Knoxville, TN asked in Child Custody, Divorce and Family Law for Tennessee

Q: Can I file for emergency custody of my children when I file for divorce?

I have no filed yet but my husband is an addict and I am scared for my kids to he with him wothoit me around.

2 Lawyer Answers
Ross Matuszak
Ross Matuszak
PREMIUM
Answered
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Franklin, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: Thank you for your question. Yes, you can file for full custody while the divorce is pending if you suspect that the children may be in danger due to your spouse's addiction issues. I would recommend hiring an attorney to assist you with the process to ensure that your children are protected.

Sam  English
Sam English
PREMIUM
Answered
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Knoxville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: Yes. Your attorney can request injunctive relief in your divorce case. It will require you prove with an affidavit that facts and circumstances exist that create a risk of irreparable harm to the child. The Court will (generally) set a hearing within 15 days of the temporary injunction.

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.