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.

Can Reading a Spouse’s Email Lead to Tennessee Divorce?

In America and most of the developed world, email is ubiquitous. We send them. We read them. And we sometimes write things (or send pictures) that are worthy of regret later on. But if you have permission to do so, can reading your spouse’s email lead to divorce in Tennessee? “I’ve got nothing to hide!”.. read more →

Tennessee Mom Can’t Move to Florida After Parentage Action

Tennessee law case summary on custody and relocation in divorce and family law from the Court of Appeals. Clint Dewayne Graham v. Nycole Alexandria Vaughn – Tennessee divorce custody and relocation Clint Graham and Nycole Vaughn were the parents of a daughter who was born in 2004.  After the girl was born, they lived together.. read more →

What Is Divorce Mediation in Tennessee?

Mediation in Tennessee is a commonly used form of alternative dispute resolution, or ADR. In large part, the ADR option is intended to help avoid litigation. Essentially, mediation is an informal process to assist the parties in voluntarily resolving their legal disagreements. As professionals, mediators often help couples reach agreement on parenting plans and child.. read more →

John Vego Knows What Wine You Like

John Vego is a wine “beast.”  According to my teenage son, Miles, “beast” is the highest compliment one can pay another man. Sharon and I first met John many years ago at a small wine tasting and fell in love.  Over the last 10 years, he has been our primary source of wine referrals. Yes,.. read more →

Tennessee Same-Sex Partner Gets No Visitation Rights Absent Adoption

Tennessee law case summary on same-sex couple custody and visitation in family law from the Court of Appeals. In re Hayden C. G-J. – Tennessee same-sex parent visitation dispute Jennifer J. and Jennie G. were in a romantic and committed relationship for 14 years, during which time they held themselves out to a couple.  During.. read more →

Inconsistent Tennessee Parenting Plan Must Be Set Aside

Tennessee law case summary on parenting plans in divorce and family law from the Court of Appeals. Gregory Keith Jarnigan v. Ginger Nicole Jarnigan – Tennessee divorce parenting plan law Ginger Nicole Jarnigan and Gregory Keith Jarnigan were married in 1997 and had three sons who were born in 1999, 2003, and 2005.  In 2012,.. read more →

Decree of Separate Maintenance As Divorce Alternative for Tennesseeans

For some Tennessee couples, a decree of separate maintenance could be an acceptable alternative to divorce. The break-up need not end the marriage, at least not right away. Separate maintenance and legal separation are not technically the same under Tennessee law. Setting these legal technicalities aside, though, with both separate maintenance and legal separation the.. read more →

TN Court Still Has Custody Jurisdiction After Parents Moved to Florida

Tennessee law case summary on interstate jurisdiction in divorce and family law from the Court of Appeals. Willard Harrison Iman, Jr., v. Megan Blanchfield Iman – Tennessee divorce Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act. The mother and father had one child and were divorced in Tennessee in 2011. The divorce was based upon the.. read more →

TN Wife Gets Half of Pension + Property But No Alimony After 38 Years

Tennessee law case summary on alimony and property division after 38 years of marriage in divorce and family law from the Court of Appeals. Elizabeth Kay Tomes v. Michael Joe Tomes – Tennessee divorce alimony 38 years. Elizabeth and Michael Tomes were married in 1972 and had two adult sons.  The husband worked for the.. read more →

Tennessee Wife Denied Alimony When She Fails to Show Need

Tennessee law case summary on alimony in divorce and family law from the Court of Appeals. John Scott Terry v. Tina Lynn Terry – Tennessee divorce alimony no need. John Scott Terry and Tina Lynn Terry were married in 1992 and had one child who had reached the age of majority prior to their divorce. .. read more →