Divorce

Mar 25, 2020

Issues Surrounding the Division of Retirement Plans in a Divorce

By |March 25th, 2020|Divorce|0 Comments

When it comes to property division after a divorce, the question often arises as to what portion of the divorced couple’s retirement accounts is each spouse entitled to receive. These retirement accounts can consist of a number of financial instruments such as employer-sponsored retirement savings accounts (401(k)s or 403(b)s, Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) or defined [...]

Feb 13, 2020

Can I Date If I’m Legally Separated?

By |February 13th, 2020|Divorce|0 Comments

Separation is a legal term. Spouses who live apart without court approval are not separated in the eyes of the law. Dating while you are separated but not legally separated carries great risks that your relationship will become a factor in the divorce and related family law matters. Dating may also be a factor if [...]

Feb 5, 2020

Stepparents and Divorce

By |February 5th, 2020|Divorce|0 Comments

Divorce is hard on everyone. It can be especially hard on stepparents who invest a lot of time and love with the children of their spouse during the marriage. When the marriage ends, the biological parent in the marriage has custody rights of their children. Stepparents are often forced to stay on the sidelines while [...]

Jan 30, 2020

Split Custody – The Good and The Bad

By |January 30th, 2020|Child Custody, Divorce|0 Comments

Split custody arrangements essentially mean that siblings are separated so the one or more children live with one parent and the siblings live with another parent. Split custody is not the same as joint custody. In joint custody arrangements, the children spend time with both parents. Typically, the parent who has joint custody will have [...]

Jan 15, 2020

May-December Marriages and Divorces

By |January 15th, 2020|Divorce|0 Comments

May-December romances always look great in the movies and on TV. In real life, they sometimes do work out for some couples. Sadly, many relationships between an older man and younger woman or vice versa do fail. According to a study done at Emory University of 3,000 married people: People who are about five years [...]

Jan 2, 2020

Divorce and Spouses with Disabilities

By |January 2nd, 2020|Divorce|0 Comments

In some marriages, the couple married knowing that their partner was disabled. In other relationships, a spouse becomes disabled during the marriage. The disability may be due to an accident such as a car crash. Often, disabilities occur as spouses age. The wear and tear of life can cause physical and mental difficulties which can [...]

Sep 26, 2019

Changing Your Estate Plan After Your Divorce

By |September 26th, 2019|Divorce|0 Comments

If you have gone through a divorce in Tennessee, you know just how challenging the entire process can be. There’s so much to do during the process that you might not even think about updating your estate plan. We cannot stress just how important it is that you update these documents after your divorce, so [...]

Aug 28, 2019

Interesting Divorce Facts

By |August 28th, 2019|Divorce|0 Comments

It’s hard to ever think of divorce as being “fun” or entertaining. We understand how difficult and stressful ending relationships and providing for your families are. Still, some unique perspectives can be calming and maybe even offer some insight into your situation. With that said, here are some colorful divorce facts that we hope peak [...]

Aug 14, 2019

A “Gray Divorce” Checklist

By |August 14th, 2019|Divorce|0 Comments

Seniors who are going through a “gray divorce” have many different concerns that younger couples. These concerns are based on such factors as they’ve accumulated more assets including retirement plans, they generally don’t have young children to take care, and they are more likely to have health issues. Gray divorce generally includes people who have [...]

Apr 18, 2019

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

By |April 18th, 2019|Divorce|0 Comments

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

By |April 10th, 2019|Divorce|0 Comments

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 [...]

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