CONTESTED DIVORCE IN TENNESSEE
In a contested divorce, the spouses cannot agree on the terms of their divorce. Contested divorces are characterized by disagreement, whether it is over the family house or retirement funds. Fortunately, this is a normal situation to be in – couples often-times don’t agree on what they think is fair when splitting up-and, just because
Benefits of Hiring an Adoption Lawyer
A variety of steps must be completed before you can become a legal parent. The decision to adopt a child is one of the most important ones you will ever make. With a reputable adoption lawyer on your side, the process of adoption will be less daunting. There are a number of concerns you might
How Much Does A Divorce Cost In Tennessee?
In our initial consultations with clients, one of the first questions asked is how much the divorce will cost? Divorce costs are understandable concerns. Although it is important to seek value in legal representation, cheaper is not always better. Low-fee divorce attorneys often maintain heavy caseloads to compensate – providing minimal attention to each case.
Do you have to terminate parental rights before an adoption in Tennessee
The first step in any adoption proceeding is terminating the parental rights of the biological parents. You must terminate both biological parents’ rights unless you are pursuing a stepparent adoption. The petitioner must prove at least one of the legal grounds to terminate a parent’s rights for a court to terminate the rights. In addition,
Pre-Petition Legal Representation
In child welfare cases, legal advocates may represent families, typically parents, before a child is removed from the home or a petition is filed for abuse or neglect. This legal representation prior to petition aims to keep the family together, keep the children at home, and prevent the need for foster care. The goal of
CHILD SUPPORT PAYOR FACT SHEET
All child support payments must be paid to the State Disbursement Unit, P.O. Box 305200, Nashville, TN 37229. The payor’s TCSES number must be included on the payment. Do not send cash! The following credit cards may be used to pay child support: Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Diner’s Club International, Discover, Union Pay. Apple Pay,
Top 5 Things To Know About Divorce in Tennessee
Tennessee is an “equitable distribution” state, which means that the judge has the right to distribute marital property fairly, which might not be a 50/50 split. For example, the court may give a stay at home mom more property because her earning potential is lower because she gave up her career to care for the
Evolving Child Custody Laws in Tennessee
Child custody decisions consider the “best interests of the child standard.” This child centered approach has been around for a long time but, what’s considered “best” has changed over the years. If you’re divorcing now, don’t expect that the courts will determine custody as they might have thirty, twenty, ten, five or even a couple
How is child support chosen in Tennessee?
Each parent has an obligation to support their children in Tennessee. In most cases money is given to the parent with primary custody. To find how much you’re likely to pay or receive for child support, you need to examine how the Tennessee courts view child support obligations. This is an overview. It’s important to
How do parenting plans work in Tennessee?
What is a Tennessee Parenting Plan? When a couple with children divorces in Tennessee, the court requires the parents to detail how the children will be cared for when the divorce is final. The plan must include how time will be divided. Plans also include where the children will live, and how holidays will be