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My wife is Filipino and we live in the Philippines, I am a US citizen and home of record is in Tenn. My wife's husband who lives in Tenn has signed a document that was notarized a couple years ago and we are attempting to get 100% custody paperwork in the Philippines but they require paperwork for a court. In the Philippines they call it a Red Ribbon document, in the US I think it is just a Certified copy of a document filed in a court. The document that her ex-husband was not filed in a court. Need advise on what we can do. Her ex-husband is willing to sign documentation but is not able and does not have the money to do the complete process and is also not able to take off work to do this process.

Lawyer's Assistant: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in?

Tenn

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No, this is the first contact I have had about this issue

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The little girl is 11 years old at this time and does not know her real father, he does not provide any support and has written her off and does not want any contact with her.

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I'm presuming there was a divorce decree (order) and the terms of child custody when your wife and her ex divorced?

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