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I was divorced 5...

I was divorced 5 years ago. Everything has changed now and I need to have it all corrected from tax returns to visitation and child support. Since we have joint custody and are 3.5 hrs away from each other where should I seek an attorney? We had our divorce where he resides but our son resides with me and goes to achool where i am. I need to know what county to seek legal help in.

Lawyer's Assistant: What steps have you taken? Have you filed any papers in family court?

I have done nothing since our initial divorce and no attorneys were involved then.

Lawyer's Assistant: Family law varies by state. What state are you in?

Tennessee

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

I need alot of things to be laid out in legal writing to stop the arguing. . . Visitation, child support, need myself to be listed as main guardian as well.

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I'm sorry to hear about your situation.

Since you've been relocated and your son resides with you, you can actually petition the court for venue to be relocated to the county in which you and your son currently reside.

As long as you've been living there for at least 6 months, there shouldn't be any difficulty getting a relocation of venue request approved.

Since there are several matters that you need revisited, there will be several motions that need to be filed on your behalf, and multiple hearing dates, so it's good that you've already decided to hire a lawyer as oppose to self-representation. Your attorney can help draft all motions on your behalf, and can appear alongside you in court to make all of the necessary legal arguments on your behalf.

You can contact the Tennessee State Bar and ask for a referral to a custody lawyer in your area.

The phone number is:

(615)(###) ###-####

I hope that helps!

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