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1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes for Tennessee on
Q: My parents called the law on my bf. He is charged with felony trespassing and aggravated burglary.

How can they charge him with the aggravated burglary when i was the one who let him come in thru my bedroom window and he never stole anything never damaged anything? What can i do to get these charges dropped or dropped down to misdemeanor

Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills answered on Feb 1, 2021

You can't do much. He would be wise to hire an attorney asap.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Tennessee on
Q: My divorce was final in August 2020. How long does ex spouse have to complete the divorce ageement orders?
Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills answered on Jan 18, 2021

An attorney would need to review the order(s) to give you an answer.

2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law for Tennessee on
Q: What form do I need to fill out to go before a circuit judge to have a fraudulent lien removed?

I had evicted person won eviction, then he had suit for breach of contract that was dismissed , then a general session civil suit for slander of tittle and won but judge couldn't release lien, said I had to go to circuit court. Defender still refuses to remove lien after judge told him it... Read more »

Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills answered on Jan 18, 2021

More information is needed to answer your question. But, generally, there are no "forms" in Circuit Court. You have to draft and file your own pleadings and motions. The Tennessee Supreme Court has some standard forms available on its website -- you may check there. But if you are trying... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Uncategorized for Tennessee on
Q: Its Martin Luther kings birthday my boyfriend was arrested on a charge that the limitations ran out

2 days ago n mcminn county jail tn the charge was failure to appear on a theft charge that the charge was 11/09/2002 19 years.

Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills answered on Jan 18, 2021

Your question is unclear. Did he still have an active warrant? Regardless of the statute of limitations issue, or other related issues, he would be wise to hire an attorney asap to review the case and see what options your boyfriend has.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Tennessee on
Q: I have child support court with the father of my daughter.

I have been unemployed due too not being able to afford child care and loosing my job 3 months ago. What do I need to prepare for court? He has helped with food and bills but has not spent time consistent time with our child or took on more responsibility when it comes to her custodial care as a... Read more »

Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills answered on Jan 13, 2021

An attorney would need much more info to answer a general question such as yours. Consider hiring an attorney, or, if you cannot afford one, there are associations such as legal aid that may be able to assist.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Tennessee on
Q: Ex wife trying to terminate the fathers parental rights Can he counter sue for alienation of affection or full custody?

He is military and in another state was communicating with his daughter through me (grandmother) because she wouldn't answer her phone but was allowing me to see granddaughter as long as she watched us. The ex wife cut off all communication with me because of me letting granddaughter talk to... Read more »

Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills answered on Jan 13, 2021

A termination of parental rights case is very serious. He should consider hiring an attorney to determine whether he has any available counterclaims regarding support or custody.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Tennessee on
Q: My old landlord sold the apartments to new owners and they are tying to collect money due from old landlord ?

Can they do that ? If you never was given a notice about the new owners never signed any lease agreement with the new owners , and the only reason I stopped paying my recent landlord is because no one was coming to fix maintenance issues in my apartment, the constant bugs and mold and water coming... Read more »

Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills answered on Jan 13, 2021

Consider consulting a local attorney to address your issues. But generally, a landlord can sell their property and assign the tenants' leases/contracts to the new owner. This is called an "assignment." You should also look to the terms of your lease to see how the contract addresses... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Products Liability, Real Estate Law and Civil Litigation for Tennessee on
Q: I need a good lawyer

Greeneville Tennessee area reason 73 state statutes violated. I want to get them. landlord tenant AC stolen property violation harassment

Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills answered on Jan 13, 2021

Use the search function on this website, or any other website, to find an attorney local to you. I would recommend you interview as many attorneys as you need to determine who may best be able to serve you and your needs.

1 Answer | Asked in Small Claims for Tennessee on
Q: Is small claims best option to sue a relatives preacher over $4000

Back in 2015 my mom gave her church a big check of my guess $5000 or more from my dad's investment from his job in sales. He was a hard worker. She expected her church to help me out after she died. They never helped me at all.

