Jun15, 2015

7 Questions Smart People Must Ask Before Getting a Divorce

By |Jun 15, 2015|Divorce, Family Law|0 Comments

When you go into a divorce fully informed about the process and the challenges you might face, you will feel more empowered. Taking the time to learn about how the divorce will affect you financially can help you plan for your future.

There are seven questions you should ask yourself and your lawyer before starting the […]

Jun1, 2015

What are the Advantages of Collaborative Law?

By |Jun 1, 2015|Divorce, Family Law|0 Comments

It seems as if divorce is always associated with a lot of drama – fighting about who cheated, disagreements about money, who will get the children, and who will get the house – even when there is no drama to be found. What if there was a way that you, your attorney, your spouse and […]

May18, 2015

Why Don’t More Men Get Alimony?

By |May 18, 2015|Divorce, Family Law|0 Comments

Although matrimonial laws are not gender specific, the general trend is that if spousal support is paid after divorce, it’s a man who pays it and a woman who receives it. But that scenario does not seem to coincide with the trend of more and more women serving as the higher income earner in their […]

May4, 2015

The Supreme Court Will Hear Same-Sex Marriage Arguments on April 28

By |May 4, 2015|Divorce, Family Law, Same Sex Marriage|0 Comments

Tennessee has had a ban on same-sex marriage since 1996, and voters approved a constitutional ban in 2006 – but the future of this ban might be in question. On April 28th, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear 2.5 hours of arguments on same-sex marriage in four cases from Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan, and Tennessee. The […]

Jan31, 2015

January is Considered National Divorce Month

By |Jan 31, 2015|Divorce, Family Law|0 Comments

Deciding to divorce is difficult enough for couple, especially those with children. For this reason, many couples choose to postpone their divorce until after the holidays have passed, which makes January a month with some of the highest divorce rates in Tennessee, according to ABC News.

But getting divorced in January may not be the best […]

Jan5, 2015

What Is Collaborative Law?

By |Jan 5, 2015|Divorce, Family Law|0 Comments

Generally speaking, collaborative law is a form of alternative dispute resolution, and is a relatively new way of protecting legal clients’ needs. Instead of fighting a battle in a courtroom, two parties agree not to litigate, and instead allow their lawyers to serve as advocate partners. Its success in resolving conflicts in the areas of […]

Dec22, 2014

College Funds and Divorce: The 529 Investment Plan

By |Dec 22, 2014|Divorce, Family Law|0 Comments

Divorce can often be hardest on your children. When you are drafting your divorce settlement, it is a good idea to provide for your children’s educational future in order to avoid conflict and confusion further down the road.

In Tennessee, contributions to a college fund must be specified by a court order and voluntarily agreed upon […]

Oct23, 2014

Parental Relocation after Divorce in Tennessee — How to Do it Right

By |Oct 23, 2014|Child Custody, Divorce, Family Law|0 Comments

Sometimes after a divorce you want to shake off the drama and pain and make a fresh start in a new place. You might have received a promising job offer in another state that requires you to move more than 50 miles away from your ex-spouse or co-parent. Under Tennessee law, you must inform the […]

Oct2, 2014

What Does “Contempt of Court” Actually Mean?

By |Oct 2, 2014|Child Custody, Child Support, Criminal Defense Law, Divorce, Family Law|0 Comments

If you watch police procedurals or legal-based TV shows, you’ve probably heard a judge say “You’re out of order, Counselor” (or something along those lines) and then fine the attorney or the client for being in “contempt.” As a general rule, however, these types of shows don’t get the nuances of legal proceedings right, so […]

Sep25, 2014

Tennessee Judge Declares Ban on Same-Sex Marriage Constitutional – and Does So through Divorce Ruling

By |Sep 25, 2014|Divorce, Family Law|0 Comments

The same-sex marriage ban has been hotly contested not only in Tennessee, but throughout the country. A recent court case brought the constitutionality of the law back into the spotlight when Judge Russell E. Simmons, Jr., of the Roane County Circuit, denied a same-sex couple’s right to get divorced.

The couple was married in Iowa four […]