Questions Answered by Marjorie A Bristol

Q: My brother committed suicide in August 2017 after his wife demanded a divorce. She knew of his past suicide attempts.

2 Answers | Asked in Wrongful Death for Tennessee on
Answered on May 1, 2018
Marjorie A Bristol's answer
What is your question? If your question is do you have a cause of action against her, then the answer is no. She has the right to choose to divorce someone. I am so sorry about your brother. A love one's suicide is so hard. Mental illness was the cause of your brother's suicide, not your sister-in-law's request for a divorce.

Q: My wife and I are getting divorced and she has her own lawyer.. Do i need to hire a lawyer or nor

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Tennessee on
Answered on May 1, 2018
Marjorie A Bristol's answer
I always advise people to have an attorney review the paperwork to make sure that it says what they think it says.

Q: Is the executor within rights?

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Tennessee on
Answered on May 1, 2018
Marjorie A Bristol's answer
It sounds like you need to consult a probate attorney to look at all of the facts and assess your ability to seek removal of the executor.

Q: i am 16 years old. i was adopted a couple of years ago and i was wondering if i could legally move out w/o consent

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Adoption and Juvenile Law for Tennessee on
Answered on Apr 28, 2018
Marjorie A Bristol's answer
No, you cannot move out without parental consent until you are 18.

Q: Mother is refusing to bring child to father and stepmothers house on his visitation days bc he is with the military.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Military Law for Tennessee on
Answered on Apr 28, 2018
Marjorie A Bristol's answer
You need to consult an attorney. The law provides that a service member's family can still have access to the child during deployment.

Q: Should i hire an lawyer on uncontested divorce if i agreed on with wifes lawyer papers.

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Tennessee on
Answered on Apr 28, 2018
Marjorie A Bristol's answer
What the other lawyer is saying isn't uncommon. I still recommend that you consult an attorney to review the documents.

Q: divorce court is this Monday and I have no lawyer, what do I do?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Tennessee on
Answered on Apr 28, 2018
Marjorie A Bristol's answer
What is the case set for? Trial? Hearing on a motion? Without knowing more, it is impossible to answer. I highly recommend that you consult an attorney and ask the court for more time to hire a lawyer.

Q: In the state of Tennessee, if I give up my rights, do I have to pay child support?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Tennessee on
Answered on Apr 28, 2018
Marjorie A Bristol's answer
Yes, you do. The only way you would be excused from paying child support is if the child is adopted by someone else.

Q: My brother and his ex left personal things 5 years ago. We threw the things out. They want legal action.

1 Answer | Asked in Small Claims for Tennessee on
Answered on Apr 28, 2018
Marjorie A Bristol's answer
She can try, but I doubt it will result in much since so much time has passed. If they do file suit, you will need to consult an attorney.

Q: My five year old son was injured while unsupervised at a friend's house. Do they have to pay his medical bills?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Tennessee on
Answered on Apr 28, 2018
Marjorie A Bristol's answer
Possibly. You should should consult an attorney.

Q: Is it a crime for a parent to buy a vape and oil containing nicotine for their child?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Tennessee on
Answered on Apr 28, 2018
Marjorie A Bristol's answer
Yes, it is a crime. Yes, your husband should consult an attorney about seeking custody of the child based on this.

Q: If I’m 21 and my gf is 17 & in dcs custody could I b in trouble

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Tennessee on
Answered on Mar 30, 2018
Marjorie A Bristol's answer
Yes, if you have had sex, you could be guilty of statutory rape if there is 4 years between your ages. Your best bet is to wait until she turns 18 and not post any more information on public forums.

Q: Custodial parent lied to get child support after I took care of them for 16 and 14 years. What can I do?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Tennessee on
Answered on Mar 30, 2018
Marjorie A Bristol's answer
You can hire an attorney and go back to court to try and fix the error.

Q: What can I do , my ex took my car. She co-signed for it . Her name is not on the title or registration .

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Tennessee on
Answered on Mar 30, 2018
Marjorie A Bristol's answer
Your ex what? Girlfriend? Wife? You should consult an attorney to see what your options are.

Q: when someone is court order to leave the house will both parties meet with their attorneys before or after

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Tennessee on
Answered on Mar 30, 2018
Marjorie A Bristol's answer
That question is best answered by your attorney.

Q: I have custody of my 13 year old granddaughter. She wants to move back home with her mom. Can I let her go.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody for Tennessee on
Answered on Mar 30, 2018
Marjorie A Bristol's answer
That depends on what the order giving you custody says. It is better to go back to court. Otherwise, if something happens and the court or DCS removes your grandchild from your daughter, they may not give her back to you.

Q: I’m 17 and graduate May 17th and turn 18 12 days later is it legal for me to move out if I’m no longer in school?

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law for Tennessee on
Answered on Mar 30, 2018
Marjorie A Bristol's answer
You cannot legally move out without your parents' consent until you turn 18. However, as a practical matter, it may be difficult for law enforcement to find you to take you home before your 18th birthday.

Q: I am 17 if I runaway can the police bring me home if I'm In a safe place and still going

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Tennessee on
Answered on Mar 30, 2018
Marjorie A Bristol's answer
Yes, they can. You cannot leave home without parental permission until you are 18.

Q: What are the child support laws in Tennessee when both parents are minors?

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Tennessee on
Answered on Mar 30, 2018
Marjorie A Bristol's answer
If he has a job, he can be forced to pay child support. He probably cannot be held responsible for working full time if he is still in school since his school attendance is required by law. Did you obtain legal custody of the baby? Because otherwise, your daughter is the legal custodian of the baby.

Q: Mom has no job car and lives with her dad but father has job car and his own place shouldn't the father gain custody?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Tennessee on
Answered on Mar 28, 2018
Marjorie A Bristol's answer
No, not necessarily. The fact that the mom lives with her father may not play a big role in custody. You should consult an attorney to look at all of the facts to advise you regarding your legal options.

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