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Rahlita D. Thornton

Rahlita D. Thornton

Thornton Esquire Law Group
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  • Texas
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Houston Personal Injury Lawyer Attorney Rahlita D. Thornton has been committed to personal attention to clients for almost 30 years dealing with Accidents, Car Accidents, Injury or Wrongful Death. The main goal is to obtain maximum compensation after a personal injury occurs. Free consultations 888-343-4529. Car Accidents, 18 wheeler truck accidents, personal injury law, bus accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents, commercial vehicle accidents, distracted driving accidents, drunk driving accidents, fatality accidents involving catastrophic injuries are among those handled. Attorney Rahlita D. Thornton’s success as a personal injury accident lawyer comes from experience and her analytical skills.

If you have been injured in an accident, you are likely facing many medical bills, treatment needs, emotions, and obstacles. Your physical impairments as result of your accident are likely a struggle after your accident. We are here to help. This accident lawyer is directly involved and can be reached to speak to by phone by her valued clients.

Family values are also very important to Houston Family Lawyer Attorney Rahlita D. Thornton. This Houston Family Lawyer handles cases in most surrounding counties in adoptions, divorces cases, family law issues, custody actions, child support, child custody, modification of child support, modifications of visitation, and or contempt actions when visitation orders are being violated. She is always looking out for the kids. She says often “I love the kids” and that it is always about what is best for them, then courts use the phrase “best interests of the child” as a standard. This should always be taken into consideration. 888-343-4529.

Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Divorce
  • Insurance Claims
  • Family Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Visitation Disputes
  • Custody Disputes
  • Adoptions
  • Accident Lawyer
  • Wrongful Death
  • Bicycle Accident
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Car Accidents
  • Accidents
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    Accidental Injuries
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    Can retain and sign contract electronically. No need for in office appointment.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law
J.D. | Law
Texas Southern University
B.B.A. | Accounting
Honors: Cum Laude; Beta Alpha Psi Honor Fraternity; Iota Phi Lambda Business Sorority
United States Achievement Award
Insurance Law
American Jurisprudence Award
American Jurisprudence Award
Torts (Negligence)
American Jurisprudence Award
Professional Associations
Iota Phi Lambda
Fort Bend Lawyers Association
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Texas State Bar # 19979500
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213 Questions Answered

Q. I haven't seen my son in a year because his dad has kept him from me. I am in desperate need of help.
A: Your post just tugged at my heartstrings. Parents who do this hurt their own kids. I couldn’t imagine not being able to see a child of mine for over 1 month let alone 1 year. CPS can not assert your rights. You have to do that. You can file motions and actions to get this resolved. If court orders sets out visitation and he is violating it you can file a motion for enforcement. If you need to change the terms of the order we would consider a motion to modify. Hope this helps.
Q. Can my stepsons mother take him to rehab with her if she has a pending child endangerment charge?
A: Read your last signed order concerning rights and visitation. Your order may be sufficient to cover your situation. CPS’s job does not cover asserting parental rights.
Q. Can a mother lose custody against father just cause she lives with family? And he has his own house
A: There are many factors that go into determining what is in the best interests of the child. So, do an honest evaluation of all factors that you have spoken of and proceed with that in mind. The courts will not just look at the fact that he has his own house.
Q. Please advise on how past due bills should be handled in divorce case
A: Let your attorney know that you want it paid for by your spouse.
Q. Follow up: ex threatening to take my property and house after signing filed divorce papers that state my property was
A: You need to consult with an attorney to review your pleadings with the court and to discuss your divorce case with them. Without all of the necessary facts, documents, reasons for his position any legal advice would be incomplete. In general he may be referring to his right to reimbursement of funds put into your home. Hire a lawyer to make sure you have peace of mind.
Q. My ex wants to back out on our mutual agreed change to standard visitation for this weekend. Can she on short notice?tx
A: Unfortunately there is nothing that you can do. Hopefully, this is just a one time thing and you two can work together to be respectful of each other's time for the sake of your child. Good luck to you.
Q. Papers signed and filed stating my house and land are mine alone. Ex still threatening.
A: Not sure what he is threating to do. But, if you feel in fear of your safety call the police. If the divorce decree gave him a specific date to retrieve the items and that date has passed then you do not have any duty to keep the personal property. However, if the value is substantial it may be good idea to send a certified letter to him indicating that you will be disposing of the personal property by a certain date. Hopefully, that helps.
Q. What can I do if my spouse refuses to help with the household finances?
A: You can request that the bills be split and paid accordingly but only after you file for divorce. Those would be temporary orders. Good luck.
Q. How do I get my Son back, if his Father took him and won’t let me see him...? Thank you, Lori
A: This is most heartbreaking to read about a parent being deprived of their child. You should consult an attorney in your area to get a game plan together. If you have a good address to get him served would be most helpful in starting. If we can assist let us know. 888-343-4529.
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Thornton Esquire Law Group
Houston Office
3730 Kirby Dr
Houston, TX 77098
Toll-Free: (888) 343-4529
Telephone: (713) 401-3998
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