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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.

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 →

Despite Much Litigation, Tennessee Husband’s Child Support Not Reduced

Tennessee child support law case law summary on altering child support from the Court of Appeals. Tamara J. Harness v. Gerald Scott Harness – Altering Tennessee child support The divorce of Tamara J. Harness and Gerald Scott Harness has been the attention of the Tennessee courts many times.  That litigious history continued in 2009 when.. read more →

Divorcing the Control Freak

If you are living with a control freak, chances are you already know it. Your spouse’s “my way or the highway” attitude may be causing conflict in the marriage, but it doesn’t stop there. Attempting to cut loose from the control freak often elevates conflict in the Tennessee divorce. Two Celebrity Examples of “My Spouse.. read more →

TN Parenting Time: Are You Raising Your Children To Be Leaders?

Are parents doing their best to teach important lessons during Tennessee parenting time? Do well-meaning adults behave in ways that interfere with youth leadership development? Are Tennesseans teaching their kids the skills they need to be leaders? Not every child will seek elected office or run a Fortune 500 company. But most will find themselves.. read more →

What Is Alimony in Solido in Tennessee Divorce Law?

Alimony in solido is an important type of financial support in Tennessee divorce law. One that may serve as long-term support for a spouse, as well as a marital property settlement. In addition to in solido support, Tennessee law allows for three other types of alimony: rehabilitative, transitional, and in futuro (or periodic alimony). Each.. read more →