bad back and trying to get on disability while she foamy brush scrubs her vehicle every two days at the carwash, rides a Sea Doo, throws their daughter up on her hip in mid stride, etc. It's really pathetic. The bad thing with the law is that she doesn't have to do anything to provide a living for the child, and he will "get the book thrown at him" if God forbid something happen to his income level. That's just plain wrong. Unfortunately it will always be unpopular to politicians to try to make the laws equal for both parents, not just bust the Dad's chops about everything. The "custodial parent" should have to bring to court all the same information they make the Dad furnish proving that they are doing all they can make a full time living for the child too. I look at it that his ex has 90 more free payments. Wonder what her excuse will be for not working after that?
Honey Child

Lexington, SC

#10 Jun 23, 2009
SingleDad wrote:
Thanks. Money is also a concern for me as well. I've been paying my ex child support every month faithfully and my kid has been living w/me for the last couple years. Bitch don't want the kid but don't want to give up the money. I don't think i should have to keep paying her when my daughter is with me every day and every night. What should I do?
Good grief, if you have her day and night are you paying for childcare while you work? If so I would think that would help you somehow in court. Rodgers is good, but Judy Hodgkiss would be better for you in my opinion.
and

Paris, TX

#11 Jun 23, 2009
I have to agree with Honey Child. I would try to get Judy.
oh yeah

Paris, TX

#12 Jun 24, 2009
Jennifer Gibo (married now and don't know the current last name) or Judy Hodgekiss would be good for you! Good luck though! I'm a mom and agree that in cases such as mine, the father should have to pay child support and be a man. However, in cases like yours (and my husbands also) there should be some changes in the laws! You, like my husband, are good men that take care of their children, but are at the mercy of some idiot judge (who has never been married or had children) who does nothing but give custody to the mother (even if they're proven unfit) and makes the father pay an outrageous amount of child support while the mother sits at home and lives off the government! It's ridiculous!
Dont used Juddy Hodgkiss

Houston, TX

#13 Jun 24, 2009
She is a man hater she will not help you she will help the deadbeat mother first
Anon

Paris, TX

#14 Jun 24, 2009
Katydid wrote:
Texas is about the worst state out there for giving custody to mothers simply because they are the "mother". It takes two parents to have a child. Child support should be done away with....in the terms that it is delegated to date. No way does it cost 20% of anyone's income to raise children. I raised two daughters, alone, and they are both doing well with families of their own. I managed to work, buy land, build a house, and buy a vehicle on my income....the trick is...."You have to work!" I coached my daughters softball games, they were part of little dribblers, etc. it can be done...you just have to do it. You go dad's....you deserve your chance.
You are right, it doesn't cost 20% of a person's income to raise a kid, it costs MUCH MORE than that.
Don't get me started on deadbeats! It works both ways. Men and women both can be deadbeats, but it's the kids who suffer most.
Our ex son-in-law has been a deadbeat for years. Don't expect the Att. General's office to be the knight in shining armour, either. He owes our daughter thousands, and another ex-wife thousands on her kid, too. Here lately, he stays drugged up or in and out of the pen, so doesn't work much. Our daughter has suffered and so have her kids because of the system that won't work to her benefit.
Madame X

Paris, TX

#15 Jun 24, 2009
Mac VS PC wrote:
<quoted text>That in a nutshell is most of the problem...a lot of the mothers that get primary custody think child support is their paycheck, not truly en supplement to help pay the child's expenses. My husband and I have been married for seven years. His ex wife has NEVER worked a job for 40 hours a week in those 7 years. She uses every excuse you can possibly think of to get out of working, including trying to say she's got a bad back and trying to get on disability while she foamy brush scrubs her vehicle every two days at the carwash, rides a Sea Doo, throws their daughter up on her hip in mid stride, etc. It's really pathetic. The bad thing with the law is that she doesn't have to do anything to provide a living for the child, and he will "get the book thrown at him" if God forbid something happen to his income level. That's just plain wrong. Unfortunately it will always be unpopular to politicians to try to make the laws equal for both parents, not just bust the Dad's chops about everything. The "custodial parent" should have to bring to court all the same information they make the Dad furnish proving that they are doing all they can make a full time living for the child too. I look at it that his ex has 90 more free payments. Wonder what her excuse will be for not working after that?
If he didn't want to support his kids, he shouldn't have had them. As for your gripe, did you not know he had children and an ex when you married him? I predict you'll have a different attitude if the two of you have children and end up divorced.
Anon

