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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 [...]

Apr 13, 2017

“Superior” Parental Rights in Child Custody in Tennessee

By |Apr 13, 2017|Family Law|0 Comments

There are times in a parent's life when they may not be able to care for their children. They might be dealing with substance abuse or mental health issues which cause them to be incapable of caring for their child temporarily until they get these issues sorted out. For whatever reason a parent must temporarily [...]

Mar 29, 2017

Churches as Sanctuary for Undocumented Immigrants in the Age of Trump

By |Mar 29, 2017|Immigration|0 Comments

The number of churches willing to provide sanctuary to undocumented immigrants in the United States has been steadily increasing ever since President Trump signed an executive order which strengthening the authority of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). On January 28, 2017, President Trump made good on his campaign promise to take a tough [...]

Mar 15, 2017

Co Parenting Tips: Dealing with Different Approaches to the Discipline of Children After Divorce

By |Mar 15, 2017|Divorce|0 Comments

When you are a parent who is going through the challenges of divorce, and custody disputes, you might be looking forward to the end of the struggle when the divorce is final. But when you have children, the end of your divorce does not spell the end of your relationship or partnership with your former [...]

Feb 22, 2017

A Day Without Immigrants – A Nationwide Protest

By |Feb 22, 2017|Immigration|0 Comments

In an effort to give Americans a small glimpse of how the United States is impacted by the contributions of immigrants, on Thursday, February 16th there was a protest called "A Day Without Immigrants." In cities across the United States, immigrants closed their businesses and chose not to spend money as a way of demonstrating [...]

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