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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...

TN Supreme Court Makes it Easier to Move Away with the Kids

The Tennessee Supreme Court recently made a significant change to Tennessee Law that will make it easier for one parent to move the kids away from the other parent. 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...
Husband Wants to Change the Terms of a Marital Dissolution Agreement

Husband Wants to Change the Terms of a Marital Dissolution Agreement

This case shows why it’s important to have someone help you negotiate your marital dissolution agreement, or at the very least make sure you’ve read it and understand the terms before the divorce is final. Background In October 2010, a husband informed his wife that he would like to ... 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...