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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...

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...

Alabama Tries to Make it More Difficult to Get a Divorce

16 April, 2012 by Lawrence in Divorce, Staying married
A bill proposed by lawmakers in Alabama would create a “covenant marriage“, which would make obtaining a divorce more difficult for the couple.  The optional marriage would require the couple to attend marriage counseling before they get married, and they would also be required to ... 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...

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...

Boring Sex and Bad Body Odor are International Problems

5 November, 2009 by Lawrence in Divorce, Staying married
If you are thinking that the high divorce rate is uniquely American, take a look at this article from Malaysia. In an effort to curb the rising divorce rate caused by "body odour, humdrum sex and boring pyjamas", the Malaysian government is hiring marriage consultants to teach people how to ... read more...

The Gentile Art of Property Management Within Marriage

14 October, 2009 by Lawrence in Staying married
This is the story of one of the biggest fights my wife and I ever had. It was all about "abandoned property". We were at dinner one evening with a group of friends. I don't remember exactly why, but we were sitting in the bar section of a restaurant, and I remember watching sports on the ... read more...