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Tennessee’s Public Defenders Are Drowning in Cases

February 9, 2017
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The state of Tennessee is in the midst of an ongoing crisis in its judicial system, even causing one public defender to sit on the other side of the bench. Dawn Deaner had been an elected public defender in Nashville since 2008, but in early Sept. 2016, she […]

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The Differences Between Filing Fault and No Fault Divorce

January 19, 2017
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When you file for divorce, you must cite either “fault” or “no fault.” In other words, you have to give a reason why you’re getting divorced.

Your divorce or legal separation may come as a result of a cumulation of issues and disagreements, but this system makes […]

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5 Ways Children React to Divorce

December 20, 2016
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Change can be very stressful for children to handle. When parents go through a legal separation or divorce, these stresses are often amplified.

But studies have found that divorce affects children and adolescents differently. While adolescents and kids over the age of nine, often mature more quickly following […]

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Domestic Violence and Child Custody: How to Build Your Case

November 4, 2016
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During a divorce, child custody is one of the most important things to consider. While 11% of custody cases are resolved during mediation, some cases are more complicated than others.
In nearly all cases, it’s an ideal situation for both parents to have custody of their children […]

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Thinking of Filing for Divorce? Here are 4 Things to Consider First

October 13, 2016
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Choosing to file for divorce is no easy decision, but there is much more than just submitting your complaint to your local courts. If you’re thinking of divorce, here are four things you must do before you file.

Think: Is divorce really the best option for […]

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7 Things You Didn’t Know About Child Support

August 31, 2016
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This month marked the 21st anniversary of the creation of Child Support Awareness Month, established by President Bill Clinton to emphasize the importance of child support programs and the professionals that enforce them.

It seems simple enough: after a divorce or legal separation, the parent who does not […]

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