Divorce

Apr 18, 2019

Tennessee Bill Aims to Make Shared Custody the Presumption in Custody Disputes

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State representatives in Tennessee have introduced a bipartisan bill that make joint custody, or shared parenting, the presumption in custody disputes. In Tennessee, when spouses divorce, decisions need to be made about which parents will have legal and physical custody of the children. Legal custody decides who will make decisions about the child’s health, education, [...]

Apr 10, 2019

How to Obtain Divorce Records in Tennessee

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The ability to obtain divorce records varies depending on the year you were divorced. Most recent divorce records from 1949 through 2019 can be accessed at the following office: Tennessee Department of Health Office of Vital Records 1st Floor, Central Services Building 421 5th Avenue, North Nashville, TN 37243 The records are kept in a [...]

Jan 23, 2019

Is Divorce Bad for the Kids?

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In all our years of helping clients and families, we’ve lost track of the number of people who have told us they wished they could have “stuck it out, for the sake of the children.” The truth is, yes – divorce can cause problems for your children, but in many cases, a bad marriage can [...]

Oct 10, 2018

Emotional and Verbal Abuse Can Ruin a Marriage as Much as Physical Abuse Can

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According to an article in Psychology Today, about three million domestic violence cases are reported each year. What’s not often reported is how emotional abuse is often horrible in itself and how emotional abuse is often a strong indicator that physical abuse will follow. Emotional abuse can be hard to recognize for several reasons. Often, [...]

Sep 19, 2018

Facing the Reality That It Really Is Time to Divorce

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One of the hardest difficulties for spouses is admitting that your marriage isn’t going to work. It’s especially hard when there are children involved. Most spouses try go the extra mile before deciding that divorce is the right choice. The extra mile usually means reviewing your marital difficulties with family and friends. Sometimes, it means [...]

Aug 2, 2018

How to Protect Yourself if Your Business Partner is in the Middle of a Divorce

By |August 2nd, 2018|Divorce|0 Comments

A recent post in the Bangor Daily News in Maine discussed how business partnership contracts usually focus just on the partners – not their spouses. Under Tennessee divorce law, spouses going through a divorce generally have claims against their spouse/partner’s business interests. This interest can create many problems for the other owners. In some cases, [...]

May 16, 2018

Major Reasons Marriages Fail

By |May 16th, 2018|Divorce|0 Comments

A recent Huffington Post article reviewed why marital relationships fail. Our divorce lawyers represent spouses and parents who are struggling with their marriage. Some marriages can be saved with communication and work. When the marriage can’t be saved, we guide wives and husbands through the divorce process. Often divorce disputes can be settled amicably – [...]

Feb 8, 2018

Contested Divorce or Uncontested Divorce?

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Today, we wanted to take a broad look at the differences between contested and uncontested divorce, and clear up some misconceptions you might have. A contested divorce must have grounds for why the marriage should be ended, some of which include: Adultery Abandonment Substance abuse Domestic violence Desertion An uncontested divorce is one where both [...]

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