Family Law

Collaborative Family Law

On April 1, 2019, the Tennessee Supreme Court amended their rules to add Rule 53, a new rule addressing Collaborative Family Law. This decision has been a long time coming and thanks should be given to the many professionals that have worked hard for this outcome. It...

Grandparent Rights in Tennessee

The Tennessee courts have made it clear that parents and grandparents do not "begin on equal footing." The right to parent is premised on a fundamental constitutional right, which is not afforded to grandparents. In Tennessee, the visitation rights of grandparents are...

Warm Wishes and Ways to Give Back

In the spirit of the holiday season, there are so many ways to give back and to make the holidays merry and bright for the less fortunate. We all see the Salvation Army volunteers outside of our favorite stores collecting change, but there are many more programs out...

Parental Alienation: Child Abuse?

Parental alienation often arises during highly contested custody matters when one parent's actions cause a child to side with that parent and to refuse or resist a relationship with the other parent. Sadly, this behavior is often encouraged by the parent with whom the...