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Fiduciary Duty In Divorce: What Is It, And Why Is It Important?

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When you pledge to love, honor, and cherish one another in your wedding vows, no one can understand what that promise will truly encompass. Even couples who try everything they can to work through the trials life throws at them often find themselves journeying down the path of divorce. Unfortunately, by the time a… Read More »

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Who Keeps The Engagement Ring When A Couple Breaks Up?

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Most people have a certain story running in their mind of how they imagine their life will play out. Details may remain fuzzy and are subject to change, but everyone has a dream they are hoping for in the future. If that dream involves a life partner – as many do – the usual… Read More »

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What Are The Forms Of Legal Protection From Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, And Stalking Available To Me In Tennessee?

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Too often, the difficult decision to divorce is only made after you or a family member has experienced some form of abuse. If you or a loved one is living with domestic violence, experiencing a stalker, or has suffered a sexual assault, there are legal forms of protection you can pursue under Tennessee law…. Read More »

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What is Parental Alienation, And What Are Some Signs To Watch For?

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The breakup of a marriage or partnership can lead to major changes in not just your life, but the lives of your children. A parent in the midst of divorce proceedings will, naturally, have many things on their mind and on their plate. Not least of which is the weighty priority to ensure your… Read More »

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Disinheritance In Tennessee Wills

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“Can you totally disinherit a child in Tennessee?” You need only look at the latest entertainment news articles surrounding the untimely death of Naomi Judd (Judd) in Tennessee earlier this year to see why the question is making the rounds. The entertainment world was recently shocked to discover that, upon review of the late… Read More »

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Why Adultery Can Matter In Tennessee Divorce

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On August 23rd 2022 the Memphis-Shelby County Schools Superintendent, Mr. Joris Ray, resigned from his post after formally reaching a separation agreement with the school board. Mr. Ray was placed under investigation earlier this year when allegations made by his wife in divorce proceedings suggested that Mr. Ray may have abused his power and… Read More »

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How Are Child Support Payment Amounts Determined In Tennessee?

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If you are divorcing and there are minor children involved, child support will have to be determined. But some parents are unclear on whether they are entitled to receive child support payments from their former spouse, or if there is an amount that they themselves may be accountable for. While every divorce and situation… Read More »

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Divorce: Should I Leave The Marital Home?

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Often, divorce is a last-resort. By the time you come to the crossroads of deciding whether to dissolve your marriage, you have likely shouldered many a straw that should have broken the camel’s back. In the course of your marriage, you have likely dedicated years of your life, attention, efforts, and emotions into another… Read More »

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Hidden Assets And Incomes In A Tennessee Divorce

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As a marriage dissolves, so must its assets be distributed between the parties. In some cases, this is a relatively straightforward process. However, in divorce, sometimes it is wise to expect the unexpected. In divorces that deal with high-asset values it is not uncommon for one spouse to try to hide assets from the… Read More »

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“Bird Nesting” What’s The Buzz About, And Is It Right For Your Family?

By Fort, Holloway, & Rogers |

Divorce is hard for all of the parties involved. From the very beginning, parents have recognized that children can pay a disproportionately high price when their parents’ marriage dissolves. Their young minds have to come to terms with their parents no longer being together, and will very likely have to leave their family home…. Read More »

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