5 children aged 5 to 9-10 mos old. Removed from parents by TN CPS due to unfit conditions & drugs. Children are in emergency foster care. Can I have legal custody of these children to get them out of foster care? They're nieces & nephews by marriage. Father is unfit & doesn't... Read more »
You should speak with the DCS Child Protective Services Investigator and Family Services Worker on this case, and ask them to do a home visit and background checks to consider you for "temporary custody" pending the outcome of the dependency and neglect proceeding that DCS has likely...Read more »
This is a question with the laws of Tennessee because I frankly have no clue, and would love a more simple answer then a very long 5 page written answer preferably only a 2 page answer or shorter . Thank you ! And sorry .
I have offered to give him days if I hold onto the kids until COVID clears, he declined and wants to pass them from house to house. What are my rights? He and his wife are currently working, his wife works in healthcare, and they have 2 additional daughters who attend daycare. I have a daughter and... Read more »
It's possible, but unlikely, that there was not good service of process for notifying you of any child support hearing. It's likely the service of process rules were followed, you still didn't learn about the court date, and a default judgment was taken against you.
I thought when a person gets married their income becomes one. I'm not understanding why I can't take both to court for support. She has insurance on our kids, why does she have the right to do that but doesn't have rights over our kids?
A stepparent may take out insurance policy on the children of their spouse as the children are considered dependents of the biological parent and that person's spouse (at least for insurance purposes). She has custodial/guardianship rights and obligations granted by the stepparent...Read more »
Only your income and his income is included in the calculation. His wife's income is not included. No, you cannot take his wife to court because she has no legal rights or responsibilities to your child.
The current custody order was wben our son was 6 months so any phone calls was not mention im wanting to petition the court for my son for alot of reasons, my ex wont allow my don to soeak to me on the phone would this go against him in court
Petition the court for a modification of the visitation order to allow phone calls as the child can now speak on the phone when he wasn't able to when he was only six months old, more readily allowing you to maintain and strengthen the parental bond with your child.
completed his classes. He got the kids out of state unsupervised twice since all that was finished but during the order they were supervised. But now my legal aide attorney said to withhold the children until she reviews some case files to determine whether unsupervised should continue or if going... Read more »
Violating a court order opens you up to potential criminal and civil contempt.
I would advise you to speak to your legal aid attorney about those risks so you can make a fully informed decision about whether to possibly risk 1) you going to jail for contempt of court, and 2) a court order...Read more »
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