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Aug 9, 2017

San Antonio Human Smuggling Tragedy Leaves 10 Dead

By |Aug 9, 2017|Immigration|0 Comments

The horrifying story of a tractor-trailer crammed with people being suffocated to death in the broiling heat of a Texas summer day likely pricked at the hearts of everyone who heard about it earlier this week. Each one of those 100 people—all undocumented immigrants from Mexico and Central America – risked their lives, and in [...]

Jul 26, 2017

Two for Two from AIOFLA: Congratulations, Patrick Slaughter, on Your 10 Best Award!

By |Jul 26, 2017|Firm News|0 Comments

We are thrilled to announce that our own Patrick Slaughter has been recognized by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys with the Two Years 10 Best Family Law Attorney for Client Satisfaction award! Being named among the “best” for anything is always exciting, though none of us are too surprised. Patrick is a dedicated [...]

Jul 12, 2017

Divorce, Dissolution, Separation or Annulment: Which is Best for You?

By |Jul 12, 2017|Divorce|0 Comments

If you’re like most folks who are considering the end of their marriage, you’re probably getting a lot of advice (wanted or not) from friends and family, and checking out a lot of blogs and stories online. This means you’ve probably seen the phrases “dissolution,” “annulment” and “separation” used interchangeably with the word “divorce.” We [...]

Jun 30, 2017

What Does a “Bona Fide Relationship” Mean for Your Travel Plans?

By |Jun 30, 2017|Immigration|0 Comments

So, you’re ready to come to America to be with your family, but the news seems to change every day. Can you still travel to the U.S.? Will you be allowed to stay? Let’s start at the beginning. As of today, everything that has gone into effect is temporary: The Supreme Court has ruled that [...]

Jun 21, 2017

Factors in Tennessee Child Custody Decisions

By |Jun 21, 2017|Child Custody, Divorce|0 Comments

In all Tennessee child custody cases, the court encourages parents to work out a custody plan that is in the best interests of the child (children). If an agreement cannot be reached, the court will decide what solution works best. Tennessee has two types of custody. Legal custody addresses which parent will make the health [...]

Jun 7, 2017

At Home or Abroad: How to Bring Your Foreign Fiancée to the US

By |Jun 7, 2017|Immigration|0 Comments

Finding the person you want to spend your life with is one of the greatest of joys. That joy can be complicated, however, when the one you love is living abroad and does not yet qualify for US citizenship. There are options for bringing your foreign fiancée to the US, but they are complicated. An [...]

May 25, 2017

Understanding Tennessee’s Custody Relocation Statute

By |May 25, 2017|Child Custody|0 Comments

Tennessee has a law that details what the moving parent must do if he/she wishes to move and take minor children with him/her—to another state or to a new location that is more than 50 miles away from the home of either parent. The parent who is moving must notify the non-moving parent of their [...]

May 19, 2017

An Explanation of Immigration Bonds for Detainees in Tennessee

By |May 19, 2017|Immigration|0 Comments

In certain circumstances, individuals detained or arrested by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency can be released before their court hearing. To do so, someone must obtain an immigration bond on the detainee’s behalf. ICE can release a foreign national based on his/her own recognizance. Otherwise, the immigration judge or ICE will set [...]

May 11, 2017

The Complications of Dividing Retirement Funds in “Gray Divorces”

By |May 11, 2017|Divorce|0 Comments

“Gray divorce” is a term that has been adopted to describe the uptick in divorce among people over age 50 in the past 20 years. The National Center for Marriage & Family Research (NCMFR)  conducted a study titled Age Variation in the Divorce Rate, 1990-2012. This report reveals that while the overall divorce rate in [...]

Apr 26, 2017

How to Prepare for an ICE Raid

By |Apr 26, 2017|Immigration|0 Comments

The current administration recently promised to hire 15,000 more Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers, who will be tasked with making sure that employers comply with immigration laws in hiring employees. With approximately 11 million undocumented people living in the United States, immigrants of any status must be aware of the increasing chance of an [...]

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