Collaborative Divorce

Divorce—like marriage—doesn’t come in a one-size-fits-all package. In fact, there are actually several different types of divorce to choose from, and not all have to be as emotionally toxic as a full court trial.  For couples who want a more amicable split, and are willing to engage in positive, constructive communication, collaborative divorce might be a good option. This type of divorce focuses on avoiding

Legal vs. Physical Custody in TN

Almost everyone has at least heard the word “custody,” but unless you or a loved one have gone through a divorce, you may not know exactly how that breaks down, in real time.  Custody refers to a parent’s legal relationship over their child. It encompasses all of the rights, responsibilities, and duties associated with the role, and breaks down into two main categories: legal and

How to Start a Divorce in Tennessee

You know you want a divorce, but you’re stuck. You stay because the thought of going to court exhausts you. You’re afraid for your kids. Of what people might say. You can’t even think about attorney’s fees without getting physically ill, and even if all of that weren’t true, the truth is: you don’t even know where to start. If this sounds like you, you’re

Joint vs. Sole Custody in Tennessee

As humans, we aren’t always the best at sharing, and nowhere is this more evident than in a divorce, where everything from property division to alimony has the tendency to spark a heated territory battle.  Unfortunately, however, an individual’s parental rights don’t disappear, just because their marriage does, and custody is one thing divorcing parents may have to learn to share, if they ever split

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