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 »
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.
She is 8mths old he is filing for paternity and visitation. I live in Tennesssee and he lives in Virginia! She has heart and urinary tract issues! She has regular heart doc appointments and had to go to er frequently since birth over her urinary issues and needs to be close to her doctors! Also... Read more »
Tennessee Courts use the best interest of the child analysis to determine custody and visitation decisions. The health concerns of the child are important and should be taken into account under Tennessee law. You mention that the Father lives in VA. Thus, I am not sure if the Father filed this...Read more »
My step-daughter lives in Martin TN with her 11 month old daughter. The child's father also lives in the area, but they do not live together. Due to financial strain, she would like to move back home to Georgia. There is no court signed custody arrangement or parenting plan in place, so can... Read more »
Most likely, yes. The parental relocation requirements under TN law to seek court approval to relocate only applies when there is a court ordered parenting plan in place. TN is known as a Mother's state because if the parents are unmarried, the father does not have rights to custody until...Read more »
I lived with someone almost three yrs in a relationship that has now ended. I have two kids who came with me into the home, I paid bills, received mail etc. Now I'm being told I cannot retrieve mine or my kids belongings. Not sure where to turn or whom to ask how to proceed much less... Read more »
If the minor is the ward of that guardian, then yes, the guardian can monitor the mail correspondence of the minor ward. The guardian has a fiduciary duty to take care of his ward's affairs, and he should have already known that.
I had a baby 7 months ago and I’m not ready to go back to work yet My boyfriend works and pays the Bills and gets everything we need I have a 6 year old daughter with my Ex and he and his girlfriend have jobs with me not having a job and staying home with my children make me an unfit parent and... Read more »
If your marriage was never consummated, then that is a ground for an annulment in Tennessee. You should seek a local family law attorney who has experience with your situation. If the marriage was a result of fraud on his behalf, you can report him to ICE. You can find their information at...Read more »
He may be being neglected and or abused and seems to be being help captive by his wife. Who herself has never shown the mental or physical capacity to care for another individual let alone one who is not ambulatory or verbal.
I'm sorry for your difficult situation. Your post remains open for a month and you may be better off simply reaching out to Tennessee attorneys here (Find-a-Lawyer) or searching independently on your own. This isn't really a lawyer referral service - it's only a Q & A Board. Good luck
In divorce papers he admits he’s not the father. I have raised him for 4 yrs. He’s never had any part in raising my son. They are divorced but apparently a step was skipped. State will not allow us to change birth certificate.
You will have to file a Petition To Establish Paternity. All interested parties must be joined. I recommend you file in Chancery. One of the things you are trying to get the Court to do is to order the issuance of a new Certificate of Birth.
They sent me a paper saying a man was my babies father and I got a letter today saying they made a mistake and he in fact is not after about 3 weeks. I told the father and who I thought was my sons grandmother and they were so thrilled. Now I have to tell them he isnt. Is there a way to sue over... Read more »
I have all the other necessary requirements: job, money, living situation, maturity, transportation, etc., but if my parents don't agree to emancipation, how do I justify that it is necessary for me to be emancipated? I know it is, but how is it objectively determined? In other words, when I... Read more »
Not sure what you mean by override you now. But the POA is not affected by the Principal's subsequent matrimony. You might ask your Husband to revoke that POA now, and to possibly appoint you as his Attorney-In-Fact. The POA might actually be a health related instrument, dealing with...Read more »
You are in a precarious situation. Harboring a runaway is a crime and if the mother wants to vengeful, she could make that argument. If you believe, as you question suggest, failure to provide for a minor is neglect and abuse. Everyone in Tennessee is a mandatory reporter for neglect and abuse. The...Read more »
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