Thank you for your question. If you have a hearing scheduled, it is up to the Judge whether or not to allow a continuance. If you want to change attorneys, you should start contacting attorneys that you may want to hire immediately.
Once you consult with and hire an attorney, the new...View More
I hit him first so I told the police and they took me to jail. I was there for 12 hours and I got charged with domestic violence. It’s my first time. We want to do peaceful contact. The problem is that I wasn’t supposed to text him call him or see him at all but i didnt understand that at the... View More
First, you absolutely need to STOP POSTING FACTS ABOUT YOUR PENDING CRIMINAL CASE and contact an attorney. You are making admissions that can get you in very serious trouble. An attorney can help advise you on future communication issues, file a motion to alter your bond conditions and get a court...View More
Thank you for your question. Pleading "no contest" or "nolo contendre" has a very similar effect to a guilty plea in that you are not disputing any facts and are accepting punishment for a crime. By entering a plea of no contest, you are saying that you do not contest the facts...View More
Thank you for your question. You can be charged with violating T.C.A. 39-16-201, which is the introduction or possession of weapons, explosives, intoxicants or drugs into a penal institution where prisoners are quartered. Violation of this statute is a Class C Felony, so it is extremely important...View More
Thank you for your question. To answer it simply, if you file a police report to report a crime, it is not your decision whether to charge the case or not. That decision lies with the State. However, if you are adamant with the police that you do not want to press charges and just want to report...View More
My boyfriend's car has expired tags and they just a notice on it today that it will be towed. I searched through the lease agreement and I cannot find any information regarding a vehicle with expired tags. It only states they can tow if the vehicle is parked illegally like if it's in a... View More
Thank you for your question. Absent more information, I cannot give a definitive answer. However, many apartment leases include a "disabled vehicle" clause. This clause usually states that the apartment reserves the right to tow vehicles that they believe to be disabled or an eyesore (due...View More
Turn and up until now we have split the last two stimulus checks because they were based on our joint tax return but with this third stimulus it will be based on the most resent one which I filed single with all three of our kids am I entitled to split this stimulus with my ex even though it is not... View More
Thank you for your question. If you already filed your 2020 tax return, it seems that the government may use that information to calculate the amount of stimulus you will receive. However, other sources say that the government may use 2019 data to calculate stimulus payments.
If you have no legal right to have this child at your house, it is probably in the child's and your best interest for you to contact your local Police and the Tennessee Department of Children's Services (DCS). You can explain to them what happened and they can decide what is best for the...View More
Living situation: Ex-wife, mother, father, boyfriend, our two kids (9 year old girl, 10 year old boy), another girl (age 7 or 8 from another guy, not boyfriend), total of 7, in a 2 bedroom log cabin. 3 kids share an open loft with no privacy or doors. Completely open to the downstairs. Unknown,... View More
Thank you for your question. From the facts you provided, it doesn't seem that anything is criminally. However, the situation that you describe is odd, and a court may find that the living situation is not in the best interest of the children.
In many parenting plans (including those...View More
Thank you for your question. Yes, you can file for full custody while the divorce is pending if you suspect that the children may be in danger due to your spouse's addiction issues. I would recommend hiring an attorney to assist you with the process to ensure that your children are protected.
I left the home cause of treats of violence against me. He is demanding $20,000 to leave my house. What can I do. He has also told my children he would burn house down. We do not have any children together
Thank you for your question. From what you said, it seems that you may be in danger. If you feel threatened or are actually threatened with physical violence, call the police immediately. It would also be a good idea to file an order of protection against your husband due to threats of violence and...View More
Thank you for your question. First, you have to decide whether the divorce will be an agreed divorce or a contested divorce. It is possible that your husband will agree that since you came into the marriage with the $75,000, it is yours and should be awarded to you in the marital dissolution...View More
I have a mother in law that either has a drug problem or some mental health issues or both. She always brings us up in drama that she has created and won't stop contacting us even though she's been told to stop until she can act right. This has been going on for years and can not act... View More
Thank you for your question. A way to keep your mother in law from contacting you is to file an order of protection. Orders of protection are civil orders granted in cases involving abuse, stalking (harassment is included in stalking for the purposes of an order of protection) or assault. From your...View More
Their mother assaulted me an April 10, 2020, pushing me back while I sat in a chair. Causing my head to hit the kitchen cabinets behind me. I filed a police report and they do not locate her that night. They (mother and new husband) lived with us and the granddaughters were already asleep. They... View More
Thank you for your question. With the facts you shared, one option is to file a petition for custody of your grandchildren. To get custody, you would have to present several facts to the court, including that the parents of your grandchildren are unfit to care for them. If there has been a finding...View More
Thank you for your question. Unfortunately, there is no simple answer. It really depends on what your goals and what you want to accomplish. Your divorce sounds like it may get complicated due to the issues you described (affair, marital home, children). I can offer some general information, but...View More
Just because you reconcile does not mean that the order will be dropped. If there is an active order of protection in place against you, it is very important to make sure that it is no longer in effect before contacting the person who obtained said order. You can face penalties (including time in...View More
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