I even filed a complaint with the IRS and made anonymous... Read more »

Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills answered on Jan 13, 2021

Based on your limited facts, its hard to see any potential claim. Seems like the money may have been a gift, in which case there would be no claim. But also, even assuming you were a third-party beneficiary to a contract; it may be hard to pursue any claim for breach of contract based on the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy and Personal Injury for Tennessee on
Q: I have strong cas inopiate lawsuot on prude bankruptcy I’ve been told victim s will get the most my two sons

Wil we get enough to buy a house with evidence from 11 yethat opiates prescribed to me foe no reason and prescribed while I was pregnant

Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills answered on Jan 13, 2021

Your question is not clear. Please consider consulting with an qualified attorney in person to answer your questions.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Tennessee on
Q: Can I sue makers of generic ambien 3 years after being convicted of vehicular assault after ambien induced sleep driving
Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills answered on Jan 5, 2021

Can you sue them? Sure. You can pretty much sue anyone for anything these days. But you need to be careful for many reasons. Can you win? That's the question. Consult a local attorney to discuss the facts and issues related to the accident to determine whether you have any options.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Tennessee on
Q: My landlord entered my home without consent while we were away, stole money and is now refusing rent

Can he enter my home without consent in a non emergency and what can I do about him refusing rent

Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills answered on Jan 5, 2021

A landlord may enter only in an emergency. If money was stolen, you should consider making a police report. As for the civil side of the issue, contact a local attorney for your best options.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Tennessee on
Q: Me and my wife are separating and getting a divorce and she loads up everything of hers. Hey

And took kayaks that I had paid for and some of my belongings wouldn’t that be considered stealing

Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills answered on Jan 5, 2021

Generally, property acquired during marriage is marital property. You each have equal rights to the property. Under this circumstance, seems that the kayaks are equally hers - so it wouldn't be theft. However, when you file for divorce, there's an automatic injunction that goes into place... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: If a person accused of raped did admit to a finger penetration what would that be listed under by law.
Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills answered on Dec 29, 2020

Need more facts for a full answer; but sexual battery at the least; maybe rape. See TCA 39-13-503. It could be worse if there are any aggravating factors. It's usually a good idea that the accused doesn't speak with law enforcement. An accused has the right to remain silent and the right... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for Tennessee on
Q: what recourse do i have when an employee took equipment from my business?

He was asked to bring equipment back. He will not. Lives in another county

Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills answered on Dec 29, 2020

You could call the non-emergency police/sheriff line in that county - they may consider it theft and go arrest the employee; although the property may be held for evidence reasons. You could go to the courthouse and swear out your own charges against the employee. Or you could go the civil route... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Small Claims for Tennessee on
Q: I bought a new home 3 1/4 years ago. The sanitary line failed due to faulty installation. Can I sue for the damages?

I have photo evidence and affidavit from plumber who had to repair it that it was a faulty installation.

Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills answered on Dec 18, 2020

It depends. You may be outside of the statute of limitation period for property damage issues. Consult with a local attorney ASAP to best determine your options.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Tennessee on
Q: My wife and I need to get divorced but she put on papers she had a retirement but she DOESNT and the court said she need

To get papers from attorney so we can fill out so we can finalize the divorce

Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills answered on Dec 18, 2020

Your question is not clear. Sounds like you need an attorney. Contact counsel near you for assistance on the divorce process.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: How do you request for another public defender the one I have is not doing his job
Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills answered on Dec 18, 2020

Contact his/her supervisor.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Divorce for Tennessee on
Q: I just need help with a divorce and child matters I don't know kw where to start and I don't make a lot of money.

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Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills answered on Dec 18, 2020

Sounds like you really need an attorney. Contact the local legal aid department for help if you would have trouble affording counsel. There are resources available.

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Government Contracts for Tennessee on
Q: Im just starting learning about state funds and surplus funds. I am looking for some legal advice on how the state work

I am trying to get Any information on if I need a license And how can I get a contract made What is the full process

Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills answered on Dec 18, 2020

Your query is not clear. What are you trying to obtain a license for? Contact a local attorney for assistance.

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