I have not seen my husband in 14 years. I have no idea where he is other than somewhere here in Tennessee. He left in January of 2002 after getting in trouble with the law.
You need to perform a diligent search for him to try to have him served with your summons and complaint for divorce. If you cannot locate him after searching then you can have him served by publication. You should see an attorney to help you with this. This is a complicated process. Good luck.See question
Filing for a divorce.
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In 2014, my wife and I had a period of separation. During that time, I ended up getting someone else pregnant and my wife pregnant around the time my wife and I got back together. I have a 3 yr old and an 11 month old with my wife. I also have a 1...
You need to immediately file a petition to establish paternity and to request parenting time. You should see an attorney ASAP to help you gather evidence of your attempts to visit the child and support him if you have made such attempts. The previous response is correct. Time is of the essence and you are in danger of having your rights terminated. Act now!See question
My son is 18 and has 1 more year of high school.
Ms. Crawford is exactly correct. If the child has a severe disability or illness the support can be extended but this is unusual.See question
Trying to keep details as pertinent and brief as possible. Never married, no parenting plan or custody order. My Son's sister is the one who informed us today (Saturday) that he was going to take him out of state without telling us when he picks h...
Absent an order to the contrary he is only required to use good parental judgment and look after your son properly and in keeping with his best interests. Some would argue that failing to communicate with you doesn't show good judgment but he isn't breaking the law. You may want to see an attorney about formalizing your custody arrangements with an order that sets forth parameters for each of you. That can help everyone to know what is expected and can provide needed consistency.See question
Husband refuses to help me pay for it.
First, many attorneys offer (relatively) inexpensive uncontested divorce services. However, uncontested means that ALL issues relating to finances are agreed upon, not just the issue of whether or not to divorce.
You should consider that "cheap" can end up being more expensive in the long run when it comes to divorce representation. An inexperienced attorney may charge a lower hourly rate but they may be less effective. You would not seek out a "cheap" doctor for a potentially serious medical condition and you should consider expertise and quality in choosing counsel, as well as the fee structure.
I am trying to negotiate a settlement with my soon-to-be-ex. During our marriage. He was very abusive & controlling towards me, he dissipated all our assets, sent assets overseas & left overseas, abandoning me & our 3 children. Now he is ...
This sounds like a complicated case with a lot of factual information that needs to be considered. I doubt this is a sufficient forum for this type of advice and I urge you to take this question to your own lawyer. If you don't have a lawyer please retain one before you finalize this divorce settlement.
The mother wants to put child support on me just out of greed to pay her own bills and she is in no suitable to be the primary caregiver. I want to change that and provide something better for my daughter.
I think if you are not already providing child support to the mother, and did not try to get custody prior to child support being requested, then you run the risk that the Court may see your petition as retaliatory, and even vindictive. If the mother is unfit and you were not trying to parent your child, or help the mother, or seek a legal remedy, prior to the request for support, then it may appear to the Court that your motives are purely financial. That said, I recommend you hire a lawyer to discuss your issues.See question
We need to change our parenting plan, because we're not flying cross-country every week.
See a lawyer immediately to make sure you are providing appropriate notice and to help you modify your parenting plan. This is a potentially complicated area. If the two of you agree on all aspects of the new schedule it can be done by consent, for a lot less money than if you must have a judge decide on the new schedule.See question
how do i go about getting my part of the money my now X husband owes me in from the was to be a sale of our house and its value at the time of separation he lived there for 3 years free not making one payment and i just found out that there is a ...
You need to pursue help in they state where this relief was ordered.See question