Nov 2, 2017

New Divorce Forms Available for Tennessee Parents

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Divorce inherently comes with any number of complications and issues. Until 2017, parents in Tennessee who had come to the difficult decision to divorce were faced with numerous legal constraints that other couples were not subject to. With the publication of new forms streamlining the process for qualifying parents, divorces in Tennessee can be obtained [...]

Oct 18, 2017

Divorce Granted to Same-Sex Couple in Controversial Custody Case

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When Sabrina and Erica Witt decided to end their marriage, they didn’t expect to become national news. But when protesters and lawmakers tried to intervene in the custody of the couple’s child, conceived through artificial insemination, the simple divorce became much more complicated. Knox County Circuit Court Judge Greg McMillan ultimately changed his ruling to [...]

Aug 30, 2017

The Benefits of Establishing Paternity in Tennessee

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Establishing paternity doesn't always mean that you are the biological father of a child. Paternity, as a term, does mean fatherhood; but in the family law of Tennessee’s legal sense, establishing paternity is actually the act of determining a child’s “legal” father. Fathers, whether they are biological parents or not, have both rights and obligations [...]

Jun 29, 2017

Who Pays an Attorney’s Fees in Tennessee Divorce?

By |June 29th, 2017|Divorce|0 Comments

When you and your spouse are seeking a divorce in Tennessee, you may be worried that it will be prohibitively expensive. Realistically, some couples can seek a frugal divorce, but there must not be much legally contested property, complicated child custody battles, or other adversarial actions. The average divorce in Tennessee costs $12,600, with almost [...]

Jun 15, 2017

Common Reasons for Contested Divorce in Tennessee

By |June 15th, 2017|Divorce|0 Comments

Divorce can be the hardest thing you'll ever go through, or a blessing in disguise. Some divorces are completely amicable, with each spouse going their own way, able to co-parent and enjoy their life after marriage. Others, however, can be more difficult. When two spouses cannot arrive at a consensus, during mediation or otherwise, about [...]

Jun 1, 2017

Prenuptial Agreements in Tennessee: Smart Idea, or Unnecessary Paperwork?

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Prenuptial or antenuptial agreements are quite common in marriages and are, at their core, a negotiated document signed by both members of a couple prior to marriage. These documents typically lay out ownership of property, monies, and assets. In Tennessee, these agreements are binding in court. Under Tenn. Code Ann. § 36-3-501, the law stipulates [...]