Johnny Quitman Rasberry's answer As a general rule, no. But there is not enough information contained in your question to be able to provide a better answer. If what you are objecting to is a matter of law required by statute, then maybe not. It all depends on what you are objection is. You can always go to trial if the complaint was properly plead.
Johnny Quitman Rasberry's answer If your child or children are being adopted and your parental rights are being terminated, then you will not owe ongoing support. Arrearages and back support are still owed and will be collected.
Johnny Quitman Rasberry's answer Immediately contact a wills and estate lawyer in your vicinity. There is a way to elect against a will and you will need assistance from legal counsel to see it you have a case.
Johnny Quitman Rasberry's answer A person in Tennessee cannot agree to have their parental rights terminated absent a Stepparent Adoption and Termination of Parental Rights case being filed with the Court.
Johnny Quitman Rasberry's answer You need to do this the right way. If the dna shows that your boyfriend is indeed the father, that will not be the end of the issue. If he is the father, then he would not be lying if he is allowed to sign the birth certificate. However, there is a presumption in the law that a child during the marriage is a product of the marriage and your husband will have a legal claim to the child. The only way to bring this issue to closure is to file a petition in juvenile court to establish paternity.
Johnny Quitman Rasberry's answer There are several questions that need to be answered before a valid answer can be given. When were you divorced? How do you know your son is not your biological son? A person in Tennessee cannot simply sign away parental rights, it takes a court order. She would have to take you to court, the putative father would have to come forward, be tested and the court would have to make a determination that it is in the best interest to have your rights terminated. I suggest you contact a seasoned...
Johnny Quitman Rasberry's answer In Tennessee, a child born during a marriage is presumed to be a child of the marriage. If he refuses to cooperate, he could be held liable for supporting the child. It is in his interest to make sure someone else is held to be the father. In order to keep this from happening again, it would be best to secure a divorce. I am not sure what part of Tennessee you are in, however, I suggest you retain a family law attorney in your area to help.
Johnny Quitman Rasberry's answer First, your boyfriend cannot lie and sign a voluntary acknowledgement of paternity, that would be a crime. If you marry your boyfriend, then a stepparent adoption and termination of parental rights can be brought, however, in some parts of the state, the courts may make you wait a year after the marriage to bring the case. You could bring an action in juvenile court to establish paternity, but that would a determination of child support would most likely also ensue. You need the help of a...
Johnny Quitman Rasberry's answer Mr. Grefseng is exactly on point. There is no law forbidding smoking in a private residence. However, a judge can determine if the exposure is harmful. This would have to be brought up in a custody (or if the effects are serious enough and proven with admissible proof) a dependent and neglect proceeding.
Johnny Quitman Rasberry's answer Your wife's attorney is not your friend. That attorney has an ethical obligation to do everything possible under the law to secure for her every possible advantage. If you do not retain counsel then you are setting yourself for a very bad outcome.
Johnny Quitman Rasberry's answer I need more information to be able to address this question. Information such as what grounds were alleged, do you and your husband live together, etc. The issues you raise are condonation and whether you and your husband have or still reside in the same home. You need to seek the advice of a local seasoned attorney and disclose all of the facts in order to receive qualified advice.
Johnny Quitman Rasberry's answer Yes, it could work. That is why you need to retain the services of a local seasoned family law attorney. There seems to be several things operating that are not clear in your question. First, there is a statute governing relocating with a child to another state. Second, a determination must be made as to who the real legal father is. In your question you indicate that the biological father of your one year old child is a recently released convict who is must register as a sex offender,...
Johnny Quitman Rasberry's answer If your child has not graduated from high school, then you are still on the hook. Given that your order is a Tennessee Order, then you should not still have to pay for your son. However, the state will not stop voluntarily. You need to consult with a local family law attorney about getting an order stopping the child support on your son.
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