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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 [...]

May 18, 2017

Important Facts about Divorce Mediation in Tennessee

By |May 18th, 2017|Divorce|0 Comments

When you are considering the dissolution of your marriage, the thought of sitting down with your spouse to undergo a mediation process may be overwhelming. However, mediation has shown to be a beneficial tool, and is required for contested divorces under Tennessee law. (T.C.A. 36-4-131(a)) If you are seeking a divorce in Tennessee, you must [...]

Apr 13, 2017

Unmarried Fathers’ Rights in Tennessee

By |April 13th, 2017|Family Law|0 Comments

Unmarried fathers who are committed to playing an active role in their children's lives may face some obstacles when it comes to shared custody of their child. In Tennessee, an unmarried mother automatically has both physical and legal custody of the child until the father establishes paternity. However, once paternity is established, you have the [...]

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