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
What is co-parenting, how does it work, and how do people do it who can’t stand the sight of each other after a nasty divorce? Co-parenting is when both parents share in the responsibilities of raising their children after a divorce, including parenting time, decision making, financial contributions and more. In Tennessee, the judge must maximize each … Continue reading Co-Parenting? But We Hate Each Other!
Wicker Smith O’Hara McCoy & Ford, P.A., one of Florida’s leading law firms, and Floyd Law Group are pleased to announce the merger of their firms in Nashville, Tennessee. Wicker Smith continues to expand to meet a substantial increase in demand for the firm’s notable services in its existing practice areas of civil litigation and … Continue reading Wicker Smith and Floyd Law Group Merge in Nashville
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