To Raise Better Kids, Say No

This article by Scott Sonenshein in The New York Times may be of interest. To Raise Better Kids, Say No Despite the temptation for parents to say yes to their children’s wishes, research shows there’s an insidious side to chasing after the newest thing others have. It fosters a sense of deficiency that can never […]

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Tips for Living Together Without Going Nuts

This article by Anna Goldfarb in The New York Times may be of interest. Tips for Living Together Without Going Nuts Moving in with your partner before getting married is a big step legally, financially, and emotionally. Here are some compelling cohabitation tips from the experts. Legal and Financial Steps Don’t combine finances in a […]

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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. This blog was honored again this year to be selected by the ABA Journal as […]

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American Bar Association Says You’re *Still* Reading a Top 100 Law Blog

The American Bar Association has named this as one of the 100 best blogs for a legal audience for the second year in a row. Seriously. The ABA considers this little blog about Tennessee family law one of the best legal blogs. In. The. World. Click here to see the list — known as the “Blawg 100” — […]

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Tennessee Family Law Update Arrives in Two Weeks!

John and I are putting the finishing touches on this year’s Tennessee Family Law Update seminar. Two weeks from today (!!!) we begin our tour of Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville, and Johnson City. If you haven’t already, sign up today! As always, the seminar will include my comprehensive review of the latest caselaw and legislation every Tennessee family-law […]

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Tennessee Family Law Update is Coming Soon. Register Today!

John and I are hard at work preparing our annual Tennessee Family Law Update seminars. Next month we return to Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville, and Johnson City. As always, the seminar will include my comprehensive review of the latest caselaw and legislation every Tennessee family-law attorney and mediator needs to know. This year’s program also includes presentations […]

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In Case You Missed It

In case you missed it, I am repeating this post from last week. The discount for my readers ends this Sunday night. Starting Monday, the cost to attend our annual update seminar increases. If you plan to attend, this is your last chance to save. *     *     *     *   […]

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Blog-Reader Discount Available for Tennessee Family Law Update 2016

It’s time to start planning for our annual Tennessee Family Law Update seminar. This November John and I will return to Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville, and Johnson City. As always, the seminar will include my comprehensive review of the latest caselaw and legislation every Tennessee family-law attorney and mediator needs to know. This year’s program will also include presentations […]

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Dates Confirmed for Tennessee Family Law Update 2016

We’re hitting the road again this November! Here are the dates for this year’s CLE seminar tour: Memphis: Monday, November 14, 2016 — Holiday Inn at University of Memphis Nashville: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 — Nashville School of Law Knoxville: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 — U.T. Conference Center Johnson City: Thursday, November 17, 2016 — Millennium […]

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Tell the American Bar Association Why You Read This Blog

I guarantee you have no idea how much time it takes to maintain this blog. I have to read all the Tennessee family law opinions issued by the appellate courts, figure out which ones are “blog worthy” (not many), and then draft the posts that are published on this blog. It is a HUGE time commitment […]

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Happy Independence Day!

I hope you have a safe and relaxing Fourth of July. Information provided by K.O. Herston: Knoxville, Tennessee Divorce and Family Law Attorney.

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How to Find Tennessee Appellate Court Opinions Covered on This Blog

Since I began summarizing and commenting online about Tennessee case law over six years ago, I have always posted links to the actual appellate court opinions. I wanted to make it easy for you to read the opinion yourself if you wanted to. Until recently, I always linked to copies of the opinions hosted on […]

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The Importance of Cohabitation Agreements

This article by Megan Smith in the National Law Review may be of interest to my readers. The Importance of Cohabitation Agreements In today’s society, many couples choose to live together rather than get married. This growing trend has become more common in recent years than ever before. There are a variety of possible reasons […]

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American Bar Association Says You’re Reading a Top 100 Law Blog

The American Bar Association just released its list of the top 100 law-related blogs and — guess what? — this blog made the list! Seriously. The ABA considers this little blog about Tennessee family law one of the very best legal blogs. In. The. World. Click here to see the list — known as the “Blawg 100” — for […]

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Tennessee Family Law Update 2015 Registration is Open with Early Bird Discount

It’s that time of year again — time for us to go on the road for the annual Tennessee Family Law Update seminar. This year John and I will return to Memphis, Nashville, Chattanooga, Johnson City, and Knoxville. Of course, the seminar will include my comprehensive review of the latest case law and new legislation […]

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