Blog

Latest News

A BDSM, Polyamory, or Alternative Lifestyle Might Cost You Your Children

Participating in certain activities (like BDSM and polyamory) might result in the termination of your parental rights, according to one Court in Tennessee. You might be shocked to find out that a court might decide that you should know that your lifestyle will result in abuse to your child. read more...

Lose the Spouse, Sell the House

The easy way out in a divorce is for the two parties to negotiate and agree that the husband will pay certain debts, and the wife will pay certain other debts. The problem is, unless you arrange to have your name removed from joint accounts, you might find yourself responsible for more debt ... read more...

How Discovery Can Help Win Your Case

Lawyers use a lot of tools and techniques to build their client's divorce case, but one of the most useful (and sometimes most feared) is the discovery process. Discovery is so useful that some attorney's use it as a threat. Find out how discovery can help your case. read more...

How Criminal Contempt Has Changed in Tennessee

Until recently, a person who had failed to pay his child support could very easily find himself in jail for up to six months. Our bloodlust for deadbeat dads had caused the government to do one of the things our founding fathers had feared the most: We were putting people in jail with little ... read more...

Civil Contempt, Criminal Contempt, and What it All Means

22 September, 2010 by Lawrence in child support, Contempt of Court
Contempt of court often comes up when somebody fails to pay their child support. There's no statute that makes failure to pay child support a criminal offense that requires jail time. So how does somebody end up behind bars for failure to pay? read more...

Facebook Places and Your Security

20 August, 2010 by Lawrence in Divorce, Messed up people
Facebook recently launched a new function called Facebook Places.  This is a new function (active on your mobile device) that allows you to quickly post not only your location, but you can include the names of those with you. At first blush, this sounds like a lot of fun.  If you’re at a ... read more...

The Paramour Provision and Child Custody – Part 2

It's probably too early to say the paramour provision is dead, but the rules are changing for the better. read more...

The Paramour Provision and Child Custody – Part 1

Divorce can offer the unsuspecting participant some ugly surprises. One of these is what's called the "paramour provision" in a Tennessee parenting plan. read more...

Marital Property after Spouses Separate, part 2

26 July, 2010 by Lawrence in Divorce, Property Division
Suppose the wife of a wealthy lawyer files for divorce in January, and the couple spends several months negotiating a settlement. Eight months later, they still haven't got the divorce settled, and the lawyer gets awarded a big fee in a case he's been working on for several years. When I say ... read more...

Your Prenuptial Agreement is Junk! Part 2

Even if you have a perfectly good prenup that makes adequate provision for your spouse, leaves the custody decisions up to the court, and makes a perfectly sensible division of property, you can still screw it up. read more...