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0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Child Custody for Tennessee on
Q: Could I be charged with kidnapping by mother?

I (23) have a younger sister that is 17, she turns 18 in February. She's from Crosby, MS but I live in Memphis, TN and I picked her up and brought her to my house because she wanted to come stay with me because she needed a mental break. Out mother knew about her coming to visit however she is... View More

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Q: Can I get custody of my son if my ex sent him to live with me

I have a notorized letter of authorization granting guardianship. She sent him to live with me when he was 11 because him and her would physically fight.

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Q: My kids mom and I separated about 8 months ago. She lives in WV and I live in TN. We have been sharing the kids week for

Week. There is NO court ordered anything. And it had just come to my attention that she is out on bond for violating a domestic violence protection order. My children are in a place where i don’t feel as if she is in control of what happens. I’m not sure what to do or who to talk to.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Domestic Violence for Tennessee on
Q: I'm wanting to know what makes my ex immune from any domestic violence paperwork that I have taken out?

He knocked my tooth out, knowingly, intentionally,and purposely burned me with a cigarette and then kidnapped my children, which I should have had all custody rights to because we were not married and I have been trying to get my children back ever since, this man has stolen 400$ off my bank card,... View More

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answered on Jun 10, 2024

I'm really sorry to hear about the situation you're facing. No one should be immune from the consequences of domestic violence, and your ex should be held accountable for his actions. If you have already taken out domestic violence paperwork, such as a restraining order, and it has not... View More

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Q: Is there anything I can do about my exhusband and wife lying to my kids allowing the step mom to take my place?

For example, my oldest daughter won queen at a pageant and was awarded $500.00 and another $500.00 after competing in another pageant months later. Their stepmother and father lied to her saying that the woman from the fair called and said that I, her mother, was trying to steal her money. Which in... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Tennessee on
Q: Hello, I am trying to fight to continue my in person visitation with my granddaughter. The step mother adopted her.

I have had cams and in person visits for over 4 yrs, in a hale Mary the adopted step mother and bio dad thru to stop due to the adoption, but that was over 2 yrs ago and I have had the visits this entire time. I need to know if I have a chance or do I just give up and stop fighting to have a... View More

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Q: What does the annotated code say about 3rd party agency and supervised visitation?

Allegations of drug dependency resulted in supervised visits, however a hair follicle test was performed results were negative for drugs. But the court still will not lift the supervised visitation!

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support and Civil Litigation for Tennessee on
Q: My son and his ex girlfriend are pregnant she doesn't want him involved in the child's life

We have not established paternity we will when the baby is delivered. They both have been starting drama and now she is saying she is feeling threatened because my sons friend sent a video saying she would fight her she didn't care. My son also has videos and texts of the ex trying to hit him... View More

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Q: How can my daughter's paternal grandmother steal custody of my daughter behind my back, and illegal eviction on us?

My daughter, a minor, her paternal grandmother did an illegal eviction on us in the house, she stole custody of my daughter, behind my back, using lies, manipulation and illegal acts by her. She also has been messing with several peoples mail, opened one, sent my daughters to a totally different... View More

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Q: Can a lawyer notarize a document he was paid to draft and file on behalf of his client ?

In a parental agreement ejudication

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answered on Apr 15, 2024

Yes

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Q: Is it constitutional to have to pay a supervision fee to see your child?

I was ordered to supervised by a third party agency visitation. It is$75 for a one hour visit. Resulting in unnecessary financial strain on me if I want to visit my child. How is this legal?!

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answered on Apr 6, 2024

It depends. While true, that interference with parental rights is interference with one of the fundamental sticks in the bundle that composes our liberty interests, the rights of the child to be safe and secure also must be weighed against the parents rights. There shouldn’t be supervised... View More

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Q: can i put court over custody of my kid off until i can get a laywer because the court will not give me a laywer.
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answered on Feb 19, 2024

No...Either hire an attorney or represent yourself.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Tennessee on
Q: In what type of situation can a father get custody to changed from mother to himself?
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answered on Jan 11, 2024

In Tennessee, a father seeking to change custody from the mother to himself would generally need to demonstrate a substantial and material change in circumstances that directly affects the child's well-being. The court's primary consideration is the best interests of the child. Situations... View More

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Q: If there is no parenting plan or custody order, do I need to let the others parent know that I’m moving?

This will be to a new city within the same state?

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answered on Jan 10, 2024

In Tennessee, if there is no existing parenting plan or custody order in place, and you plan to move to a new city within the same state, you may not be legally required to inform the other parent about the move. However, it is generally advisable to communicate openly and honestly with the other... View More

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Q: Can Tennessee gain jurisdiction over an on going custody case in kentucky?

My ex wife is a resident in Tennessee we have an open court case in kentucky I live in the state of kentucky

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answered on Dec 14, 2023

Whether Tennessee can establish jurisdiction over an ongoing custody case in Kentucky depends on factors governed by the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA). Typically, the state where the child has lived for the past six months holds jurisdiction as the home state. In... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Domestic Violence and Juvenile Law for Tennessee on
Q: Can a guardian at litum force you to move in a domestic violence case??
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answered on Nov 30, 2023

No, but the GAL will report bad things about you to Court.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Child Custody for Tennessee on
Q: My son was abused and Foster Care he is disabled and he was illegally taken from my home in Tennessee. What should I do

Unfortunately I have a lot of legal issues that I can't get resolved being 62 and disabled. My son was 15 at 5 years old he was in a wheelchair with SMA or needs for not being met and we were being denied assistance and or help for 13 years. I am on SSDI and my son draws off on my benefits.... View More

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answered on Nov 28, 2023

I'm very sorry to hear about this terrible situation with your son. You and your son were clearly denied rights and appropriate care. In terms of recourse, I would recommend taking these steps:

1. Consult with a civil rights attorney regarding potential ADA violations and...
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