Can I still get divorced? Do I have to turn my kids over to their other parent in the middle of a pandemic? Emails and calls have been flooding my office centered primarily on these two questions. In response to the coronavirus and federal, state and citywide “Shelter in Place” orders, the Tennessee Supreme Court … Continue reading Coronavirus, Divorce and Parenting Time
Clients ask me all too often if they need to get an Order of Protection. Unfortunately, domestic violence is distressingly prevalent in our society, and many times my clients need an Order of Protection to stop the abuse and secure a safe living situation. Typically, victims of domestic violence feel helpless about their circumstances. All … Continue reading What is an Order of Protection and Do I Need One?
Now that the holiday season is safely behind us, it’s time to take stock of what worked, what didn’t, and what we can improve to make the holidays better for our children and ourselves. Did Dad bring Johnny over an hour late to Christmas dinner? Did Mom buy Sally the present you told her you … Continue reading Holiday Hiccups and How to Avoid Them
Q: How does a court split up property in a divorce? A: Tennessee courts look at a number of factors in determining property division. Property that the parties have obtained since the marriage is usually considered marital property, with some exceptions, like property that has been inherited. Property owned before the marriage is generally considered … Continue reading Family Law FAQ
Dividing the marital estate, particularly after a lengthy marriage, can be easy, complicated, or somewhere in between, depending on each client’s particular circumstances. In Tennessee, the courts determine property division based on the principal of “equity”, or what is fair. Equity does not necessarily mean equal, especially if one spouse has a higher earning capacity … Continue reading Division of Marital Property
If you and your spouse have had the good fortune to live a prosperous married life, divorce can present a unique set of difficulties when the stakes are high. Despite what may appear to be a perfect life and a perfect marriage, circumstances change that can turn your world upside down. When you or your spouse decides … Continue reading High Net Worth Divorce