Family Law

Nov 3, 2016

Child support Enforcement in Tennessee: Liens for Child Support Arrears

By |November 3rd, 2016|Child Support, Divorce, Family Law, Uncategorized|0 Comments

There are many ways in which the payment of child support can be enforced, and federal law has created some uniform guidelines for enforcing child support payments. Tennessee's statutes for child support enforcement can be found here: T.C.A. § 36-5-901, and the Department of Human Services (DHS) is the state agency that is responsible for [...]

Mar 24, 2016

How Vacations and Summer Travel Impact Parenting Plans

By |March 24th, 2016|Divorce, Family Law, Uncategorized|0 Comments

This is the time of year when parents start planning vacations and make plans for the summer months. When you are going through a divorce, or after the divorce is finalized, the parenting plan agreement is an important document that will govern the communications between the two co-parents. Even when the co-parents have a relatively [...]

Mar 3, 2016

How Child Centered Divorce Can Pave the Way for Successful Co- Parenting

By |March 3rd, 2016|Child Custody, Divorce, Family Law, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Parents who are going through a difficult divorce might think it preposterous that there might be a way for them to forge an effective co-parenting relationship after the divorce is final. You might wonder how you will be able to deal with your former spouse any better after the divorce than you did during the [...]

Feb 24, 2016

Is Your Former Spouse Unemployed or Under-employed to Avoid Paying Child Support?

By |February 24th, 2016|Family Law, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The adversarial divorce is over and your former spouse has been ordered to pay child support for the child you have together; however, you believe that they are not making an effort to find a job because they want to avoid paying child support. What can a primary residential parent do when the alternate residential [...]

Jan 12, 2016

Drugs, Alcohol & Violence: How to Lose Child Custody and Visitation in Three Easy Steps

By |January 12th, 2016|Child Custody, Family Law, Uncategorized|0 Comments

When it comes to making decisions about child custody in Tennessee, as in every state in the United States, the best interests of the child is the prevailing consideration. When a couple who have a child is divorcing, the court must decide which parent will be the primary residential parent, and which parent will have [...]

Nov 9, 2015

What to do When Your Ex Denies Your Visitation Rights

By |November 9th, 2015|Child Custody, Child Support, Family Law, Uncategorized|0 Comments

During the divorce process you and your former spouse sat down and ironed out a parenting plan agreement, which contains a schedule for visitation for the parent who did not get primary residential custody. The Court reviews this document and refers to it when it issues the final custody order. The Tennessee Court as with [...]

Sep 8, 2015

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Can Affect Alimony Payments in Tennessee

By |September 8th, 2015|Divorce, Family Law, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Alimony, sometimes called spousal support, is awarded to a spouse by a judge. Unless you and your spouse have worked out a plan in your Marital Dissolution Agreement, the process of awarding alimony is an entirely subjective one: a judge is not forced to award alimony to anyone. However, if you file under certain grounds, [...]

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