Jun 30, 2016

Modifying Your Parenting Plan When Circumstances Change

By |Jun 30, 2016|Divorce|0 Comments

When Tennessee couples with children divorce, they create (sometimes on their own, sometimes with lawyers, sometimes by ruling from a judge) a parenting plan. The basic format of the plan is supplied by the TN courts, and must be used for the creation of a new plan, or to modify an existing one. We point [...]

Jun 15, 2016

Five Signs You May be Heading for Divorce

By |Jun 15, 2016|Divorce|0 Comments

The decision to end a marriage is always a tough one, even if both spouses are in agreement. After all, no one gets married in the hopes of one day getting a divorce. Over the years, we’ve found that there are certain indicators that a couple is ready to divorce, or at least ready to [...]

May 4, 2016

Making Summer Plans with Kids for Divorced Co-Parents

By |May 4, 2016|Family Law|0 Comments

Summer time is when the predictable schedule during the school year floats away and chaos can break out, if you do not already have a parenting plan in place. Now that you are in separate households, it will virtually impossible to decide to take a spur-of-the-moment trip if you plan to bring the children along. [...]

Mar 24, 2016

How Vacations and Summer Travel Impact Parenting Plans

By |Mar 24, 2016|Divorce, Family Law|0 Comments

This is the time of year when parents start planning vacations and make plans for the summer months. When you are going through a divorce, or after the divorce is finalized, the parenting plan agreement is an important document that will govern the communications between the two co-parents. Even when the co-parents have a relatively [...]

Mar 3, 2016

How Child Centered Divorce Can Pave the Way for Successful Co- Parenting

By |Mar 3, 2016|Child Custody, Divorce, Family Law|0 Comments

Parents who are going through a difficult divorce might think it preposterous that there might be a way for them to forge an effective co-parenting relationship after the divorce is final. You might wonder how you will be able to deal with your former spouse any better after the divorce than you did during the [...]

Feb 24, 2016

Is Your Former Spouse Unemployed or Under-employed to Avoid Paying Child Support?

By |Feb 24, 2016|Family Law|0 Comments

The adversarial divorce is over and your former spouse has been ordered to pay child support for the child you have together; however, you believe that they are not making an effort to find a job because they want to avoid paying child support. What can a primary residential parent do when the alternate residential [...]

Jan 26, 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 [...]

Jan 12, 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 [...]

Dec 23, 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 [...]

Dec 3, 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 [...]