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Q: What format if any do I use to patition the judge about lies that dss and the other plaintiffs are saying about me

For instance they calling me tha paramour and we were common law married for 11 years

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Q: If a mother signed her rights over but a adoption hasn’t took place yet can she fight for her rights back ?

I was going through postpartum and depression and a bunch of other life situations so I was listening to people tell me that doing a open adoption was the best choice so I had signed my rights over to this lady for her to tell me that I could at least see him once a month but it’s been almost 2... Read more »

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Q: How can I get a ex parte emergency custody order for my 16 year old son in Tennessee?

My son doesn't want to live with his dad, and has expressed his desire to come live with me. Dad is the PRP, and on paper it says joint realistically that means nothing. I am helpless to help my child and it doesn't sit right, that we are being denied our fundamental rights. PRP has... Read more »

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Q: Adoption foster questions

We are a foster family and a child that used to be in our care who is 13 is coming up for adoption in Tennessee..the family she is with now wants to adopt her but she doesn't want them to ..she wants us to..does she have a choice ..does she have the option to refuse and do we have the option... Read more »

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Q: How do I get custody of my grandson who has been in my care for four consecutive months but in all since he was a baby

He was born March 11th 2020 and has spent a total of no more than 60 days of his life with his mother my daughter she has alcohol issues mental issues and her and the father are now separated and she is staying with a friend I have always financially physically mentally and all that goes with it... Read more »

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Q: What is my rights as a mother? My 3 children are being abused

My husband lives in north Carolina and I love in Tennessee and he was only supposed to take them for a week and he had my (at the time) 10 year old son call me the day before they were due back to tell me they wasn't coming back. I have had them almost 4 years constantly he had them if you... Read more »

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Q: I live in MN. my x lives in TN sence she moveing to KY do I get a 60 day notice intent to relocate

she has moved 6 times and the kids have changed school 4 times in past 3 years. i have been fighting to be residential parent in mn where all are family is. there is no family within atleast 1000 miles from where she is. can I go after her for not giving me notice. I filed a object both times but... Read more »

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Q: In TN, a mother with custody of two children. Can 9yr old boy with autism 5yr old girl share a room with separate beds?

Father is trying to argue not suitable living conditions 2 bdrm apt. 3 people, mom and 2 kids. Daughter sleeps with mother usually or her own bed she shares with brother.

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Q: How do I file abandonment against my ex husband?

My ex husband hasn’t help support our children in three years. They only time he communicates is if I reach out to him first. The only times he sees our children is if I reach out. He doesn’t reach out because I don’t want a “friendship” with him so he takes that as he cannot see our... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Oct 31, 2022

I doubt you have sufficient grounds for divorce. You will probably need an agreement (irreconcilable differences) as abandonment is not going to suffice. Your only leverage will be child support. Hire an attorney.

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Q: I have residential custody and my son(16) refuses to come back from his mothers house in another state, can I force him?

My son was there for summer when he started giving me ultimatums, saying how hard he was going to make it for me if I didn’t let him stay, I caved and allowed him to stay. I took custody from his mother in 2018 after DCS got involved which she moved to Florida after.

Bob G Huddleston Jr.
Bob G Huddleston Jr.
answered on Sep 28, 2022

I hate to say this, but . . . it depends.

It *appears* your son's absence from Tennessee is temporary and for less than six months, so jurisdiction should still lie with Tennessee and you will need to file something in a Tennessee court.

As there was a prior "removal"...
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Q: Mississippi County exspnngmenut date amd pjlace
Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Sep 22, 2022

There is no Mississippi County in Tennessee.

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Q: If I have sole legal and physical custody and my ex is trying for joint legal and physical custody, will they award it?

I’ve had sole/physical custody for 10 years. My ex is asking for joint now. She abused him when he was an infant. He does well in my care. What are her chances?

Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills
answered on Sep 13, 2022

More facts are needed to make any such determination. Consult local counsel to review the filings and history of the case and the parties in order for you to get a proper answer.

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Q: Can a clients attorney present anything in court that considered “here say” or is that again the rules of the court?

Mother and father were never married mother is the PRP while father is the ARP and there is a parenting plan in place currently giving the mother 4 days and father 3 days each week. Father has filed for full custody and has made completely fabricated allegations against the mother in an attempt to... Read more »

Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills
answered on Sep 13, 2022

An attorney cannot testify. But whatever he puts in pleadings on behalf of a plaintiff could be proper. Just because something appears in a pleading or motion does not mean it would be admissible when offered as proof during a hearing.

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Q: If a custody order for full custody in TN is issued in 2019 and someone tries to get custody in ky. Doesnt Tn have juris

jurisdiction over ky. Also Tn called for jurisdiction on that court order at that time. My kids paternal grandma is trying to take my kids and its been based on all lies. I won the first case in ky and i thought once that was dismissed it went back to my current TN order, now they are at it again... Read more »

Bob G Huddleston Jr.
Bob G Huddleston Jr.
answered on Aug 23, 2022

To modify custody and the question is which state has jurisdiction, the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) will provide the needed guidance. One way that KY could acquire jurisdiction over the matter is if the child(ren) resided in KY for the six months immediately... Read more »

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Q: I have concerns about visitations resuming with NCP in TN.

I have had custody of 13y/o daughter since 2013, NCP recently relapsed and is back in rehab. I have questions about visitations now as she lost her home and states visits have to be at her parents again. However, visits at her parents are part of the reason our child ended up inpatient at... Read more »

Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills
answered on Aug 19, 2022

Consult with counsel. This seems to be a complicated situation that you may want to consider going to court over to modify the current plans.

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Q: How do I go to police after running away and not go back to my dad I want to live with mom but she has no custody TN

I ran away from my dad's house because I wasn't mentally well I was always depressed and I couldn't get help. My dad's wife told me I said therapy wouldn't work after I went to an evaluation and wanted to go back. They've been very manipulative using the fact that my... Read more »

Henry Ambrose
Henry Ambrose
answered on Aug 11, 2022

Your situation is complicated and difficult to answer on-line without lots more information, If you are not safe please go to the nearest police department and ask for help.

Here is another idea:

https://youthvillages.org/about-us/locations/tennessee/

Call them and tell them...
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Q: Can i file contempt of court on my ex husband for not letting me get our daughter on my weekends?

I am suppose to get our daughter the 3rd weekend of every month an since February 2022 he has blocked me from having any contact with her an want let her come. I believe they have moved to North Carolina also but im not forsure.

Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills
answered on Jul 5, 2022

If he has violated the court's orders, and moved without following the procedure in the statute regarding moving, then you could seek contempt. You are also allowed uninterrupted phones calls with the minor during your non-custodial time by statute. Consult local counsel to see whether you can... Read more »

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Q: Info on how to file for child custody when parents live in different states?
Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills
answered on Jun 30, 2022

Depends on who is filing, where the parties reside and for how long. Jurisdictional analysis depends on several factors. Hire counsel to determine your options.

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