How does stepparent adoption work?

In Tennessee and elsewhere, blended families seem to be the new norm. For a number of reasons, it may make sense for stepparents to adopt their stepchildren. In many cases, it really benefits the lives of the affected children. How does stepparent adoption work? Traditional adoption cases can take years to complete. This is not … Continue reading How does stepparent adoption work?

What rights do unmarried fathers have in Tennessee?

Fathers play an important role in a child’s life. However, establishing paternity can be a complicated process for unmarried fathers. In the event the unmarried parents are no longer together, establishing paternity is necessary for custody and visitation purposes. The state of Tennessee only grants paternity automatically when a child is born to a married … Continue reading What rights do unmarried fathers have in Tennessee?