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Tennessee Restricts Judgments for Unpaid Child Support

Starting July 1st, 2017, a new law in Tennessee says that a judgment for unpaid child support can not go back farther than five years of missed payments. Child support arrearages limited Why would the legislature do this?   Shouldn’t deadbeat dads be required to support their children? ... 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 Tennessee Law Clarifies Custody and Parental Rights

New Tennessee Law Clarifies Custody and Parental Rights

In the last legislative session, our lawmakers decided to clarify the factors that Tennessee family courts must consider when developing parenting schedules for parents of minor children.  The lawmakers state in the bill that the prior factors caused “confusion and inconsistent ... read more...