I believe most Judges will order rent to be paid for the entire time your actually occupy the premises. Talk to the landlord about applying your security deposit the final rent bill, perhaps they will agree to let you skip the month if the security deposit is large enough- get it in writing if they...Read more »
The termination of parental rights required in an adoption will terminate the current child support obligation, but it does NOT terminate any arrearages or past due support. However, it would be up to the recipient to take action to collect it, and if they are not very aggressive in doing so, it...Read more »
Tennessee law provides for continuation of child support beyond the normal/usual termination time ( which is age 18 or graduation, whichever is last to occur) IF the child is disabled. See Tennessee Code Section 36-5-101(k). The definition of disability is that set forth under Federal law in the...Read more »
For an update, the person opened probate and got the papers and did not have a death certificate and over 2 months later in probate court the Judge mentioned the court never received a death certificate.
Your question is unclear- by saying there is no death certificate, are you saying the person is not dead?! Tennessee has a statute which sets an order of priority for those serving as administrator of an estate (when there is no will). Usually a will contains a paragraph naming who is to serve as...Read more »
yes, you must continue to pay. Child support terminates when the child turns 18, or graduates from high school, whichever event occurs last , so in your case, it sounds like it will be graduation, which usually take place in May.
We are currently both still living in the home and have no plans to sell it. Should one of us die, we want the full ownership of the home to become that of the surviving owner. Do we need to change the wording of our deed for this to happen or will it automatically go to the surviving owner even... Read more »
Church objected, so his permit was denied. Are we still at risk of that happening today if we reapply? The church is not adjacent to the store and is not touching the property line. It's roughly a quarter mile away.
Probably- most cities have local ordinances which specify that any business selling alcohol have to be located various distances from churches or schools. ( The distance can vary- depending on whether the sale is for consumption on the premises or for "take out" - it can also vary for beer/ wine or...Read more »
I initiated the case in TN as that is where my daughter and I live. Father(NCP) was living in NY state at the time. NY filed the paperwork and ordered him to have employer pay weekly as well as cover daughter with medical insurance. This worked fine until my ex willfully quit his job and moved... Read more »
The cost of work related child care is a component of the child support, so if the child support has been figured correctly, the mother, as the recipient of the support, would be paying for the child care.
The eviction is due to finding them in possession of an illegal drug, and violating a verbal rental agreement for them not to come home intoxicated or bring home any alcohol. There is no lease involved. And they were never asked to pay rent. We allowed them to live with us to help them get back on... Read more »
This problem occurs frequently among family, etc. Strictly speaking, since there is no lease and there was never a demand for rent, these people are NOT actually tenants- they are "guests"- and you have the right to ask them to leave at any time, just like you might have allowed a door to door...Read more »
If I understand your question correctly, I think you misunderstand the difference between your LICENSE and the vehicle REGISTRATION. these two things are not the same. Your license is for you only- it is the authorization that you can legally drive a vehicle ( ANY vehicle, even one you don't...Read more »
Sorry, but there is simply no easy answer- in order for the Judge to proceed, the court rules require that he be served/be notified of the lawsuit. In rare cases, it may be possible to convince the Judge that the person is "evading" service of process ( that is, that the person is intentionally...Read more »
I have had correspondence with lawfirm who agreed to payments on a debt. Today there was a card from a lady who tried to serve me for a lawsuit. I haven’t been able to find anything about the lawsuit yet and am unsure of how i would find this. Any advice? The payments have not defaulted.
If a lawsuit has been filed, it is a public record at the courthouse. However, it will only be filed in one county ( not all of them) and many times, the plaintiff has a choice as to which county they may elect to file in. For example, if the debt is the result of an auto accident, the plaintiff...Read more »
In the middle of the night my girlfriend received a call from a lady that she's known for at least 10 years. Her car had broke down off an exit about 35 minutes from our house. We suggested she take her car to someone local and it was towed to this guys home based shop. He diagnosed her vehicle as... Read more »
People often make threats that they don't intend to carry out in an effort to force payment. If you did not authorize the work, you are not liable for the bill. if he calls again, just make that very clear- he should pursue the car's owner for his bill.
She only let's me talk to them if I send her money. I am behind on child support but working and paying it off. It takes 50% of my income. I have receipts where I have sent the co-parent thousands of dollars outside of child support, but I have not been allowed to see them in 2 years. Now she says... Read more »
Although it will take time and a lawyer, you need to file court papers to set up a "parenting plan" or schedule of visitation. You are required to pay child support, but at the same time , she is required to allow you to have time with the children. If you get a Judge to order the scheduled...Read more »
Neighbors down creek installed pond, now backs into our yard when it rains, they won't fix & now they are selling. We have lived in our home for 19+ years they built their home about 9 years ago then installed a pond in the middle of the creek, they changed the height & redirected the creek. Now... Read more »
The statue of limitations is a real problem and I also agree that you can't file a lien in this situation. However, there can be a claim for what the law calls "creating a continuing nuisance." In other words, every time it floods, there may be another opportunity to file suit, especially if the...Read more »
I bought a lot that previously had a trailer on it and although the trailer had been moved it was advertised as with utilities. I paid more for the utilities than the land and now discover the septic collapsed and the electric pole is no good and must be replaced. The seller says he sold me the... Read more »
Possibly- but it will mean filing a lawsuit against the seller. Intentional misrepresentation ( also called "fraudulent misrepresentation") can be the basis for rescission ( un-doing) a contract. You basically have to prove the seller lied to you, which can be difficult. consult an experienced...Read more »
Getting a divorce been married 5 years and my husband never let me work was very controlling. Was not allowed any money, no friends had to stay at home all day everyday. I was also mental abuse by him by calling me names all the time, cussing me, yelling at me, always saying nasty things to me.... Read more »
I would expect some form of spousal support ( legal term is "alimony") would be appropriate in your situation. There are several different types of alimony, but you have only been married a short time and there are a number of other different factors the Judge must take into consideration in making...Read more »
Unable to answer without a review of the deed: when you say in was in "both names," Tennessee law assumes if they were married that "survivorship" rights exist and thus when your mom died, the step father became the sole owner by virtue of the survivorship rights ( the legal term is "tenants by...Read more »
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