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Nov 21, 2018

Types of Alimony in Tennessee

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Alimony, also called spousal support, is designed to help a spouse with a lower income potential survive after a divorce. The availability of alimony, the amount of alimony, and the factors used to determine alimony vary, depending on the type of award. A spouse may be ordered to pay alimony while the divorce is pending, [...]

Aug 2, 2018

Will a Child from a Previous Relationship Affect Child Support Payments?

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In Tennessee, child support payments are based on Tennessee Child Support Guidelines. They use an income share model for determining how much the alternate residential parent (non-custodial parent) will pay to the primary residential parent, as his or her share of the child's upkeep and support. Child support orders are based on how much income [...]

May 23, 2018

Football and Child Custody: When Extracurriculars Come Front and Center in a Divorce

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The recent discoveries linking an Alzheimer's-like disease to football and other heavy contact sports have some parents worried about how safe it is for their kids to play football at young ages. Dr. Bennet Omalu, the doctor and brain researcher credited with discovering the disease, chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) was quoted in a story in [...]

Mar 28, 2018

What Are the Grounds for Divorce in Tennessee?

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Tennessee spouses can obtain either a no-fault divorce or, essentially, an “at-fault” divorce. Both can affect other family law legal issues such as property division and alimony. We’ll get into the differences in a bit, but in the most general sense, in an at-fault divorce, once spouse asserts that the other spouse committed some type [...]

Nov 29, 2017

Pre-Mediation: Imagining Your Ideal Divorce

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If you go through a divorce in Tennessee, you’re probably going to have to go through mediation, first. We have found that our clients who come in with some idea of what they want the most are often more willing to negotiate with their spouses, and to give mediation the “college try,” as they say. [...]