Contested Divorce

A contested divorce is one where the spouses don’t agree on how to settle the terms of their divorce. Whether it be who gets the family house, how to divide retirement funds, a contested divorce is marked by disagreement.  Luckily, this is a pretty normal situation to be in—after all, most couples can barely agree on anything while married, let alone during a breakup—and, just

Proper Service in Tennessee

Divorce is a complicated process, with a lot of important rights and interests at play—including the division of debt, shared marital property, and child custody rights (to name a few). That’s why when you file for divorce in Tennessee, you will be required to notify your spouse that you’ve taken legal action to dissolve your marriage.  However, unlike your regular, run-of-the-mill significant other, this breakup

How Does Adoption Work in Tennessee?

When a child’s biological parents are unable—or unwilling—to care for them, the court may grant an adoption.  Adoption is the legal term for when an outside adult assumes full responsibility for a child that is not biologically theirs, including all parental rights and decision-making authority. Once complete, adoption is permanent, altering family lines both back in time, and for future generations yet to come. If

Adultery in Tennessee

Adultery occurs when two people are intimate, and at least one of them is already married… to someone else.  Moral repugnance aside, this is one extramarital dalliance that can have some fairly significant legal impacts on divorce. Especially in a state like Tennessee, which still allows fault-based divorce grounds.  Whether you are the cheater in this situation, or the cheated upon, here’s what you need

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