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Jennifer Joyce Tompkins

Jennifer Tompkins’s Answers

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  • Can my ex have me taken off the birth certificate ? Is there anything she could do with out me know?

    Jennifer’s Answer

    Usually a parent can not be taken off a birth certificate unless there has been a termination of parental rights. You would have gotten notice of a petition to terminate your rights. Her new spouse would be unable to adopt without your rights being terminated either by your consent or a Judge's Order.

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  • CAN A 14 YEAR OLD DECIDE THAT THEY DON'T WANT TO GO TO VISITATION WITH OTHER PARENT?

    Jennifer’s Answer

    Majority of judges are going to agree with your judge. Children do not have a choice for visitation. You are doing the right thing by documenting everything. The evidence that your son does not have a relationship with his mother, her lack of involvement, and mental issues are strong for possibly modifying the custody. I strongly recommend hiring an attorney before your next court date.

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  • What do i do?

    Jennifer’s Answer

    Your best option is to get a divorce. The decree can state that you are allowed to change your maiden name. That being said, you renewing your license should not be prohibited by the social security card issue. Usually when you renew your license none of that extra identification is needed. I suggest contacting an attorney for the divorce and license issue even though I know that’s not exactly the quick fix you were hoping for. Best of luck to you.

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  • I live in Birmingham Al, how can I tell if my ex filed for child support?

    Jennifer’s Answer

    The clerk’s office of the county m you live in, most likely Jefferson County, should be able to tell you. You could try contacting DHR as well. However, you should be getting served with papers of some kind if she did file. Until you’re served or notified properly, there’s nothing that can be done.

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  • Are fathers liable for half of college expenses, even if it was put in a divorce decree 18 years ago?

    Jennifer’s Answer

    I’m terribly sorry to hear about your situation with your daughter. The divorce decree is a binding court order and you must follow its terms or you could be help in contempt of court. However, you can petition to have it modified based on the circumstances of her college being paid for through the VA. If the VA money was transferred to her through you it is possible this could count as your half of her college. It would be best to at least consult with an attorney on that. I strongly recommend hiring an attorney to petition to modify the divorce decree if her college is being paid for through the VA.

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  • Can me and my parents and siblings ask for any sort of visitation of my niece and nephew?

    Jennifer’s Answer

    Yes you would be able to file a petition for custody asking for visitation. In Alabama, there is a grandparents act that gives several instances where grandparents can file for visitation of children. That is simply an overview of the act, there is a lot that goes into it. To answer your question broadly, it is possible for you to file for visitation especially if the children are no longer in the care of their mother. An attorney who specializes in family law would be best to assist you.

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  • If mother filed a petition for contempt and was granted an emergency pickup order with only part of the truth, what do I do?

    Jennifer’s Answer

    If she has also been in contempt you can file a counter-petition for contempt. It’s best to hire an attorney to assist you. You can file it yourself but it is not recommended.

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  • Is this a custody battle ?

    Jennifer’s Answer

    DHR will be involved if someone calls them and makes a report that the child is in danger. If the father files papers for custody then it is in your friend's best interest to hire a lawyer.

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  • Can a felon serve divorce papers to a friends wife

    Jennifer’s Answer

    Yes. As long as the person is an adult, is not a party in the case, and does not have an interest in the case they can.

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  • Can a non attorney represent the non custodial parent when the custodial parent has been arrested for rape and domestic violence

    Jennifer’s Answer

    A non attorney can never represent someone in court. Only an attorney!!

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