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Mary Elizabeth Yarbrough

Memphis Divorce / Separation Lawyer.

Contributor Level 11
  1. Dating while going through divorce

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Mary Elizabeth Yarbrough
    2. Martelia Theresa Crawford
    3. Bradley Michael Carter
    4. Edwin Arnold Anderson
    4 lawyer answers

    You are married and dating constitutes adultery. You are married until the final decree is entered. Filing the divorce doesn't dissolve the marriage.

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  2. Child Support after child dies? My friend's 16 year old died 5 weeks ago. His dad's lawyer filed next day to stop support.

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Mary Elizabeth Yarbrough
    2. Pamela Williams Kelly
    3. John Arnold Steakley
    3 lawyer answers

    The child support is to support the child, not the mother and not the children of another man, period. Your friend will have to learn to support herself and her other child and should pursue support for that child from that father. I suspect the court will immediately stop the support.

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  3. Who's the best divorce attorney !

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Mary Elizabeth Yarbrough
    2. Stephen Alan Sauer
    3. Alan James Brinkmeier
    4. Robert Ricci
    5. Marika Frady
    5 lawyer answers

    You should consult with a few lawyers and choose the one who you feel most comfortable with. Choose a lawyer who handles plenty of divorce cases and who has time to take your case. Your local bar association may refer you. If you have friends who have divorced, ask them if they were pleased.

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  4. Do I need to refile my divorce in order to remarry someone else?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Mary Elizabeth Yarbrough
    2. Johnny Quitman Rasberry Jr.
    3. Patrick Breca Slaughter
    3 lawyer answers

    If you did not receive a final decree or order providing for the dissolution of your marriage you are still married and will be guilty of bigamy if you marry again. You should obtain a copy of your case file and review it with a lawyer to determine your status and next steps. Do NOT get married until you do this.

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  5. Looking at going through nightmare of a divorce soon. And was needing info on ANYTHING that can help a father.

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Mary Elizabeth Yarbrough
    2. Johnny Quitman Rasberry Jr.
    3. Ben Hyder Houston II
    3 lawyer answers

    You need to immediately consult with an attorney. You need to make documented requests of your wife to see your son. Emails and texts are a good idea. Do not harass her or express anger toward her. Simply state that you wish to arrange parenting time with him. Under no circumstances should you remove her from your health insurance. That will look very bad in court. In the event that a divorce has been filed, you would be in violation of the mandatory injunctions prohibiting such cancellations.

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  6. My ex has 1 day a week supervise visitation.I filed for child support.When we go to the child support hearing,will they give him

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Howard M Lewis
    2. Mary Elizabeth Yarbrough
    3. Trudy Lynn Bloodworth
    3 lawyer answers

    If this is a Juvenile Court matter involving a non marital child, the court will only deal with matters relating to the child support matter. He would have to file a separate petition to have issues of visitation heard.

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  7. Why does my mom say she doesn't have to give me any of the money from my child support?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Mary Elizabeth Yarbrough
    2. Patti Jon Burton Garner
    3. Tony Anthony
    4. John Arnold Steakley
    4 lawyer answers

    It is to be used by her to help her support you and she does not have to give it to you. It is hers to spend. I assure you that your mother spends far more than the amount of the entire support amount on you if you live with her and eat food at her house while the lights are on.

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  8. In Tennessee if parents haven't been caring for the child , grandparents had child for 4 months, can they file for custody?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Mary Elizabeth Yarbrough
    2. Johnny Quitman Rasberry Jr.
    3. Kevin Wayne Shepherd
    3 lawyer answers

    Yes. Go tomorrow to meet with a family law attorney who practices in Juvenile Court. You need to analyze whether you should file a petition for custody, for dependency and neglect, or for termination of parental rights and adoption. You also should be receiving child support from these parents.

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  9. I want to divorce my wife of 20 years. we have 2 kids one 14 and the other is 8. what do i need to do?

    Answered 9 days ago.

    1. Mary Elizabeth Yarbrough
    2. Rachel Suzanne Lambert
    3. David M Waldrop
    4. Alan James Brinkmeier
    4 lawyer answers

    You need to consult with a lawyer to familiarize yourself with all of the issues you need to consider, and to learn about how Tennessee handles property and debt division, and parenting time, child support, etc. If you and your spouse are in agreement as to all issues, you can proceed with an uncontested divorce. This is rare. Typically people have at least a few areas of dispute. Mediation is a great tool to help you reach an agreement without resorting to the expense and difficulty of a...

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  10. Is it possible to get a divorce from someone who refuses to sign papers without it costing over $1000.00

    Answered 12 days ago.

    1. Mary Elizabeth Yarbrough
    2. David Craig Lee
    3. Ben Hyder Houston II
    3 lawyer answers

    I've even practicing family law for nearly 15 years and $1000 is actually a very low cost even if your spouse does sign the papers. Filing costs and expenses are nearly $400 if there are children involved and most attorneys charge a minimum of $1000 for their time to represent you in an uncontested divorce. If there are any revisions needed at all, even when spouses are in full agreement, that fee will quickly grow. So when one spouse will not sign the papers, the attorney fee will be much...

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