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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-...
How is Alimony Determined in Tennessee?

How is Alimony Determined in Tennessee?

One of the major questions when contemplating ending a marriage is “will there be alimony and how much it will be?” Alimony (spousal support) payments are determined by the court in a facts-driven analysis of the case. There are four types of alimony in...
Termination of Parental Rights

Termination of Parental Rights

The relationship between a parent and child is arguably the most cherished of relationships. Accordingly, the Termination of Parental Rights (TPR) is a serious matter and is not one to be taken lightly. It effectively servers all legal ties between the parent and the...
Divorce in Tennessee

Divorce in Tennessee

A divorce may be granted in Tennessee if the plaintiff or the defendant has resided in Tennessee for six months preceding the filing of the Complaint for Divorce. There are two types of divorces under Tennessee law: uncontested, (irreconcilable differences) and...
Grandparents Rights to Visitation

Grandparents Rights to Visitation

A common misconception is that grandparents have no legal right to have visitation with their grandchildren. While those rights have limitations, Tennessee’s “Grandparent Visitation Statute” provides for specific instances when grandparents are due visitation when the...