Nov 23, 2016

Recognizing the Rights of Biological Fathers in Adoption

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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 [...]

Aug 18, 2016

How to Prepare for Divorce

By |Aug 18, 2016|Divorce, Family Law|0 Comments

Couples who marry today have a roughly 40 to 50 percent chance of getting divorced, (for first marriages) so while divorce seems like something that happens to other people, many who are married may face it at some point. While going through a divorce is usually more traumatic than you think it will be and [...]

Aug 4, 2016

5 Difficult Things to Accept about Divorce

By |Aug 4, 2016|Divorce, Family Law|0 Comments

There will come a time when divorce gets real for you and things might be a bit more challenging than you had bargained for. Divorce can be adversarial and it will bring out aspects of your spouse’s character that you may not have seen before. When you agree to divorce and you set off on [...]

Jul 13, 2016

7 Tips for a Better Tennessee Divorce

By |Jul 13, 2016|Family Law|0 Comments

Adversarial, chaotic divorces are the stuff of legend these days. The sacred contract between two people is also a civil contract, which could be ended in a business-like manner, but that is rarely what happens. People’s emotions tend to rule the day in divorce unless the two decide to try a different approach. There are [...]