Family First Segments from Live @ Five, KFDM, Channel 6

Grandparent Custody Rights, Grandparent Visitation Rights, and Figuring Child Support

Live at Five's family law attorney Sonya Coffman answers questions submitted by the KFDM news viewers of Southeast Texas. These questions include: What are the child custody rights of grandparents? What are the visitation rights of grandparents? How is the amount of child support to be paid figured? How can you get custody of only one child instead of both? Why are child custody laws … [Read more...]

Adopting Child with Unknown Parent, Children Under Age Twelve, and Wasting Money Prior to Divorce

KFDM News' Live at Five family law attorney, Sonya Coffman, answers viewer submitted questions. These questions include: How can you adopt a child with an unknown parent? Does a child have to wait until age twelve to choose which parent has custody of them? What can be done about a spouse gambling away money prior to getting a divorce? … [Read more...]

Monthly Child Support and What Age Children get to Choose Parent

Live at Five's family attorney Sonya Coffman answers questions submitted by KFDM News viewers. These questions include: How much child support should be paid per month? At what age will a judge let a child choose which parent to live with? … [Read more...]

Divorce With Neither Party at Fault and Parent Withholding Child from Other Parent

How can you get divorced without having to prove that one party is at fault in causing the break-up of the marriage? What can be done about a parent that has been out of contact, including all communication and child support? What can a parent do about the opposite parent withholding a child from them? … [Read more...]

Custody of Pets and Out of State Child Support

Live at Five's family attorney, Sonya Coffman, answers question submitted by KFDM news viewers of Southeast Texas. These questions include: What can be done about gaining custody of a pet? What can be done about a parent who has moved out of state and claims that they are no longer required to pay child support? … [Read more...]

On Disability and Unable to Pay Child Support and Property of Parents’ Who have Passed Away

Board Certified family attorney Sonya Coffman answers the questions of Southeast Texas KFDM News viewers. These questions include: What can be done about a parent who is on disability and cannot pay child support? What happens to parents' property if both pass away without leaving wills for the children? … [Read more...]

Withholding Child from other Parent, Withholding Visitation, and Gaining Child Custody

Board Certified family attorney Sonya Coffman answers the questions of Southeast Texas KFDM News viewers. These questions include: Can a parent keep a child from the other parent? Can you withhold visitation if you are not getting child support? How do you go about gaining custody of your child? … [Read more...]

Child Travel Restrictions and Withholding Child from Other Parent

Live at Five’s board certified family attorney, Sonya Coffman, answers questions submitted by Southeast Texas KFDM News viewers. These questions include: Can a parent take their child over state lines without the primary parent's permission? Can a parent withhold children from the other parent? … [Read more...]

Child Custody and Geographic Restriction

Live at Five’s board certified family attorney, Sonya Coffman, answers questions submitted by Southeast Texas KFDM News viewers. These questions include: After gaining custody of your children, how can you stop child support from being taken out of your check? Can a seventeen year old legally leave one parent and begin living with the other without going through the court? Can I get a … [Read more...]

Child Visitation and Child Custody

Live at Five’s board certified family attorney, Sonya Coffman, answers questions submitted by Southeast Texas KFDM News viewers. These questions include: What can be done about a parent not allowing child visitation time with the other parent? … [Read more...]