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Do fathers have fewer rights than mothers in Tennessee?

No. In Tennessee and other states, fathers and mothers have the same legal rights when it comes to the care, custody and control of their children. That said, a lot of men feel like they are second-class citizens in the family courts. They often feel that judges simply assume that the mother should get more … Continue reading Do fathers have fewer rights than mothers in Tennessee?

What are the reasons a parents’ rights could be terminated?

Parenthood is a lifelong responsibility, as you may be aware. However, for some parents in Tennessee and elsewhere, parental responsibility can be taken away by the family court. You may be interested in finding out how the termination of parental rights works. According to FindLaw, a parent whose rights have been terminated loses all legal … Continue reading What are the reasons a parents’ rights could be terminated?

Loss of parental rights tends to be permanent

When a concerned adult in Tennessee considers terminating a parent’s rights, there are a lot of factors that come into play. According to the Child Welfare Information Gateway, every state has the right to develop their own rules for determining what constitutes an unfit parent and these laws may change over time. Even so, there … Continue reading Loss of parental rights tends to be permanent

As a divorcing business owner, what can I do to protect myself?

If you are a business owner in Knoxville facing a divorce, you might be concerned about protecting your business. There are a few different steps you can take to safeguard your commercial enterprise, some of which are best pursued before divorce is on the table. Forbes explains how you can retain control of your business … Continue reading As a divorcing business owner, what can I do to protect myself?

Are your fathers’ rights being ignored by your ex and the state?

Your marriage may not have been successful but you always felt you were a good dad. As part of your divorce settlement, you wanted shared custody of your children, but things said in court resulted in your ex achieving full custody and you limited visitation time. Now, you are lucky if your ex lets you … Continue reading Are your fathers’ rights being ignored by your ex and the state?