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Texas Eviction Legal Advice?
I Did Not Pay My Landlord Rent In July Because He Refused To Fix A Sewer Leak, Now In August He Is Filing An Eviction Suit For Non Payment Of Rent. My Court Date Is On The Thursday The 21St, My Question Is Since It Has Been Seven Days Since I Have Been Served, Can I Still Go And Request A Trial By Jury? Thank You For Your Help.

I think you should go to a legal aid clinic where they help people with landlord-tenant issues. I have valuable advice for you from personal experience:

1) Do NOT go to court without an attorney, any attorney. There are judges who will decide against you simply for not knowing courtroom protocol.

2) Expect it to be very, very difficult to find a lawyer who practices this kind of law on the tenant side. In Texas, the laws are tilted so far in favor of landlords that almost no lawyers serve tenants because it would be a losing proposition, plus, it's more lucrative on the other side.

3) Ahead of your court date, spend a day in housing court in your county and watch the protocol in action.

4) You might want to go to court with the money for the rent and explain to the judge that you have withheld rent because the landlord refused to make a repair and it is the only recourse you have as a tenant to your knowledge.

5) Find out if there is a department of buildings and structures department with the state government and see if you have recourse to report him for refusing to make the repair.

6) If all else fails, I have an eviction on my record courtesy of the great state of Texas and let me tell you that nobody will rent to you there with an eviction on your record. They flat WON'T; you want to take the consequences of this seriously. Your better bet might be just to pay the guy, report the guy to the dept. of buildings, dept. of health, whatever, and find out if he'll withdraw the suit if you pay him in full. Make sure you get a "yes" from him in writing, then pay him, then get the confirmation from the court that the case has been dismissed without prejudice, then give notice, pack up, and just before you move, report him (possibly to the Atty general's office).

In the short run, try to find a lawyer.


Can I just say that any state in which I am in the wrong for withholding rent if the landlord refuses to make repairs is a state in which I will not live if I can help it. That essentially suggests that all the contractual obligations are on the tenant's end and none on the landlord's end.

What Are Private Adoption Laws In Louisiana.?
It Would Be A Private Adoption, As In The Mother Would Like To Sign Over Her Legal Rights To My Husband And Myself At Birth. She Has Told Us That We Would Legally Be Able To Do This, As Well As Sign The Birth Certificates As Her Biological Parents. I Am Not Sure If This Is Correct And Looking For Advice. We Are Trying To Avoid Large Adoption Costs By Hiring Attorneys And Adoption Agencies. How Can I Protect Myself As The Mother Of This Unborn Child, In The Event That 2 Years After Birth, The Birth Mother Decides She Wants To Change Her Mind. I Would Like To Have All Legal Rights And To Be The One To Make All Decisions In Raising This Child. I Have Told The Birth Mom That We Could Keep It Open And She Could Have As Much Intereaction With The Child As Possible, But I Still Want The Child To Be Protected. The Birth Mother Is Giving Her Up For A Reason And I Want To Make Sure The Child Is Safe And Well Taken Care Of At All Times. Advice Please!

Hi JennyLea38,

Sorry you were misinformed on several counts.

It is NOT legal for adoptive couples to sign any original birth certificate in any state. That would be a lie, and it would be theft and deception to the child.

Private adoptions does not mean that large profits are not made. In fact, adoption attorneys make tons of money doing what they do. It just doesn't involve an adoption agency and there are less protections in place for all of the parties.

You say this will be an "open" adoption, yet you say you want the child to be "protected." Protected from whom? I hope you do not see the mother as a threat to the child. I'm sure the mother wants the child to be safe and protected at all times too. Would you feel comfortable sharing those thoughts with her? If not, ask yourself why not. That will be very revealing.

You say there is a "reason." Are you sure that reason isn't that she just does not have the resources to keep her family together? Most mothers really do love and want their babies. Is there anything you could do to help her since that would be in the baby and mother's best interests, instead of encouraging her to relinquish?

You make no mention of the child's father, who has rights equal to the mother's. Adoptions may not legally occur unless BOTH parents voluntarily relinquish their parental rights. One parent may not sign away the rigths for both parents, only for their own.

To proceed legally, you must follow the law every step. Original birth certificates always contain the information detailing the true facts of the birth. That means the parents are the legal parents until relinquishment papers are signed by both of them. Do not think of this as your child until that event happens. If it does, then you need to petition the court to adopt. You need to already have an approved home study completed. Then you need to wait 6-12 months until you can go to court again to try to have it finalized.

