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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

Adoption – When Neither Parent is Fit

The loss of parental rights is most parent’s nightmares, but in cases where parents are abusive, neglectful or absent, it can be the opportunity for the child to have a greatly improved life. Foster parents or family members that have been taking care of a child for a period of time should consider speaking to

Do I Need A Lawyer For My Tennessee Divorce?

Everybody knows how important it is to know what your rights are before signing any contract. If a spouse suggests “keeping lawyers out of it,” you should seek a consultation with an experienced Tennessee divorce attorney. It is important to know your options and to find out what you’re entitled to. Don’t get duped by

Co-parenting During the Holidays

Co-parenting can be tricky. Try these tricks to take the sting out of awkward moments. The holidays are an exciting time for gathering together with loved ones and stirring up some holiday cheer but, when families transition and holidays start to look a little less than ‘normal’— it can be an all-out emotional struggle. Tips

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