Family Law

Sep 2, 2021

How Finances Affect the Decision to Stay in or Leave a Marriage

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Stable marriages involve many different factors. Love, companionship, loyalty, children, growing together, and intimacy are just some of the many reasons people stay together. Finances are another important factor, and they can make – or break – a marriage. Today, we want to look at why unstable finances can keep unhappy couples together, and why [...]

Jun 23, 2021

What Factors Affect Spousal Support in Tennessee?

By |June 23rd, 2021|Family Law|0 Comments

Tennessee has four types of alimony. Before reviewing what issues can affect entitlement (or non-entitlement) to spousal support and the amount and length of spousal support, it’s important to understand these four types of possible alimony awards. The four types of Tennessee alimony support are set forth in Tennessee Code § 36-5-121: Rehabilitative alimony. This type [...]

Apr 22, 2021

How Do You Show That You Deserve More Parenting Time?

By |April 22nd, 2021|Family Law|0 Comments

In Tennessee, there are two types of custody. Legal custody affects long-term health and education decisions for your children. Physical custody determines which parent the child resides with and who supervises the child. Most parents share legal custody of their children and many parents share physical custody. Tennessee law requires that the parents (if they [...]

Jan 9, 2019

Why Children May Need a Guardian

By |January 9th, 2019|Family Law|0 Comments

Parents are the natural (and legal) guardians of their children. This means they can decide the daily living issues for their children and the long-term issues. This includes making decisions about their health, well-being, religious upbringing, financial matters, and other issues. Sometimes, though, a parent is unable to function as a guardian. When one parent [...]

Dec 26, 2018

Some of the Strangest Marriage Laws

By |December 26th, 2018|Family Law|0 Comments

Many states in America have unusual marriage laws that are still on the books. While many of these laws aren’t enforced, there’s always the possibility they could be. As people move in and out of Tennessee, it’s helpful (and OK – it’s fun, too) to know what some of these odd laws are. Some of [...]

Dec 12, 2018

How Guardianship of a Child Works in Tennessee

By |December 12th, 2018|Family Law|0 Comments

Guardianship is a legal arrangement in which a responsible authorized adult agrees to care for someone who can’t care for him or herself. Guardians are usually used for children who don’t have parents or don’t have capable parents, and for some adult children with special needs. Seniors may also need a guardian. When children need [...]

Aug 16, 2018

Why Many Millennials are Entering into Prenuptial Agreements

By |August 16th, 2018|Family Law|0 Comments

A recent report by CNBC revealed that millennials are now often asking their spouses to sign prenuptial agreements. The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) confirms that millennials are marrying later in life. Many have started careers and begun to accumulate assets. To protect their financial interests, they see prenuptial agreements as a remedy. The [...]

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 [...]

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