Marriage Rate in America Drops Drastically

Below is an article by Stephanie Hallett analyzing the recent report from the Pew Research Institute on the dramatic drop in the percentage of Americans who are married. Marriage Rate in America Drops Drastically Barely half of Americans over the age 18 are married, according to a new report from the Pew Research Institute. The number of […]

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The Coming Boom in Divorces?

The following article by Matthew Yglesias published recently at Slate.com may be of interest to readers of this blog. Help America: Get Divorced! Money troubles are a huge strain on marriage, so you’d expect that divorce would surge after a massive recession and years-long period of weak growth. Yes, as far as we can tell, […]

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Why Engaged Couples Should Sign a Prenuptial Agreement

The following article was written by Robert DiGiacomo at Bankrate.com: Why Engaged Couples Should Sign a Prenup Although prenuptial agreements are often associated with celebrity couples — and their headline-generating divorces — they’re not just for boldface names. Any couple who brings personal or business assets to the marriage can benefit from a prenup. The […]

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Termination of Parental Rights and Res Judicata in Tennessee: In re Shyronne D.H.

Facts: Following an incident with one of her children, Mother was charged with aggravated child neglect and aggravated child abuse. Mother pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and was sentenced to six years’ incarceration. In a separate proceeding, Mother’s children were determined to be dependent and neglected and victims of severe child abuse, and Mother filed a […]

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Divorce Recovery and Support Groups

A recent article by Jane Hamilton published at Salon.com will likely resonate with many readers of this blog. She writes about the emotions she felt after her divorce and how her exposure to other divorcees who were further along in the grieving process taught her that things will get better. The article appears below. What Kept Me […]

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Married Couples Now a Minority in Tennessee

As reported recently in The Tennessean, for the first time in our history, most households in Tennessee are comprised of single people or unmarried couples. Here are some excerpts from the article: For the first time, married couples find themselves in the minority in Tennessee. Newly released census data show that 48 percent of households […]

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Divorce Rates Increasing in Rural Areas

A recent article in the New York Times discussed how the divorce rate in rural areas has steadily caught up to the rate in urban areas. Click here to read the entire article. Here are some excerpts of interest: Forty years ago, divorced people were more concentrated in cities and suburbs. But geographic distinctions have […]

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Knoxville Snow!

Knoxville was covered with five inches of snow yesterday. I was scheduled to take some depositions but they had to be cancelled. I took my mountain bike out for a spin around the neighborhood instead.   Information provided by K.O. Herston, Tennessee Divorce Lawyer.

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A Primer on Contempt in Tennessee

Contempt is the willful failure to obey a court order when one has the ability to do so.  There are two types of contempt that can occur in any case: civil contempt and criminal contempt.  Many attorneys (and some judges) fail to differentiate between the two, which can lead to problems.  This is exactly what […]

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