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
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
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
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
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.
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.
Great news! If you've been married for over six months, your husband has the opportunity to adopt your children. Although the biological fathers are entitled to notice, a skilled and creative attorney can assist in securing their consent, making the process smooth and stress-free. The judge...View More
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
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
The best way to proceed depends on the best interests of the child and the specific circumstances of the case. For personalized legal advice tailored to your unique circumstances, it's advisable to consult with an attorney.
I've passed all drug screens, taken all the classes, pay everything I'm supposed to, my baby will be 2 soon. The foster parents are taking me to court to try to get me to sign over my rights. I have been going every Tuesday to see my baby as long as the visit isn't canceled by the... View More
Hire an attorney to represent you, and make weekly payments if necessary. They are trying to terminate your rights permanently. You need a counter-petition for custody filed. If you lose, be ready to appeal.
I have recently been through heck and back since February of this year, My mom passed March 13th 2023 also, but my child’s father has not seen or talked to my daughter for 7 or so months, we have a court order for child support since 2017 . The last payment received was 12/12/22. When they try to... View More
Go to the local Child Support Office and take all your court orders about your child with you. They may be able to help you. If that does not work out, contact Legal Aid. You may be able to get a pro bono lawyer.
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