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Jon Daniel Long

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  • Can legal action be taken against my OBGYN for not monitoring my second pregnancy closely when having a history of pre-eclampsia

    In January of 2013 I was diagnosed with pre-eclampsia & placental abruption during my second pregnancy at 26 weeks, which resulted in a still birth. This was my second pregnancy having pre-eclampsia, the first pregnancy coming at 27 weeks. I was m...

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    Maybe yes, maybe no. It is not possible to answer your question based on the facts you are able to give in a post. The question will boil down to if you Dr's actions did not meet the standard of care of other OBGYN's practicing in the area.

    I suggest you obtain a copy of your medical records and take them to a medical malpractice attorney for evaluation and consultation.

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  • Trouble.just was served with a Criminal Contempt of Court, Williamson County, TN. Non payment of Child Support (26 Counts).True.

    Non payt of CS, the amount is $88k. It is correct, I have been hiding my bonuses each yr & the bonuses are a part of the Court Ordered CS. I have also taken a withdraw from a Profit Sharing Plan, that was Separate Prop. in the Divorce, unless I ...

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    You are right, you need an attorney NOW. Given your facts, you face jail along with a renewed order to pay. The judge could also find you in civil contempt and able to pay and place you in jail until you pay up (however long that takes).

    It may be possible to work out a payment plan with your ex to get current and in compliance with other terms of your obligations and avoid a conviction or jail time. That will depend on your ex's willingness to work with you. I suggest you start exploring your options to get as much of the arrearage together as quickly as possible.

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  • Do I have to add my name to the current house for my ownership or I have automatic ownership and how does quit claim deed work?

    My husband bought the house in 09-98, we married 10-00 and been paying house together since then and we refinanced 05 03 together and my name is on the mortgage loan since, but now found out my name is not on the title registered with the county, ...

    Jon’s Answer

    It sounds like you are on the correct track. A quit claim deed from him as grantor to both you and him as grantee, if properly prepared, will create a tenant by the entirety estate which is what you need. It does require some special language and the "online forms" may not contain the language. You safest bet is to have a TN attorney prepare the deed. This should be a relatively inexpensive cost and will make sure you accomplish what you want.

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  • I'm 16 going on 17 and I think I might be pregnant.

    I'm about to be a senior and I'm 16 about to be 17 but I think I may be pregnant. My father is ex military and I know he'll freak out. I'm scared that when he finds out he'll say I won't be able to see the father of my child and that he won't be a...

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    Generally your parents could prevent you from moving or seeing the father. If the father asserts his rights he would likely be allowed to see his child.

    One possibility is for you to be "emancipated" by the courts. This is a process where the court decides that a minor can act legally as an adult. Take a look at the information found at the link following this answer and pay particular attention to the section describing situations where the court would and would not grant emancipation.

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  • I'm fifteen and my boyfriend is eighteen, and we are concerned. If I was to be pregnant right now, would he go to jail?

    We live in Springfield, Tennessee.

    Jon’s Answer

    I assume from your question you are concerned he could face statutory rape charges. He could not. Statutory rape requires at least a 4 year difference in age.

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  • I need a devorce, but have a chile 3 years of age and undertemporary custody of grandparents.

    I have no money to spare and i want a divorce from a husband who under rason has no faith or trust in me. I want joint custody of my 3 year old son. How do I do this?

    Jon’s Answer

    It will be difficult for you to try a divorce of this type without an attorney. You should try to retain one. If there is no way to afford one on your own, you could try to find the legal aid society for your area and ask for an attorney. They might be able to help.

    During the divorce process you're attorney will prepare a parenting plan which will detail where and with whom the child will spend time, who makes decisions, etc. this plan gets presented to the court for approval. Your attorney will also prepare documents to determine child support requirements that also gets submitted to the court.

    Good luck.

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  • I have a permanent parenting plan and need to get it modified. What is the easiet and cheapest way to do this?

    My ex has the kids every other weekend and I drive one and half hours one way to take them to him because I was still living in the same city as him when I divorce was final and I have moved and in feb started a job. I do not get off untill 4:30pm...

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    First you need to read your parenting plan which likely has a section on how disputes between the two parents will be resolved. It may require you attempt to mediate and attempt to reach an agreement before seeking court approval. If you can't reach agreement, you would need to go to court and ask for a change.

    From your question it seems what you are asking to change is very reasonable.

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  • How can I change visitations with the NCP (father)?

    The NCP has been in jail since early Jan. Previously in early 2012 he was issued visitations. Before 2012 he did not see my child nor talk to him for 5 years. The last two scheduled visitations he had and actually went through with in Nov, he took...

    Jon’s Answer

    You might be able to have a modified visitation plan ordered by the court. To do so you would need to petition the court and outline why you want the change and propose a new plan. The mere fact he was in jail would not likely be sufficient to cause a change. This could change depending on why he was in jail (did he do something to your child for example). If visitation continues for him, you have a right to know where the child will be but not knowing his residence at this time will not be sufficient reason but if he gets out and does not have an adequate place that could be.

    You should find an attorney and discuss your options.

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  • Do we own these townhomes and what is our best options?

    Me and my husband bought a townhome about 6 months ago. A real estate agent came by telling us our deed warranty had errors on it and she wanted us to sign a quit claim in which we did not. She told us we were liable for the two townhomes. Me and ...

    Jon’s Answer

    It is not possible to say for sure without reviewing all the documents surrounding the sale of the real estate. You should find an attorney and set a meeting to allow them to review and advise how you should proceed. I would advise you not to sign any documents until you figure this out.

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  • Can an 18 yr old resident of Tennessee marry in Illinois under the state laws of Illinois??

    So it's a K1 visa thing and it turns out that in order to get married in Tennessee, my girlfriend has to be 21 or over to marry without any parental consent. But she's 18 and her parents don't approve of us so that won't work. So we are planning t...

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    Where did you hear she must be 21 to marry in TN? You do need proof of SSN (card or license with SSN on it). If she is not a US citizen and has no SSN she would need a valid Passport and US visa or resident alien card. I see no requirement for parental approval if both parties are 18 or over. You also need proof of date of birth (birth certificate or gov issued ID with DOB). Call your county clerk and ask.

    As for IL law, if you still believe you need the answer you should repost this question and list IL as your location so as to be viewed by IL attorneys.

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