Child Custody

Feb 25, 2015

The Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act and Relocation

By |February 25th, 2015|Child Custody, Family Law, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Families with children face some different legal challenges, especially when one parent no longer resides in the same state. To help make the process easier for parents and for the courts, Tennessee (along with 48 other states) adopted the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA), which grants exclusive jurisdiction rights to the home [...]

Feb 18, 2015

Tennessee Given a “D” for Child Custody Laws by National Parents Organization

By |February 18th, 2015|Child Custody, Family Law, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The National Parents Organization is a 501(3)(c) dedicated to promoting shared parenting throughout the country. Every year, the organization issues a Report Card that assesses the states’ laws as they relate to parenting plans in child custody. In the group’s 2014 Report Card, issued this November, Tennessee and 22 other states earned a “D.” The [...]

Jan 19, 2015

The Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act and Relocation

By |January 19th, 2015|Child Custody, Family Law, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Families with children face some different legal challenges, especially when one parent no longer resides in the same state. To help make the process easier for parents and for the courts, Tennessee (along with 48 other states) adopted the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA), which grants exclusive jurisdiction rights to the home [...]

Oct 2, 2014

What Does “Contempt of Court” Actually Mean?

By |October 2nd, 2014|Child Custody, Child Support, Criminal Defense Law, Divorce, Family Law, Uncategorized|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 [...]

Sep 17, 2014

Modernizing the Parenting Plan

By |September 17th, 2014|Child Custody, Divorce, Family Law, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Are you divorced with children? There’s an app for that. Actually, there are several apps for that. While divorce can be a difficult time for a family, technology makes it a little more simple. Modern technology can help minimize conflict and make it easy to communicate ― critical concepts after a divorce involving children. Establishing [...]

Aug 23, 2014

Custodial Interference vs. Denying Visitation Rights

By |August 23rd, 2014|Child Custody, Family Law, Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Tennessee woman made headlines in Arizona recently when she and her daughter were founded at a women’s shelter. The news stories claimed that the daughter was “reunited” with her father, and that he’s pressing charges of custodial interference. Custodial interference falls into the same part of the Tennessee Criminal Code as kidnapping, but they’re [...]

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