Springfield, TN asked in Child Custody and Divorce for Tennessee

Q: I am wanting to get a divorce from my alcoholic husband and want custody of our daughter, where do I start

I am concerned if he will drive drunk with her or pass out with her in his care.

He refuses rehab.

I have been a stay at home mom and need to know where to start.

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Mr. Kent Thomas Jones Esq.
Mr. Kent Thomas Jones Esq.
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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Cleveland, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: I would suggest that you immediately get an order of protection from the police department so that he cannot be around her. The next step is to hire a competent local attorney to file a Complaint for divorce. Once that is done, he/she can get and order of protection with the court. With regard to the order of protection with the police, you just call them if it is violated. When it is in court, you can go for contempt and have him jailed for 10 days. The divorce itself will turn all no contact to mutual, so you cannot go around him, and he cannot be around you.

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