I had a baby 7 months ago and I’m not ready to go back to work yet My boyfriend works and pays the Bills and gets everything we need I have a 6 year old daughter with my Ex and he and his girlfriend have jobs with me not having a job and staying home with my children make me an unfit parent and... Read more »
I received a recorded phone call from his girlfriend of 1 yr. I had no idea he was having an affair when I filed. How can I change my filing or how does that work exactly to add the adultery? Tipton County, TN
If you filed for divorce, had him served and he has not answered, then yes you can amend your complaint by filing an amended complaint for divorce. If he has filed his answer, then you must file a motion with the court to amend the complaint. If you have an attorney, then the attorney can do this...Read more »
Granddaughter said uncle has been touching her. And dad has violent temper. Granddaughter sent text begging for help. Only reason Cps didn’t give them to me, was because I’m in Ky. But only one hour away.
Retain counsel in the TN jurisdiction with family law experience. File a dependency and neglect petition and ask for a protective custody order. Most likely a home inspection will be required, but it is not impossible. Get an attorney. Good Luck to you.
If your marriage was never consummated, then that is a ground for an annulment in Tennessee. You should seek a local family law attorney who has experience with your situation. If the marriage was a result of fraud on his behalf, you can report him to ICE. You can find their information at...Read more »
We’re not married, and I’m on the birth certificate as the father, I want to take him out of state. We will be living with family until I can secure a job and housing. I’m about to file for emergency custody, is there anything I should know that would help me keep my child
If you believe your child is being abused and/or neglected by mother's drug abuse then you are a mandatory reporter and required under law to report it. The Tennessee Child Abuse Hotline is 877-237-0004. You need to retain a local seasoned family law attorney to file a petition for dependent...Read more »
They sent me a paper saying a man was my babies father and I got a letter today saying they made a mistake and he in fact is not after about 3 weeks. I told the father and who I thought was my sons grandmother and they were so thrilled. Now I have to tell them he isnt. Is there a way to sue over... Read more »
I have all the other necessary requirements: job, money, living situation, maturity, transportation, etc., but if my parents don't agree to emancipation, how do I justify that it is necessary for me to be emancipated? I know it is, but how is it objectively determined? In other words, when I... Read more »
If you have arrears, then child support will still taken to satisfy the arrears. If you have not arrears, then you need to move the court to stop the child support. I suggest you consult with a local family law attorney for your best options. Many times, even if there are no arrears, you will have...Read more »
Was your daughter, the grandmother of the child? If so, was she considered for placement before you? The reason I am asking is if she was considered for placement or custody by the court and rejected, it will make it more difficult. If she was not considered by the court, and you feel comfortable...Read more »
If your child support is paid through the state of Tennessee, then it is very likely his stimulus check will be intercepted. If the child support is from a divorce and it is paid directly to you his check may not be intercepted.
Mr. Tennison is correct. You need the assistance of an experienced family law attorney. If you are in the state of Tennessee, such an attorney can assist you in obtaining an ex-parte' order and an order of protection to secure your safety and quiet enjoyment of you home. If you are in...Read more »
You are in a precarious situation. Harboring a runaway is a crime and if the mother wants to vengeful, she could make that argument. If you believe, as you question suggest, failure to provide for a minor is neglect and abuse. Everyone in Tennessee is a mandatory reporter for neglect and abuse. The...Read more »
I can only assume that DVO means a domestic violence order. There are exceptions if what you are referring to is an order of protection action, however you need the assistance of an experienced family law attorney. Do not respond with any specifics of any allegations as social media such as this...Read more »
I have paid support on my child for 10 years with no C.O. Other parent is denying visitation now. If I take other parent to court and they find my support order should be more will I be held in arrears even though other parent never filed motion for child support in 10 years.
I hope you did not pay her in cash with no receipts. Currently, the Courts are instructed to only go back 5 years without a specific finding it should go back further. Additionally, if you have not be deemed to be the legal, not only the biological father of the child, then you must legitimize the...Read more »
My ex-wife and I share 1 daughter who is turning 18 and graduating high school both in May 2020. I pay monthly child support directly to my ex-wife per our divorce agreement. Is there a form I can secure somewhere and file with the court along with appropriate fees - or - do I need to secure an... Read more »
You cannot simply file something with the Court. You would need a motion to get an order terminating the child support. If there is an arrearage, then payments would continue to be taken. Your best course of action is to consult with Hamilton family law attorney who can take care of this for you.
For example, I am 58 years old and I am not eligible to receive my Navy reserve retirement until after I turn 60. Will this prevent me from filing an Agreed Divorce and will I have to disclose this on my financial statement to the court?
I do not know of anything to prevent you from filing for divorce. However, your retirement is an asset just as a 401K. I suggest you retain a local experienced family law attorney. You do not want to fall afoul of the court regarding failure to fully inform the court of your assets as this may...Read more »
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