You and your partner welcomed a beautiful baby into the world. But there is no birth without bureaucracy, and you’ll need to establish guardianship of your new child. Children outside of marriage aren’t uncommon, with 35.3% of all children in Knox county born to unwed parents. But you’ll need to define some standards, since you … Continue reading Determining custody for unmarried parents
Your marriage may not be perfect, but all relationships have issues and you are content and happy with your situation. Your spouse isn’t and has asked for a divorce. By all accounts, you are probably shocked by the admission and don’t understand why. Your partner might complain now and then about things, but who doesn’t … Continue reading Five tips to prevent divorce
During a Tennessee divorce, many fathers fear how a heated custody battle will end. Fortunately, a father may have some control over the outcome of the case. A father does not have to lose his custody rights to a child. In order to remain in your child’s life, there are winning behaviors. First, do not … Continue reading How can fathers help their custody case?
If you are struggling to pay all your Kentucky bills and fear you may need to file bankruptcy in order to get out from under your crushing debt burden, you likely have many questions regarding the differences between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13, the two most frequently used forms of consumer bankruptcy. As FindLaw explains, … Continue reading What are the main differences between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13?
We have written about the various challenges that people encounter during and after the divorce process. From child support issues to custody disputes and financial concerns over property division, there are a lot of stressors that people frequently run into when they end their marriage. The emotional toll of the divorce process and the various … Continue reading Dealing with loneliness after a divorce
While you and your spouse are trying to negotiate custody of your child during your Tennessee divorce, you may feel that you have learned why people call it a custody “battle.” At The Barnett Firm, we often help parents take steps to smooth the process and come to an agreement that works in the best … Continue reading Ways to avoid fights over custody
After finalizing your Tennessee divorce, you may find yourself wanting to relocate within the state or to move away. This may allow you to pursue job opportunities, be closer to family or friends, or just get a fresh start. If you are a parent, however, you may require permission in order to take your children … Continue reading Can you move with your kids after a Tennessee divorce?
Narcissists have what’s called a “high-conflict personality.” They don’t think or operate the same way as other people. They often thrive on conflict, going out of their way to engage in it. They are the classic example of people who make everything all about them. They have difficulty moving on from setbacks. If you’re divorcing … Continue reading 5 tips for dealing with your narcissist spouse during divorce
The Tennessee courts, like most other courts throughout the nation, strive to establish custody arrangements that are in the best interests of the child. In most situations, it is in a child’s best interests to spend equal time with both parents. Unfortunately, however, there are certain situations in which being with a parent is not … Continue reading What are grounds for termination of parental rights in TN?
Anyone currently going through a divorce or thinking about filing for divorce in Tennessee likely thinks about how much the process costs. While ending a marriage is often expensive, it does not have to cost more than necessary. U.S. News and World Report offers tips on deflating the cost of divorce. There is no need … Continue reading How to lower the cost of divorce