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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Tennessee on
Q: Is this contempt of court in an equal custody case?

We both have equal custody. Our son is about to turn 5 but is still delayed with speech and other social aspects. His speech therapist recommends he gets an Autism evaluation that will allow for better treatment. His mother is completely against any evaluation because she does not want him to be... Read more »

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answered on Feb 3, 2022

Hi, It depends on what your parenting plan says. There is a section in all parenting plans in Tennessee that provides how medical/educational decisions are made, whether it's a joint decision, or whether one of you has final say.

If it's a joint decision, and you two cannot...
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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Tennessee on
Q: My ex is asking for transcripts from my cell phone, Facebook, Discord, and others in a divorce. I don't want to comply

He was abusive and controlling, I have no proof, no kids, only a house. I walked away with nothing and want nothing. What happens if I do not give him these transcripts?

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Hannah Burdine
answered on Jan 10, 2022

Hi, these requests do not appear to be seeking information that is likely to lead to the discovery of admissible or relevant evidence and are only being done for the purpose of harassing you, however, there is not enough information in your question on whether you should provide these documents or... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Tennessee on
Q: Can my husband, see his daughter even if hasn't been able to pay child support??

His ex wife hasn't allowed him to have any communication for 3yrs. His daughter is 14yrs old.

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Hannah Burdine
answered on Dec 15, 2021

Yes, your husband should be able to see his daughter even though he is not current on child support. If you petition the court to enforce his parenting time with his daughter, however, beware that the mother could retaliate by coming after him for unpaid child support.

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Q: Can the money from my pre marriage savings account be divided in case of a divorce if I move it to the stock market?

I live in Davidson County, TN. I’m not an American citizen yet. I am married with kids to an American for three years now. I generated those savings years before I met my husband and would like to put them in the market but I’m not sure if that could make the money be shared in case of a divorce.

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Hannah Burdine
answered on Dec 9, 2021

No, unless it was mixed with marital funds. It is important to keep your premarital assets separate from the marital ones. You should consider talking with an experienced family lawyer who is knowledgeable about asset protection of your separate accounts, such as creating post-nuptial agreements,... Read more »

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Q: My son just had a baby . My son lives in Nashville and his baby and mother live in Pooler Georgia. Inquiring visitation

I want to know about getting visitation set for long distance

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Hannah Burdine
answered on Dec 9, 2021

Hi, it sounds like you may need to contact an attorney in the State of Georgia, because this is the home state of the child. I recommend Jack Strother, III in Savannah, GA. I worked with him when I lived there, and I even hired him to do my own divorce. Mr. Strother has handled child custody cases... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody and Family Law for Tennessee on
Q: How do I get guardianship or custody awarded to me of a non biological child?

His mom goes months without talking to him. He is 2yrs old and a type 1 diabetic. I take care of him 98% of the time.

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Hannah Burdine
answered on Dec 9, 2021

Hi, if the biological parents of the child have left the child with you for an extended period of time, you can petition the court for emergency protective custody on the basis that the child is dependent and neglected.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Elder Law for Tennessee on
Q: dad is 69 divorcing has become incapacitated wife placed him in nursing home no contact what can I do
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Hannah Burdine
answered on Oct 28, 2020

Has your father filed for divorce or has his wife filed for divorce? If so, you can petition the court for a conservatorship over your father. If he is totally incapacitated, you would want a full conservatorship rather than a limited one.

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Q: when divorcing and husband owned the property prior to the marriage but said house burned 6 years into the marriage and

was rebuilt using funds from joint insurance on the house and they have been married 16+ years. what is legal division of property?

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Hannah Burdine
answered on Oct 28, 2020

It depends on various factors. It sounds like there might be transmutation but I am not sure on this little bit of information. Was there a mortgage on the home at the time of the marriage or not? Did the Wife contribute to the homeowners' insurance, mortgage (if there was one), home equity... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Child Custody for Tennessee on
Q: Me and my husband seperated on mutual agreement. But was just trying to get a custody agreement in place. We have agree

On the parenting plan. Until we go for the divorce after the holidays. Ornis the best thing to just go for divorce and put the parenting plan in that decree.

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Hannah Burdine
answered on Oct 28, 2020

Yes, the court will require that a Parenting Plan for the minor children of the marriage be included in order to grant the divorce.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Child Custody for Tennessee on
Q: Are there any documents can grant me permission to make legal decisions on my daughter's behalf?

My daughter has been incarcerated for a while and my 15 year old grandson has been in foster care since February 2020. I am a senior citizen and would like for him to come live with me. We have a court appointed attorney who is no help and refuses to share information! This man does not care how... Read more »

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Hannah Burdine
answered on Oct 28, 2020

There are a couple of options: (1) you can petition the court for a legal guardianship over your grandson with your daughter's consent if her parental rights have not been terminated, or (2) you could petition the court for custody of your grandson, which could be done without your... Read more »

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