Tennessee Appeals / Appellate Law Questions & Answers

Q: What do i need to do if my dad live me a lot of property and i can't handle all the property by myself?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Appeals / Appellate Law for Tennessee on
Answered on Apr 18, 2019
Anthony Marvin Avery's answer
Not sure of your question. But if there are several acres, then you can easily deed undivided interests as tenants in common to your next of kin, or you may be able to actually divide it up into separate tracts which you deed to individual relatives. The important thing is that property taxes must be paid, and transfer and/or gift taxes can be burdensome. Life Estate/Remainder Deeds may be very helpful here. Certain family members can handle farming/timber contracts for the rest of the...

Q: Appeal custody case

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law for Tennessee on
Answered on Jun 18, 2018
Bennett James Wills' answer
You have 30 days from the entry of the judgment. Most orders contain some indication or a stamp that says "Entered on XXX date." That date starts your time. If you are not sure of the date, call the clerk's office.

Q: Did the court of appeals rule that sex offenders rules of community supervision change

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law for Tennessee on
Answered on Jun 6, 2018
Bennett James Wills' answer
The Michigan Court of Appeals has no authority to control the law in Tennessee.

Q: Need a change of Venue form for Tennessee, and how to file a harrassment

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Appeals / Appellate Law and Civil Rights for Tennessee on
Answered on May 25, 2018
Anthony Marvin Avery's answer
I would put together any paperwork or charges that resulted from these apprehensions. Then seek out a competent Civil Rights Attorney. Without an Arrest, your case for Damages is not good, but it does make it more likely you will win a Government Tort Liability Act suit. After filing suit , you might discover his Incident Reports or the Dispatcher's Logs.

If you have less than a perfect record, it may not be worth pursuing. Act fast as only a year to file is allowed.

Q: If one is convicted of a serious crime under a P/D Do they have the right to appeal with a different attorney

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law and Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Answered on Jan 22, 2018
Bennett James Wills' answer
Yes. The defendant may hire private counsel for the appeal.

Q: I am trying to figure out how to appeal a trial court in general sessions to circuit court

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law and Contracts for Tennessee on
Answered on Apr 26, 2017
Gregory Edward Glass' answer
You may file an appeal from General Sessions Court to Circuit Court as long as the appeal is filed within ten (10) days of the entry of the judgment or disposition of the case.

Q: If I was wrongly given an order of denial, is it possible to appeal the order and have it dismissed?

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law and Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Answered on Jan 28, 2017
Bennett James Wills' answer
If you are within the applicable appeal period then you could note an appeal. Consult counsel asap to determine your rights on appeal and to evaluate your case.

Q: How does a defendant recoup damages for wrongful FED? How does defendant recovery Plaintiff's bond amount paid?

1 Answer | Asked in Foreclosure, Real Estate Law, Appeals / Appellate Law and Collections for Tennessee on
Answered on Jan 19, 2017
Leonard Robert Grefseng's answer
I suspect the "bond" you are referring to was not for your protection, but was to secure payment of the court costs.

If there was a "bond'- it would be described in the court filings: someone would sign as a "principal" and a second person would sign as a "surety." They probably were not required to actually pay or deposit a fixed sum of cash, their signature just makes them responsible for the court costs. Recovery of damages for the wrongful eviction will likely require a new,...

Q: Should I attempt to fight a careless driving case where i think i should have gotten a warning?

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Appeals / Appellate Law for Tennessee on
Answered on Oct 13, 2016
Bennett James Wills' answer
You certainly have a right to defend your citation. Consult with counsel.

Q: We are appealing a general sessions ruling in Circuit court. What do we need to do once the paperwork is filed

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law for Tennessee on
Answered on Jun 6, 2016
Israel Piedra's answer
It depends what "paperwork" you are referring to. Call the clerk at the courthouse; they are usually very helpful to pro se litigants.

Q: AM I able to appeal a jury verdict for failure of the DFs to provide evidence during discovery

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law for Tennessee on
Answered on Nov 11, 2015
Robert Jason De Groot's answer
I do not understand this question at all.

Q: Child custody

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law for Tennessee on
Answered on Nov 9, 2015
Robert Jason De Groot's answer
There might have been appealable issues back then.

Q: If the 30th day a person has to file an appeal for a divorce in Tennessee falls on a weekend does that matter?

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law and Divorce for Tennessee on
Answered on Oct 1, 2015
Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Perhaps not. Read the appellate rules in your state. The deadline may well be monday.

Q: Mother has full custody of 9 yr old. Father remarried and mom is not letting dad see the daughter. How do I appeal?

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law for Tennessee on
Answered on Apr 30, 2014
Kimberly K. Schreiber's answer
Do you have a Permanent Parenting Plan? If so, you can file a Petition for Contempt if she is not letting you see the child. Please remember to keep paying your child support even when you are not seeing the child as that is a separate matter.

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