It is certainly possible, but VERY difficult to say probable. It is very difficult for a non-parent to prevail over a parent in a custody case. Tennessee courts follow a principle called the "superior rights" doctrine, which as the name implies, states that the parents' right to raise their...Read more »
A 3 month old baby has several bruises and the dr at Vanderbilt states the child is a victim of physical child abuse. He has been injured with hands and objects. If he is returned to his parents he is likely to sustain life threatening if not life ending injuries. Would this not be enough for... Read more »
Based upon our experience, if all facts are true, as stated, then the DCS is taking a polar opposite view than they do around here. I would make sure that they are cognizant of all relevant facts, because once they open up a case, it rarely comes to an end anytime soon.
A year ago, my wife filed for divorce for adultery. I did it, the reason doesn’t matter We reconciled, never separated, but she won’t dismiss case. The marriage was already falling apart. She has said that she won’t dismiss the case bc she thinks I will just turn around and file for... Read more »
To dismiss a lawsuit you would have to file a motion to dismiss and outline the reasons, factually and legally, why the case should be dismissed. You should consult with counsel to review the court file, pleadings, and other relevant documents to best determine how you could proceed.
Her husband has been out of the picture for 17 yrs.He said he will sign whatever i need signed.I have the Power of Attorney for care of a minor child form.But i am having a hard time with getting an audience with a judge.How do we go about being seen by a judge?So that he can officially sign off on... Read more »
A request to change a surname is a court proceeding: you have to file a written petition ( also called a "complaint" under the rules of procedure) and give notice of that filing to any persons or entities that my be affected by your petition ( and in your case, there may not be anyone else). Giving...Read more »
Yes- under the guidelines, if either parent has additional children in their home ( or other children outside their home for which they are paying support) this is a factor in the calculation of support.
If you have evidence ( proof for court, not just suspicions) that a child is being abused, you can file a petition ( a written request explaining your reasons and your proof) in Juvenile Court and a hearing will be scheduled where you can present the proof to the Judge. If you convinced the Judge...Read more »
Contrary to popular belief, under Tennessee law, the short duration of a marriage is not grounds ( a legal reason) for an annulment. An annulment is the procedure for having a marriage declared void/invalid because of some DEFECT in the marriage itself ( for example, underage parties, fraud or...Read more »
(iii) The right to receive notice and relevant information as soon as practicable but within twenty-four (24) hours of any hospitalization, major illness or injury, or death of the child. The parent exercising parenting time when such event occurs shall notify the other parent of the event and... Read more »
It means both. If you currently have the child and a listed event occurs, you should provide the healthcare provider with the other parent's info. You should also notify the other parent who is not present of the event and provide the healthcare provider's info.
My 11 year olds biological farther signed a paper when I was 5 months pregnant with her that stated he did not want any prenatal rights my now husband wants to adopt her do I have to contact her farther in order for this to happen he has never seen her nor does he want to
You should consult with a local adoption attorney to discuss your rights and responsibilities. The biological father will need to be served with papers if his parental rights haven't already been terminated for some reason.
I have been in a physical and mental abusive marriage. I have not pressed charges, nor have I filed a police report. I did file an order of protection, but dropped it since my husband did not contact me or anything during that time. I made a bad mistake after dropping the order, of letting him... Read more »
You will have to file for Divorce under grounds of Cruel & Inhumane Treatment, and serve him. You need a competent attorney. Additionally you will need some type of witnesses to his conduct. Either he agrees or you put on proof of grounds, or no divorce.
divorce has significant emotional and financial consequences. It sounds like you need to file ( forget asking for an "agreed divorce" - if he has treated you so badly, you don't need his agreement, you have grounds to dissolve the marriage even if he disagrees). The order of protection can also be...Read more »
myfather passed away 2 weeks ago, my mothers niece i met maybe 5 times my life assumed poa as witnessed by my son by scare tactics and coaching my mother in a vulnerable state, and recently expressed this to many to verify, and its been signed off and other favors by her cousin on who is a... Read more »
Sorry, but there is no "easy answer" to this: If you needed surgery, would you attempt to do it to yourself? Almost everyone says no, they would hire a professional to perform this service. However, rather than hire a lawyer, people will attempt complicated procedures and risk unfortunate...Read more »
Custody is decided upon a lot of different factors. In theory, the answer could be yes. Practically? Probably not. But you should consult an attorney to assess your particular situation to make that determination. Without knowing more about your kids and circumstances, no one on a forum can give...Read more »
Yes, you can get an agreed divorce without a lawyer, even if you own real property, but this is almost always an area of dispute ( since it is usually the parties biggest investment). Although your husband may not want the house, he may change his mind if he finds out he might be entitled to some...Read more »
My mother does not have a p.o.a. shes recently been diagnosed with dementia and Alzheimer's. Her bills are not getting paid. She's not eating. She refuses help and meals on wheels. I don't have the income to pay for court costs, how do I take over so she's financially safe and gets the care she... Read more »
You do not have to spend your money- the cost of a "conservatorship" should be paid from her assets. You will need a sworn statement/affidavit from her doctor confirming the diagnosis of dementia but also stating the doctor's opinion as to whether she can manage her own affairs ( do this first...Read more »
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