Child Custody for Unmarried Parents

Child Custody for Unmarried Parents in Memphis, TN According to the Pew Research Center, one in four parents living with a child in the United States is unmarried. Unlike a married couple, unmarried parents don’t always have a straightforward legal relationship and face a unique set of challenges when determining custody in the event the […]

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Child Support Enforcement & Collection

Child Support Enforcement and Collection in Memphis, TN Do you have questions about child support enforcement and collection in Tennessee? If so, be sure to reach out to Memphis family attorney Shannon A. Jones to discuss your questions during a confidential consultation. For more than twenty years, he’s worked to achieve the best possible outcomes […]

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Temporary Child Custody Orders

Temporary Child Custody Orders As a parent, one of the most challenging ordeals you can be put through is a divorce and custody dispute. While a divorce is pending, parents often ask their attorneys “Can I get a temporary custody order? If so, how?” Memphis family attorney Shannon A. Jones has more than two decades […]

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Appointment of a Guardian Ad Litem in Child Custody Cases

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). Below, we’ll […]

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FAQ: Primary Residential Parent

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 (i.e., the plan indicating when the […]

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FAQ: Child Support When The Other Parent is Underemployed

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. When parents live in the same house, the law supposes that the family unit is providing for its dependent children, but when the parents split up […]

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FAQ: How Is Custody Determined When A Child’s Parents Die?

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 […]

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FAQ: Termination of a Parent’s Rights in Tennessee

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 […]

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