Tennessee Family Law Legislative Update 2017

Hello, friends! It’s that time of year again—time to review how our legislators made Tennessee family law worse than it was this time last year. First, let’s all take a minute to chug a jar of East Tennessee moonshine to prepare ourselves for what’s to come. OK, now that we’re sufficiently numb, let’s get started. Hit us with your best shot, […]

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What Is the Remedy When a Party Violates the Automatic Injunction?: Coleman v. Olson Presents a Case of First Impression in Tennessee

Facts: Mother and Father married in 2007. Their child was born the following year. In the summer of 2012, they began having marital problems. This culminated in a physical altercation that resulted in Mother’s arrest. Upon her release from jail, Mother moved into the home of a friend. Mother filed a complaint for divorce on […]

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Division of Military Retirement in Murfreesboro, TN Divorce: Collins v. Collins

Facts: Husband and Wife divorced after 18 years of marriage. On the day the case was scheduled to go to trial, Husband and Wife entered into a written agreement signed by both parties and their lawyers where Husband agreed, in relevant part, to pay Wife $2100 from his monthly military retirement benefit of $3678. The […]

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K.O. Herston a “Top Attorney” for Divorce, Family Law, Child Support, and Adoption in Knoxville, TN

Once again, I am honored to have been selected by my colleagues in the Knoxville Bar as being among the best divorce, family law, child support, and adoption lawyers in Knoxville. CityView magazine explains: Each year, Cityview calls upon the members of the Knoxville Bar Association to determine which attorneys in East Tennessee are the best in […]

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Tennessee Family Law Legislative Update 2016

Things were relatively quiet on the family-law front this past legislative session. Notably missing, however, was any effort to update the various family-law statutes to account for the constitutionally-protected rights of same-sex parents. Until that happens, Tennessee children and their same-sex parents will continue to navigate in an atmosphere of legal uncertainty. There were several […]

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Divorce and the Shared Mortgage

This article by Lisa Prevost in The New York Times may be of interest. Divorce and the Shared Mortgage Deciding what to do with the house can be a major quandary for couples getting a divorce, particularly when they share a mortgage. When there is equity in the home, each spouse typically wants to take […]

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Protecting Assets in Divorce

This article by Kelli Grant at CNBC may be of interest. Breaking up is hard to do: Protecting assets in divorce Getting divorced has a significant impact on your finances — and some missteps can make it even more costly. Divorce is an issue plenty of Americans will find themselves navigating. In 2014, divorces and […]

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How Divorce after 50 May Affect Your Retirement Savings

This article by Janet Kidd Stewart in the Chicago Tribune is of interest. How Divorce after 50 May Affect Your Retirement Savings Getting unhitched this year? If you’re past 50, it’s critically important to pay attention to how your retirement savings weathers the storm. Divorce filings tend to surge at the beginning of the year, […]

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