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How to file a civil lawsuit in Texas? How much does it cost?

A:  If you do not know the answer to your questions, you need a lawyer. I have to agree with the other answerer.... if you don''t know the answer to these questions, you do need an attorney. Remember, when you file the case in your County court, you can also request the attorney fees. If you file a suit, it takes anywhere from 30-45 days to get the defendant served and the return back into the court. After the return of service is filed, the court will set the case on an upcoming docket. Depending on how busy the court is and whether it''s a jury trial or a judicial trial will determine how long before it comes to court....

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How long does a bankruptcy take to complete?

A:  For a ch. 7 approximately 4 mths. but there is MUCH variation depending on the trustee and the documents submitted. For a ch. 13 it takes much longer. A typical chapter 7 bankruptcy takes about 3 months to complete, but the automatic stay that stops creditor efforts to collect takes place the minute the bankruptcy petition is filed....

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How long does the national visa center take to process a case?

A:  well, it will depend on whether you''re a US citizen or a green card holder. if you''re a citizen, it normally takes 3-6 months at NVC to process the petition, arrange an interview date and send it out. they would contact you fairly quickly though. If you''re a green card holder, then even though your petition has been approved, it takes 5 years for the petition from the time it''s filed for it to become valid for use. so, they would wait until it''s about to become valid for use before contacting you. In my case I was approve 2005, however I submitted my paper work back in 2001. It might take years or months. But the thing is that once you are approved by the NVC, they will send another package of information that they want from you and that takes time as well. I send all of my paper work...

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How long after the death does it take for a will to be enforced?

A:  If it has only been a month there has not been enough time for anything to be done. It is unlikely that your Grandmother will receive any money for months. Yes, you need to retain an attorney in Illinois to protect your Grandmother''s interests. Check out the search link on this board. If no one is listed send me an email and I can provide some more resources....

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HOW does MOM TAKE SON OUT OF WI TO LIVE IN IL. FOR BETTER JOB OFFER?

A:  If he will not allow the move, petition the courts for permission. Be prepared to change the visitation schedule for him to have longer periods. Also to pay for his travel to have the visitation. WITH THE STATEMENT PAY FOR HIS TRAVEL? WHAT IF WE MEET HALF WAY TO DROP OFF AND RETURN THE BABY....I will do whatever it takes anyways...how do i petition the courts? How long does it take? thanks for everything! You have two choices, write your ex an letter and give him 30 days notice of your intent to leave. The ball will then be in his court and will be up to him to petition the courts to stop you. The down side to this...

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Bankruptcy? How hard is it to rebuild credit after. Also I am turning in a car that i have financed?

A:  You''ll have the BK affecting you directly for 7 yrs if you file ch 7, then you still won''t be able to get any major credit (mortgage, etc) until it''s been discharged for at least 2 yrs and it will still show on your report until the statute of limitations is up from the discharged date. Bankruptcy is always a bad idea. It will take a few years of staying within your means. I did a bk 9 years ago and started getting a 700 plus rating about 2-3 years after the bk. With some exceptions, I paid off most all my credit cards in full every month. Those that I didn''t were cards that had single digit interest rates. It was a long haul, but now everything is peachy keen. Disclaimer: Nothing that follows is intended to...

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does paying the minimum payment on your cards afftect your credit score?

A:  Not really. If you owe 900 on a 1,000 credit limit, your score will not change because of a balance reduction, until you get below $600. So based on a minimum amount of payment, it would be approximately 8 years for you to get credit chain which is based upon a balance of your reduction in interest rate is around 12%. There is a better way, to increase your credit, without paying off your balances. This secret is, to get a secured credit line, or an unsecured credit line from a reputable lender. When you need more information, please feel free to contact me. Jim Pendleton Mr Mortgage , (google me) having been blogging and answering hundreds of questions, as well...

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How long is the process of a homestudy?

A:  We are in the UK, so it probably differs slightly from the US. We completed our home study in June/July and had a daughter in January the following year! Don''t worry if it takes a while. It is worth the wait! Good luck! You can adopt as soon as it is approved. I do not know how long the homestudy process is in Indiana but for MN it depended on how soon you got all the info and fingerprints on file and how long it took our social worker to type the final copy to have signed. Hi Bruisin92, Much of how fast your homestudy gets done is up to you. How fast you can finish all the essays and things they give you to fill out. In Wisconsin, we also had to have 3 personal references and our pastor had to write a letter. Then there were books and...

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Can my ex obtain a court order preventing me from taking my daughter..?

A:  He can''t just ''get a court order'' to do something. court orders are determined at a hearing, where a judge decides if a court order is necessary. The subject of the order has a right to be present at the hearing and present evidence. As your daughter''s guardian, that right belongs to you. If he has no visitation rights and no relationship with you or his daughter, I reckon he''d have a hard time getting an order like that in place. But talk to a lawyer to be sure, as always. You can get free legal advice in Australia through Legal Aid. In NSW, do this over the phone on 1300 888 529. You can also get free advice in person. He can try to get a

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How old do you have to be and how much does adopting a kid cost??

A:  Hi, you usually have to be the age of majority in your area. It would be good to research out your area''s adoption agencies & or government associations. For overseas adoptions it varies, contact childrensbridge.org for info on what is charged for each overseas adoption. usually those within our own countries are more time consuming but less expensive Uhm.. how old are you.. Please know that most places won''t adopt to a anyone under the age of 18 (minimum) And looking to adopt an older girl? That''s great, but do know that most places require a sufficient age gap.. In other words.. YOU need to be 15-18 years older than the child you adopt. So, sounds like it will be awhile. Girls the age you''re looking for ABOUND in foster care.. Many times adopting from foster care is free... I...