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Dec 11, 2017

Congratulations to the Shipleys!

By |Dec 11, 2017|Firm News|0 Comments

Now that the first of the major family holidays is over, and they have had some time to settle in, we are SO excited to share this picture of Luke Shipley, his wife Megan Swain, and their beautiful almost-one-month-old son. When he was born, he was 7lbs 4oz, 19” long, and as healthy as can [...]

Dec 6, 2017

Acting Secretary of State Elaine Duke Announces Changes in Temporary Protected Status for Haiti, Nicaragua and Honduras

By |Dec 6, 2017|Immigration|0 Comments

In November 2017, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke announced that she has terminated the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Nicaragua. The effective date is January 5, 2019 to allow Nicaraguan citizens ample time to transition back to their home country in an orderly way before their TPS status expires. The Secretary was [...]

Nov 15, 2017

Protecting your Privacy During Your Divorce in Tennessee

By |Nov 15, 2017|Divorce|0 Comments

Divorce can be an incredibly challenging time. Your spouse, who was your life partner and the one person with whom you shared every detail of your life has stepped out of that role. Depending on the circumstances, they might even have become your sworn enemy. If you go through a typical, litigated divorce with a [...]

Nov 1, 2017

What’s Next for DREAMers Now That DACA has Been Rescinded?

By |Nov 1, 2017|Immigration|0 Comments

When President Trump rescinded the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program in August, it placed the lives of about 800,000 immigrants in limbo. The current administration claims that the Obama-era program, DACA, which has allowed the children of undocumented immigrants permission to attend school, work and contribute to their communities and the U.S. economy, [...]

Oct 18, 2017

How Virtual Visitation is Changing Co-Parenting in a Digital Age

By |Oct 18, 2017|Child Custody|0 Comments

Virtual visitation uses Internet technologies such as video conferencing using Skype, Hangouts, Face Time and other video calling apps to help keep the connection strong between parents when they live far apart. “Virtual visitation” is a way for divorced parents to communicate with their children via electronic means." (IBLS) While Utah was the first state [...]

Oct 4, 2017

Federal Judge Rules DOJ Cannot Punish Sanctuary Cities by Blocking Public Safety Grant Money

By |Oct 4, 2017|Immigration|0 Comments

In July 2017, the U.S. Department of Justice said that it will withhold federal grant money for law enforcement from cities that refuse to allow federal immigration authorities access to their jails. This was yet another volley in the back-and-forth conflict between President Trump and the sanctuary cities throughout the United States. A sanctuary city [...]

Sep 21, 2017

At What Age Can a Child Choose Which Parent to Live with After a Tennessee Divorce?

By |Sep 21, 2017|Divorce|0 Comments

Tennessee parents who are getting a divorce must decide who will be the primary residential parent, and who will have parenting time visitation with the child. However, if the parents are unable to agree on child custody on their own, a judge will make the decision for them. Sometimes when a family is breaking up, [...]

Sep 6, 2017

President Trump Ended the DACA Program with a Six-month Delay, Leaving DREAMers in Limbo

By |Sep 6, 2017|Immigration|0 Comments

On Tuesday, September 5th, in a press conference at the Department of Justice, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that President Trump will be ending the DACA program, the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, with a six-month delay in implementation. The DACA program, which President Obama created as an Executive Order, contains protections for [...]

Aug 23, 2017

Co-Parenting Tips for Starting the School Year Off Successfully

By |Aug 23, 2017|Divorce|0 Comments

Kids are busy these days. They have band practice, Tae Kwon Do classes, dance classes, play dates, doctors’ appointments and baseball practice just to name a few of the extra-curricular activities that kids are involved in. There are also parent-teacher conferences, and school activities that you must coordinate with your ex so that you can [...]

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 [...]

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