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What is an Order of Protection?

What is an Order of Protection? A Petition for Order of Protection is a civil (not criminal) case in which the the alleged victim (Petitioner) is suing the alleged perpetrator (Respondent) and claiming he or she needs immediate protection due to domestic abuse,...

Divorce and Child Custody in Tennessee

Tennessee is home to picturesque mountain views and gorgeous landscapes, but residents of the state still have to deal with the stark realities of divorce. Despite best efforts and intentions, some relationships reach a point at which separating is best, but this can...

Tennessee does not recognize common law marriage

Tennessee doesn't recognize what other states consider to be "common law marriages." Some states allow common law marriages to be formed when two individuals in a relationship cohabitate for a set period of time. This would then create a marital union to allow for...