Category: Family Law

Divorce After 50

Divorcing later in life poses certain challenges that are unique to individuals in this demographic. After potentially spending decades together, couples may not know they are as individuals anymore rather than part of a couple. Divorce after 50 often has severe financial consequences. The older a person is when he or she gets a divorce, [..]

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What Happens to Debt in Divorce?

Understanding the complexity of dividing debt in divorce During divorce, the couple must split up not only assets that they have acquired since being married but also debts that they have incurred. Like with many aspects of family law, the couple may reach an agreement regarding how they want to split up their debt, or [..]

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What Happens to Pets When a Couple Divorces?

Know your rights and how to protect your pets if you and your partner split Tennessee has the eighth highest percentage of dog ownership in the U.S., with over 44% of households having at least one canine as a pet. This says nothing of the many other households that count cats, horses, birds, and other [..]

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Murfreesboro Divorce Attorney

Answering your questions and addressing your concerns about divorce The dissolution of a marriage is never easy. No matter how long or short the relationship, the size of the family unit, or a lack thereof, breaking apart what was originally established under better terms is never easy. It can be an event with life-altering implications. [..]

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Murfreesboro Paternity Lawyer

Establishing paternity Unlike other states, fathers in Tennessee who are not married to the mother of their child at the time of birth do not have a presumption of parentage. Tennessee laws do not recognize either a legal or biological claim. Parental rights must be established in court. Without such recognition, a father’s claim as [..]

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Paternity Fraud Rampant, With Justice Difficult To Find

It shouldn’t be this complicated. After all, biology is usually never wrong. The question of paternity, however, has become a legal quagmire filled with loopholes, gender bias, and perhaps the most disturbing element of all, incompetent representation, turning simple cases of parentage into examples of gross familial injustice. It is especially hard on the fathers, [..]

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What are the Grounds for Divorce in TN?

In Tennessee, you don’t have to have grounds to get a divorce. If you and your spouse have both decided that it’s just not working out anymore and you’d be better off living separate lives, you can both sign the divorce papers and be free of one another. If, however, you want to get a [..]

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Parents Who Use Drugs and Their Parental Rights

Millions of parents in America use illegal drugs or abuse alcohol Illicit use or abuse of drugs ruins the lives of adults on a daily basis. Among adults aged 26 or older, 7.3 percent use illegal drugs and 5.6 percent smoke marijuana. Over 10 percent of Americans of parenting age heavily abuse alcohol. Drug abuse [..]

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How Do I Enforce A Child Support Order in Tennessee?

Failure to pay or delinquent payment of child support obligations is a national epidemic The Social Security Act of 1935 requires states to have programs in place to provide child support. Tennessee has rigorous procedures to determine child support obligations, enforced by the Tennessee Department of Human Services. All too often a parent does not [..]

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