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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 »

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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.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Tennessee on
Q: Can landlords to deduct from a security deposit the cost of paint in a rental home in TN?

My former landlord is attempting to deduct the cost of repainting nearly the entire interior of the home I was renting from my security deposit. The paint hasn’t been damaged more than normal wear and tear (nail holes and drywall anchor holes, both were present in a smaller quantity when I moved... Read more »

Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills answered on Dec 4, 2020

They can charge for items above normal wear and tear. Sounds like the answer to your question is likely "no" and you're not being properly charged. But without seeing the property or knowing more, hard to say for sure.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Tennessee on
Q: I am in the process of closing on a home in Tn. Are the closing cost supposed to come out of the sales price offer?

I was told by my lender to pay out of pocket for closing instead of deducted from the sales prices . Need to know correct process by law

Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills answered on Dec 4, 2020

There are a few ways to handle a real estate closing. Typically, when you purchase a house, you pay cash out of pocket for the closing costs. When you apply for a loan approval, the lender usually gives you a closing cost worksheet so you can know what do expect. Another option, is depending on... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Maryland on
Q: Can mother refuse to let child attend family wedding she agreed to let her attend in writing?

Have custody agreement in place with vacations being agreed to in writing at least 2 weeks in advance. Mother has decided she does not want to let daughter go to family wedding in the same state even though she agreed in writing months ago. My daughter is to be in the wedding.

Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills answered on Dec 1, 2020

If the custody order provides for what you have described then then the mother may be in contempt/violation of the order. Consult local counsel to determine your options.

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Maryland on
Q: Can I bring a lawsuit against a sitting judge who failed to register a Will when she was a Lawyer and paid to do so now

May 2003 paid Lawyer to do power of Attorney and Will was paid to register with Orphan court and she did not I have the information on paying the bill on my checking account

Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills answered on Dec 1, 2020

Not sure what you mean by "paid to do so now." If you want to sue a sitting judge, you cannot sue for judicial acts in most cases as judges enjoy immunity. If you are asking whether you can sue a judge in the capacity as an attorney, the answer may be yes. But you may also be well outside... Read more »

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