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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 [...]

Feb 14, 2018

Could the New Bipartisan Immigration Proposal Be the Compromise that Solves the Dilemma Facing Dreamers?

By |Feb 14, 2018|Immigration|0 Comments

March 5th is fast approaching, and U.S. lawmakers continue to be unable to come up with a legislative solution for the "dreamers," who are immigrants who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children. Former president Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which provided protection for Dreamers, has been rescinded by president Trump. [...]

Jan 31, 2018

U.S. Federal Appeals Court Orders Immigration Officials to Reconsider the Deportation of a Mother to Mexico

By |Jan 31, 2018|Immigration|0 Comments

The Washington Post reported, in January, that the Board of Immigration Appeals must provide a spouse and mother of four children a new chance to show the deportation would endanger her life. The three-judge panel, based in Ohio, determined that the Board improperly rejected her request to reopen her asylum request even though there were [...]

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