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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Libel & Slander for Tennessee on
Q: My name isn't on the birth certificate, does not have my last name, mother has full custody, and i dont see him. Help?

His mom has full custody, she wouldnt let him have my last name even though we agreed if it was a boy i got to pick the name but when we found out it was a boy she wouldnt let pick the name against out agreement therefor i never signed the birth certificate. She let her at the time ex boyfriend... Read more »

Marjorie A Bristol
Marjorie A Bristol
answered on Mar 17, 2018

It sounds like you need a lawyer to help you establish paternity and potentially seek custody of your son. If you prove through DNA that you are the father, the court may order that the child has your last name.

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander and Child Custody for Tennessee on
Q: What are my options when my girlfriends ex husband is using false claims from his family and friends against me in court

My girlfriend is going through a custody battle with her ex husband. He has taken the kids away from her because of false accusations of absuse from people I have never met before on his side of the family and has tried to use statements from them in the court.. most of the claims have been... Read more »

Marjorie A Bristol
Marjorie A Bristol
answered on Feb 24, 2018

You have no legal options related to the custody case. Your girlfriend does. She needs a lawyer. You may have a defamation cause of action but an attorney would need to review more facts than you have included here to advise you.

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for Tennessee on
Q: My car got broken into and I got robbed due to negligence from the security team at a hotel. Would I win a lawsuit?

They intentionally turned out the security lights and didn't patrol the parking lot, even after it started to get foggy.

My wife's grandmother died the same day, so it was an emotionally taxing day.

I tried to reason with them, but they will not budge. I'm so pissed... Read more »

Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills
answered on Jan 31, 2018

Would you win? Who knows. You may have a case for negligence and other tort claims against the hotel. But you would have to prove that they didn't provide proper security or were otherwise negligence and that they breached their duty of care and caused you to suffer damages.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Libel & Slander for Tennessee on
Q: What is the statute of limitations on tampering with evidence in Tennessee? Thank you.
Lawrence James Arnkoff
Lawrence James Arnkoff
answered on Jan 22, 2018

I believe the SOL on tampering with evidence which is a class C felony is 4 years.

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law, Libel & Slander, Family Law and Medical Malpractice for Tennessee on
Q: Need help with lawyer for daughter in sevier county Tn.for dcf and malpractice suit on hospitals.
Marjorie A Bristol
Marjorie A Bristol
answered on Dec 21, 2017

The are experienced attorney who can help your daughter. You can find them by searching here or other sites. She needs a lawyer as soon as possible. Best of luck!

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Insurance Bad Faith, Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for Tennessee on
Q: How to sue my ex girlfriend for damages to another car in an accident, stealing and totally my car, the person suing me

I was in the hospital at the time of the accident and she found and stole my spare key to my car and ending up totaling it

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Oct 9, 2017

If you had insurance that should cover the suit. Even if they say they aren't covering the event,you are being sued and they should cover you, and get you an attorney. That's what you pay insurance for. They will go after your girlfriend.You can also sue her for the loss of your car but... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Libel & Slander for Tennessee on
Q: Can I sue my ex who is talking all kinds of lies about me on facebook?
Quinton E. Thompson
Quinton E. Thompson
answered on Sep 27, 2017

You can sue him for defamation if he is lying about you and it has somehow damaged your reputation.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support and Libel & Slander for Tennessee on
Q: live in TN, My son 18 (17 at conception) mom is 15, Her mother is using child as leverage over him...

My son just turned 18, mom is 15 he signed BC as father, child is in NICU. Her mother is useing the child as leverage over him, to pay her bills, Not speak to his family ect. She says that whats she says goes because her daughter is a minor. What are his legal rights to his child? He works a full... Read more »

Mr. William Ray Glasgow
Mr. William Ray Glasgow
answered on May 13, 2017

He has as much right to see that child as the mother does. Grandma needs to butt out. She can tell her daughter what to do, but as the child's father, your son can assert himself, even remove the child from the mother if the grandmother is creating such a hostile environment to be... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Libel & Slander for Tennessee on
Q: Can I sue for defamation if someone claims I threatened their kids filed charges & the "threat" is found to be baseless
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David Alan Wolf
answered on Apr 18, 2016

A defamation case or claim is quite difficult and complex. There are two ways to view any case including a defamation case: 1. Legal Cause of Action; and 2. Practical Cause of Action. If the elements of a legal case can be alleged and proved, then an action of defamation can be pursued. Each... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander for Tennessee on
Q: Where can I get a lawyer to sue someone for lieing on me
John M DeProspo
John M DeProspo
answered on Jun 20, 2015

You have not provided enough information to understand what "lieing on you" means. The type of lawyer that handles defamation cases would be a personal injury lawyer.

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