Paris, TX

#16 Jun 24, 2009
Mac VS PC wrote:
<quoted text>That in a nutshell is most of the problem...a lot of the mothers that get primary custody think child support is their paycheck, not truly en supplement to help pay the child's expenses. My husband and I have been married for seven years. His ex wife has NEVER worked a job for 40 hours a week in those 7 years. She uses every excuse you can possibly think of to get out of working, including trying to say she's got a bad back and trying to get on disability while she foamy brush scrubs her vehicle every two days at the carwash, rides a Sea Doo, throws their daughter up on her hip in mid stride, etc. It's really pathetic. The bad thing with the law is that she doesn't have to do anything to provide a living for the child, and he will "get the book thrown at him" if God forbid something happen to his income level. That's just plain wrong. Unfortunately it will always be unpopular to politicians to try to make the laws equal for both parents, not just bust the Dad's chops about everything. The "custodial parent" should have to bring to court all the same information they make the Dad furnish proving that they are doing all they can make a full time living for the child too. I look at it that his ex has 90 more free payments. Wonder what her excuse will be for not working after that?
90 more FREE Payments? Are you kidding? Who has the day to day responsibility of taking care of the child? It appears to me that she probably isn't getting enough! Why are YOU gripping? Did you not know there was an ex and a child? Get over it.
anon2

North Richland Hills, TX

#17 Jun 24, 2009
She doesn't like him having to pay child support because it takes away from her. That seems to be a common problem!

Since: Feb 09

Lavon, TX

#18 Jun 24, 2009
Madame X wrote:
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If he didn't want to support his kids, he shouldn't have had them. As for your gripe, did you not know he had children and an ex when you married him? I predict you'll have a different attitude if the two of you have children and end up divorced.
First of all Miss Know It All we support the child every month without fail. Second of all Miss Know It All I had a history of several years of infertility treatments with my ex husband so I am ecstatic that he had this child when we met and married. Third of all Miss Know It All we have two gorgeous children together and we are all 5 a close family unit. I have worked a job since I was 15 so you can leave the divorce opinion on your own broom. My point is this: She pisses and moans about not having enough money to pay for her two cars, her new house, her vacation to Branson every summer, wants more money to sign the child up for every activity under the sky, etc. She doesn't work enough to support her own self even if they didn't have a child together. She wouldn't be broke all the time if she worked a full time job like a normal person.

She should be obligated by the same courts of law to come in with proof that she is doing everything fiscally possible to support the child just like the man has to. Not just his ex, every one of them. The man is judged on his "potential" and they should be too.

If she still wanted his paycheck she shouldn't have screwed around on him and decided she didn't want a husband. His obligation is to help support the child, not her. It took BOTH of them to create her and BOTH should equally work to support her.

Since: Feb 09

Lavon, TX

#19 Jun 24, 2009
anon2 wrote:
She doesn't like him having to pay child support because it takes away from her. That seems to be a common problem!
It doesn't take anything at all away from me because I work full time. It may be a "common problem" for someone else you know, but not me. I can look myself in the mirror every day with no problem because I am not mooching off of my entire family and blaming everyone else in the world for whatever problems I may have to deal with.
oh yeah

Paris, TX

#20 Jun 25, 2009
Mac VS PC wrote:
<quoted text>First of all Miss Know It All we support the child every month without fail. Second of all Miss Know It All I had a history of several years of infertility treatments with my ex husband so I am ecstatic that he had this child when we met and married. Third of all Miss Know It All we have two gorgeous children together and we are all 5 a close family unit. I have worked a job since I was 15 so you can leave the divorce opinion on your own broom. My point is this: She pisses and moans about not having enough money to pay for her two cars, her new house, her vacation to Branson every summer, wants more money to sign the child up for every activity under the sky, etc. She doesn't work enough to support her own self even if they didn't have a child together. She wouldn't be broke all the time if she worked a full time job like a normal person.
She should be obligated by the same courts of law to come in with proof that she is doing everything fiscally possible to support the child just like the man has to. Not just his ex, every one of them. The man is judged on his "potential" and they should be too.
If she still wanted his paycheck she shouldn't have screwed around on him and decided she didn't want a husband. His obligation is to help support the child, not her. It took BOTH of them to create her and BOTH should equally work to support her.
Wow...our problem is the same! I don't have any children with my husband, but I get child support from my ex and it's less than $250 a month! That pays daycare and that's it! I have to bust my butt every month to make ends meet while he has a new house, a new car, 2 four wheelers, a new boat, etc! Why should he be able to live the good life when his child doesn't matter to him? He doesn't even see him! There definately should be a different system in place. There are dads out there like our husbands who do everything in their power to make sure their kids are properly taken care of and go without like a parent should, and then there are the other ones whom the system seems to favor! The good dads are the ones that screwed in court while the deadbeats get to walk away and not have any responsibility!

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