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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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