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Blog Posts in 2022

  • 15-Aug-2022

    What is the Difference Between Divorce and Separation?

    If you allege grounds for divorce, as an alternative, you can file a complaint for legal separation. Legal separation, unlike divorce, does not affect the bonds of matrimony, but permits the parties to cease cohabitation. The court can also provide ...
  • 1-Aug-2022

    When Does Child Support End?

    Typically, child support shall be paid until the child reaches the age of 18 or graduates from high school, whichever occurs last.
  • 18-Jul-2022

    Can One Lawyer Represent Both Parties in a Divorce?

    No. A lawyer can only represent one party in the divorce proceedings as it can create a conflict of interest to represent both parties.
  • 4-Jul-2022

    Who Will Get Custody of Our Children?

    By Tennessee statute, when determining who should get custody of minor children, the court will make a decision based on the overall best interest of the child or children by considering all relevant factors such as: The love, affection and emotional ...
  • 20-Jun-2022

    What Are the Different Types of Property in Tennessee for Divorce?

    In a Tennessee divorce, property is classified as either separate or marital. Separate property is all real and personal property owned by a spouse before marriage, property acquired in exchange for property acquired before the marriage, income from ...
  • 6-Jun-2022

    What is Discovery?

    Discovery is the formal process of exchanging requested information between both parties. Discovery normally consists of a set of questions called interrogatories and a set of document requests. It is required you answer all of the questions asked ...
  • 16-May-2022

    Can I Modify My Parenting Plan?

    To modify or change an existing parenting plan, the parents must either both agree to the modification, or the court must find that the child will be subject to a likelihood of substantial harm absent the modification. TCA § 36-6-405
  • 2-May-2022

    How Can I Modify Child Support?

    In Tennessee, to modify an existing child support order, a significant variance is required. The party requesting the review is required to provide information that shows a change in circumstance. Examples of change of circumstance include but are ...
  • 18-Apr-2022

    What if My Spouse Does Not Live in Tennessee but I Want to File for Divorce in Tennessee?

    By statute, if the acts complained of were committed while you were a resident of Tennessee, or if the acts complained of were committed while outside of the state of Tennessee, but you have lived in Tennessee for at least six (6) months before you ...
  • 4-Apr-2022

    How is Child Support Calculated?

    In Tennessee, courts use the Child Support Worksheet to help determine the cost of child support owed by a parent. Child support is calculated based on both parents’ adjusted gross income, the number of children that are being supported, and ...
  • 21-Mar-2022

    What if My Spouse and I Reconcile After We Have Filed for Divorce?

    If you and your spouse decide to reconcile, or stay together, after filing for divorce or separation, let your attorney know as soon as possible and they can request that the court suspend the proceeding. TCA §36-4-126
  • 7-Mar-2022

    What is Alimony and How is it Calculated?

    Alimony is also known as spousal support. In Tennessee under TCA §36-5-121(i) , there are several factors that the court will consider in determining whether or not to award spousal support, as well as in determining the nature, amount, length ...
  • 21-Feb-2022

    How Much Will My Divorce Cost?

    The cost of divorce varies case by case. Most attorneys require a retainer to be paid prior to beginning work and will bill against that retainer as they work on your case. There are also additional costs to keep in mind that the client is ...
  • 7-Feb-2022

    How Do I Change My Name After My Divorce?

    Discuss with your attorney if you are wanting to change your name after your divorce is final. If you do, the name change will be placed in the final decree of divorce that is filed with the court and will be signed by the Judge. Once your final ...
  • 17-Jan-2022

    Where Should I File for Divorce?

    Under Tennessee law, the complaint for divorce should be filed in the county where you and your spouse last lived together at the time of separation, or where your spouse now resides if it is still within the state of Tennessee. If your spouse does ...

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