still be in high school when the baby is born. My daughter is in college. She will be living with my husband and I. We are stable and able to help her financially with the bab . My question is since he is still in high school would it be who of her to establish a custody agreement prior to the baby... Read more »
In Tennessee, I do not think it's possible to establish "custody" of an unborn child. Think about that- who else can have custody of an unborn child? Additionally, Tennessee law no longer favors the use of the word "custody" - the preferred term is "primary residential parent." Once the child is...Read more »
This is not something a layperson can do without an attorney. An adult can be adopted ( of course, they must consent). Like an legal proceeding, it begins with preparing and filing with the clerk of the court a written petition ( request) for adoption, giving the required notice, and scheduling a...Read more »
You are correct from your question that equal parenting time ( and joint decision making) render the designation of "primary" as of little substantive value. However, I understand in some areas, the local school board will look to the designation to determine which school zone to apply, and...Read more »
You must double-check the DEED ( not the same document as the "mortgage" or "deed of trust"- both relate only to the loan). If your name is on the deed along with your husbands', you are a co-owner with him and upon death, it would pass immediately to you. If your name in not on the deed, he can...Read more »
Only the father can sign a V.A.P. ( voluntary acknowledgement of Paternity). If not signed by the father at the time of birth, the only way to established parentage for a child born out of wedlock is for either parent to file paternity proceedings and have DNA testing done.
I called around and no clear answers. I am in Florida and don’t know what to do.the information online is wrong and I am starting to think he is lost in the system. Is there any number or person I can call to help. Tried Williamson jail where he is they said he is state property looked online and... Read more »
I suggest you contact the court clerk - if he is serving a sentence for a criminal offense, there is paperwork at the courthouse that says what he was convicted of, and what his sentence is, and whether it is to be served in the local jail or the Tennessee Department of Corrections. If he have...Read more »
The statute of limitations is a defense that must be asserted/raised when the lawsuit is filed. If not asserted, the defense is "waived." Your question does not specify when the suit was filed, but apparently there is already a judgment against you ( the creditor can't issue a garnishment unless...Read more »
We are still married but live in different states. He agreed to send tuition money for their school but whenever he gets mad at me he stops sending the payments and it leaves me in an unexpected whole. He said I need to let a judge decide on the payment. I tried to work with him before going this... Read more »
it sounds like you need a divorce as your relationship is not working. In a divorce, the judge will set child support for children under age 18 and if needed, and your husband is able, the Judge can also award alimony or spousal support. Consult an experienced divorce lawyer for specific advice on...Read more »
My daughter filed claim to MIL’s estate for $5000 for loan she and husband took out to pay MIL’s burial expenses. Her attorney said it would be a “priority claim.” Probate attorney has not paid it, refuses communication with them. Also, without telling any of the other 3 heirs, made a... Read more »
Possibly- on some occasions, a court will approve a private sale of property if it can be shown that the private sale is for a reasonable price. Selling at auctions will involve advertising expenses and a real estate commission ( even if the court clerk acts as the sales agent, they too will take a...Read more »
No, when the first child turns 18 or graduates ( whichever is last to occur), the child support will need to be re-figured again using the current gross income of both parents and any changes in the parenting plan. If the parties income and parenting time have not changes, the emancipation of the...Read more »
Your question does not contain enough information to accurately answer, but most likely yes- if an administrator ad litem has been appointed, they are the administrator and would have the same powers as any other administrator.
There is no law requiring that a person hire a lawyer fro ANY reason- you can always represent yourself. However, there are no exceptions for self represented people; you are still bound to follow all the rules of procedure and evidence, so usually, trying to represent yourself on any significant...Read more »
My father passed away before he had it settled in court she has a grown son whom she had a restraining order against up until she passed and i don't know who is intittled to the stocks now would it be me since everything went to him and then when he passed i was his only hier I'm lost please help
Under Tennessee inheritance law, if a person dies without a will, their surviving spouse AND the children share whatever the deceased owned. Sounds like you own half ( the half your father inherited) and the son owns the other half. However, you don't specifiy whether your father had a will, and...Read more »
No, the law has not changed, but title attorneys regularly take inconsistent positions on the issue of spousal rights. In the absence of a pre-marital agreement which confirms sole ownership by only one spouse, I submit that proper practice REQUIRES a spouse to sign the Deed of trust/mortgage IF...Read more »
Yes, the school will likely require that you be named as guardian for the minor or at minimum, that you have a sign power of attorney from the parents (you would want that for emergency medical care/consent anyway). If you are not in the same school zone as the parents, the school board may make...Read more »
We broke our lease due to my husband losing his job and we could not afford the house. We explained the situation to the PM advised that we would be out by the end of the month. We were given a 14 day notice in which we did move out before the 14 days. Afterwards the property management never sent... Read more »
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