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Could mediation help with your divorce?

Most Tennesee spouses going through a divorce will have moments when they feel like they're not getting along with their soon-to-be ex. These moments -- which could even involve fighting, anger and raised voices -- can be enough to discourage anyone from wanting to sit down at a mediation table with their spouse. However, even if you're not getting along with your spouse, mediation might be an excellent way to navigate your divorce proceedings diplomatically.

4 same-sex couples sue the state of Tennessee

Four same-sex couples have sued the state of Tennessee regarding a new law that they allege denies them parental rights. The same-sex, female couples are married. Each couple says it expects to have a baby this year. The women are concerned that the new law, which states that undefined words Tennessee family law shall have their "natural and ordinary meanings," will undermine their parental status.

Could a new Tennessee bill hurt same-sex marriage rights?

Gay rights activists are concerned that a new bill, recently passed by the Tennessee legislature, could hurt the marriage rights of same-sex couples. The bill, House Bill 1111, relates to the way state courts will need to interpret "undefined words." Specifically, House Bill 1111 says that "undefined words shall be given their natural and ordinary meaning."

Are you a stay-at-home mom seeking a divorce?

Divorce is intimidating no matter who you are, but if you're a stay-at-home mom, the prospect of separating from your spouse and his or her financial support can be terrifying. The idea of trying to re-enter the workforce after spending years at home with your children may seem daunting, if not impossible. If you're in this situation, however, the law might be on your side.

Wife of man accused of kidnapping files for divorce

An ex-middle school teacher has been accused of kidnapping a 15-year-old girl. The man's wife has now filed for divorce. The woman -- who has made a public plea to her husband to return the Tennessee teenager to her home -- filed her divorce papers last Friday in Maury County Chancery Court.

3 reasons everyone can benefit from a prenuptial agreement

More and more people today realize the benefits of drawing up a prenuptial agreement. Once considered the province of the extremely wealthy, the prenup is gaining mainstream popularity. Whatever your walk of life, coming up with a well-planned agreement can save you a vast amount of trouble down the line.

3 tips for marriage that every divorce lawyer knows

Divorce attorneys are familiar with the difficulties faced by couples who can't stay together. Interestingly, this gives the average divorce lawyer a unique perspective on what might work to help couples stay together. This article will discuss a few pieces of advice for married couples who want to stay together -- and for divorcing spouses who want to get married again one day.

4 topics to discuss with your lawyer

You've decided to get a divorce, and now you're talking to your divorce lawyer for the first time at a meeting in his or her Clarksville offices. The thing is, you have no idea what you're supposed to talk about. All you know is that you want to get out of your marriage as quickly, cost-effectively and peacefully as possible. What else is there to know?

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