Category Archives: Family Law
Guide to a Great Summer Road Trip

For many of us, summer is the perfect time to take a vacation and get some much-deserved rest and relaxation. And low gas prices mean taking a summer road trip is even more convenient. But before you hit the open road, be sure you and your car are prepared for safe travels. Plan your trip.…

Child Support Payments Facing Major Delays

It may not come as much of a surprise that Tennessee has large cases of delays on the eventual distribution of child support payments. It may however come as a major surprise when you consider just how widespread such delays are occurring and growing worse as time goes on. The staggering rate of payment is…

Project N.O.W. Brings Memphis Child Support Reform

A new initiative was set in place earlier this year by Shelby County Child Support Services in an effort to assist parents in completing payments on overdue child support, removing possible jail time in the process. The PROJECT N.O.W. (Negotiating Outstanding Warrants) initiative is tailored toward non-custodial parental units currently dealing with warrants for their…

Summertime is Modification Time

Take Care of Child Changes When School’s Out For lawyers, summertime means there’s going to be an increase of clients interested in modifying previous orders and agreements regarding their children.  When a child turns 18 and has graduated high school, the parent is no longer legally obligated to pay child support for that child unless…

DIY Divorce?

You don’t know what you don’t know In these tough economic times, everyone’s looking to save some money, especially when it comes to expensive services like lawyers.  However, there are plenty of good reasons why you should think twice before downloading some documents off the Internet and filing them yourself without the advice of a…

Court Rules Gay Marriage Law That Denies Benefits Unconstitutional

A federal appeals court Thursday declared that the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutionally denies federal benefits to married gay couples.  This is a groundbreaking ruling, but it is certain to wind up before the U.S. Supreme Court. The panel of judges of the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston, in its unanimous decision, has…

Why Men Lose In Juvenile Court

…and why they should always hire a lawyer.             I don’t think I’ve ever met a man who felt he got a fair hearing in Shelby County’s Juvenile Court.  The complaints are all the same: “the judge didn’t let me speak, they didn’t give me credit for what I paid, the mother lied like crazy…