Other advice - If for some reason, you cannot adopt this baby, think of it as a good thing for the child. It's one less child who had to be unnecessarily separated from their family. There are many children whose parents' rights have already been terminated. They are already waiting for new homes. You will find them waiting in foster care. There will be little cost or wait once you have been approved to adopt. Hope this helps. Thanks for asking.

julie j
reunited adult adoptee

ETA - A few more notes after your last comment
(which was cut off before you finished):
You mentioned her rights have been terminated for her other children. Social workers usually try to place siblings together in the same home whenever possible because that is what is best for them. Parents are given a period of time to complete a court-ordered program to improve their conditions so that their families can be reunited. Does this mother need a drug treatment program or to address another issue first so that she could safely parent again? Perhaps a temporary foster care or temp legal guardianship arrangement could benefit them instead of a permanent adoption?

Hormones change during pregnancy. What a woman thinks she might feel now can totally change once her baby is here. That's the maternal instinct, nature's way of assuring that mothers will nurture their babies with love. All mothers and babies deserve a chance to be alone together before any decision can be made to tell them goodbye. If she does not see her baby, she will live to regret that. A decision need not be made right at birth. In fact, depending on your state, there may be a minimum of X number of days required first. There is no maximum. Thank you for encouraging them to take as much time as they need first. Adoption is nothing to rush into. I agree with you that I cannot think of anything worse than losing a child, let alone several. Mothers never "get over that." Ask other mothers who have walked in her footsteps. Yes, it's very painful, and it can be for the children as well. Relinquishing is an act of desperation when there are no better options available. Nobody really wants to give away their baby. We do not typically give away those we profess to love. If you do end up adopting, please don't ever tell a child "Your mother loved you so much she gave you away." Every adoptee knows that makes no sense.

When the father is unknown, efforts must be made to contact him before a final decree can be granted, such as an ad must be run in the paper where he was last known to have resided advising him of a possible adoption for his child in the event he does not claim his parental rights. You will still need a lawyer to represent you. Look for one who specializes in family law.

Free Legal Advice In In?
My Ex-Wife Has Refused Visitation Since Christmas 2005. We Have Already Paid Out $1200 To An Attorney And Have Gotten Nowhere. Now She Has Moved And We Can'T Locate Her Or My Children. We Are At A Loss. We Have Tried Our Local Courthouse And People Locator Services With No Luck. We Would Appreciate Any Response As To How To Locate Her Or How To Obtain Any Free Or Reduced Legal Advice. My Children Have A 5-Month Old Brother They Have Never Seen. Please Help!!!

I got free advice from two family law attorneys on a website:

I hope they can help you too.

Good Questions To Ask A Defence Lawyer?

In what context? Do you mean if you are thinking about hiring him or her, or do you mean in an interview for the school paper? Or do you mean what questions you should ask about the case?

The questions would be very different depending on why you were asking the question.

Criminal Law Case Study?
Need Help With A Case Study. I’Ll Cut It Short: The D Who Works In The Train Station Leaves The Gates Open. The V Falls Into The Track. The Neighbour Watches The V Fall But Fails To Do Anything. In The Hospital The Doctor Turns Of The Life Machine. The V Dies. What Offences Have D, The Neighbour And The Doctor Committed? What Are The Similar Cases To This Case? Thanks You

Not even close to enough information to answer this question. Also the answer would be dependent on the jurisdiction.

Where I would live, I would call this a civil case, not a criminal one. The only potential criminal issue would be the Doc & that would depend on whether or not he had consent to turn off the machine.

Better Place To Move To Become A Lawyer?
Better Place To Live That Has Better Pay Better Law Schools Better Law Firms And Better Employment Rate. Or Should I Move Somewhere Else? If So Tell Me Where And Why? Thanksss A Bunch ;)

Texas is doing pretty well, as is Oklahoma. You want to look at purchasing power, not just raw earning potential. You can make $110k a year at a big NY law firm, but you're also going to pay through the nose for a one-bedroom crap-hole apartment. In other areas, you may make $85k a year at the same type of firm, but you'll be able to put a down payment on a decent house a month or two after you start working. Food and gas will cost less, as will most everything else. Purchasing power is the key.

Law job prospects everywhere suck, but I know the Houston area is booming. Oklahoma City and Tulsa are good, as long as you do well in school. Just be mindful of school choice. Where you go to school generally limits you geographically in terms of job prospects. Alumni will stay close to where they went to school and recruit from there as well, so if you go to Arizona for law school, don't expect to have an easy time finding a job back in Alabama.

Also think about culture. If you're used to southern customs and lifestyles (and like them), Boston or California may not be a good fit for you.