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Marriage, Divorce, and Artificial Intelligence

We live in an age of rapidly advancing technology, robotics, and artificial intelligence. Will robots someday marry humans and one another? If so, what affect will that have on the institution of marriage and divorce laws? The Future of Robots and Artificial Intelligence Originally reported in The Sun and republished in The New York Post, Roboticist David [..]

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Chinese Man Marries Robot

Marriage in the U.S. has long been defined as a union between one man and one woman and now includes marriages between persons of the same sex.  Could marriages between humans and robots be the next step? According to an article in the Guardian.com, a Chinese man has married his robot.  No, a marriage between a [..]

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Parental Relocation In Tennessee

Overview Parents who wish to relocate with their children more than fifty (50) miles from the other parent, or parents wishing to relocate outside the state, must comply with the requirements of the parental relocation statute found at Tenn. Code Ann. §36-6-108.  There were several changes to the statute implemented July 1, 2018 of which [..]

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Tax Bill Changes Affecting Alimony

You may have seen changes in your take home pay caused by the Tax Cut and Reform Bill  signed in 2017.  However, you may not be aware of the affect the tax bill will have on divorces especially those with alimony provisions finalized after December 31, 2018. Prior Tax Treatment of Alimony There are several [..]

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Don’t Bad-Mouth the Other Parent – Child Custody Modifications

Your divorce has been finalized and you are adapting to life as a divorced parent with the financial struggles and child custody arrangements that are your new reality. Your children are also learning to adjust to custody/visitation exchanges and living in two households. This can be difficult for children even when parents work well together. [..]

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Dividing Your Dream Home in a Divorce

You and your spouse purchased your dream home. You have spent years decorating and making improvements. Your children attend school nearby and have made friends in the neighborhood. You think everything is perfect until your suburban dream is shattered when you are served with a divorce action.  Typically, parties will agree to sell their home [..]

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Protecting Separate Property From Division in a Tennessee Divorce

Persons marrying later in life, or entering into second marriages, have often acquired separate property in the form of real estate, investments, and other assets prior to the marriage. Protecting separate property from division by a Tennessee divorce court requires proper identification and management of the separate property. Tennessee divorce courts must classify property as [..]

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How the New Tax Law May Inflame Divorce Negotiations

Under the new tax law, divorcing couples may find a new road block in reaching an agreement on important issues Calculation of alimony has always been complicated. It also varies state to state. One of the constants in this otherwise confusing areas of the law has been that alimony is deductible by the person who [..]

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Does the New Tax Law Affect Alimony?

The new tax law will bring substantial changes to how alimony deductions are treated The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) has sent tax experts and those effected by changes in tax laws scrambling. A complete overhaul in tax law, TCJA has far reaching implications for people across the U.S. One of the substantial changes [..]

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Can Teenagers Get Arrested for Sexting in Tennessee?

Let your teens know that sexting carries legal consequences With advances in technology and increased technology use, new legal issues have come to light. One such issue involves teens engaged in “sexting.” Sexting refers to transmitting nude or suggestive photos via text message. It has become increasingly commonplace as more and more teenagers have access [..]

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