Mount Juliet, TN asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Tennessee

Q: Hello. I am seeking some information about my current situation. I live in Mt. Juliet TN

My situation is fairly complicated. We were married by a Hindu Custom Religious marriage in 2007 in Los Angeles California. However our priests are not officiated, therefor in the state of TN it is not considered to be "legal". I am now separating with him and have 2 children together. Am I entitled for any spousal alimony or any rights to his assets ? He is being very manipulative in not giving me anything, and wanting me to do a 50/50 spilt custody arrangements. I have no family support here, as my family lives in California. He has his entire support system here, and is trying to leave me high and dry and going back and fourth on his words. I really am hoping to see what options are out there for me. If anyone can please advise I would greatly appreciate that.. Thank you!

2 Lawyer Answers
Johnny Quitman Rasberry
Johnny Quitman Rasberry
Answered
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Cordova, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: You need to consult with a local family law attorney to see if you are indeed married and to begin getting child support whether or not you are legally married.

Jane Ellen Cassell
Jane Ellen Cassell
PREMIUM
Answered
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Nashville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: The best thing you can do is sit down with an attorney for a free consultation. You need someone who is compassionate and understands your situation, but won't hesitate to fight for your rights. You may also want to prioritize an attorney that is familiar with the religious and cultural aspects to your particular situation. We handle family/divorce, as well as immigration cases, feel free to reach out if you would like to talk more.

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