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Father Loses Custody After Repeated Frivolous Petitions

In this appellate court opinion, after the father's repeated frivolous claims against the mother it was reasonable to give custody of the minor child to the mother. read more...

What is a Parenting Plan?

A parenting plan is a document that will describe how you and your spouse will share the parenting responsibilities, as well as define who will be making certain decisions, and paying expenses, among other matters. read more...

Child Custody and Divorce

Cases involving custody are often the most heated, time consuming, and most expensive cases in the Family Court. Very often, the court finds itself trying to decide between two people who love their kids and want what's best for the children. How does the court do this? read more...

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...

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...

Dating while Separated

So what's the problem? The divorce has been filed. The parties are separated. The kids are spending time with each parent. The divorce is so close you can taste it, why not go ahead get out there, have some fun, and re-enter the dating scene? read more...

Misguided Child Support Enforcement – Part 2

The story I'm about to tell you is my favorite example of how goofy our child support laws can be. Read it and tell me what you think. read more...

Who is Child Support Services and Why Are They Bugging Me?

Way back in the 1970's, the public became concerned that the government was paying welfare for the support of children who were not being supported by both of their parents. Put another way: Why are my tax dollars going to feed children if their parents aren't putting food on the table? read more...

I Got a Girl Pregnant, What Should I Do?

17 November, 2009 by Lawrence in Child Custody & Visitation
This question comes up most often in the case where a casual encounter leads to a pregnancy, and the mother of this child is not anxious to let the father see or spend time with the child. If your situation is anything like this, there are some steps you can take, and there are also some ... read more...