Tennessee law does not have a specific statutory length of marriage requirement for things such as retirement benefits. The general legal rule is that retirement assets acquired before the marriage are separate property. Retirement assets earned during the marriage, and the appreciation of...Read more »
He was served over 30 says ago by a deputy sheriff in jail. I have filed all papers for the initial complaint including custody papers, the divorce certificate, the parenting class certificate, child support (which is zero because he's incarcerated for 15 years) etc...I'm just needing to... Read more »
You can get an attorney and do it on your own. He/she will just have to draft all the appropriate documents, including but not limited to the Final Decree of Divorce and question you in front of the judge.
I inherited my mother's estate upon her death and I put the money from the sale of one of her houses into a savings account with only my name on it. The money has never been co-mingled. My wife and I have agreed on a postnuptial for this sum should we ever divorce. Is this possible in TN and... Read more »
Yes, postnuptial agreements are valid under TN law. As many with other legal documents of significance it is wise to notarize them and have witnesses sign that they witnessed the signing of the document.
I recommend you consult with an attorney. Most attorneys that practice family law are...Read more »
A split custody arrangement is possible under Tennessee law. I do not see what your exact question is. I recommend if you have questions about a potential divorce case, that you reach out to an experienced family law attorney for a consultation. Many attorneys offer free consultations for potential...Read more »
Depending on your county it can be pretty quick. You can hire counsel or there are forms available on the Tennessee Supreme Court's website that you can do a divorce. The papers must be on file at least 60 days before you can get a hearing. Some counties will even let you waive a hearing....Read more »
Generally speaking, in the State of Tennessee, marital property is divided, but separate property is not. All of the property is identified, classified and valued. Tennessee is an “equitable distribution” state, which means that once the property is classified as marital or separate, the...Read more »
This issue has to with the Divorce Judgment which you have not stated. The property is probably still titled in you and your former spouse's name. You and your brother can make an offer to the ex now for both cash and assuming the debt, which he may or may not take. If he does, get a deed to...Read more »
I would suggest that you immediately get an order of protection from the police department so that he cannot be around her. The next step is to hire a competent local attorney to file a Complaint for divorce. Once that is done, he/she can get and order of protection with the court. With regard...Read more »
You don't have an obligation to sign papers that you are not comfortable with. However, if your Husband has filed a Complaint for Divorce against you, then you do have an obligation to have the Complaint answered. I would consult immediately with a competent local divorce attorney. If you...Read more »
He is incarcerated on drug charges and he has cheated on me multiple times so I finally got smart and left almost 3 years ago and I'm disabled and notable to pay for my divorce and he thinks he is gonna be able to get away without giving me a divorce cause he said he ain't paying for it.
I would contact your local Legal Aid Society. I'm not sure where exactly you are in Tennessee, but the folks in my area (Bradley County) use Legal Aid of East Tennessee. If you cannot find a Legal Aid Society, I would contact your local Bar Association and ask for lawyers that are doing pro...Read more »
I want a divorce, but I'm not sure he will sign papers purely out of spite. Would it be wise on my part to file an online divorce and do it myself or should I contact an attorney. We have 2 children together but both are over 18 now. We have no property or shared money to divide. I just simply... Read more »
Mississippi. I live in Tennessee. I briefly lived in Mississippi from 1995 to 2002. We separated in 2002. I moved back to Tennessee in 2002 been living here ever since. We got married in Tennessee because we briefly moved back to Tennessee for a summer in 1999 that is when we got married but we... Read more »
If the wife does not agree to the divorce then you have to put on grounds. That is also a lengthy marriage, so the possible division of marital property may be significant. Hire a competent TN attorney.
Once a Complaint for divorce is filed, you have 30 days to Answer the Complaint. If you do not Answer, the opposing party can file a Motion for Default Judgment. If this is the case, you should retain a divorce lawyer to file an Answer and a Response to the Motion for Default Judgment, if...Read more »
It depends on whether your divorce is filed in Circuit Court or Chancery Court. You can't just file a Permanent Parenting Plan unless there is a divorce action begun with a Complaint. I would consult a local divorce lawyer.
When the client meets with his Attorney his prior arrest record is mentioned as is the gun. The Attorney reassured her client that it will be his at the end of the Divorce. When the gun is sold by the spouse because it was unlawful for him to have to begin with, and she is in need of money. The man... Read more »
I have an order of protection for me and my children he is in jail looking at prison time for drugs. I have now been seeing my boyfriend for a few months and he wants us to move in with him to keep us safe. My husband has told me many times the only way I was leaving him is in a body bag. But... Read more »
You talk about your divorce in your question. Have you filed for divorce? If you have, then I would talk to your attorney about how to proceed. If you have not filed, then I would get an attorney and file as soon as possible.
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