Building your family through adoption is exciting, but it can be expensive. We know that you know that not everyone who adopts is required to be well off, and that it’s more important that a child experience a loving family than take weekly winter ski trips or attends a private school. Still, even if you…

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Any time a custody dispute arises it can be a scary thing – not just for parents, but also extended family members. Facing the prospect of losing custody of your child or even having the amount of time you can see your child decided by someone else can cause a lot of stress and strain…

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After a marriage ends, both parties typically work hard on moving on with their lives. Finalizing a divorce provides closure to a broken relationship. When a couple has children together, however, lines of communication must remain open and ex-spouses must stay in touch. If you are thinking about dating again, it is important to keep…

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Parenting can be a challenge in two-parent households. After a divorce, those challenges are often exacerbated, even if the divorce is amicable and the parents fundamentally agree on how they wish to parent their children. For couples whose divorce is contentious, or who have trouble communicating effectively, co-parenting may prove even more difficult. To this…

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You reconciled and that’s great! Couples do divorce and then realize they made a mistake. It’s not easy remarrying someone but second marriages to the same spouse can work. Some of the reasons spouses decide that they want to get back together include: Couples may not realize what they meant to each other until they…

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The holiday season can be difficult enough to get through simply due to the high volume of traffic, the crowds in the stores, and money spent on gifts and food. It can be downright overwhelming and stressful if you are a divorced parent. There’s so much that goes into making the holidays amazing for your…

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Pets are part of the family. They provide unconditional love, make us laugh, and are always by our side. Many of us consider our pets our furry children. If you’re one of those people, and are preparing to go through a divorce, then it’s important you think about your pet. During the divorce process, when…

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In May 2018, Governor Bill Haslam signed a bill into law which finally brings an end to child marriage in Tennessee. No longer can minors under the age of 17 get married thanks to this new law. The new law is in place thanks to the efforts of a nonprofit organization called Unchained at Last,…

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