Tennessee Military Law Questions & Answers

Q: Mother is refusing to bring child to father and stepmothers house on his visitation days bc he is with the military.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Military Law for Tennessee on
Answered on Apr 28, 2018
Marjorie A Bristol's answer
You need to consult an attorney. The law provides that a service member's family can still have access to the child during deployment.

Q: Can my ex wife get a potion of my military retirement after she already signed the divorce decree waivering any claim?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Military Law for Tennessee on
Answered on Jan 9, 2017
Leonard Robert Grefseng's answer
Not enough info to answer- it depends on how much time has passed since the signing ( I assume the Judge has already approved it also). It also depends on whether there were financial disclosures made during discovery ( this probably involved lawyers). Have the decree reviewed by an experienced divorce lawyer.

Q: I'm British, I married into the air force in the UK. 20 years later we got divorced in WV. He tricked me out of my share

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Divorce and Military Law for Tennessee on
Answered on Jan 3, 2017
Leonard Robert Grefseng's answer
You don't say in your question- but when was the divorce? Fraud ( misrepresentation) can be grounds for setting aside a court order, but there are strict time limits. Many lawyers offer a free initial consultation. You definitely need a lawyer, talk to more than one. This is not something you can do by yourself. It sounds like you didn't have a lawyer at the time of the divorce- don't make the same mistake again.

Q: Where can a 17 and 15 year old couple run away legally without any trouble?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Civil Rights, Juvenile Law and Military Law for Tennessee on
Answered on Aug 8, 2016
Leonard Robert Grefseng's answer
If the question is "where, " then the answer is NEVER. A minor can't give consent. Rather than "run away" perhaps you should try filing a lawsuit asking the Judge to declare you (each of you will have to file separately) "emancipated." In other words, A Judge ( and only a Judge ) can declare that you can be considered an adult, even though you are still under 18. You have to convince the Judge that you are mature enough to take on adult responsibilities ( running away is not a good idea if...

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