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Camellia Saunders

Knoxville Divorce / Separation Lawyer.

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  1. Supervised visitation in TN

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Camellia Saunders
    1 lawyer answer

    Supervised visitation is a remedy used to protect children if there is EVIDENCE that the child will be in some sort of danger while in the physical custody of the the other partent. Is the child being physically abused? Is the child's medical needs being neglected? Does the father or his wife abuse drugs or alcohol when the child is with them? These are some of the kinds of situatons in which a court will consider ordering supervised visitaton between a child and a parent, although this is...

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  2. Contempt of visitation

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Camellia Saunders
    2. Wilton A. Marble Jr.
    2 lawyer answers

    The only thing that can modify a court order is another court order. You "the parties" cannot verbally agree to modify a court order. Therefore, the last court order is still in effect. If circumstances have changed that warrant a change in the last court order, a petition will have to be filed to modify it. Since the father is the one who needs the order changed, he should be the one required to file the petition to modify. You can only be in contempt if you are not following the court...

  3. My ex girlfriend is 9 weeks pregnant with my child. She is threatening to move to Wisconsin to keep me out of our child's life.

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. John David Drake
    2. Wilton A. Marble Jr.
    3. Camellia Saunders
    3 lawyer answers

    The child will have to be born before your parental rights can be established. You can do a voluntary acknowledgement of paternity or take a DNA test. Either way, in the State of Tennessee there will have to be a court order signed by a judge legally declaring you to be the father of the child. The mother of the child may list you as the father of the child on the birth certificate although that in itself does not give you legally enforceable rights since the two of you are not married....

  4. My husband and I have been married for 4 months now. We have no kids and live together. Do we qualify for an annulment?

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Damian N. Riddle
    2. Candace L. Hodge
    3. Henry Lebensbaum
    4. Justin Lee Kelsey
    5. Camellia Saunders
    5 lawyer answers

    Each state has different laws about what would allow you to obtain an annulment. However, certain things are usually common grounds for obtaining an annulment. For example, were either of you defrauded into marrying the other person? Has your marriage been physically consummated? I would recommend finding an attorney in your area that is familiar with divorce law who gives free consultations. They should be able to give you some advice on whether you qualify for an annulment or a divorce....

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  5. What happens when an answer to divorce is filed late?

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Camellia Saunders
    2. David Alexander Browde
    2 lawyer answers

    Granting a Petition for Default usually rests in the sole discretion of the Judge. If an attorney has now made an appearance, even though late, the Judge may not allow the default to go through as a matter of professional courtesy. However, since I do not know the Judge in question, I cannot guess as to what he would do in your case. I would check with the Court directly to see if you can stll get a hearing date on your Petition for Default. If the Court refuses, then you have your answer....

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  6. Im seperated from my husband and he refuses to allow me to see my kids. I cant afford a lawyer. What should I do?

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Camellia Saunders
    1 lawyer answer

    I would contact the local legal aid office in your area to see if they handle your type of case. If they do, you will also need to meet certain income guidelines to qualify for their services. There are legal aid offices in every state and in every county. However, if your local legal aid office is unable to assist you in this matter, they may be able to help point you in the right direction.

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  7. How to reply to a motion to suspend child support?

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Ronald Glenn Lieberman
    2. Camellia Saunders
    2 lawyer answers

    The first thing that I suggest you do is contact the Child Support Enforcement Office in your area. They may be able to help you get a judgment for back child support if you act now. That would mean that when your son's father gets out of prison, he would still have to pay you the back child support that was originally ordered prior to his incarceration. However, you have to be the one to take the first step to enforce the fact that he has not been paying you support as ordered. If he is in...

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