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Why the Term “Standard Parenting” is Obsolete

Why the Term “Standard Parenting” is Obsolete

The definition of "standard parenting" has finally been revised as part of the new Tennessee Child Support Guidelines. read more...

How to Get an Order of Protection During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Yes, the Tennessee courts are open and if you are in a domestic violence situation you can still obtain an order of protection during the corvid-19 pandemic. Here's how. read more...
How You Can Proceed with Your Divorce or Custody Case During the Covid-19 Outbreak

How You Can Proceed with Your Divorce or Custody Case During the Covid-19 Outbreak

You can still get a divorce or have parenting time with your children during the coronavirus pandemic. Here's how to get started. read more...

Payment for Private School Tuition Overturned

The Tennessee Court of Appeals recently considered a case where a father was ordered by a Trial Court to pay for private school tuition for a school he didn't want his daughter to attend, at double the cost of the school where he thought the child should be enrolled. read more...

Tennessee Restricts Judgments for Unpaid Child Support

Starting July 1st, 2017, a new law in Tennessee says that a judgment for unpaid child support can not go back farther than five years of missed payments. Child support arrearages limited Why would the legislature do this?   Shouldn’t deadbeat dads be required to support their children? ... read more...

Judge Gives Wife Rights of a Father in Tennessee’s First Same-Sex Divorce Case

17 May, 2017 by Lawrence in Uncategorized
Last year I wrote a post about Sabrina and Erica Witt, who were two women involved in a same-sex divorce in Knoxville.  The problem with their case was one of the two had given birth to a child via artificial insemination, and since the Tennessee statutes only recognize the rights of a ... read more...

Tennessee Restricts Interest on Child Support Arrearages

Tennessee passed a new law that eliminates interest on judgments for missed child support payments. Will this make things better? Maybe..... read more...

TN Supreme Court Makes it Easier to Move Away with the Kids

The Tennessee Supreme Court recently made a significant change to Tennessee Law that will make it easier for one parent to move the kids away from the other parent. read more...

What is Hearsay?

Anybody who's watched any law-based TV shows has heard the term "hearsay". What is hearsay evidence, really? read more...

New in 2017: Mandatory Orders of Protection and a Huge Mess – Part 2

4 January, 2017 by Lawrence in Order of Protection
This is the second of a two-part post.  If you haven’t already, read New in 2017: Mandatory Orders of Protection and a Huge Mess – Part 1. If you’re not familiar with what an Order of Protection is or how they work, read What is an Order of Protection? A Family Argument ... read more...