Morristown, TN asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Tennessee

Q: I'm in Tennessee, my daughter was born while I was in prison .

When I was released her mother decided then to tell me she adopted her out and her husband had acted like me and went to court with her and forged my name to the paperwork . All this happened while I was in prison and I never knew till I got out and I want my daughter . Will TN overturn a adoption for these circumstances so I can get her?

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Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
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  • Knoxville, TN
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A: It will be very difficult, and the chances for success are not good. But this may be something you can do yourself if you will research the adoption Statutes and find each and every violation which was a fraud on the Court. You probably can go to the Court which ordered the Adoption and serve the petition and summons on all concerned, possibly even the child or at least the former Guardian Ad Litem. Worst case, file it in Chancery Court. Be prepared to appeal at least once. The SOL on Perjury has probably run.

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