Sep 25, 2014

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

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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 […]

Jul 28, 2014

How Long Will My Divorce Take?

By |Jul 28, 2014|Divorce, Family Law|0 Comments|

Once you’ve made the difficult decision to divorce, you may wonder just exactly how long the whole divorce process will take from start to finish. That is a good question, but one for which there is no uniform answer. Many different factors can speed up or slow down a divorce. Some of those factors […]

Jun 12, 2014

Telling Your Children You Are Getting a Divorce

By |Jun 12, 2014|Divorce, Family Law|0 Comments|

The end of a marriage is always difficult, even when the two parties involved have come to a mutual agreement. For children, however, the news can lead to unexpected responses, so it is understandable that parents may feel nervous or reluctant to speak with them. When the time comes to tell your children, there […]

May 20, 2014

Tips for Successful Co-Parenting

By |May 20, 2014|Child Custody, Divorce, Family Law|0 Comments|

When parents separate and divorce they remain connected through their children. Most parents retain a strong desire to remain active in the lives of their children even when the marriage ends. It is not always easy to co-parent with a former spouse, but doing so is in the best interest of your children. Here […]

May 20, 2014

Looks Like Arizona’s Bill Had an Impact on Tennessee Couples, Too

By |May 20, 2014|Divorce, Family Law|0 Comments|

When Jan Brewer vetoed a bill that would allow businesses to deny service to same-sex couples based on the business owner/operator’s beliefs, a lot of people breathed a collective sigh a relief – though not for collective reasons. Now it appears that Tennessee lawmakers have jumped on that bandwagon, postponing the debate over Senate […]

Apr 3, 2014

Even if You Keep the House, You May Be Able to Split the Mortgage

By |Apr 3, 2014|Divorce, Family Law|0 Comments|

When a couple divorces in Tennessee, the judge splits the assets of the marriage – property, retirement accounts, cars – in a way that is equitable, though not necessarily equal. This ensures that each party is treated fairly in the eyes of the law. Because the last few years have been a difficult time […]

Mar 20, 2014

Factors the Court Considers When Dividing Marital Property

By |Mar 20, 2014|Divorce, Family Law|0 Comments|

Is your marriage coming to an end? Before you and your spouse can part ways, certain issues must be addressed, including custody, alimony and the division of marital property. If you and your spouse are able to cooperate during your divorce, you can divide your assets however you see fit. However, if you are […]

Sep 12, 2013

Social Media, Detrimental to Your Marriage and Your Divorce

By |Sep 12, 2013|Divorce, Family Law|0 Comments|

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 […]

May 9, 2013

Toughing Out the Transition During and After Divorce

By |May 9, 2013|Divorce, Family Law|0 Comments|

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 […]

May 2, 2013

That’s Mine! Division of Assets During Divorce

By |May 2, 2013|Divorce, Family Law|0 Comments|

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 […]