Texas Outdated

by mom missing kids
(georgia for 8 yrs)

I am a resident of Georgia. In the state of georgia, a mother has primary custody until the father legitmizes the child in front of the judge. I have a total of 4 child and their dad moved to texas about two years ago. I allowed my boys to go for the summer and never got them back. Their father sued me for child support and won. Even though we have the same amount of children (two in his house hold, two in mine). On top of this, georgia has issued a warrant out for his arrest and placed my children in the missing data base.

I went to texas, told the police and I was told that whatever is going on in georgia has nothing to do with texas. The judge was so obviously friends with my kids dad attorney. The first time I went to court neither my kids father or his attorney showed (remember I was served to appear to court). So when I went to the local police department they called the judge and they told me to come bck in 24 hours. I didn't get joint custody, he became their primary cudtodial (not sure if that's the correct terminology). I was served the papers on a Saturday and was told I had to appear in court Monday.

I didn't have time to get a attorney to help me. My kids were taken from my house in georgia and the associate judge ruled in their father favor. When does the best interest of the kids become a concern? The judge told me to stand still, and stop my blubbering (crying). All I can say is wow!! What type of state is texas and really how updated are their laws?

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Georgia/Texas
by: Anonymous

See, and I'm having the opposite problem. I am in Texas, my son is in Texas, his father is in Georgia. The Georgia judge decided to not enforce my child support order because he disagreed with it, which is a violation of the FFCCSOA. On the flipside, though, I too have experienced some serious flaws in the Texas system as well. I'm sorry to hear about your situation, it's disgraceful that this happened to you. I hope you get a lawyer and get all of this straightened out and get your kids back. Check out PrePaid Legal, you get a 25% discount on attorney fees. Good luck and God bless.

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DEAD BEAT DAD
by: Anonymous

Thats exactly why I dont let my daughter go to her fathers house without me (he lives only an hour away), we were never married, all he does is cut me down with hateful words. He was never in her life and we never went to court for child support, but after 4 years (after the hard part of taking care of an infant by myself) he wants to be in her life when its good for him. he is never consistent. I have provided daycare, health insurance since the day she was born. I use to travel to his house every other weekend so she could see him (did this for 3 years) but when I would get there he would just cut me into with hateful words and accuse me of sleeping with my boss - just wacko accusations. Get it my face and yell. I dont think she should be around that, so we stopped going but i have always allowed him at my house but he never would accept the offers. Have even offered to meet in the middle at parks, places to eat, etc....he doesnt want to do that because then he cant show his butt.

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