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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.

Are Disabled Parents Getting a Fair Shot at TN Child Custody?

When born into a family with a disabled mother or father, is it a given that the child would be better off in the custody of the nondisabled parent? Should the nature and severity of the parent’s disability influence Tennessee child custody decisions? Is placement with able-bodied foster parents always in the best interests of.. read more →

What Is Marital Misconduct in Tennessee Divorce Law?

Probably one of the most loaded questions for any Tennessee divorce lawyer is “what marital misconduct constitutes grounds for divorce?”  The answer lies in Tennessee’s marital dissolution law and, for some, it isn’t pretty. T.C.A. § 36-4-103. Marital Misconduct Goes Beyond Foolish Indiscretion Marital misconduct is more than mere foolishness or indiscretion. The spouse’s behavior.. read more →

Parenting Plan Determinations Require Entire Relevant Time Period Be Considered

Tennessee law case summary on custody and jurisdiction in family law from the Court of Appeals. Ramon Williams v. Dana Randolph – Tennessee custody and family law The father and mother were the parents of a daughter.  The father was an engineer with Tennessee Valley Authority and lived in Cleveland, Tennessee, and the mother worked for Ranstad Technologies.. read more →

How To Run Your Own Tennessee Child Support Worksheets

Are you wondering how to go about running your own Tennessee child support worksheets to determine support obligations for your kids? You can start by making two downloads directly from the Tenn. Dept. of Human Services – Child Support Guidelines: The first download offered on the state’s website is the automated web-style calculator, ideal for.. read more →

DNA Evidence Allowed When TN Man Wins Re-Opening Paternity

Tennessee law case summary on paternity and parentage in family law from the Court of Appeals. In Re T.M.S.  – Tennessee divorce paternity The child at issue in this paternity case was born in 2004, after the mother had an “off and on” sexual relationship with the respondent.  Unbeknownst to him, however, she had also had intimate relations with.. read more →

Tenn. Parents’ Inability To Cooperate Grounds To Modify Parenting Plan

Tennessee law case summary on changing primary residential parent after divorce and family law from the Court of Appeals. Sandy Jane Smart v. Brian Wayne Smart – Tennessee post-divorce custody modification When the mother and father divorced in 2007, their child was six years old.  Both parents were granted joint custody.  In 2011, the mother then a.. read more →

Is There an Alimony Calculator in Tennessee?

Over the years, we have been asked the question “Is there an alimony calculator for Tennessee?” many times by clients. The answer is, well, sort of. If you were hoping to download an iPhone or Android app, input income and expense numbers, and arrive at a sum certain on the amount of spousal support that.. read more →

Tennessee Husband Not Entitled to Alimony Despite Disparity of Income

Tennessee alimony law case summary following 8 years of marriage. Divorce and alimony law from the Court of Appeals. Alexander A. Rogin v. Joelle L. Rogin – Tennessee divorce alimony The husband and wife were married in 2003.  Both had MBA degrees from Vanderbilt University.  They had two children, both of whom attended private school.  They separated.. read more →

Millennials in Tennessee Divorce: Breaking Up in Your 30s

Born into the Millennial Generation (or if you prefer, Generation Y), many Tennessean’s are now in their thirties and considering divorce. Millennials have been accused of being far more narcissistic, more ‘Me’ oriented, than their Gen-X and Baby Boomer predecessors. Maybe that describes some of the people you know, but when it comes to divorce,.. read more →

62 Yr Old TN Ex-Wife Gets Alimony Extended After Yoga Studio Failed

Tennessee alimony modification law case summary following 25 years of marriage. Divorce and alimony law from the Court of Appeals. Linda Alexander Owens v. James Emery Owens – Tennessee divorce alimony modification The husband and wife had been married for about 25 years at the time of their 2004 divorce.  The wife was awarded rehabilitative alimony.. read more →