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Samuel Aaron Byrd

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  • Ex wife claiming disability to avoid paying child support. How can I prove it's a lie? Any way to make her to pay anything now?

    Samuel’s Answer

    She is still responsible for child support at the pat amount until her disability kicks in. If she is approved for disability it will be modified back tot the date of her doctors said her disability arose. Contact the State/Maximus to enforce your order at no cost to you.

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  • Can tn cps take my second child since they took my first?

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    If there is no reason for concern that you pose a risk to your newborn child then cps will not get involved. Even if the do, they have to prove a reason why, such as failing a drug test at birth or the child being born with drugs in system. You should also consider filing a petition to ask for custody of your first child to be returned to you if that is what you want to do.

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  • Will i be able to bond out?

    Samuel’s Answer

    Agreed, warrant usually wont issue unless you fail to pay the fines and costs before probation expires or if you dont make arrangements with court after a case is dismissed and costs imposed. If you failed to appear on a comeback date then you would have been charged witha failure to appear, which carries a possible 11/29 sentence. Your best course of action is to pay costs, retain lawyer, and turn yoursef in asap.

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  • Son charged with E felony for poss of marijuana Loudon Tennessee product was under half oz but container made it 3/4 oz

    Samuel’s Answer

    That is an issue a good criminal defense attorney will discuss with the prosecutor to amend the charge to fit the actual crime. That issue should be able to be resolved without a trial.

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  • Should me and a registered sex offender be allowed to be with each other?

    Samuel’s Answer

    Should you be together? Probably not. Does his probation or status as a sex offender legally prevent that? I dont have enough info to tell you that. A sex offender who was convicted of a sex offense of child less than 13 is prohibited from knowingly establishing a primary or secondary residence or any other living accommodation where a minor resides. Based on his PO's response this tells me his offense was against a minor under age 13 which should raise some serious red flags to you no matter what he says to justify his actions.

    I would think absent special probation conditions, you could stay with him at his place as long as your child is not there but he would not be able to stay at your place. You should contact his PO to discuss why she said that, and you should inquire into his underlying conviction more closely.

    So to answer your question again based on the above reasoning, no, you SHOULD not be with him. And yes, the PO could call and refer you for a DCS investigation based on poor judgment that may expose the child to a threat of harm.

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  • Should me and a registered sex offender be allowed to be with each other?

    Samuel’s Answer

    Should you be together? Probably not. Does his probation or status as a sex offender legally prevent that? I dont have enough info to tell you that. A sex offender who was convicted of a sex offense of child less than 13 is prohibited from knowingly establishing a primary or secondary residence or any other living accommodation where a minor resides. Based on his PO's response this tells me his offense was against a minor under age 13 which should raise some serious red flags to you no matter what he says to justify his actions.

    I would think absent special probation conditions, you could stay with him at his place as long as your child is not there but he would not be able to stay at your place. You should contact his PO to discuss why she said that, and you should inquire into his underlying conviction more closely.

    So to answer your question again based on the above reasoning, no, you SHOULD not be with him.

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  • Abandonment in the state of Tennessee

    Samuel’s Answer

    Or you could file for divorce now under the general claim of "inappropriate marital conduct." you would still need to send her notice to her last known address and probably by publication. You should attempt to locate her through family and friends first. After that, whether to file a missing person depends on whether you want her back, but i gather thats not the direction you are leaning.

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  • My daughter has given custody to the paternal grandmother several years ago with my daughter having visitation every other weeke

    Samuel’s Answer

    Grandmother would need to file a petition to modify the original custody order to reduce mother's time or to make it supervised so the child feels safe/comfortable. The court may listen to a child's preference at age 12, or younger if mature enough, but the child's desire is not controlling. The child is still a child, and this is ultimately an adult decision. It pains me to hear any child feels that way about their parent. I encourage you to take whatever steps necessary to encourage a safe and comfortable visit between the child and mother. Therapy to learn coping skills would also be a good idea.

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  • Mediation, now my ex is tryingcto get his probation for domestic assault transfered to where his parents live so he can do out

    Samuel’s Answer

    If there is a history of domestic violence, you may not be required to go to mediation.

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  • How do I change my sons name?

    Samuel’s Answer

    If you are only correcting a first or middle name AND the minor child was born in Tennessee, one MAY NOT need to go through the court-ordered process. I recommend that you contact the Vital Records Department/Agency in Tennessee. Contact information for the Tennessee Office of Vital Statistics can be found at http://vitalrec.com/tn.html.
    You may also want to contact your local Court/County Clerk for further information.

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