Posted by: koherston | December 28, 2016

2016 Year In Review

It’s been a busy year here at Herston on Tennessee Family Law.

I published 161 posts, 52 of which were the weekly photographs. So there were over 100 substantive posts related to family law. That’s a lot of reading, analysis, and writing.

2016 year in reviewThis blog was honored again this year to be selected by the ABA Journal as one of the top 100 blogs for lawyers. In the world of law blogging, there is no higher recognition. I certainly didn’t envision being among of the top bloggers when I began writing nearly eight years ago. But the ABA says it’s true, so who am I to argue, right? 🙂

The reach and influence of this blog continues to expand.

I see it in the objective data, such as another year of record traffic, ever-increasing numbers of subscribers, etc.

I also see it in my personal observations. When I go to court, I regularly meet lawyers and judges who tell me how much they enjoy the blog. People tell me when judges and Justices discuss the blog in continuing legal education seminars. Lawyers even tell me when they cite my posts in their arguments.

It’s humbling to think that what I often write from my couch while watching a baseball game reaches such a powerful, diverse, and influential audience.

Here is my personal list of the top 10 posts of the year. If you’re new here or don’t regularly read the blog, what’s your problem these posts would be a good place to start:

  1. A Personal Note about My Father
  2. Supervised Parenting Time, Paramour Clause, and Everything Else Reversed in Meigs County, TN Divorce: Mashburn v. Mashburn
  3. Attorney’s Fees Not Allowed in Nashville, TN Criminal Contempt Case Regarding Child Support: Watts v. Watts
  4. Tennessee Family Law Legislative Update 2016
  5. No Transmutation of $2.4 Million Inheritance Held in Joint Account in Benton County, TN Divorce: Douglas v. Douglas
  6. What Is the Remedy When a Party Violates the Automatic Injunction?: Coleman v. Olson Presents a Case of First Impression in Tennessee
  7. Drinking Beer at a Football Game Leads to Judicial Recusal in Rhea County, TN Divorce: Frazier v. Frazier
  8. Court Divided on Reasonable Purpose in Clarksville, TN Parental Relocation Case: Aragon v. Aragon
  9. Court Divided over Best Interests in Chattanooga Termination of Parental Rights: In re Chance D.
  10. Lawyer Sued After Prenuptial Agreement Invalidated in Knoxville, TN Divorce: Roberts v. Ray

Here are the 10 most popular posts of the year, as determined by the number of views:

  1. A Personal Note about My Father
  2. Court Divided over Best Interests in Chattanooga Termination of Parental Rights: In re Chance D.
  3. Tennessee Family Law Legislative Update 2016
  4. Supervised Parenting Time, Paramour Clause, and Everything Else Reversed in Meigs County, TN Divorce: Mashburn v. Mashburn
  5. Lawyer Sued After Prenuptial Agreement Invalidated in Knoxville, TN Divorce: Roberts v. Ray
  6. Civil Contempt of Court Reversed in Nashville, TN: Aryan v. Aryan
  7. No Voluntary Underemployment for Child Support Affirmed in Williamson County, TN: State ex rel. Brown v. Brown
  8. Termination of Parental Rights Not in Children’s Best Interest in Blountville, TN: In re Aiden R.
  9. Child Support Obligation Automatically Ends When Child Becomes Adult in Sevierville, TN Child Support Case: Mitchell v. Hall
  10. Trial Court Reversed for Failing to Award Attorney’s Fees in Nashville Child Support Modification: In Re Jasmine G.

I need to thank my paralegal, Melody, and my assistant, Bay, for alerting me to the typos they find after the posts are published.

So where do we go from here?

While I am pleased with the growing influence of the blog, I would really like to see more engagement from you, the readers. When I started this blog, I hoped it would become a place where lawyers and other interested parties could discuss Tennessee family law as we all watch it evolve. After all, I’m just a lawyer, like many of you, trying to make sense of it all. Readers get to see what I think, but they rarely see what you think.

I would like to see that change. I want you to share your thoughts with everyone. We have a platform. We have an audience. Let’s make this a conversation instead of a monologue.

On to 2017!

Information provided by K.O. Herston: Knoxville, Tennessee Divorce and Family-Law Attorney.


Responses

  1. K.O.:

    I continue to follow your blog with interest. It is a great service to the bar. I offered a review for the ABA survey on law blogs.

    There is no doubt that you spend many hours providing this service. Please be assured that it is greatly appreciated.

    Best regards,

    Brian Schuette

    • Thank you, Brian. I appreciate your kind words.


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