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New Divorce and Custody Laws in Tennessee

New Divorce and Custody Laws in Tennessee

Several important new laws concerning divorce and custody were just put into effect on July 1st.  Some are more important than others, but family law attorneys in Tennessee need to be aware of the changes and possibly working additional language into new parenting plans.   Parenting plans ... read more...
New Tennessee Law Clarifies Custody and Parental Rights

New Tennessee Law Clarifies Custody and Parental Rights

In the last legislative session, our lawmakers decided to clarify the factors that Tennessee family courts must consider when developing parenting schedules for parents of minor children.  The lawmakers state in the bill that the prior factors caused “confusion and inconsistent ... read more...

Husband’s Concealment of Assets Results in New Division of Property

When a court divides the assets and debts of a couple as part of a divorce, the court must normally rely on values of the assets that are supplied by the parties. With some assets, such as bank accounts and credit cards, the balances should be easy to determine. However, sometimes people try ... read more...

New Family Laws in Effect on July 1st, 2013 in Tennessee

Several new laws which effect divorce and custody cases take effect today. I'll post a brief summary of the most important bills. 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...

Extramarital Affairs and Dissipation of Marital Assets

27 February, 2012 by Lawrence in Discovery, Divorce, marital property
A fairly common problem can arise when one spouse had previously spent a bunch of money on their new lover, leaving less money in the joint accounts to split. It doesn't seem fair that the innocent spouse should be left with less money due to the affair, but how can the court equalize the ... read more...

Division of Marital Debt in Tennessee

I’ve previously explained how Tennessee courts will divide marital assets during a divorce, and I clarified how the court will divide property that was purchased after the parties separate, but before their divorce was final.  That’s great, but what about debt?  With the economy the ... 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...

How Alimony is Calculated in Tennessee

10 November, 2010 by Lawrence in alimony, Discovery, Divorce
Among the various decisions and surprises that you may face as part of your divorce is establishing how much alimony will be paid by one spouse to the other. This can be a vexing problem because where child support is set using a cut-and-dry calculation, alimony is determined using a much more ... 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...