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Jun 19, 2019

Drug Addiction and Its Impact on Child Custody Decisions in Tennessee

By |Jun 19, 2019|Child Custody|0 Comments

The opioid epidemic continues to devastate families throughout Tennessee. According to an article in The Tennessean, the opioid crisis has killed more people in the Volunteer State than traffic accidents, as three people die from drug overdoses every day. In 2017, more than 1,090 babies were born with neonatal abstinence syndrome to mothers addicted to [...]

May 8, 2019

What Is a Guardian Ad Litem?

By |May 8, 2019|Family Law|0 Comments

There are many different types of guardians. In some cases, the guardian is a close family relative. A guardian ad litem, however, is a little different. A court, when necessary, appoints a guardian ad litem (GAL) for a child when divorce or parental rights are at stake. The guardian should be a neutral third-party, which [...]

Aug 28, 2018

How Social Media Can Affect Your Divorce

By |Aug 28, 2018|Divorce, Family Law|0 Comments

Most people in America use social media platforms, such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Snapchat, and others, for pleasure and business. These websites are a lot of fun when life is going well – but they came be used against you if you’re going through a divorce. Information and pictures that are posted on social [...]

Jun 27, 2018

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

By |Jun 27, 2018|Family Law|0 Comments

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 [...]

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 [...]

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