Keeping the Marital Home in a Tennessee Divorce

The marital home is one of the most, if not the most, desirable assets when spouses divorce. When a couple splits up, often one spouse stays in the marital home and the other spouse moves out. Alternatively, the marital home is sold and the proceeds divided in accordance with the divorce property division agreement or…

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Why Should I Hire a Lawyer for Probate?

Probate is the court process for validating a will and appointing the personal representative to handle the estate. Probate also includes the process for administering the estate of the person who died. Experienced lawyers often represent the personal representative. They may also represent claimants who seek to invalidate the will or have a claim against…

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Why Should I Hire an Attorney for an Agreed Divorce?

Obtaining a divorce, even when you agree, isn’t as simple as you might think. There are specific requirements for filing for an “agreed divorce.” An experienced divorce lawyer can’t tell you if you qualify. If you don’t qualify, however, your attorney may be able to help. Your lawyer will also help you understand your rights.…

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Adoption Resources for Maryville Families

Child adoptions are probably the best part of practicing family law. Parents act selflessly to help a child have a happier life. The aim of adoption is to bind parents and children together. Parents adopt because they can’t have children of their own, they want to help children who are disadvantaged, a stepparent wants to…

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An Overview of Probate Laws in Tennessee

The probate process occurs when a loved one passes away, and their will must be validated by the courts before assets can be divided and passed to heirs. All debts of the estate must be paid, and the wishes of the decedent must be met as defined in the will. Not every estate will be…

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How Property and Assets Are Valued in a Divorce

Tennessee operates as an equitable distribution state when the property is divided during divorce proceedings. This means that the property won’t technically be split 50-50 between the two spouses. Instead, the court will determine the equitable and fair distribution of the property after hearing both sides of the case. When going through a Maryville contested…

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How to Get More Parenting Time With Your Child

As a divorced or soon-to-be divorced parent, one of your biggest priorities is likely ensuring you have the most time as possible with your child. When drafting a custody agreement, our clients always have the same question, “How much time will I get to spend with my kid?” It’s a great question and one attorneys…

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