Kingsport, TN asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Tennessee

Q: Do I need a KY or TN lawyer? I live in TN. Dad lives in KY.

We have joint legal and physical custody. But he has been primary physical parent for the last year. There is a pending legal case (charges filed today) against my daughters dad for child abuse/neglect in KY. CPS has hinted there’s a possibility she could be returned to his care unsupervised if he follows the safety plan. I’m not comfortable with that in any way and im going to file for full custody OR where he can only have supervised visits to keep my daughter safe. I need to know if I can hire an attorney in my town or since her primary residence has been in KY for a year and the case is there, do I need to hire a KY attorney? Thanks

1 Lawyer Answer
Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery
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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Knoxville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: There appears to be no Tennessee jurisdiction. Hire a KY lawyer for a Ky Case.

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