Jan 12, 2017

Pendente Lite Temporary Spousal Support in Tennessee Divorce

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Marriage is typically a partnership where each partner does their part to support the other. In some situations, one spouse is the higher earning spouse and they support the receiving spouse who may be maintaining the home and caring for the children. The days of one spouse taking care of the other spouse are quickly [...]

Dec 29, 2016

What to Do When Your Child Fights Visitation with Your Co-Parent

By |Dec 29, 2016|Divorce|0 Comments

Your young child has not handled the separation and the ensuing divorce very well. Now that you and your ex are living in separate homes, your four-year-old daughter does not want to spend time at her father's home. When it is time to get ready to spend the weekend with her father, she creates a [...]

Dec 15, 2016

Tips for Communicating with Your Child about Divorce

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Getting a divorce might be one of the most difficult things a person will go through in their lives, but if it seems difficult for you as an adult, imagine what it must feel like for a child. If you are a parent who is going through a divorce, then you are going to have [...]

Nov 23, 2016

Recognizing the Rights of Biological Fathers in Adoption

By |Nov 23, 2016|Adoption|0 Comments

When an unmarried woman gives birth to a child and then she wants to place that child for adoption, she has a legal obligation to obtain consent from the child's other biological parent before doing so. Unmarried fathers have legal rights which, by law, must be recognized and taken into consideration before allowing the child [...]

Nov 16, 2016

5 Benefits of Divorce Mediation in Tennessee

By |Nov 16, 2016|Divorce, Family Law|0 Comments

As we have said so many times, divorce is basically the breaking of a contract. If there were a way to separate the high level of emotion that the divorce transaction stirs up, it would probably be a faster, easier process to work through. But divorce is not just about breaking a contract. Marriage represents [...]

Nov 3, 2016

Child support Enforcement in Tennessee: Liens for Child Support Arrears

By |Nov 3, 2016|Child Support, Divorce, Family Law|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 [...]

Oct 20, 2016

Co-Parenting Amid the Chaos: Navigating Life and Kids’ Schedules with Grace

By |Oct 20, 2016|Family Law|0 Comments

- Your divorce may have ended your marriage, but it did not end your relationship with your former spouse if you have young children together. The nature of your relationship will change, of course because now you are only partners in parenting your children. Family courts use the, "best interests of the child" [...]

Sep 28, 2016

Shared Parenting in Tennessee Child Custody Cases

By |Sep 28, 2016|Family Law|0 Comments

  Family law evolves and changes as families in the United States evolve and change – albeit at a much slower pace. In the past, judges leaned more toward granting sole custody of the child to the mother and visitation to the father. As times change and the way families are structured with regard to [...]

Sep 21, 2016

Having a Conversation with Your Child’s Teacher about Your Divorce

By |Sep 21, 2016|Divorce, Family Law|0 Comments

Telling your child’s teacher that you are going through a divorce might not be high on your list of priorities, but it should be. Whatever happens in your home has an impact on your child. If your family is going through a rough patch, your child may display behavior at school that is inconsistent with [...]

Sep 8, 2016

Gifts and Asset Division in Divorce—It’s Complicated

By |Sep 8, 2016|Divorce|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 [...]