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The Paramour Provision and Child Custody – Part 1

Divorce can offer the unsuspecting participant some ugly surprises. One of these is what's called the "paramour provision" in a Tennessee parenting plan. read more...

Marital Property after Spouses Separate, part 2

26 July, 2010 by Lawrence in Divorce, Property Division
Suppose the wife of a wealthy lawyer files for divorce in January, and the couple spends several months negotiating a settlement. Eight months later, they still haven't got the divorce settled, and the lawyer gets awarded a big fee in a case he's been working on for several years. When I say ... read more...

Your Prenuptial Agreement is Junk! Part 2

Even if you have a perfectly good prenup that makes adequate provision for your spouse, leaves the custody decisions up to the court, and makes a perfectly sensible division of property, you can still screw it up. read more...

Your Prenuptial Agreement is Junk! Part 1

If you spend much time watching TV or follow the dramatic lives and divorces of celebrities, you've undoubtedly heard of prenuptial agreements (what some people call a "prenup") and the problems they can cause. read more...

Dating while Separated

So what's the problem? The divorce has been filed. The parties are separated. The kids are spending time with each parent. The divorce is so close you can taste it, why not go ahead get out there, have some fun, and re-enter the dating scene? read more...

Alimony, Alimony, and more Alimony!

Divorce procedure in Tennessee is generally fairly straightforward, but certain issues are often sure to cause a fight.  The most emotional and violent fights tend to be over the custody of the children, but often not far behind is the prospect of one party paying alimony to the other. ... read more...

Marital Property After Spouses Separate

25 March, 2010 by Lawrence in Divorce, Property Division
Is the stuff we purchase after the separation marital property or separate property? 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...

Torture Until Divorce Papers are Signed- When Divorce Turns Violent

Think your divorce is messed up?  Chances are you’ve got nothing on this story out of California. Kidnapping, drugging, torture Mohammad Hanafi of Hawthorne, California is currently on trial on accusations that he and a friend kidnapped his wife and proceeded to torture her for five days ... read more...

Franklin Man Commits Murder After Divorce Settlement

18 March, 2010 by Lawrence in Divorce, Property Division
A local man committed murder upon his wife over a divorce settlement which gave her $31,000 in savings bonds and $1,800 per month from his pension.   In fact, it would appear that the couple had just resolved their divorce earlier that day.  Later on, the husband waited for his wife to appear ... read more...