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.

TN Grandparents Denied Visitation When They Fail to Show Specific Harm

Tennessee law case summary on grandparent visitation in divorce and family law from the Court of Appeals. Richard McGarity v. Corbin Jerrolds – Tennessee divorce grandparents visitation This was a grandparent visitation case between pitting the biological mother and adoptive father of a three-year-old child against the paternal grandparents.  After the mother divorced the child’s.. read more →

Cohabitating Tennessee Woman Entitled to Share of Property After Split

Tennessee law case summary on partnership law in family law from the Court of Appeals. Lasonya Morrow v. Ray Anthony McClain – Tennessee partnership not divorce The man and this woman in this case lived together for six years but never married.  During that time, they worked together in a number of business ventures.  They.. 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 →

No Injunction Against Stepmom’s Cupcakes, But TN Mom Not In Contempt for Yogurt

Tennessee law case summary on parenting and contempt in divorce and family law from the Court of Appeals. Stacy Christina Knellinger v. Mark Steven Knellinger and Becki Knellinger – Tennessee divorce custody. In 2010, the mother was granted a divorce on the grounds of adultery.  She was named the primary residential parent of the children,.. read more →

Is Sex Addiction Grounds for Divorce in Tennessee?

Sex addiction is not a new phenomenon, nor is it exclusively a Tennessee concern. But to answer the question, “Is sex addiction grounds for Tennessee divorce?”  Yes it can be, but indirectly so. What Is Sex Addiction? As the late Robert Palmer put it, “Might as well face it you’re addicted to love…” But sex.. read more →

Tennessee Dad Gets Custody Despite Bad Grades and Discipline Problems

Tennessee law case summary on custody in divorce and family law from the Court of Appeals. Terri Ann Kelly v. Willard Reed Kelly – Tennessee divorce custody The mother and father were married about 18 years at the time of their divorce, and were parents of a son, 15, and daughter, 13.  The father was.. read more →

Tennessee Grandparents Denied Visitation When No Harm to Child Shown

Tennessee law case summary on grandparent visitation in divorce and family law from the Court of Appeals. Billy W. Huffman v. Whitney Nichole Huffman – Tennessee divorce grandparents visitation. The child in this grandparent visitation case was born in 2010.  The grandparents (the mother’s parents) alleged that they babysat 3-5 days per week while the.. read more →

Does Child Support Continue Through College in Tennessee?

Understandably, with a pending Tennessee divorce or legal separation involving minor children, parents want to know if child support will continue through college. My answer is “Yes” and “No.” Every calculation of child support begins with application of the Tennessee Child Support Guidelines to the income facts of the case. The guidelines are used to.. read more →

Chicago Ex-Cop Surfaces in Tennessee and Wife Goes After Pension

Tennessee law case summary on pension division enforcement after divorce and family law from the Court of Appeals. Violet Corrozzo v. Joseph Corrozzo – Tennessee divorce with pension The husband and wife were divorced in 1996 in Illinois, and the wife was awarded 40% of the husband’s pension from the Chicago police.  The husband, however,.. read more →

Do You Know How To Ask for a Tennessee Prenup?

“Of course I love you, but I have this prenup for you to sign…” There may not be an easy way to approach that first conversation about a Tennessee prenuptial agreement, but there are certainly a few poor ways to go about it. But We’re Getting Married Tomorrow! You are engaged and getting married soon… read more →