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Understanding Parental Alienation

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In Brentwood, as throughout the rest of Tennessee, the family courts assume that children are best benefited when they maintain a relationship with each of their parents. Most parents are in agreement with this concept, even when they are going through a divorce, but that is not always the case. In some divorce cases,… Read More »

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Common Myths About Divorce In Franklin

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No one gets married with the intention of getting a divorce. Unfortunately, the sad fact is that approximately 40 to 50 percent of all marriages will end eventually. The divorce process is always a very emotional one for those going through it and the fact that there are so many myths and misconceptions surrounding… Read More »

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What Is Parental Alienation?

By Beal, Nations & Crutcher |

Getting a divorce is hard. Getting a divorce that involves children is even harder. Children always make the divorce process much more emotional and contentious, as neither parent generally wants to face the fact that they will spend less time with them. Some parents go to great extremes to hurt their spouse in child… Read More »

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Can You Date While Legally Separated In Franklin?

By Beal, Nations & Crutcher |

Tennessee is one of several states that still recognizes legal separation as an alternative to divorce. When a couple gets legally separated, they must resolve all the same terms as in a divorce, such as property division and alimony. The couple also lives separate and apart, which leads some to wonder if they can… Read More »

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Why Get A Legal Separation Instead Of Divorce?

By Beal, Nations & Crutcher |

Tennessee is one of many states that recognizes legal separation. When a married couple becomes legally separated, the process is very similar to divorce. An agreement regarding property division issues, spousal support, and child custody is drafted and each spouse goes their separate way. The only difference is that at the end of the… Read More »

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What Happens If You Do Not Change Your Will After Divorce?

By Beal, Nations & Crutcher |

Even though most people understand the importance of drafting a will,  the majority of Americans do not have one. In fact, according to one survey, only 40 percent of adults throughout the United States have a will. Those who have a will often create it and then store it in a safe or at… Read More »

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Resolving Legal Matters Through Mediation

By Beal, Nations & Crutcher |

Family legal issues are some of the most difficult. The familial nature of these disputes means you are arguing with people you care about, but you must still fight for the outcome you need. In Brentwood, as throughout the rest of Tennessee, the preferred method for handling these disputes is through mediation. Most family… Read More »

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Issues You May Face During A Gray Divorce

By Beal, Nations & Crutcher |

Between 1990 and 2010,  the divorce rate among individuals aged 50 and older doubled, and the number continues to rise. The statistic is startling to many. By the time couples are approaching their golden years together, many people assume the marriage is strong. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Any divorce case will… Read More »

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What Are The Requirements To Adopt In Tennessee?

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Adopting a child is an exciting time for the entire family. It is also sometimes an intimidating time, as people wonder if the courts will consider them fit to adopt a child. Contrary to what many people believe, you do not have to be the perfect parent in order to adopt a child. However,… Read More »

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Can My Spouse And I Use The Same Lawyer For Our Divorce?

By Beal, Nations & Crutcher |

It is no surprise to anyone that the divorce process is expensive. It is also not uncommon for individuals and couples to try and find a way to make it a little more affordable. You may think one way to do it is to use the same lawyer as your spouse. Unfortunately, this is… Read More »

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