Jun 29, 2017

Who Pays an Attorney’s Fees in Tennessee Divorce?

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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?

By |June 1st, 2017|Divorce|0 Comments

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 [...]

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 [...]

Sep 8, 2016

Gifts and Asset Division in Divorce—It’s Complicated

By |September 8th, 2016|Divorce, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Depending on how long a couple has been married, they will likely accumulate various different kinds of property during the marriage. From homes and cars to boats and vacation properties, jewelry and investments. Property and assets that the couple acquires after the wedding and to which they are joint owners is marital property. Marital property [...]

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