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 16, 2016

5 Benefits of Divorce Mediation in Tennessee

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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 [...]

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

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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 [...]

Jun 30, 2016

Modifying Your Parenting Plan When Circumstances Change

By |Jun 30, 2016|Divorce|0 Comments

When Tennessee couples with children divorce, they create (sometimes on their own, sometimes with lawyers, sometimes by ruling from a judge) a parenting plan. The basic format of the plan is supplied by the TN courts, and must be used for the creation of a new plan, or to modify an existing one. We point [...]