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Apr 19, 2018

What is the Connection Between Parenting Time and Child Support Payments in Tennessee?

By |April 19th, 2018|Divorce|0 Comments

In Tennessee, parenting time and child support are two entirely separate issues. A parent who fails to pay child support cannot be denied parenting time with the children. Likewise, paying more child support than is legally ordered does not guarantee that you will be granted more time with your children. When parents get divorced in [...]

Apr 11, 2018

5 Tips for Stress Management During Divorce

By |April 11th, 2018|Divorce|0 Comments

Aside from the death of a loved one, going through a divorce is one of the most stressful life events you will go through. Whether you are the party who initiated the divorce, were blind-sided by the news, or you both came to an amicable and mutual decision, you will endure varying degrees of stress [...]

Apr 4, 2018

Post-Decree Divorce Modifications in Tennessee

By |April 4th, 2018|Divorce|0 Comments

When you walked out of the courthouse after your divorce was finalized, you were likely relieved that it was over. Sometimes, however, situations change, and you must return to court because the divorce decree needs to be modified. If you find yourself in the position of being in a co-parenting relationship with your former spouse, [...]

Mar 14, 2018

What is the “Zero to Three” Initiative?

By |March 14th, 2018|Family Law|0 Comments

Effective January 1, Tennessee added five new courts to the Zero to Three initiative approved by the state Senate in 2017. The goal of Zero to Three, a nationwide endeavor, is to reduce the time children 36 months and younger spend in at-risk environments by providing their families with support services. The ultimate aim is [...]

Feb 28, 2018

How the New Tax Law Affects Divorcing Couples

By |February 28th, 2018|Divorce|0 Comments

In late December, President Trump signed a $1.5 trillion tax overhaul bill into law 2017, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). This bill ushers in some sweeping modifications to existing law, but two significant changes can directly affect couples going through a divorce—alimony deductions and the Child Tax Credit. Both of these issues are [...]

Jan 31, 2018

Shared Parenting: A Different Approach to Parenting After Divorce

By |January 31st, 2018|Divorce|0 Comments

It is generally accepted that children do better when they have access to a significant, bonded relationship with both parents. Unfortunately, the way life after divorce often works out, parenting time ends up being decidedly lopsided. Even when both parents are awarded joint custody, the child will typically spend the most time with one parent--which [...]

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