You Are Entitled To Temporary Support During Your Divorce

You’ve made the difficult decision to divorce, but suddenly the reality of the situation hits you — how will I pay my bills for the next several months? Don’t worry because in Tennessee, you are entitled to temporary support payments during the pendency of your divorce.
We all know that a court case can take […]

Paternity in Tennessee

Establishing paternity, or identifying the legal father of a child, is very important to all parties involved: the child, the father, and the mother. It can give rights and benefits to all of them. From the father’s point of view, establishing paternity allows him to participate in his child’s life and obtain visitation or […]

Avoid These Common Divorce Mistakes

Divorce is a physically and emotionally draining experience. It’s a major life event with which most people have no previous experience. This combination often leads people to make common mistakes that result in longer, more expensive, and more painful litigation than is otherwise necessary. Here are some tips to help you avoid these mistakes:
Be […]

Can Your Child Get A Restraining Order Against You?

You may have run across them at your children’s soccer games or dance recitals. You know, the parents who just can’t help but insert themselves into the competition and into every aspect of their child’s life. These helicopter parents just can’t let go.
An extreme case in the news recently has garnered a lot of […]

Buying The House Before The Ring

You may have heard the old adage: first comes love, then comes marriage, then comes Mary with a baby carriage. And, after marriage, comes the house — that’s the order everyone is used to.
According to a recent study by Coldwell Banker, the order of old has been upended. Many couples in serious relationships now […]

Five Ways To Help Your Teenager Cope With Divorce

Divorce is probably harder on teenagers than anyone else. The change brings about an abrupt end to their childhood, perhaps before they were ready. Often, the result is that teens act out in rebellion after a divorce and parents often have a hard time determining if the actions are part of normal adolescence or […]

Assembling Your A-List Divorce Team

Divorce can be a very stressful and confusing time. You are probably being bombarded with advice, some of it conflicting, and you may not know where to turn or who to trust. The best thing you can do to get through this trying time is to assemble a team of trusted experts who are […]

What Is Your Permanent Parenting Plan?

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.
Your […]

What Rights Do Tennessee Grandparents Have To Visit Their Grandchildren?

Although parents usually get to control who has access to their children, under Tennessee law, judges may grant grandparents visitation rights if certain circumstances exist and certain findings are made. At least one of the following circumstances must exist for a judge to consider granting visitation rights:

The father or mother of grandchild has died
The […]

Why Divorce Mediation May Work For You

When you’re considering getting a divorce in Tennessee, you may be surprised to discover that divorce mediation is required in most instances. But is divorce mediation right for you?

Anyone who has gotten a divorce can tell you that they can be expensive and time-consuming; however, divorce mediation can lessen those impacts. Divorce mediation is […]