Unequal Property Division Affirmed in Lebanon, Tennessee Divorce: Dewald v. Dewald

Facts: Wife was a 19-year-old college student when she met Husband, then 27 years old. Within a few weeks after meeting, Wife dropped out of college and moved in with Husband. They married six months later and have one son. When they married, Wife entered the marriage with, according to the trial court, “nothing but the […]

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Podcast #8: Stepparent Success

What makes parent-stepparent relationships so difficult? How can parents and stepparents work together to do what’s best for the child?

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Grandparent Visitation Schedule Reversed as Unreasonable in Murfreesboro, Tennessee: In re Diawn B.

Facts: Child was born to the unmarried Mother and Father. When Child was seven weeks old, Father died in a car accident. Following Father’s death, Mother stayed with Father’s aunt for a week, at which time Father’s mother — Grandmother — had regular contact with Child. Grandmother’s relationship with Mother quickly became adversarial, and Mother prevented […]

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Five Myths about Marriage

Marriage is one of the oldest institutions in the world, and there’s no shortage of opinions on what makes it work. But much of the conventional wisdom is not based on evidence, and some is flat-out wrong.

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