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The Parenting Plan in Tennessee

The Parenting Plan in Tennessee

In 2001, the Tennessee legislature adopted the use of “Parenting Plans” in lieu of “custody.”  Tennessee now uses a standardized Parenting Plan form which must be filed with any divorce with minor children, or with parenting matters if the...

Testimony in Your Custody Trial

Custody mediation was unsuccessful. Now what? If you and your ex are unable to resolve custody via mediation, your case is referred back to court and a trial date will be set. The custody trial is your opportunity to show the Judge why you should be granted custody of...
Depositions in Tennessee Family Law Cases

Depositions in Tennessee Family Law Cases

If you have never been involved with litigation, getting a notice of deposition can be an intimidating process. You will need to work closely with your attorney to properly prepare. What is a Deposition? Depositions are formal legal events in an informal setting. ...

International Parental Child Abduction (ICPA)

What do you do when your child has been abducted to a foreign country by your ex spouse? This issue is one of great concern to the United States Department of State, and high priority is given to children who have been victimized by international parental child...
How Does Mediation Work in a Family Case?

How Does Mediation Work in a Family Case?

In family mediation, an independent, state-certified mediator helps both parties in a dispute work out an agreement about issues in the case. In the context of a Tennessee divorce case involving children, the items addressed will be: The Parenting Plan arrangements-...