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Q: Can the drug test ordered by dcs for hair follicle ...they refuse to tell me results only sent them to dcs

They had the results days earlier and a "issue" came out so it was sent back again...I feel like I passed and they could have possibly altered the test so I would fail

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: without a search warrant cops got a name and number off cell when it rang. Is that legal?

After arrest cops took cell into office and when it rang they got a name and phone number off it and portal this person. I have it on audio recording as well as them talking horrible about my physical looks and kept us 25 mins before drug dog came. i have 3.5 hrs of info including arrest and bad... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Dec 7, 2022

Hire a competent attorney to file a Motion To Suppress Evidence. The pat down and inventory subsequent to arrest are probably legal, but you can try, especially if such information is critical. Time for a new phone and number.

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Q: TN Code § 36-6-108 (2016) requires a 60 day notice of relocation after a co-parenting agreement has been established. W

What if there is not parenting agreement yet. Here is what happened my girlfriend's daughter, a US Citizen, moved to Canada about 4 years ago and married a Canadian, after the child was born, they moved back to Bartlett, TN about a month ago. The husband decided he wanted to go back to... Read more »

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Q: 3yr old state cust.dcs took her from refer from rehab intakes..I had no sitter 4 her..we both failed hair test for meth

Im desperate for help with this...I've missed most court dates for fear of not being legally represented before I went to rehab

0 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Tennessee on
Q: In Tennessee is temporarily not having running water due to a bad well pump considered child neglect?

Today a dcs case worker came to our residence. Idk who called or why. We were not home and she told our neighbor she was there to do a welfare check for neglect our kids are not neglected and all their needs are met. The only problem we have is the well pump is broke and we are saving for a new... Read more »

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Q: TN Adoption Laws, what is a "relative"?

I've had custody/legal guardianship of my ex's son (not mine biologically) for 9 years & he's wanting us (me & my current husband) to officially adopt him. I see that a home study is required but can be waived for relative adoptions. I used to be considered a... Read more »

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Q: Is there any way the public can see the grand jury court cases outcomes in TN?

The case pertains to a mom accused of child abuse/child neglect. In general sessions court the case was bound over to grand jury I want to know if the public can find out the results of that grand jury? If so how does one go about doing just that?

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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: I am not on my 8 month old daughter birth certificate, the mother and I are splitting up and working to get me a VAoP

She has told me I am allowed to have my daughter every other weekend, but I am worried that sense I have no legal parental rights yet. Am I able to have my daughter over the weekend even while waiting on the VAoP?

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Family Law and Elder Law for Tennessee on
Q: Can a will be contested if the deceased was not competent while signing the will? Example: dementia.
Nathaniel R Ogle
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Nathaniel R Ogle
answered on Nov 21, 2022

Yes, one can contest the probate of such a will under those circumstances in Tennessee. I would suggest you speak to qualified legal counsel to pursue this action.

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Real Estate Law for Tennessee on
Q: I live in TN and wanting to file for divorce. We have a marital home but I am not on the mortgage. Can I be evicted?
Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Nov 16, 2022

If you are named as a grantee on the Deed(not the Deed of Trust), then you have no ownership. Owner can file a Detainer Warrant unless you have a spousal support Order from the Divorce Court.

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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: 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: I let my nephew stay in my house he agreed to pay 100a month now he is behind 5months and tearing up my home I need him

Him to move and he won't

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Nov 7, 2022

Hire a competent attorney to file and prosecute a Detainer Warrant at General Sessions Court. Do not get in a fight with him. Sue for possession only.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Domestic Violence for Tennessee on
Q: If someone is accused of choking their spouse, even if it's he said/she said, will that person automatically be arrested

After the choking incident, the very next night in fact, there was another incident. He was not arrested or held the mandated 8 hours. Is the police department negligent in this case?

Cayley Turrin
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Cayley Turrin
answered on Nov 4, 2022

Depends on a wide variety of factors. The hold is a mandatory 12 hours.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Estate Planning and Probate for Tennessee on
Q: My dad passed away and he has a will his wife left town with will we haven’t seen it can we see it with his attorney
Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Oct 18, 2022

Without physical possession of a Will it is very difficult to prove its existence. You may wish to start an Intestate Administration, but first consult with a competent attorney to see if Probate is needed. Remember a surviving spouse cannot be disinherited, and is entitled to a large amount of... Read more »

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