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Understanding Child Support Calculations in Tennessee

Tennessee courts no longer calculate child support rates by using a percentage of a parent’s income. Instead, child support is determined based on a number of factors, which may make the calculation quite complicated. The state of Tennessee provides an automated calculation system for your guidance, taking into account the following considerations: Days spent with […]

Is a Prenuptial Agreement Right for Us?

Many couples perceive a certain stigma attached to prenuptial agreements, as they may seem unromantic and distrustful. However, because they can lay the groundwork for a respectful marriage, they are a sensible choice and have become a fairly common part of marital preparations. Learning more about how establishing a prenuptial agreement can actually strengthen your […]

Tennessee Judge Declines Divorce for Same-Sex Couple

Roane County Circuit Judge Russell E. Simmons Jr. declined to grant a divorce this month to a local same-sex couple married in Iowa four years ago. After marrying, Frederick Michael Borman and Larry Kevin Pyles-Borman moved to Roane County, where they eventually separated and filed for divorce. However, Judge Simmons refused to recognize their same-sex […]

Child Custody Factors in Tennessee Divorce and Child Custody Cases

In Tennessee divorce cases, custody arrangements are made based on the best interest of the child. Under Tennessee law, courts are directed to order a custody arrangement that permits both parents to enjoy the maximum participation possible in the life of the child. In deciding who the primary residential parent will be and what schedule […]

Tennessee’s Bill of Rights for Divorcing Parents

Tennessee has recently revised and clarified the basic rights afforded to divorced parents. Divorce attorneys regularly refer to these rights as the “parental bill of rights.” Tennessee law provides that unless the divorce court specifically finds it not to be in the best interest of the affected child, each order pertaining to the custody of […]