Questions Answered by Marjorie A Bristol

Q: Whats the legality of driving while in a sling. I was in my accident beginning of dec. And had surgery beginning of jan.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Tennessee on
Answered on Jan 21, 2018

There is no law that would prohibit you from driving in a sling. The only thing that would matter is that you are able to fully and safely operate the vehicle you were driving.
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Q: I am 16 and being beaten by my adopted parents and dcs is looking into it, is it illegal for me to run away?

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Family Law and Juvenile Law for Tennessee on
Answered on Jan 21, 2018

You cannot run away. You should tell DCS the truth. You should also tell DCS about your desire to run away. This may get them to get you some help.
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Q: Do I have to have power of attorney to sign for mom's hospice care?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Elder Law for Tennessee on
Answered on Jan 21, 2018

If they are asking you to consent as her next of kin and are not insisting on POA, then you can sign. Just make sure you are not signing to be responsible for payment unless that is your wish.
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Q: I have full custody aand moved out of town due to death threats of my family

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Tennessee on
Answered on Jan 21, 2018

I am not sure I understand your question. The first question I would have for you is did you violate any orders in FL when you left? I would contact an attorney to explain all of the facts and have them advise you.
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Q: My boyfriend ex girlfriend has full custody and she left the child with her parents and dosent have any contact with the

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Tennessee on
Answered on Jan 21, 2018

You should first contact an attorney who will help you figure out all of your legal options which will most likely include filing a petition for custody.
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Q: if mom and dad aren't together and one wants to move out of state with the child does the one that wants to take the

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Tennessee on
Answered on Jan 21, 2018

I am not sure what DCS has to do with the situation. Is there a court order regarding custody? Does that court order grant visitation or parenting time to the other parent? These are questions that you should have the answer to when you consult an attorney regarding your legal options in this situation.
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Q: What paper from the department of child services or the main court house could I get to see who called Dcs on me?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Tennessee on
Answered on Jan 21, 2018

You will not be able to see who called DCS. That information is confidential by statute.
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Q: Can someone trying to modify visitation rights, get a free lawyer appointed to them by the court, if they don't have $$?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Tennessee on
Answered on Jan 21, 2018

If the parent alleges dependency and neglect, the parent may be entitled to a court appointed attorney.
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Q: HiI’m asking this for a friend she’s 15 about to turn 16 she’s dating a guy who just turned 19 and she might be pregnant

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law and Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Answered on Jan 21, 2018

If there is not more than 4 years of age difference, he will not be charged with statutory rape. There could be other charges that could result from their relationship though.
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Q: Could a friend of mine legally leave her parents house @ 17 and go to college if her parents dont approve?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Education Law and Juvenile Law for Tennessee on
Answered on Jan 20, 2018

She can't leave without her parents' permission unless she is emancipated. In order to be emancipated, she will need to petition the court and demonstrate that she is capable of supporting herself independently and making adult decisions. She should consult an attorney if that is something that she is interested in pursuing.
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Q: If i am 14 can i press charges against someone for emotional and physical abuse if it was in the past

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Family Law for Tennessee on
Answered on Jan 20, 2018

It depends on what exactly happened and how long ago it was. You should call the police to report it.
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Q: Landlord didn't inform that we were on heat pump. Recent cold spiked our bill because the unit can't keep up

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Tennessee on
Answered on Jan 20, 2018

Did you ask and them tell you it was another kind of heat? If there was no fraud involved, then no.
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Q: Me and my wife have been separated and not spoken in almost 2 years. I have tried many ways to serve her certified mail

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Tennessee on
Answered on Jan 20, 2018

You should consult an attorney to look at the whole situation. The facts you described lead to many questions an attorney will likely ask: Did you file a motion to serve the divorce by publication? Did you allege other grounds other than irreconcilable differences? You can only receive a divorce on the grounds of irreconcilable differences if you both agree to everything. If you can't find her, she can't agree. As I said, you need an attorney to help you through this process.
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Q: What are the tennessee laws on writing up employees for being out of work b/c of snow?

2 Answers | Asked in Business Law and Employment Law for Tennessee on
Answered on Jan 20, 2018

Employers are free to discipline or even fire employees who don't show up for work even in bad weather. There is no law prohibiting them from requiring employees to show up for work.
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Q: Currently married. Have 2 kids. Filing for divorce and husband said he will sign his rights over. How easy is that?

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Tennessee on
Answered on Jan 20, 2018

You should consult an attorney to help you with the divorce. If your husband meant that he is agreeable to you having full custody, then that can be done fairly easily, but you will still need an attorney to prepare the paperwork to ensure that it is done correctly.
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Q: Can you have a legal sexual contract?

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support, Civil Litigation and Contracts for Tennessee on
Answered on Jan 20, 2018

No, you will not be able to contract away your responsibility to support the child if one is born of your sexual contact.
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Q: Okay. A year ago I had to ask the father of my child to keep our kids because we split up and he moved back with his dad

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Tennessee on
Answered on Jan 16, 2018

I don't know that there is a way to get them back without a fight and some drama. You should consult an attorney to review all of the facts and advise you regarding your legal options.
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Q: Can I go back and ask for child support from my ex wife 5 years after my divorce? I have full custody.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Tennessee on
Answered on Jan 16, 2018

Yes, you can. I am surprised the court did not set any at the time. You should consult an attorney to assist you.
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Q: I am 17 and have a newborn baby. Can my parents charge me as a runaway if I leave Home and stay somewhere els

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Tennessee on
Answered on Jan 16, 2018

Yes, your parents can file a runaway petition against you if you leave without their permission. If you truly feel like your situation is not appropriate for your baby, then you can call DCS. Otherwise, you should make the best of the situation until you turn 18. A baby and you don't absolutely need your own room. DCS would not remove you from the home for that alone. If you have a warm place to stay, food for you and the baby, diapers, access to medical care, etc. then DCS will not...
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Q: need to know if Judge will order back support ? We have an out of court agreement but he’s now not paying!

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Tennessee on
Answered on Jan 15, 2018

They could order back child support. You should consult an attorney to go over your legal options with you.
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