Internet Love: Online Dating May Result in Fewer Tennessee Divorces

Although online dating and internet love can lead to Tennessee divorce, a few statistics are still surprising. So many Tennesseans are using online dating services today. It may be difficult for some to imagine (or recollect) what previous generations did to meet, mingle, and become engaged to marry. Mystery and intrigue are far from absent… read more →

Help Support Rhynette Hurd for Judge Circuit Court Division V

Help support Rhynette Hurd for Judge Circuit Court Division 5 Shelby County, Tennessee. View Invitation to her Campaign Kickoff here.  Attend her campaign kickoff Wednesday April 2, 2014, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Just For Lunch, 3092 Poplar Ave., Memphis, Tennessee. read more →

Update: Fed. Judge Issues Preliminary Injunction Against TN in Same Sex Marriage Case

We have been following the Tennessee same sex marriage lawsuit Tanco v. Haslam since it was filed in October 2013. This is a federal case initiated by eight plaintiffs seeking injunctive relief as a remedy, among other things. The complainants asked the court to order Tennessee to recognize their same sex marriages. Under Tennessee law,.. read more →

Same Sex Married Couples Challenge Tennessee Constitution in Federal Court

In October 2013, a complaint for declaratory and injunctive relief was filed in the Nashville Division of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee. Although it is not this firm’s role to take a position one way or the other, Tanco v. Haslam is an important same sex marriage rights case. One.. read more →

TN Safe Harbor for Pregnant Women Addicted to Prescription Drugs

Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), that’s the medical terminology describing the condition of newborn medical patients addicted to illicit and prescription drugs. Nationally, almost seven of every 1,000 births result in NAS babies, many of whom are born with addictions to prescription narcotics. In the womb, the pregnant woman’s drug use spreads to the fetus through.. read more →

Divorce and STDs: Playing Russian Roulette with Your Health & Wallet

Dealing with the possibility of contracting a sexually transmitted disease from a cheating spouse before filing a Tennessee divorce. Part 3 of a 3 part series on Cheating. While you’ve undoubtedly read that one out of every two marriages will end up in divorce, this statistic is based on a national average. The divorce rate has been declining.. read more →

Will U.S. Supreme Court’s DOMA Decision Change Tennessee Marriage Law?

The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent DOMA decision affects all federal laws, but does it directly affect Tennessee marriage law? U.S. v. Windsor   In yet another 5-to-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court held as unconstitutional a section of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) as applied to same-sex married couples. More specifically, the court ruled.. read more →

Tennessee Father Welcomes Home Daughter Amanda Berry, Free After Decade of Violent Captivity

One daughter’s father and her extended family members live in Elizabethton, Tennessee. This lush hill-country community of about 14,200 serves as the county seat of Carter County. Amanda Berry, now age 27, was abducted in Cleveland, Ohio, at the age of 16 on April 21, 2003. She was held hostage for 10 long years, but.. read more →

Tips for the Best Summer Parenting Time Ever

Tips for the Best Summer Parenting Time Ever Your children are spending the summer with you because of the agreement you’ve made with your former or soon-to-be former spouse. You may have a large block of time scheduled with the children and may have some time off from work. Before you panic that there’s nothing.. read more →

Mercer’s New Book: Buy-Sell Agreements for Baby Boomer Business Owners

Chris Mercer Has a New Kindle e-Book Z. Christopher Mercer, CEO of Mercer Capital and a leading authority on buy-sell agreements from business and valuation perspectives – available now on Amazon Kindle:  Buy-Sell Agreements for Baby Boomer Business Owners. Buy-sell agreements are not merely legal documents to be signed and forgotten. If you are a.. read more →