Q: I have a custody case in TN but I reside in FL, do I need to attain a TN lawyer ?
The children were taken to TN supoosed to be temporary for their fathers funeral but their older brother from a previous relationship from their father, is trying to keep them and get full custody . I signed a custody agreement that the grandfather made himself and had notarize that they will be with him .The have been with their older brother the entire time . Which was not what we agreed on. The grandfather recently passed away and I went to pick up my children but there was a court date for the brother to get full custody . Some how the brother has temporary custody . I want my children back home and i domt know what to do. We have court again on April 27th for me to say my part. I was never notified about the court date today, I just happen to come get them at the same time . Any assistance would be greatly appreciated .
A: You need to hire an experienced family law attorney from around Nashville. There are several issues presented in your question that you most likely cannot address without legal representation. I suspect a dependency and neglect petition has been filed against you. The burden of proof is high, however, given the specific facts and circumstances will be determinative of the outcome. Get a lawyer now.
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