Tennessee Family Law Blog

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Memphis family lawyers, Miles Mason Family Law Group, PLC is located in Memphis, Tennessee serving clients in Germantown, Collierville, Bartlett and the West Tennessee area.

Home-schooling TN Mom Held Voluntarily Unemployed

Tennessee child support law case law summary on voluntary unemployment from the Court of Appeals. Carl Scott Blankenship v. Amy Lynn Cox  – Tennessee voluntary unemployment for child support Amy Cox and Carl Blankenship were divorced in 2000, and the mother was granted custody of the four children.  They returned to court many times as.. read more →

Dad’s Advertising Income To Be Averaged for TN Child Support

Tennessee law case summary on income averaging from the Court of Appeals. Melissa L. Blackshear (Thompson) v. Stephen D. Blackshear – Tennessee child support income determination and income averaging Melissa L. Blackshear (Thompson) and Stephen D. Blackshear were divorced in 2005, after negotiating a permanent parenting plan.  The father agreed to pay $2,000 per month.. read more →

TN Mom Loses Custody For Ignoring Child’s Special Dietary Needs

Tennessee law case summary on family law from the Court of Appeals. James Allen Austin v. Marely Torres – Tennessee divorce child custody modification. The child in this custody case, James Austin, Jr., was born in 2004 to James Austin, Sr., and Marely Torres.  Shortly after birth, the child was diagnosed with Phenylketonuria (PKU), which.. read more →

TN Parent Relocation Decision Must Include Best Interests

Tennessee law case summary on parent relocation family law from the Court of Appeals. Cassidy Aragon v. Reynaldo Aragon  – Tennessee parent relocation law Cassidy  and Reynaldo Aragon  were married in 2006 and had one daughter, who was born in 2007.  They divorced in 2010, and a parenting plan specified that each parent would spend.. read more →

Modern Day Hatfields and McCoys Go To Court

Tennessee law case summary on contempt in family law from the Court of Appeals. In re: Anna L.J.  – Tennessee contempt and evidence law In 2011, Robert and Sabrina Jackson went to court in Williamson County to file a petition declaring that Anna Johnson was dependent and neglected.  Anna was the daughter of Dennis and.. read more →

Mom Gets More Child Support Although Dad Claimed Disabled

Tennessee law case summary on child support modification in divorce and family law from the Court of Appeals. Christopher Lance Allen v. Robbie Marie Allen – Tennessee divorce child support modification. Robbie and Lance Allen were divorced in 2007, and have one child, who was 13 years old at the time of this appeal.  Under.. read more →

TN Mom Does Not Get Access to Dad’s Psychological Records

Tennessee law case summary on access to psychological records in divorce and custody law from the Court of Appeals. Hannah Ann Culbertson v. Randall Eric Culbertson  – Tennessee divorce mental health records confidentiality Hannah and Randall Culbertson were married in 2004 and had two children.  In 2010, they separated and the mother filed for divorce.. read more →

Dentist Must Pay Alimony But Wins Lower Dental Practice Value

Tennessee law case summary on dental practice valuation and alimony in divorce and family law from the Court of Appeals. LeAnn Barnes v. David Ellett Barnes – Tennessee divorce business valuation dental practice, alimony. LeAnn and David Barnes were married in 1984, after the wife had graduated from nursing school and while the husband continued.. read more →

Older Ladies, Cheating, and Several Shades of Gray in TN Divorce

With our graying U.S. population, an increase in Tennessee divorce among Baby Boomers is not entirely surprising given the conception and birth rate following the close of WWII. ‘My Hair is Gray and I Like It That Way’ Donnalou Stevens’ recent YouTube music video – Older Ladies – may be humorously memorable, but it does.. read more →

Paternity Establishment and Paternity Fraud in Tennessee Child Support, Not Just One Man’s Nightmare

Paternity fraud is as likely to occur in Tennessee as it is in any other jurisdiction where child support is sought by the mother. Unfortunately, such deviousness is not just one man’s nightmare. Paternity fraud happens all too often and, once paternity is established, child support will be ordered by the court. If paternity goes.. read more →