My 2 grandchildren have been in my care for 9 years. The parents have been in and out of jail for several years. The father has moved to Illinois and the mother is around but shows interest in only herself. I have always cared for these kids, provided for them, loved them, and been here for them.... Read more »
I recommend you consult with an experienced family law attorney near you. You may file a Petition for custody or something similar to get this issue in front of a Judge to decide. With the parents criminal history and your history caring for the children, the best interest of the child analysis in...Read more »
I am unaware of which specific Constitutional right you are referring to. Assuming you mean to invoke the 4th Amendment right against unreasonable searches and seizures. I am unaware of any precedent that states citizens are not required to produce identification when requested to do so. 4th...Read more »
My boyfriend and I agree to get a dog 6 months ago. He agreed to pay for the dog if I agreed to buy the essentials for the dog to take it home. We are breaking and he says I can’t have the dog because he purchased it. I have paid for all the vet bills, grooming and other necessities for the dog... Read more »
You may sue in small claims court for possession of the dog or for the expenses. If he agreed to get the dog as a gift to you, it should be considered your dog. A lawsuit for the expenses may not be successful as you voluntarily agreed to pay said expenses. If you have additional questions you may...Read more »
I want to go to Military Entrance with honesty of what's in my system but I don't believe it should fairly disqualify me, as per with a doctor I can prove the upkeep of a drug free workplace by testing more frequently proving it is getting out of my system. I have taken all of the... Read more »
No, this is not possible. The military has policies regarding what drugs are tested for as part of the military entrance process. Currently this includes testing for marijuana. if you stop using marijuana early enough before the drug test, you may pass. You should realize that if you are not...Read more »
I work for a County that does their own Worker's Comp. I hurt my shoulder earlier this year, had surgery, etc. Was called today with a settlement offer based on a 3% impairment rating. Is there a way for me to calculate this for myself to give me peace of mind that I am getting a fair deal?... Read more »
I anticipate the min/max charts on the tn.gov website are probably about the best thing you can find available online that is free. You could consult with a local TN Worker's Comp attorney and ask about it. Some attorneys offer free or inexpensive initial consultations. Good luck.
She loaded up my garage up with ten bags of clothing and shoes, I have asked her several times to get them and put in storage. She haven't did it. Her son come to my house and when he sees them he want to get them and sell some of them but she tells me I am responsible for them. I asked her... Read more »
One option you could consider is to notify her that she has 30 days to retrieve her belongings that she stored at your residence without your permission. If she fails to retrieve them by that time, you will deem them abandoned and dispose of them as you see fit. You could then sell/donate/throw...Read more »
My apartment complex got bought out by a new management company and has somehow moved me out of their system. They have now switched over to online rent payment option only and i have no way now of making my payments due to the webiste saying there is no record of me living at the adress. No one in... Read more »
Yes, I would go talk to the management company in person. If the facts are as you describe, they should be able to fix the error in their system. You could also write letters/emails to the management company describing the issue and asking them to rectify. If you are still unable to resolve this,...Read more »
The child support case is in California, but we are getting married and he is adopting my daughter. He wants to get his child support modified especially since his ex kidnapped his son to Tennessee 3 years ago and has since turned his son against him and his son doesn’t want to see him.
This is possible. Tennessee law has a Uniform Interstate Family Support Act in Title 36, Chapter 5, Tennessee Code Annotated. This law indicates that Tennessee may modify an order for child support issued by another state. You will need to register the support order from California to Tennessee....Read more »
I already had an eviction notice for violations and I had taken care of them and my landlord signed off that they were resolved but now is sending me a non lease renewal notice for these violations that were already taken care of and signed off
Most likely your landlord can do this. The eviction notice is about forcing you to leave during a current lease. It seems that your previous actions resolved those issues so the eviction was not completed. Once a lease is complete, there is no legal obligation for the lease to continue unless the...Read more »
I do not see a way that this would be illegal under TN law. Your facts say the landlord only inspected the one room that she made arrangements to inspect and did not enter the other two. In general there is no expectation of privacy in the shared areas in a house where multiple renters live. She...Read more »
Wife left almost 4 yrs ago. Weeks before giving birth to our son. I was away on military orders. She moved to a different state had him and didnt put me of the birth certificate. Nor would she tell me where they were or even his exact birthday. She has just recently popped back up with a new baby... Read more »
I recommend you consult with an experienced divorce attorney. My understanding of Tennessee law is child support cannot be ordered while parties are married unless there is a hearing where the Judge orders that in a divorce proceeding. The child support date would start the date the parties...Read more »
And live an hour away I can’t get the mother to get up with the baby and feed her unless it’s 20 mins before she goes to work at 1 in the afternoon Father is on disability .grandbaby is with me 90% of the time what can I or my son do they were never married . Baby response to me as her mother .
You and your son may want to consider consulting with an attorney. The default rule in TN is that a child born out of wedlock belongs to the Mother until the Father or other relative petitions the Court for Paternity/custody. TN courts have a fifteen factor best interest of the child analysis that...Read more »
I've been sent threatening messages from the same person through different accounts and they have made fake accounts just to be able to send these messages to me. Does it still count towards harassment even though it's fake accounts and names?
Yes, you may want to consider seeking an Order of Protection against this person. You could also consider calling the non-emergency police line and reporting the harassment. Sometimes a cease and desist letter from an attorney is successful in getting someone to stop messaging. If these options...Read more »
Most likely, yes. HOAs are based on contract law and most HOA governing documents give the HOA wide discretion to fine homeowners for "violations" which can include such minor things as font on a mailbox. To know the answer for sure, I would need to review the HOA governing documents to...Read more »
Seems he is already in significant trouble if he has been jailed and convicted for a DUI. If he now tells the police that you were actually the one driving then you will likely be charged and convicted for a DUI. It isn't clear to me if his DUI conviction will stand or they will instead charge...Read more »
If you agreed, it is legal. By giving consent, you allowed it to occur. If you had said no, they would have had to proceed with securing a warrant in order to detain you for questioning. Hopefully you didn't admit to any criminal acts when speaking with the police. I recommend you consult with...Read more »
Your ex whom wont get the help to get sober (alcoholic) you tell your boyfriend your gonna leave him if he doesnt quit drinking. Been together for 10 years He starts arguing with you and threatin to slice your throat, and ends up head butting and shoving you down over your coffee table, and you... Read more »
I recommend you immediately consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney. The facts as you are describing them seem to show that you acted in self defense. That could be a meritorious defense in your case if you are able to convince a jury that he was the primary aggressor in the incident....Read more »
Tennessee law does not have a specific statutory length of marriage requirement for things such as retirement benefits. The general legal rule is that retirement assets acquired before the marriage are separate property. Retirement assets earned during the marriage, and the appreciation of...Read more »
I recommend you consult with an attorney. If a litigant is failing to follow a Court Order, then usually the best course of action is to file a Motion for Contempt and ask the Judge to hold your Husband accountable for his willful failure to follow a lawful Order. I would want to review the...Read more »
I inherited my mother's estate upon her death and I put the money from the sale of one of her houses into a savings account with only my name on it. The money has never been co-mingled. My wife and I have agreed on a postnuptial for this sum should we ever divorce. Is this possible in TN and... Read more »
Yes, postnuptial agreements are valid under TN law. As many with other legal documents of significance it is wise to notarize them and have witnesses sign that they witnessed the signing of the document.
I recommend you consult with an attorney. Most attorneys that practice family law are...Read more »
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