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Tennessee Restricts Interest on Child Support Arrearages

Tennessee passed a new law that eliminates interest on judgments for missed child support payments. Will this make things better? Maybe..... read more...

What is Hearsay?

Anybody who's watched any law-based TV shows has heard the term "hearsay". What is hearsay evidence, really? read more...

New in 2017: Mandatory Orders of Protection and a Huge Mess – Part 2

4 January, 2017 by Lawrence in Order of Protection
This is the second of a two-part post.  If you haven’t already, read New in 2017: Mandatory Orders of Protection and a Huge Mess – Part 1. If you’re not familiar with what an Order of Protection is or how they work, read What is an Order of Protection? A Family Argument ... read more...

New in 2017: Mandatory Orders of Protection and a Huge Mess – Part 1

2 January, 2017 by Lawrence in Order of Protection
Domestic Violence is a serious problem in Tennessee, just as it is all over the United States.  According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, in 2015 there were 77,726 domestic assaults reported in Tennessee.  Of those, 11,297 involved an aggravated assault, which means the attacker ... read more...

What is an Order of Protection?

This is a very simplified summary of Orders of Protection.  A complete description would require a lot more space and honestly would be a lot more than a normal person wants to read. First: Seek Help If you are a victim of domestic violence, you should seek help from the police or do a google ... read more...

What Your Lawyer Can Not Do for You

Your lawyer can do a lot for you. There are also a lot of things your lawyer CAN'T do for you. Here are some of them. read more...

What Your Lawyer Can Do for You

27 October, 2015 by Lawrence in Representation style
This is a list of the things your lawyer can or should do for you while helping you solve your situation. read more...
The Worst States To Get Divorced

The Worst States To Get Divorced

18 September, 2014 by Lawrence in Divorce, Representation style
A few days ago, Forbes published an article called “The 7 Worst States To Get Divorced“.  The author, Bruce Provda, ranked states based on: cost of filing, minimum separation period, length of residency required, waiting period, and minimum number of days for entire procedure. ... read more...
Prenuptial Agreement May Not Be Fair, But Must Be Followed

Prenuptial Agreement May Not Be Fair, But Must Be Followed

15 September, 2014 by Lawrence in Divorce, Prenuptial, Property Division
This case is about how a prenuptial agreement can come back to haunt you if you don’t carefully abide by all of its provisions. Husband and Wife were married in 2006.  At the time the parties were married, Wife had a large trust fund, which she wanted to keep as separate property. ... read more...

Father Loses Battle for Equal Parenting Time

This case struck me as odd because the father really wanted equal parenting time with his kids, but the trial court only gave him 91 days per year.  When he complained, the Appellate Court suggested that he not worry about it because even though the trial court only counted 91 days in the ... read more...