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Divorcing Later in Life

Getting divorced is not exclusive to young couples. If you do get divorced later in life, there may be different factors to consider in the process. Having an attorney who can guide you through the process can make it easier.

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Who Will Have to Move Out of the Family Home?

One of the key divorce issues that needs to be addressed is the subject of moving out of the marital home or establishing alternative living arrangements. Due to the emotional attachment involved, vacating the marital home before your divorce is finalized can be a huge decision.

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Does Infidelity Affect My Divorce?

Trust is one of the most important elements in a marriage. When that trust is broken by infidelity, a marriage may not ever be able to recover.

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Understanding Military Divorce

A divorce in a marriage involving a member of the military often faces complications not affecting a civilian couple living together in a single city and single state, where they can file close to home.

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Common Misconceptions About Divorce in Tennessee

According to statistics from the Tennessee Department of Health, in 2018, there were about 23,840 divorces statewide. Going through a divorce or legal separation can be emotional and overwhelming. However, with so much misleading information out there and false assumptions surrounding divorce, it is relatively easy to make mistakes without proper guidance or legal representation.

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Termination of a Parent’s Rights in Tennessee

In the United States, we have well-established laws that are designed to protect a biological parent’s right to raise their child with minimal government intrusion. However, it’s vital to note that our laws prioritize the best interest of the child above a parent’s right to bring up their child as they see fit and, therefore, allow a parent’s legal rights to be terminated under some circumstances.

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FAQ: How is Custody Determined When a Child’s Parents Die?

The death of a parent or both parents is always a tragic and devastating loss, and never more so than when the surviving family member is a child. Not only have they suffered a tremendous loss that they must sort through emotionally, but the routine of their day-to-day life will likely change dramatically.

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FAQ: Child Support When the Other Parent is Underemployed

Parents in Tennessee, regardless of their relationship status to one another, have a legal obligation to support their children financially.

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FAQ: What Is A Primary Residential Parent

Any parent who is going through a divorce or a breakup in Tennessee should acquaint themselves the term “primary residential parent.” This legal term tends to cause a great deal of confusion for parents who are entering into a permanent parenting plan.

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Appointment of a Guardian Ad Litem in Child Custody Cases

For more than two decades, Memphis family attorney Shannon Jones has worked to protect the rights of children and help parents understand and resolve complicated custody issues. One particularly challenging and contentious issue is the appointment of a guardian ad litem (or GAL).

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