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Q: My sister and her fiancé got arrested in Indiana, we live in TN. Their child was taken into child custody.

By the time we found out after child services in that state was closed. How do we go about getting her before she goes into foster care?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Civil Rights and Family Law for Tennessee on
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: ok I have a dcs case and they had done a nail bed test about 2-3 weeks ago and it came back positive

they said I was only environmentaly exposed and now they want to close my case without me providing any thing that I wasn't using can they do that

2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning, Family Law and Probate for Tennessee on
Q: My dad was executor and refused the role so I was forced to handle everything.

My dad was put on my grandma's will as executor and when she passed he wrote a text message denying the rple as executor I was then forced to take care of everything regarding my grandma's funeral my dad then went to the bank and told everybody he is the executor. I ended up paying For... Read more »

Scott John Terry
Scott John Terry
answered on Aug 2, 2022

Depending on the size of your grandmother's estate, you need to start a probate proceeding and have yourself appointed as the executor of your grandmother's estate. If her estate is smaller than $100k, then you can avoid probate and handle it via a small estate affidavit. An attorney... Read more »

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0 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning, Family Law, Real Estate Law and Banking for Tennessee on
Q: My dad was executor of my grandma's will but refused the role. I was left doing everything. What can I do legally.

my grandma passed at my house while on hospice. I informed him of her passing and her will. He refused the role as executor and so did her brother the 2nd executor. I was left to pay and do everything. I paid for cremation Death certs, packing and moving her belongings from her apartment and her... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Tennessee on
Q: My mom is in a nursing home. She has dementia. I have conservatorship and Power of attorney. Can I sell Her truck?

I don’t have room to

Continue to store it at my house and the funds would be helpful with any expenses later on for her.

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

Since you have a Conservatorship, move the Court for authority to sell the Ward's property.

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Tennessee on
Q: My son has been separated from his wife for two years and lives in another state. They want a DNA test for a new baby.

He currently has a lawyer on retainer who will not call him back or even try to wrap this up for him. He is trying to get a divorce now for 2 years and she won't sign. She already has one child and he has been through this once already with the DNA test and lawyer represented court appearance.... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Tennessee on
Q: Does it take a year for a lawyer to set up spousal support?

I was hospitalized several times. The lawyer hired took more than a year to set up spousal support. Is this the usual wait? Was he purposely procrastinating and hoping my case would go away? I am not able to hire another lawyer. Thanks

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Domestic Violence and Libel & Slander for Tennessee on
Q: My ex filed a bogus temporary protective order for “stalking” however I haven’t been served, will it just fall off?

She took our child and moved out of state for another guy. In desperate need of wanting a single bit of information or form of contact, I reached out to her family members, friends, and I emailed her as well. Yes we have exchanged mean argumentative emails however I just wanted to know the... Read more »

Cayley Turrin
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Cayley Turrin
answered on Jul 28, 2022

It won't fall off I highly suggest handling it.

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Cannabis & Marijuana Law for Tennessee on
Q: My daughter just had her baby and because she has tested positive for THC, they say she can't take her baby home until?

DCS says they need to do a home visit before she can leave the hospital with baby.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Probate for Tennessee on
Q: If my nephew owes legal restitution in tennessee and is about to inherit money can the courts take his inheritance?

My nephews grandfather passed and he inherited money can the courts take it?

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Jul 21, 2022

Yes...Nephew needs an attorney, and maybe this could end supervised probation.

0 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Tennessee on
Q: Can i take my nephew out of state permanently without legal custody or guardianship?

Mother recently passed away. Father not on birth certificate or involved. Father also wont respond to any attempts to reach him. Im in Tennessee. My nephew is in Illinois. Help!!!! I cant get any lawyers to call me back.

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Q: My brother filed for emergency custody of my 3 children, when I was in rehab, and wont let me talk to them or see them?

He pretended like he and his gf were going to help me watch my babies while I went into rehab to get better for 3 weeks, since I’m their living parent, my husband passed in 2019. Brother was granted the emergency custody and let me talk to my kids every night and never told me about the emergency... Read more »

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Q: I need information on how to petition a court for mother’s rights/custody/visitation. Also, grandparents rights.

I live in Hawkins County, TN. My daughter, her soon to be ex husband, and her 4 children live in Knoxville, TN. My daughter has been in an extremely mentally abusive relationship for almost 10 years. They met when she was 17 and he was 30…he lied about his age). Three weeks ago, her husband... Read more »

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Q: Can an ex get step parent visitation rights?

I have 3 children and my ex and I just got our marriage annulled. He is threatening to request step parent visitation rights over my 2 year old. Not my other two children just her. I do not want that. Her bio dad does not want that. My ex has children he signed rights over to. But for some reason... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Tennessee on
Q: My brother filed for emergency custody of my 3 children, when I was in rehab, and wont let me talk to them or see them?

He pretended like he and his gf were going to help me watch my babies while I went into rehab to get better for 3 weeks, since I’m their living parent, my husband passed in 2019. Brother was granted the emergency custody and let me talk to my kids every night and never told me about the emergency... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and Family Law for Tennessee on
Q: how much does it cost to get the help I need as us citizens for my wife to get her adjustment of states as a student

marriage green card

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on Jul 17, 2022

A US citizen can sponsor his wife who entered the country on a student visa, and thereby adjust status to get a green card. This is true even if your wife is currently out of status. Any lawyer from any state can represent both of you in this process. Some of us handle these types of cases on a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Tennessee on
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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