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Husband Wants to Change the Terms of a Marital Dissolution Agreement

Husband Wants to Change the Terms of a Marital Dissolution Agreement

This case shows why it’s important to have someone help you negotiate your marital dissolution agreement, or at the very least make sure you’ve read it and understand the terms before the divorce is final. Background In October 2010, a husband informed his wife that he would like to ... read more...

Recording Phone Calls Between a Child and the Other Parent

Making recordings of a telephone calls between children and the other parent may seem like a good idea, but is it legal?  Can the recordings be used at a divorce or custody hearing?  Could you be arrested for making these recordings? The answer (as is common in everything involving the law) is ... 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...

Posting Pictures That Cause “Emotional Distress” is Now Harassment

Tennessee has revised the "harassment" statute to include language that makes it illegal to communicate "with another person or [transmit] or [display] an image in a manner in which there is a reasonable expectation that the image will be viewed by the victim" 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...

Keep Your Mouth Closed During Your Divorce!

11 March, 2010 by Lawrence in Communication, Divorce
Many divorce cases are either ruined or complicated because the parties involved simply talk too much.  If you are in the middle of a divorce, my biggest piece of advice to you is to keep your mouth closed.  Rumors have a way of coming around to haunt you, and what may have seemed like a […] read more...

Leave the Guns Out of the Divorce!

There's no doubt that a divorce can be a very difficult, uncomfortable, and maddening experience. I've had my fair share of angry clients, and I'll even admit that my first marriage ended badly and I carried some bitterness for quite a while. read more...

How Can I Reduce My Legal Fees?

Without a doubt, this is the question I hear more than any other. Legal problems can be very expensive and many people put off talking to a lawyer out of fear of the legal fees. Very often people could lower the cost of hiring an attorney if they would do a little preparation early in their ... read more...

Staying Married: Clarity of Communication

19 November, 2009 by Lawrence in Communication, Staying married
This is somewhat of a follow up to my post about one of my biggest fights with my wife. This will probably have an even more tenuous application to law, but go with me and let's see where we end up. read more...