Family Law

Jul 11, 2018

Tennessee Court of Appeals Tells Lawmakers that Same-Sex Divorce Case is None of Their Business

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In 2016, Sabrina and Erica Witt became the first same-sex couple to file for divorce in Tennessee. Their story made national news not only because they wished to divorce, but because of the heart-breaking custody battle that ensued. Eventually, Knox County 4th Circuit Court Judge Greg McMillan ruled that despite Erica’s sex, she would be [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Nov 30, 2016

What Rights Do Grandparents Have in Tennessee?

By |November 30th, 2016|Family Law|0 Comments

- Many people have favorable memories of time spent with their grandparents during their formative years. Grandparents have a vital role to play in families, and when parents pass away, grandparents who are able and willing can be a viable option for taking care of the child. In some cultures, grandparents have been [...]

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