Posts by Lafevor & Slaughter
When Can a Family Member Adopt Another Family Member?
Family members are taking on the task of stepping forward and caring for children in their families almost every single day in Tennessee. Sometimes, this is because the child’s biological parents cannot take care of them, or it may be because the person married the parent of the child and would like to adopt the…Read More
What Does a Knoxville Immigration Lawyer Do, Exactly?
While it is possible to complete numerous immigration-related tasks on your own, working with an immigration attorney is highly recommended. Dealing with the federal government can be a pretty overwhelming experience, and our immigration laws are complex. The decision to work with an immigration attorney is one you will likely thank yourself for indefinitely. It…Read More
Who Claims the Kids? (And Other Post-Divorce Tax Questions)
It is normal for people to have a lot of questions related to filing their taxes. However, if an individual is going through a divorce, taxes can become a little more difficult to understand. That is where our family lawyers at the Law Offices of LaFevor & Slaughter come in, as we have the experience…Read More
Who Pays for My Child’s Medical Care After a Divorce?
Ending a marriage is almost always a process, especially if there are children involved. If you and your ex-spouse reside in Knoxville, TN and you will be the one paying child support, you might wonder if that involves covering all medical expenses. The short answer is “yes” – child support can be used to cover…Read More
How Do I Pay Child Support in Knoxville, TN?
When two parents split up, the chances are good that one of those parents will be paying child support to the other one. How much child support you pay depends on a number of factors within the state’s guidelines, but how you pay can change, too. There are numerous options for paying child support in…Read More
Domestic Violence Is a Leading Cause of Concussions
When most people think of concussions, they think of football or falls. They may think of acts of violence like a mugging or an assault, but they don’t always think about domestic violence. Based on recent studies and data, though, we should be connecting family violence to concussions. According to data compiled from domestic violence…Read More
Can My Spouse Be Deported Even If We Are Married?
Perhaps you recently married someone who was born in another country or just celebrated your latest anniversary. If you are wondering whether your spouse can be removed, or deported, from the United States despite your marriage, the answer may be “yes.” There are several instances when a married foreign national is subject to deportation: You…Read More
Don’t Get Divorced Without Reading These Financial Planning Tips
Marriages don’t always work out, and that’s okay. But divorce isn’t something you should rush into lightly – especially if you’ve been married a long time, and even more especially if you’re not the spouse who does the household finances. One of the most important things we tell our clients is to be financially prepared…Read More
Can The Family Court Judge Deny My Divorce?
So, you have decided to divorce your spouse. You believe you have proper grounds for divorce, and you’re ready to get this marriage over with as soon as possible. Then, when you present your case to the judge, he/she denies your divorce. You didn’t even know something like this could happen. What now? Can a…Read More
What Are My Options When My Ex Won’t Follow the Parenting Plan?
Child custody battles can become contentious, particularly when one of the parties is unwilling to compromise. Things generally get even more complicated when parent refuses to comply with the court-approved Tennessee parenting plan. What options does the other parent have? Divorcing parents in Tennessee must attend a four-hour parenting class and file a parenting plan…Read More