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terrybear
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adultery in tennessee
      #127473 - 07/18/06 05:37 PM

Someone please help, I need to know if adultery is still a crime in tennessee, where can I find the actual law, and how do I get it enforced. my wife and I have filed for divorce under irreconcilible differrences, now I find out that she is pregnant and not by me, has she committed a crime, and is it punishable, and how do I go about changing the grounds to adultery.

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Re: adultery in tennessee [Re: terrybear]
      #127506 - 07/18/06 06:12 PM

Sorry, but adultery is not a punishable crime and you cannot have her stoned or stripped naked and tarred and feathered.

However...make DAMN sure that a DNA test is done at the time of the baby's birth to EXCLUDE you as the father so you don't get stuck with child support. Also make sure your name is NOT on the baby's birth certificate.

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Re: adultery in tennessee [Re: Gecko]
      #127903 - 07/19/06 08:39 AM

Now I was told by a friend that she had her ex arrested for adultery, he had to pay fines and appear in court. I understand about the DNA test, but what would being on the birth certificate do to me, if I am not the bio father.

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Re: adultery in tennessee [Re: terrybear]
      #127904 - 07/19/06 08:45 AM

If you are on the birth certficate, the courts may rule that you have to pay the child support.

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Re: adultery in tennessee [Re: Gecko]
      #127908 - 07/19/06 09:07 AM

"Sorry, but adultery is not a punishable crime and you cannot have her stoned or stripped naked and tarred and feathered."

No.... But you should be able to file Negligent/Reckless Endangerment charges against the offending party if they have sex with you again. Don't know that you can, probably not, but you should be able to. IMHO


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Re: adultery in tennessee [Re: terrybear]
      #128032 - 07/19/06 01:16 PM

I understand about the DNA test, but what would being on the birth certificate do to me, if I am not the bio father.

---> Since it is doubtful that your divorce will finalized until AFTER the birth of the baby in order to determine paternity, and thus ya'll would still be married at the time of the birth and it would be a NATURAL assumption of the hospital...who general handle BCs...that as the HUSBAND, you are the "father".

---> Just best that your name is NOT on the BC to begin with period.

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Re: adultery in tennessee [Re: terrybear]
      #128047 - 07/19/06 01:19 PM

Now I was told by a friend that she had her ex arrested for adultery, he had to pay fines and appear in court.

---> I would ask your "friend" to provide a copy of the police report and/or court documents...to "see" how it was done. If she says she doesn't have it, ask her what date and what court...you'll go check yourself. If she still hedges...doubtful it happened.

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It would MAKE you the father... [Re: terrybear]
      #128302 - 07/19/06 09:11 PM

as far as CS is concerned. Many states consider the husband to be the father in any event...unless you contest it and get a DNA test. And you generally only have a couple years max to do that. If you don't, you could find yourself paying for that child for the next 18+ years.

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Re: It would MAKE you the father... [Re: almostheaven]
      #129675 - 07/24/06 09:55 PM

now she has moved in with the "bio father" is this not illegal? everytime I get to the point of resignation, she slaps me again and I get angry, where can I find the law that addresses adultery in the tennessee codes, it does address it in the grounds for divorce and the defense of the same, if it can be proved that both are guilty. but I need the actual law that says it is a crime. police department says it is a broad law but was not willing to tell me what it actually says or where to find it.

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Give it up... [Re: terrybear]
      #129692 - 07/24/06 11:21 PM

NO state treats it as a crime anymore. Even if it's still an old law on the books as such, they will NOT prosecute. Focus on what you CAN achieve and not what you can't. Don't let the anger cloud your judgement.

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