Sister is disabled and is a drug addict. Brother is suffering from Parkinson's disease. Brother has been told if he moves out, it is abandonment and he will be arrested. Brother does not have the ability to care for her and does not wish to be involved in her lifestyle. If he is legally bound,... View More
Unless they have some sort of contract, he can do what he wants when he wants. If he is "legally bound" as you say by that contract, it needs to be examined by an attorney. Elder abuse is not tolerated in Tennessee and your brother should not be taken advantage of due to his Parkinson's.
This child is my blood relative and was placed with us for permanent placement. She has been suddenly placed back with bio parents on 2 occasions after PTR has been filed. She is only 3. She has moved homes 5 times. The caseworker has not made 1 choice in the best interest of this child. The last... View More
There may be actions you can take to get children properly placed, but it appears you need an experienced attorney at this point. "Suing" the state should not be at the top of your list. It is difficult for everyone when the state finds it necessary to remove children from their parents....View More
My ex (also mother of my child) had a son before we got together. His biological father has never been in the picture, but is on birth certificate. Can I ever give him my last name or get rights of some sort for him? He doesn’t understand why my daughter and wife (not his mom) can have my name... View More
My child is his only beneficiary. He had no spouse. I am executor of estate (-for my minor child).
Can I file back child support against his Social Security? (Child will only qualify to receive SS death benefit for 2 months till 18th birthday. ?Then all his social security is kept for the... View More
I am no expert in probate law but suggest you contact someone who is. I would not be surprised to learn that the child support arrears trump other obligations. Be worth asking by simply filing a claim against the estate in probate court bringing the child support debt to the court's...View More
She can give him legal custody by simply filing a petition in the juvenile court and asking the court to award him custody. She can terminate voluntarily, or surrender, if you choose to adopt the child. You may want to seek a guardianship in probate court. You have options, none of which are...View More
A number of crimes committed by juveniles may lead to them being tried as an adult. The fact that he is turning 18 while in detention is not the determining factor. What will likely happen is that he will be moved to an adult detention facility when he turns 18 unless the case is disposed prior to...View More
My court appointed attorney has not presented crucial evidence in my case with dcs and an abuse based on neglect ruling was made because of it. He refused to appeal. Now the dcs is defying court orders that are necessary to get my child home, they are refusing to provide me copies of court orders... View More
Rarely will a court appointed attorney be replaced with different appointed counsel. I am not aware of any "forms" for doing so. Before you do anything, ask yourself if you have fully cooperated with your attorney and what part you have in the matter not being resolved. If you genuinely...View More
Including Insurance, provide every day essentials alone, no help from the father other than an occasional few groceries once every 3 months. The father visits 2ce a week for 30 to 45 minutes as long as its works with his schedule and priorities. I document when he actually shows up and when he does... View More
Is she able to pick which house she can live at full time? She says she doesn’t feel safe over there. Her step mom has put her hands on her in the past. My daughter is bi sexual and she is getting shamed there to!
Children are not allowed to make parenting decisions. If you and her father are unable to resolve the issues, seek outside assistance through mediation or the courts to modify your parenting schedule. If you have a parenting plan, it probably has a clause on how the plan can be modified. An...View More
You don't provide enough information to answer properly. Many would answer not long enough if your are guilty. Fortunately, you are innocent until guilt is proven. The level of your final conviction, if any, would determine your sentence. Anywhere from no time to minimum fifteen years for...View More
Yes, but just because he filed doesn't mean he will be successful. If you have neglected or abused the child, then the court will protect the best interests of the child and may address the issue of custody.
Her new husband cannot adopt your daughter and have her name changed without your permission, or unless she and the new husband file a petition to terminate your parental rights. If you have been in the child's life, provided child support, and have not been found unfit as a father or acted in...View More
What legal questions or papers should I have filed in order to feel safe in this move....he has a girlfriend that lives with him and they have a child. They are not married. Should she and my son have an accident and both are killed.....where does this leave me with all the legal issues???? Thank... View More
You need the personal advice of a lawyer. Don't do this until you get that advice. There are many ways to allow your son to have some ownership in your home in exchange for his paying the notes, but there are many, many pitfalls that could harm you both if you don't accomplish your goal...View More
Now the 1 remaing brothe n i are left,he showed me a will that is dated 2014 n says i get nothin n he gets all.he an his girlfriend ar as witness signers ,this will a forged as mom had alsheimer ,what can i do to get my share?
I am 17 years old, and I live in Tennessee. My parents got divorced when I was 7. I'm going into my senior year of high school, i'm graduating in December, and I want to start college in January; the college i want to go to is out of state. My mother is all for it and is completely... View More
Short answer is you would not be breaking the law, but there is probably more here than meets the eye. You don't say how you will support yourself or who will pay the bills. If he is required by the divorce decree to pay for college expenses or anything else past your 18th birthday, he has a...View More
There is a presumption in law that a child born when parties are married is a child of the marriage. Even if the husband has been absent or the parties separated for years, if married, the presumption exists. However, the correct way to overcome the presumption is file a petition to establish...View More
I'm 14 years old and I wa wondering if my old brother beats on me and punches me and makes me bleed he is my half brother by the way and I want wondering if he could go to jail he is almost 18 under a couple of months.So can he go to jail if I call the cops?
You need to tell an adult what is happening. IF your parents won't listen, tell a teacher, or coach, an adult at church, or the parent of a friend. Yes, you can call the police and if they find you have been beaten they will likely take action now. There is no reason to wait until he is 18....View More
"If the grandparents visitation schedule conflicts with current holiday schedule set forth in the existing parenting plan, the parenting plan holiday schedule will supersede the grandparent visitation and grandparent visitation will be made up the following weekend after the holiday"...... View More
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