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Q: What happens when NCP contest interstate PA

Parental agreement (PA) was signed in GA, child has lived in TN with mother for 10 years. Registering PA to TN, NCP contested registration what happens after this? and what reason can NCP contest registering PA. Thank you

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Q: If I buy some thing with my own money as a 12-year-old can my parents legally say no to me buying it

Hey, I just want to ask this because I wanted to buy something and my parents said yes but I’m just curious about this

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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.

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Q: What can I do to take my grandsons away from there mom

The mother was arrested with 10 pounds of marjaunea 2 pounds of hash intent to sell

delinquency to a minor ! There was a gun involved we we heard they were going to charge for that because minors were shooting it. One boy is my grandson the other our step grandson there sister has a daddy... View More

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Q: What happens if a parent loses superior parental rights?

If a mother has lost superior parental rights in one custody case, would that have any bearing in another custody case involving a different child?

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Q: Can I move my children out of state without a custody order?

My children's father and I have never been married and there is no custody order in place. He is telling me he plans on trapping me here and will "get me in trouble" if I try to leave. He was emotionally and mentally abusive during our relationship and continues to be now. What steps... View More

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Q: Would my ex get any custody of his biological child if he abused his step-child?

I’m in a situation. I have a 2 year old who was abused by my soon to be ex-husband. However I’m due with his biological child any day. We are going to court and charges will be pressed. There’s also a no contact order between him and my 2 year old. I’m just very worried he will get some... View More

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Q: my son was badly abused by my ex.it caused a medical disability that has just been deemed in court. abuse was years back

Can he still file an Intentional Tort claim for compensation and emotional distress since it has been less than a year that we found out that the medical issue was caused by the abuse? My son tried to file a prosecution against my ex last year for the abuse after we had medical evidence, but the... View More

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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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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.

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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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Q: in Tennessee where do you file an emergency custody? Kids live in Dickson Co. Father lives in Cheatham Co..

What County does he have to file?

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answered on Nov 1, 2023

The father would need to file for emergency custody in the county where the children live, which is Dickson County.

Unfortunately, due to the nature of internet questions and responses, the information provided can ONLY be for general informational purposes and cannot constitute legal advice.

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Q: if I have 50% custody and so does my child's father is it legal for him to stop her from coming over to my house?

My child's father has 50% custody and has been refusing to let her come over during my scheduled time because he doesn't want my partner around her he says she already has a man in her life and that it's him so he's refusing to let her come over.

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answered on Oct 30, 2023

It is not legal for your child's father to stop her from coming over to your house during your scheduled custody time. You both have the right to equal parenting time with your child, and he cannot interfere with that right simply because he does not like your partner.

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Q: Do you have to have a lawyer in child custody?
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answered on Oct 23, 2023

No, but it usually helps.

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Q: When a DNA test comes back that I have a biological child, what is the process for signing my rights over?

I was in a relationship 4 years ago. Significant other got pregnant. We were together through whole pregnancy and 2 months after child was born I was, I was told it’s not mine. DNA test with the other man’s mother came back she is the paternal grandmother. Fast forward 3 years, I get served... View More

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answered on Oct 23, 2023

If the DNA is positive, you probably will not be given the chance to terminate your rights. Obviously the mother (or the State) is after you for child support. Probably should hire an attorney now.

Q: Is a court order valid from a substitute judge if the consent form was not signed by all parties

The father of my children had filed a petition and had a court hearing which granted him emergency temporary custody of my children but the case was heard in front of a substitute judge and I did not find out about any of this information until 3 days after the court hearing was held and approved.... View More

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answered on Oct 20, 2023

It will be enforced unless you request a rehearing quick. Even then you will probably have to file your response to the original petition and go to the actual hearing on the merits.

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Q: Can parents be denied visitation rights for mental or emotional abuse

In regards to this same question. If there is evidence of the abuse, can that help in any of the case? Such as audio, video & screen shots from various text messages, FB messenger, etc.

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answered on Oct 20, 2023

Well it is possible. There are no set rules on custody or visitation, and the litigation can be almost endless.

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