Jan26, 2016

Dating During Divorce is Dangerous in Tennessee

By |Jan 26, 2016|Divorce, Family Law|0 Comments

Although you might think your marriage is over when you and your spouse decide to divorce, it is not over in the eyes of the law until the final divorce decree has been signed by the judge. A divorce can be an emotionally tumultuous experience, and once you have decided in your mind that you […]

Jan12, 2016

Drugs, Alcohol & Violence: How to Lose Child Custody and Visitation in Three Easy Steps

By |Jan 12, 2016|Child Custody, Family Law|0 Comments

When it comes to making decisions about child custody in Tennessee, as in every state in the United States, the best interests of the child is the prevailing consideration. When a couple who have a child is divorcing, the court must decide which parent will be the primary residential parent, and which parent will have […]

Dec23, 2015

“Gray Divorce”: Issues Facing Couples Who Split Later in Life

By |Dec 23, 2015|Divorce|0 Comments

While the divorce rate among younger age groups has been dropping in the past decade or so, people who are age 50 or older are twice more likely to end their marriages now than they did in years past. Divorces that occur later in life, or “gray” divorce as it is now being called, is […]

Dec3, 2015

Divorce and the Rising Cost of College

By |Dec 3, 2015|Divorce, Family Law|0 Comments

Paying for college tuition can be a controversial topic. Depending on the child’s age when their parents get a divorce, the question of how parents will cover their child’s college expenses or even if they will help their child pay for their college tuition is an issue that should be included in divorce negotiations regardless […]

Nov23, 2015

Divorce and the Changing Roles of Today’s Fathers in America

By |Nov 23, 2015|Child Custody, Family Law|0 Comments

As our society shifts the traditional role of the father is shifting and changing, which is having an impact on divorce and child custody decisions. As fathers take a more active role in nurturing and caring for their children and the household, and as more women take on the role of primary income earner for […]

Nov9, 2015

What to do When Your Ex Denies Your Visitation Rights

By |Nov 9, 2015|Child Custody, Child Support, Family Law|0 Comments

During the divorce process you and your former spouse sat down and ironed out a parenting plan agreement, which contains a schedule for visitation for the parent who did not get primary residential custody. The Court reviews this document and refers to it when it issues the final custody order. The Tennessee Court as with […]

Nov2, 2015

What Happens to My Inheritance in Tennessee Divorce?

By |Nov 2, 2015|Divorce, Family Law|0 Comments

You are the favorite nephew of your beloved aunt Thelma, who left you a nice inheritance when she passed away a few months ago. Now you have been served with divorce papers quite out of the blue and you are wondering what happens next. You and your soon-to-be-ex-wife were married when you received the sizable […]

Sep8, 2015

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Can Affect Alimony Payments in Tennessee

By |Sep 8, 2015|Divorce, Family Law|0 Comments

Alimony, sometimes called spousal support, is awarded to a spouse by a judge. Unless you and your spouse have worked out a plan in your Marital Dissolution Agreement, the process of awarding alimony is an entirely subjective one: a judge is not forced to award alimony to anyone.

However, if you file under certain grounds, your […]

Jul27, 2015

Why Everyone Should Consider a Prenuptial Agreement

By |Jul 27, 2015|Divorce, Family Law|0 Comments

Prenuptial agreements are not discussed as often as they should be. They are generally considered the province of the very wealthy; as such, the benefits of a prenuptial agreement are often overlooked and remain unexplored for most of the population. However, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and prenuptial agreements can […]

Jul13, 2015

How to Help Your Kids Survive Your Divorce

By |Jul 13, 2015|Divorce, Family Law|0 Comments

Given how difficult it can be for mature adults to handle big changes in life, just imagine how difficult it can be for children to handle their parents’ separation and divorce. Their parents’ marriage provides the firm bedrock of safety and security in a child’s life. When a couple who has children is going through […]