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Does Alimony Terminate When Your Ex Gets Remarried? Depends!

11 February, 2013 by Lawrence in alimony, Divorce
Certain types of alimony may stop when the recipient gets remarried. The first step is to determine what type of alimony is being paid. read more...

Proposal Would Increase Divorce Filing Fee to Fund Violence Shelters

A bill has been introduced to add a $10 fee to all divorces filed, to fund violence shelters. Is this a good idea? read more...

Legal Separation or Just Live Separately?

If you and your spouse have decided to live separately, but you're not quite ready for a divorce, you might want to know if you need a legal separation or whether you can just simply live apart. read more...

Mental Health Records in Child Custody Cases

New legislation in Tennessee may affect how medical health records may be acquired and used in child custody cases. read more...

Requiring one Spouse to Refinance the Debt on the Marital Home

Many divorces involve resolving what to do with the debt on real property owned by the couple. Should both parties stay liable on the debt after the divorce is final? read more...

5 Things To Do Before You Move Out of the Marital Home

If you are approaching divorce, you may be thinking about moving out of the marital home. There are a few steps you should take first. read more...

New Child Custody Law in Tennessee

Some new legislation affecting child custody decisions took effect on July 1st in Tennessee.  I’ve previously written about the steps a court will take when developing a parenting schedule, including the factors the court must consider.  This new law modifies one of the factors found in ... read more...

5 Reasons You Don’t Need a Prenuptial Agreement

I previously gave some reasons why engaged couples should consider a prenuptial agreement. Here, I'm going to share the most common reasons why people may choose not to have such an agreement. read more...

6 Reasons You Need a Prenuptial Agreement

Prenuptial agreements are no longer just for wealthy or famous people. Many modern marriages could benefit from planning ahead and if you are about to get married, you might be surprised what a well drafted agreement can do for you. read more...

Reese Witherspoon’s father a bigamist?

Reese Witherspoon's parents, Mary Elizabeth and John Witherspoon, may have a problem. Mary Elizabeth filed a petition in Davidson county on May 9th, 2012 accusing her husband of running off to Gatlinburg, TN and marrying another woman. read more...