Benefits of Filing First in Tennessee Divorce

Benefits of Filing First for Divorce in Tennessee No matter what the reasons are, going through a divorce is never easy. It’s difficult to admit that a relationship you thought would last forever is coming to an end. Beyond the heartbreak of ending a marriage, dealing with the extensive paperwork and costs needed to divorce […]

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Valuing a Professional Practice in Tennessee Divorce

Valuing a Professional Practice in Tennessee Divorce When professionals like doctors, lawyers, and accountants who are shareholders and/or partners of a professional practice are involved in divorce proceedings, the practice they are part of must be evaluated to determine its value as part of the marital estate. If you are going through a divorce proceeding, […]

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Division of Debt in Tennessee Divorce

How Will Your Debt Be Divided? In any divorce, the couple, often with the intervention of the courts, must divide between themselves the assets they own. However, Tennessee divorce law also requires that debts held by a married couple must also be divided in a divorce. As with the division of assets, division of debt […]

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Business Valuations & Divorce in Tennessee

Determining The Value of Your Business In some divorces in Tennessee, one or both spouses own or have ownership interests in small businesses or closely-held companies. These ownership interests are often classified as a marital asset that must be divided between the spouses as part of equitable distribution. However, unlike a publicly traded corporation, the […]

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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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