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Jun 27, 2018

Increasing Numbers of Women are Now Paying Alimony and Child Support in Divorce

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As more women play the role of breadwinner in the family, when those marriages end, those women are paying alimony and child support.  According to a survey conducted by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), more than half of the 1,650 attorneys participating in their poll reported seeing an increase in mothers paying alimony [...]

Jun 14, 2018

Missing Children at the U.S. Border and Breaking Up Immigrant Families: Clearing Up the Confusion

By |Jun 14, 2018|Immigration|0 Comments

The latest patently hostile treatment of immigrants to the United States at the U.S.-Mexico border has erupted into a confusing mashup of two distinct issues regarding undocumented immigrants and unaccompanied children. We are going to untangle these two issues and try to bring some clarity to an emotionally-charged situation brewing at the border. The issue [...]

May 30, 2018

It Was a Great Wedding… But Was it Legal?

By |May 30, 2018|Divorce|0 Comments

The Universal Life Church (ULC), an online self-described non-denominational religious organization, has been in operation for more than 60 years. Members can become ordained, instantly and for free, online and become empowered to perform functions that traditional ministers can, like weddings or other ceremonies. There are many sites that offer online ordination, but the ULC [...]

May 3, 2018

Frequently Asked Questions About Stepparent Adoption in Tennessee

By |May 3, 2018|Family Law|0 Comments

Families fit so many diverse descriptions now.  Many children have closely bonded relationships with their parent's spouse as if that person was a legal parent. Sometimes families want to formalize this relationship through stepparent adoption. While stepparent adoptions are the most common type of adoption, it is not always the right choice for everyone. The [...]

Apr 18, 2018

The Department of Justice Has Ended a Legal Advice Program for Detained Immigrants

By |Apr 18, 2018|Immigration|0 Comments

The Vera Institute of Justice is a nonprofit organization with a mission to improve justice systems that ensure fairness, promote safety and strengthen communities. The U.S. Department of Justice announced on April 10 that it will be halting the Vera Institute's Legal Orientation Program (LOP) as of April 30th. The LOP program serves more than [...]

Apr 3, 2018

Parent’s Fears about Brain Injury from Football Ignites Custody Dispute

By |Apr 3, 2018|Divorce|0 Comments

In a time when groundbreaking research studies are revealing the dangers and the long-term consequences of concussion, many parents find themselves in disagreement about whether their child should play football. When those parents are divorced and share custody of the child, things can get complicated. The New York Times highlighted the story of a Pennsylvania [...]

Mar 7, 2018

Who Survives Divorce Better – Men or Women?

By |Mar 7, 2018|Divorce|0 Comments

Divorce represents a significant loss. Whether you are the party who initiated the divorce, or the one surprised by it, each party suffers the same losses, but men and women tend to process their sense of loss in different ways. These are, of course, over generalizations that pre-suppose that all women and all men might [...]

Feb 28, 2018

Experienced Tennessee Divorce Lawyers Are Ready to Help You Benefit from the New Tax Law Changes

By |Feb 28, 2018|Divorce|0 Comments

The recent tax overhaul law directly impacts most aspects of family law cases. A full understanding of each tax provision is necessary to effectively prioritize and litigate your equitable distribution, alimony, child support, and other family legal issues. Skilled lawyers can help you save money and increase your assets. Most of the tax law’s provisions [...]

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