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5 Things To Do Before You Move Out of the Marital Home

If you are approaching divorce, you may be thinking about moving out of the marital home. There are a few steps you should take first. read more...

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 Marital Dissolution Agreement?

A marital dissolution agreement (sometimes called an “MDA”) is a document used in irreconcilable differences divorces.  It’s basically a contract between a husband and wife to end their marriage and divide all the marital property and marital debts.  In order to properly draft ... 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...

Aggressive Lawyers Sanctioned for Accusing Each Other of Being “Mentally Disabled”.

In previous posts, I’ve written about aggressive lawyers who aren’t really helping their client’s cases, and I’ve written about lawyers being scolded by the court for encouraging conflict rather than seeking resolutions.  If you’re still thinking that hiring the ... read more...

How to Know if Your Adult Child with Disabilities Needs a Conservatorship

In Tennessee, a person who reaches the age of 18 is presumed to be legally competent, regardless how mild or severe their disability may be. This can cause problems for parents who are used to managing their child's affairs. How do you know if a conservatorship might be right for your child? 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...

Lose the Spouse, Sell the House

The easy way out in a divorce is for the two parties to negotiate and agree that the husband will pay certain debts, and the wife will pay certain other debts. The problem is, unless you arrange to have your name removed from joint accounts, you might find yourself responsible for more debt ... 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...

How is Child Support Calculated?

Gone are the days when child support payments were calculated by simply taking a percentage of the payer's income. Tennessee (like many states) has adopted the "income shares" model for calculating child support payments. The process has become so complicated that Tennessee provides a ... read more...