The internet provides us with a wealth of information and entertainment. During the COVID-19 pandemic especially, being online has helped millions of people around the world stay connected socially, for work, for school, and countless other valuable reasons. However, the internet isn’t all Zoom meetings and social media. For many people, it does have its…

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Some couples just know when their marriage is over, but others remain hopeful that they’re just going through a rough patch that will pass in time. Sometimes that’s the case but you have to keep your eyes open to what’s going on and read the signs that your spouse may already have one foot out…

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Relationships can be tough at any stage. Sometimes you’re lucky and realize you’re in a fantastic relationship with a great person right off the bat. You go on to have years of enjoyment together. Then there are the times when you took the plunge, maybe with a little doubt you wrote off as the jitters,…

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Near the end of 2020, legislators agreed upon a second coronavirus relief package for the country, sending out payments of $600 to eligible adults, along with $600 for each child. By now, most of us have received these stimulus payments, either by check or direct deposit. If you and your spouse are in the process…

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Almost everyone who goes through divorce will have to deal with spending their first holiday season alone. At least as far as being a couple or family goes. For some, it can be a difficult time of year spent reminiscing, but there are ways to get through it without feeling so devastated. While friends and…

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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Tennessee and across the country, attorneys and clients are adjusting to a new normal. Court closings and docket backups put many family law issues on hold, including separation and divorce matters. Now, with courts opening again, divorce hearings can continue, with many proceeding via conferencing technology like Zoom. Virtual…

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Social media posts, comments, likes, and shares have gotten a lot of people in trouble with their places of employment, at school, and even at home. Let’s face it; social media can be good, but it can also be a hindrance when it comes to dealing with a child custody case in Tennessee. If you…

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Alimony, also called spousal support, is designed to help a spouse with a lower income potential survive after a divorce. The availability of alimony, the amount of alimony, and the factors used to determine alimony vary, depending on the type of award. A spouse may be ordered to pay alimony while the divorce is pending,…

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