Jan 19, 2015

The Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act and Relocation

By |Jan 19, 2015|Child Custody, Family Law|0 Comments

Families with children face some different legal challenges, especially when one parent no longer resides in the same state. To help make the process easier for parents and for the courts, Tennessee (along with 48 other states) adopted the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA), which grants exclusive jurisdiction rights to the home [...]

Oct 23, 2014

Parental Relocation after Divorce in Tennessee — How to Do it Right

By |Oct 23, 2014|Child Custody, Divorce, Family Law|0 Comments

Sometimes after a divorce you want to shake off the drama and pain and make a fresh start in a new place. You might have received a promising job offer in another state that requires you to move more than 50 miles away from your ex-spouse or co-parent. Under Tennessee law, you must inform the [...]

Oct 2, 2014

What Does “Contempt of Court” Actually Mean?

By |Oct 2, 2014|Child Custody, Child Support, Criminal Defense Law, Divorce, Family Law|0 Comments

If you watch police procedurals or legal-based TV shows, you’ve probably heard a judge say “You’re out of order, Counselor” (or something along those lines) and then fine the attorney or the client for being in “contempt.” As a general rule, however, these types of shows don’t get the nuances of legal proceedings right, so [...]

Sep 17, 2014

Modernizing the Parenting Plan

By |Sep 17, 2014|Child Custody, Divorce, Family Law|0 Comments

Are you divorced with children? There’s an app for that. Actually, there are several apps for that. While divorce can be a difficult time for a family, technology makes it a little more simple. Modern technology can help minimize conflict and make it easy to communicate ― critical concepts after a divorce involving children. Establishing [...]

Aug 23, 2014

Custodial Interference vs. Denying Visitation Rights

By |Aug 23, 2014|Child Custody, Family Law|0 Comments

A Tennessee woman made headlines in Arizona recently when she and her daughter were founded at a women’s shelter. The news stories claimed that the daughter was “reunited” with her father, and that he’s pressing charges of custodial interference. Custodial interference falls into the same part of the Tennessee Criminal Code as kidnapping, but they’re [...]

Jun 12, 2014

Telling Your Children You Are Getting a Divorce

By |Jun 12, 2014|Divorce, Family Law|0 Comments

The end of a marriage is always difficult, even when the two parties involved have come to a mutual agreement. For children, however, the news can lead to unexpected responses, so it is understandable that parents may feel nervous or reluctant to speak with them. When the time comes to tell your children, there are [...]

May 20, 2014

Tips for Successful Co-Parenting

By |May 20, 2014|Child Custody, Divorce, Family Law|0 Comments

When parents separate and divorce they remain connected through their children. Most parents retain a strong desire to remain active in the lives of their children even when the marriage ends. It is not always easy to co-parent with a former spouse, but doing so is in the best interest of your children. Here are [...]

Mar 30, 2014

What Is the Difference Between Physical and Legal Custody?

By |Mar 30, 2014|Child Custody, Family Law|0 Comments

Child custody is one of the mostly hotly contested issues in divorce. Even if you and your spouse have mutually agreed to separate and you are both able to cooperate on every other issue, you may disagree about who gets custody of your son or daughter. The court recognizes the importance of both parents in [...]

Aug 6, 2013

Does Tennessee Examine Religious Preferences in Determining Child Custody?

By |Aug 6, 2013|Family Law|0 Comments

When couples divorce, it is often due to the normal sources of conflict — money, child rearing, politics, and religion. If you and your spouse disagree over your children’s religious upbringing, a whole host of conflict can erupt.  But can a court take religious preferences into account when determining custody? According to a recent article [...]

Jan 10, 2013

What Rights Do Fathers Have in Tennessee?

By |Jan 10, 2013|Family Law|0 Comments

As a father, you have a right to remain in the life of your child. Numerous laws exist to protect the rights of fathers in Tennessee, as in many other states. These rights spring into existence in Tennessee when a child is born and can only be taken away from a father by a court [...]