My question involves paternity law for the State of: Tennessee.
Long story short, I'm an idiot and let my now ex sign my son's birth certificate. We were both aware that he was not the biological father. My son is now 19 months old and he has not seen either of us or spoken to me since my baby was 3 months old when he beat me up for trying to leave. I would like to file abandonment and have my son's name changed to my maiden name but I have no idea how to go about this. I don't have a lot of money so I'd like to avoid hiring a lawyer if I can. Thanks