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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...

Limitations to obtaining back child support

If you are a parent looking to collect back child support but do not have a court order currently in place, you should act quickly. For parents who were married and divorced, the court will enter a parenting plan laying out how much child support is due and how it...

How are assets split in a divorce?

Marriage isn't just a union between two people, it also blends all of their stuff -- well, sort of. Despite what many divorcing couples may think, property division is complicated. It doesn't happen in one discussion and the final decision may not concern either...

Grandparent Visitation in Tennessee

In Tennessee, grandparents can obtain court-ordered visitation with their grandchild, although in limited circumstances. These include the death of a parent, when a parent is missing, if the child's parents are not married, or if the child has lived with the...

Transferencia de bienes con propiedad conjunta

La transferencia de derechos de una propiedad puede ser un asunto complicado, especialmente cuando la propiedad es propiedad de más de una persona. Siempre consulte con un abogado antes de transferirle alguna propiedad a otra persona. De lo contrario, puede...

Changes to Child Support Calculation

There have been some recent changes to child support calculation in Tenneseee, with some more on the way later this summer. If you're looking at the possibility of owing several years in child support, or seeking to collect child support, these changes could have a...