He would file a complaint for custody and child support with the circuit court in the county where he resides. There are forms available online from the State of Tennessee - but it would be wise to consult with local counsel to determine his best course of action. These cases can be complicated.
still be in high school when the baby is born. My daughter is in college. She will be living with my husband and I. We are stable and able to help her financially with the bab . My question is since he is still in high school would it be who of her to establish a custody agreement prior to the baby... Read more »
In Tennessee, I do not think it's possible to establish "custody" of an unborn child. Think about that- who else can have custody of an unborn child? Additionally, Tennessee law no longer favors the use of the word "custody" - the preferred term is "primary residential parent." Once the child is...Read more »
It is possible. You must comply with the statutes regarding relocation including given the proper notice. See, e.g., TCA 36-6-108. You would be wise to consult with a local attorney first to make sure you do it correctly.
Only the father can sign a V.A.P. ( voluntary acknowledgement of Paternity). If not signed by the father at the time of birth, the only way to established parentage for a child born out of wedlock is for either parent to file paternity proceedings and have DNA testing done.
She was born 11-05-2016. I had her until 03-2018. Which her biological mother had another baby born positive for drugs. Crittenden county DHS TOOK custody of both children. I've went to all court dates until crittenden county dhs supervisor told me to petion the court and has not given me... Read more »
What extra steps do I need to take as a 16 year old if my Guardian denies me permission to be emancipated, but my biological father agrees and my biological mother is missing? My guardian is my great aunt, I have a job at a sushi place, my father is offering me a home with him, and I do not have my... Read more »
You state no reasons for needing Emancipation, which is rarely a good status. But virtually any lawyer can file the Request with Juvenile Court. Without a Driver's License and transportation, it will probably be denied.
You will have plenty of time to be a responsible taxpayer in two...Read more »
Additionally, I need to see what can be done to hold my ex in contempt for not returning my son by the date/time he was supposed too, not allowing a family member to pick up my son and bring him to me on the date he was due back, not allowing him to speak to me while he was gone for 43 day (maybe... Read more »
From that description, you have a significant number of potential legal issues. I recommend you consult with a local family law attorney. You would need to transfer the case to Tennessee before you could file for contempt. Your easier route for the contempt action could be filing for contempt in...Read more »
Those are certainly reasons to be concerned, but since your question doesn't mention the age of the child ( and lots of other factors the Judge has to consider) no lawyer can provide a guaranteed result. Will cutting off the child's relationship with her father truly benefit the child? If the...Read more »
If an attorney is licensed in both states then yes, you can use the same lawyer. But your expenses and attorney's fees may significantly increase if the Tenn. lawyer has to travel to Florida for hearings and such.
I am unaware of a case in which that has happened. I imagine there may have been some cases in which that has happened though. Tennessee child custody law is concerned with the best interest of the child. If the parent who currently only has supervised visitation can show changed circumstances that...Read more »
A judge found my ex abusive of our children during his visitations with them and issued a restraining order and court-ordered therapy. The case was closed. It's two years later and my ex is re-opening the case. What is the process? My oldest is 11 and wants nothing to do with the visits. She has... Read more »
If a Judge made a finding of fact that your ex was abusive, then your ex should have quite an uphill battle in convincing any Court that he is rehabilitated enough to have visitation at any point in the future. I recommend you consult with an experienced family law attorney in your area....Read more »
This sounds like an area where "EXPERT" testimony is needed- for example, a doctor ( like a psychiatrist) could interview and examine the person and based on that exam, the doctor might be able to give an opinion about any mental illness or disorder. However, not every case needs an expert,...Read more »
An attorney would need many more facts to answer your question. She could probably file for custody - whether the court would grant her petition is another issue. Consult local counsel to address your concerns.
This woman won’t leave me alone because she’s in a custody battle with my fiancé and my fiancé has full custody of the child. The child’s mother has made false allegations to CPS and when that didn’t work she showed up with police at early hours in the morning. She has sent nasty texts.... Read more »
The termination of parental rights required in an adoption will terminate the current child support obligation, but it does NOT terminate any arrearages or past due support. However, it would be up to the recipient to take action to collect it, and if they are not very aggressive in doing so, it...Read more »
My ex-wife received primary custody of my son during our divorce 9 years . Then,last year, she indicated she was getting married and leaving the jurisdiction. My son indicated he did not want to go and I didn’t agree for him to leave either. She left anyway and my son stayed with me. Although... Read more »
Tennessee follows the American rule for attorney fees. This means that ordinarily each side is responsible for paying their own attorney. There are only 2 exceptions to this rule: contractual basis or statutory basis. I am unaware of a statutory basis for fees in custody modification cases. Your...Read more »
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