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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Tennessee on
Q: There has been a complaint filed already. He filed in Circuit Court. I had 30 days to contest it & I didn’t know that.

I wanted to know if there is still time for me to file my proposed parenting plan.

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Mr. Kent Thomas Jones Esq. answered on Jul 7, 2020

Once a Complaint for divorce is filed, you have 30 days to Answer the Complaint. If you do not Answer, the opposing party can file a Motion for Default Judgment. If this is the case, you should retain a divorce lawyer to file an Answer and a Response to the Motion for Default Judgment, if... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Tennessee on
Q: Im starting a business, and I’m wondering if my ex will be entitled to any of the money that I make from this business?

My husband and I have been separated for over a year. We are planning on filing in the next month or two. The business is not up and running, nor will it be for at least another six months, but since I am starting it before our divorce, I worry he may try and claim part of my income.

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Mr. Kent Thomas Jones Esq. answered on Jul 7, 2020

Generally speaking, in the State of Tennessee, marital property is divided, but separate property is not. All of the property is identified, classified and valued. Tennessee is an “equitable distribution” state, which means that once the property is classified as marital or separate, the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Child Custody for Tennessee on
Q: To file a Proposed Parenting Plan do you have to file with the Circuit Court Clerk?
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Mr. Kent Thomas Jones Esq. answered on Jul 7, 2020

It depends on whether your divorce is filed in Circuit Court or Chancery Court. You can't just file a Permanent Parenting Plan unless there is a divorce action begun with a Complaint. I would consult a local divorce lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Tennessee on
Q: When a man proposes a parenting plan does the other spouse have to go with it even though they haven’t been to court?
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Mr. Kent Thomas Jones Esq. answered on Jul 6, 2020

No. Permanent Parenting Plans are subject to agreement of the parties unless the other party cannot be found.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Tennessee on
Q: So basically vandalism accured egging and im only 17 but they may press chargers should i be worried?
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Mr. Kent Thomas Jones Esq. answered on Jul 3, 2020

Yes, anytime someone is pressing charges against you, you should be worried. It sounds like a juvenile court case, but you should hire local counsel to represent you.

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: In Criminal Court after the arraignment,if you don’t show up to court with a lawyer present could your bond get revoke?
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Mr. Kent Thomas Jones Esq. answered on Jul 3, 2020

If you don't show up for your court date, whether you have a lawyer or not, your bond could be revoked.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Divorce for Tennessee on
Q: How do you find a pro bono lawyer for Warren Tennessee? I have had no luck in finding a lawyer.
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Mr. Kent Thomas Jones Esq. answered on Jul 2, 2020

Try calling the local bar association, or the judge should be able to appoint one for you.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: How do I apply for a pro bono lawyer?
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Mr. Kent Thomas Jones Esq. answered on Jul 1, 2020

You can ask the judge to be appointed a District Attorney or other lawyer. You can probably call your local bar association and see who is doing pro bono work.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: Does a warrant for arrest ever expire?

Misdemeanor charge with no conviction & defendant lives out of state across the country

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Mr. Kent Thomas Jones Esq. answered on Jul 1, 2020

In my eperience, I have never seen them expire. Usually, you need to hire an attorney to try and get rid of the warrant if there is good cause to do so.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: I have an old criminal case I am trying to resolve, and I need to speak with a lawyer
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Mr. Kent Thomas Jones Esq. answered on Jul 1, 2020

This is a question and answer forum. I would go through your local bar association and consult with a lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI and Cannabis & Marijuana Law for Tennessee on
Q: Is it more likely that I am facing jail time or probation?

I am 19 facing a DUI charge. I made the terrible decision to drive after I was drinking with some friends. I did not really know my limit; therefore, I was too intoxicated. Prior to that I smoked marijuana so I know that both substances will appear in my blood sample. The violation listed on my... Read more »

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Mr. Kent Thomas Jones Esq. answered on Jun 30, 2020

I would hire a competent local criminal defense attorney. At a very minimum, you will spend 48 hours in jail, perhaps more with the marijuana charge. You will have to attend a DUI class and pay fines and court costs.

If you want a license, you will have to pay for an ignition interlock...
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3 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy, Consumer Law and Collections for Tennessee on
Q: I own a home and a RV. All credit card debt is paid off. The RV payment is to high. We owe more than the RV is worth.

