Tennessee Family Law Blog

Miles Mason Family Law Group


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.

What Is a Tennessee Marital Dissolution Agreement?

You may have heard that most civil lawsuits are settled, meaning they do not go to trial. Frequently, that is because the dispute has been resolved through some form of alternative dispute resolution, or ADR. One form of ADR is mediation, another is negotiation. Both are commonly used in Tennessee divorce. Therefore, spouses can avoid.. read more →

Tennessee Mom Gets Jail for Continual Disregard of Court Orders

Tennessee law case summary on contempt in divorce and family law from the Court of Appeals. S.A.M.D. v. J.P.D. – Tennessee divorce contempt. The mother and father were married in 2001 and had a son who was born in 2003.  They were divorced in 2010 and the mother was named the primary residential parent, with.. read more →

More Tennessee Working-Age Moms Choosing to Stay-at-Home

Times are changing yet again for Tennessee families. In Memphis and across the country, fewer women with minor children are working outside the home. A recent study shows the number of stay-at-home Moms in 2012 matched that of the mid-1980s for the first time. The Pew Research Center recently released its trend analysis of U.S… read more →

Tennessee Husband Who Takes the Fifth at Trial Can Still Appeal

Tennessee law case summary on divorce process in divorce and family law from the Court of Appeals. William David Russell v. Mary Beth Russell – Tennessee divorce clean hands doctrine William David Russell and Mary Beth Russell were married in 2011 and were the parents of two young children.  In 2011, the husband filed for.. read more →

Property Split Goes Badly When Judge Does Not Believe TN Husband

Tennessee law case summary on property division in divorce and family law from the Court of Appeals. Stephanie Trego McCoy v. Steven McCoy  – Tennessee divorce classification. Stephanie Trego McCoy and Steven McCoy were engaged in 1996 after dating in high school.  After high school, the husband got a job for the Lenoir City Utilities.. read more →

How Do I Select a Divorce Lawyer in Memphis TN?

Whether you and your spouse have minor children or not, you need to be selective in hiring a Memphis, Tennessee, divorce lawyer to represent you. The problem is not so much that good family attorneys are few and far between, but that you need to have confidence in the representation. “Any ole’ attorney” simply will.. read more →

Mom Could Enforce Old Arkansas Child Support Judgment in Tennessee

Tennessee child support law case law summary on child support collection from the Court of Appeals. Carole Hoke Johns v. Sam N. Johns, Jr. – Tennessee divorce child support. Carole Hoke Johns and Sam N. Johns, Jr., were divorced in Arkansas in 1981.  Under the Arkansas court order, the father was to pay $1000 per.. read more →

Mr. Mom Stigma Keeps TN Dads from Taking on Role as Primary Residential Parent

There are many reasons why Dad might defer to the child’s mother for the role of primary residential parent. However, fear of being pigeon-holed as a modern-day Mr. Mom should not be one of them. Residential Parenting Schedule in the Tennessee Parenting Plan The Tennessee parenting plan’s residential parenting schedule identifies the child’s primary residential.. read more →

TN Dad’s 300 Mile Commute Qualitfies for Lowering Child Support

Tennessee child support law case law summary on lowering child support from the Court of Appeals. Beverly Diane Jesse v. Erik Dean Jesse – Lowering Tennessee child support Beverly Diane Jesse and Erik Dean Jesse were divorced in Coffee County, Tennessee, in 2006.  They had three children, and they agreed to a permanent parenting plan.. read more →

When Is Tennessee Retroactive Child Support Owed?

Retroactive child support is often a contentious point between divorcing Tennessee parents and may involve a substantial amount of money. The recipient-parent who was the primary caregiver is compensated to some degree, but not in the way of profit. Looking at the financial situation more broadly, retroactive support benefits the entire household, in addition to.. read more →