Was it a formal discovery request? Discovery is a complicated process. You may have grounds to object in your discovery responses. But ultimately, if the court orders you to turn over the documents then you would have to or face sanctions. Same goes if you completely ignore the requests. You would...Read more »
You may have options and defenses. How old is the debt? It may be out of the statute of limitation period. Have you requested a verification from the creditor? Why do you think you do not owe it? You should have your issue reviewed by an attorney to see what options you may have.
Contractor is claiming substantial completion took place before there was a functioning bathroom in my new house while it was under construction. Contractor’s attorney questioned me extensively in small claims court about all the plumbing fixtures in the house which lead me to believe all... Read more »
Substantial completion means that the owner can use the improvement for the use intended. See TCA 28-3-201. There is a lot of case law on the issue. There are exceptions, such as contract terms, change orders, etc. Consult a lawyer if you need help with your case.
Her mother has known about the interactions and has done nothing she invites older men over She put drugs in her daughters mouth she takes naked pictures of her daughter and she hasn’t done anything about her daughter get molested
The mother could be charged with multiple crimes. Reporting abuse can be anonymous and should be reported to the Tennessee Department of Children's Services immediately at 877-237-0004. https://www.tn.gov/dcs/program-areas/child-safety/reporting/hotline-faq.html
Hiring a lawyer is like hiring a professional for any other service. You can use the internet to find someone that practices in the subject matter area of your case(s). For example, if its a criminal case, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney. If it is a probate/estate planning case,...Read more »
Typically, a Plaintiff may dismiss a case under Rule 41 without the other party's consent. If there is a pending counter-claim by the defendant, the counter-claim would not be dismissed. So under the limited facts provided, if your spouse filed for divorce and there was no counter-claim, the...Read more »
The answer is in your lease. If you still have a lease term then she cannot evict you for selling the house. If, however, you are on a month-month lease, then perhaps she can give you proper notice to vacate. The owner does not need your permission to sell the house; but any buyer of the property...Read more »
Maybe. Child support is calculated based on the income of the parties, custody time, and other contributing factors such as insurance, daycare, maintenance, etc. These are applied to child the support guidelines to determine who pays how much to the other parent. Once you petition the court for...Read more »
I live in Tennessee. My 14 year old son had got into some trouble and had to go through court and probation. As a last option it was suggested that my son move in with me to see if I could straighten him out. He moved in with me right after Thanksgiving last year. I have a court ordered child... Read more »
You would need to pursue a motion to modify the current court orders and satisfy the standards for doing so as well as recalculating the child support based on the guidelines. This is not an easy process. Although some counties have forms available online, you would be wise to consult local counsel...Read more »
You would be wise to consult a local attorney versed in contract and construction law to review the issue. If the contractor is refusing to fix his work, you may need to consider filing a lawsuit to get appropriate relief.
I Entered into a lease for nine months in an apartment in Chattanooga Tennessee back in November. After having many issues unresolved (including excessive pet waste, litter, and non-residents jumping a fence and entering the complex and wandering around) we decided to leave, providing 60 days... Read more »
The terms of your lease will ultimately control the situation - in my opinion and without the benefit of reviewing the lease. Yes, it is true that in large counties the Tennessee Uniform Residential Landlord Tenant Act applies. But the courts are not permitted to blue-pencil leases/contracts in all...Read more »
I am being defamed/slandered on social media by my exs wife. Not only has the posts defamed/slandered me it has caused tremendous depression, anxiety, and possibly hurt my reputation. I work for the Public and I rely on the public for business in my industry. I feel the defaming and slander is... Read more »
My boyfriend is currently 37 years old who is currently facing a life sentence in a prison in the state of Tennessee he received a life sentence and the guy who shot the guy did not and I was informed the only way he will be able to fight his case is if Tennessee made a new law by it being... Read more »
More information is needed including the facts and date of conviction. It may be possible that your boyfriend could be eligible for some type of post-conviction relief or re-sentencing. You would be wise to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney with experience in post-conviction type relief...Read more »
Retain an attorney if you have been sued. But the first part of your question says that "all personal property left on real property is now the grantors." The "grantor" is the seller. If you purchased the property, you would be the "grantee." Perhaps that's a typo...Read more »
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