What are my options to keep my house but to get rid of the RV?

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Mr. Kent Thomas Jones Esq. answered on Jun 30, 2020

There are several options for you. You can file Chapter 13 bankruptcy, and everything will be reduced to a plan that you pay off monthly until done. You can file Chapter 7 bankruptcy and leave the home off of it, making regular payments on the home. If you do not desire bankruptcy, you may want... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for Tennessee on
Q: What should I do if I am told I cant come back to the camper I live in being extorted and strong armed out of my home

I have a contract to buy/live in a camper. The other party is extorting me for more than agreement, and wont let me back In my home. I've already paid 2600 of the 3300 we originally agreed upon and now she wants an additional $1000 out of no where. I have been told if I am seen near the camper... Read more »

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Mr. Kent Thomas Jones Esq. answered on Jun 28, 2020

I would retain a local attorney soon to file suit against the former owner of the camper. You can also call the police and make a charge of harassment or theft; however, I would let your attorney know before you do that.

3 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Contracts, Criminal Law and Civil Litigation for Tennessee on
Q: I need some advice on what I believe is a civil matter ?!?

I was financing an individual one of my vehicles, the individual quit paying only vehicle and from what I have been told has traded the car off for something else and by doing that he forged a bill of sale and then lied to the person he traded to and said he was waiting on the title . I Have not... Read more »

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Mr. Kent Thomas Jones Esq. answered on Jun 24, 2020

I would turn him to the local Sheriff's office and have them handle it as a theft charge.

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Contracts and Small Claims for Tennessee on
Q: A couple cosigned an agreement to lease one of the 3 bedrooms in my apartment. However, they never moved in.

I'm now liable for their rent, but the landlord will not provide me with their address so that I can serve them papers. How can I get the landlord to provide me with their address.

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Mr. Kent Thomas Jones Esq. answered on Jun 24, 2020

If a couple co-signed on a Lease with you, you should know their addresses. The Landlord does not have to give them to you. If you can't find them, hire a private detective to find them.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Tennessee on
Q: My Ex wife is trying to Take my son out of state for his birthday in KY what’s required to do so what can I do

What can I do so I’m allowed to see my son on his birthday and so she doesn’t take them out of state and deny me the right to see him on his birthday.

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Mr. Kent Thomas Jones Esq. answered on Jun 24, 2020

In every divorce in the State of Tennessee, which involves children, there should be a Permanent Parenting Plan (PPP). On page 8 of the PPP, it provides as follows:

(1) The right to receive from the other parent, in the event the other parent leaves

the state with the minor child...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: What can I do if I’m going to court for truancy but have had medical problems the whole time?

I have had medical problems since I was pregnant with my 3rd daughter in 2019. I’ve been in and out of the hospital and have had many test done. They are now thinking I have cancer and have done colonoscopy. I have all paperwork, but the court will try to put me in jail or take my daughter away... Read more »

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Mr. Kent Thomas Jones Esq. answered on Jun 23, 2020

This is a question and answer forum. You need to contract with a competent local criminal defense attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: How to prove false allegations of sexual allegations
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Mr. Kent Thomas Jones Esq. answered on Jun 21, 2020

It is somewhat difficult to answer your question on this forum. Generally speaking, the best thing that you can have are witnesses on your behalf. I would suggest a could direct witness who can tesify as a direct participant that the opposite is true. Also, it is could to have a good character... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: I do not want to have charges against an individual so how can i make this go away?
Mr. Kent Thomas Jones Esq.
Mr. Kent Thomas Jones Esq. answered on Jun 18, 2020

If you filed charges against someone, the District Attorneys take it seriously. However, you can tell them that you do not want to prosecute. Generally, they won't dismiss it until you have done this for 3 court dates.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Child Custody and Domestic Violence for Tennessee on
Q: My husband is in jail we share 2 children. I'm in fear of what he will do when he gets out.

I have an order of protection for me and my children he is in jail looking at prison time for drugs. I have now been seeing my boyfriend for a few months and he wants us to move in with him to keep us safe. My husband has told me many times the only way I was leaving him is in a body bag. But... Read more »

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Mr. Kent Thomas Jones Esq. answered on Jun 16, 2020

You talk about your divorce in your question. Have you filed for divorce? If you have, then I would talk to your attorney about how to proceed. If you have not filed, then I would get an attorney and file as soon as possible.

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