Social media sites are being blamed for breaking up many marriages. A recent study revealed that one-third of all divorce filings in the year 2011 contained the word “Facebook.” While this is a startling statistic, it’s important to keep in mind that social media can have just as big an effect on your divorce […]
While the legal process involved in a divorce can be lengthy and stressful, the effects of divorce away from the settlement table can be even worse. After filing for divorce, you may mourn the loss of a spouse and companion as you struggle to adapt to a new lifestyle. After the final divorce decree […]
One of the greatest sources of conflict in a divorce is the division of assets between spouses. In Tennessee, courts are concerned with the equitable distribution of property in a divorce.
As such, property is divided equitably between spouses according to factors in the Tennessee Code. Equitable division does not necessarily mean that every marital […]
Tennessee courts require divorcing parents to submit a permanent parenting plan before granting a divorce. One part of this plan is a custody schedule developed between divorcing parties. Your divorce attorney can help you create a custody schedule that meets your family’s need and is within the bounds of Tennessee custody and visitation law.
In Tennessee, couples have two options: divorce or legal separation. Which option is best? The decision between divorce and legal separation depends on your personal situation.
In a divorce, all marital rights are terminated. A divorce is only declared on grounds or irreconcilable differences (known as no-fault divorce). There are many grounds available including:
Incarceration for […]
It is no secret that children aren’t immune to the emotional impact of a divorce. Most people’s version of an ideal childhood involves two loving parents living under the same roof where children see their mothers and fathers each day. However, marriages are not always ideal, and divorce can be the healthiest decision for […]
John and Jane Doe have decided to amicably split up. They have simply grown apart, have no children, and thought their divorce would be easy. They both failed to consider, however, their spouse’s undying love for their dog, Rover.
Pet custody is one of the hottest topics in divorce law, and disputes over pets have […]
If you’re contemplating a divorce and you or your spouse owns a business, you may worry about how to get your fair share out of that business. While it’s not always easy, with the help of a lawyer experienced in property evaluation and distribution, you can make sure you get your fair share.
The first […]
Divorce is one of the most difficult and life-changing experiences of all major life events. Many studies show that divorce is as stressful as experiencing the death of a loved one, moving, or losing your job. Yet, it can also be a necessary and desired change in certain situations. The best way to minimize […]
Tennessee has the best of a lot of things — Elvis, country music, college football, the Great Smoky Mountains, Jack Daniels, Moon Pies, and progressive child custody laws.
During a divorce, one of the most agonizing decisions to be made is what to do about the children. When it comes to determining child custody in […]