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Aug 3, 2017

Facing the Dark Side of Divorce

By |August 3rd, 2017|Divorce|0 Comments

As divorce attorneys, we do our best to communicate to our clients that working towards compromise, and trying to find workable solutions, is more effective and beneficial than constant conflict. There are, however, people who have personalities which thrive on conflict. If both partners share the desire to fight for the sake of feeling like [...]

Jul 27, 2017

Karla C. Miller Named to Top 1% by National Association of Distinguished Counsel

By |July 27th, 2017|Firm News|0 Comments

Miller Upshaw Family Law, PLLC is pleased to announce that firm founder Karla C. Miller has been recognized once again by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel (NADC). Recognition is reserved for the top 1% of attorneys in the United States. This is Karla’s third consecutive year making the list. What is the National Association [...]

Jul 20, 2017

How the “Natural” and “Ordinary Meaning” of Words in Tennessee Law Strips Same-Sex Couples of Their Parental Rights

By |July 20th, 2017|Divorce|0 Comments

In May 2017, Governor Bill Haslam signed a law that required the words in Tennessee law to be interpreted according to their "natural," and "ordinary meaning." You might read that and wonder why Tennessee would need a law such as this, but then you discover that it is actually an underhanded way of denying the [...]

Jun 22, 2017

Tennessee and Uniform Prenuptial Agreement Act Reciprocity

By |June 22nd, 2017|Prenuptial Agreements|0 Comments

Prenuptial agreements and their contents are often one of the most important decisions you and your future spouse will make prior to getting married. Prenuptial and antenuptial agreements used to carry a certain stigma, but in recent years have emerged as a savvy couple’s guiding document for separation of property in their marriage. Soon-to-be-married couples [...]

Jun 15, 2017

Retire Smart: Your 401(k) & Divorce in Tennessee

By |June 15th, 2017|Divorce|0 Comments

Some aspects of property division in a Tennessee divorce are straightforward; others are more complex. Retirement accounts, pension plans, and other long-term savings mechanisms tend to fall into the latter category. A retirement plan, pension plan, IRA or other such retirement account, as well as profit sharing mechanisms and deferred compensation plans acquired during the [...]

Jun 1, 2017

Child Custody Battle Settled in Tennessee’s First Same-Sex Divorce

By |June 1st, 2017|Child Custody|0 Comments

Same-sex marriage in Tennessee became legal in 2015, after the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges. Although same-sex couples in Tennessee have not historically enjoyed protection, as a result of the favorable ruling, more and more LGBTQ couples are opting to have children. (An estimated 18% of the same-sex couple population of Tennessee [...]

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