Where is the Shelby County Courthouse?
You have court tomorrow morning. Suddenly you realize you don’t know where the courthouse is located. So you do what most people would do—you jump on the internet and search “Shelby County Courthouse.” That’s when you learn there are five different courthouses in Shelby County. Which is the courthouse where your case will be heard? Why didn’t your lawyer tell you where to go? What should you do now? The Shelby County Court System Unfortunately, this is an all too common
Things You Can’t Do After a Divorce is Filed
The law prevents the parties to a divorce case from doing certain things while the divorce is pending. The purpose of the law is to maintai
What Happens When A Parent Cannot Care For Their Child?
Occasionally, it becomes impossible for a parent to care for their child. In such a situation, it may be necessary for the parent to grant to another person the responsibility of caring for the child. In 2003, the Tennessee legislature enacted the Power of Attorney for Care of a Minor Child Act for situations where a parent is unable to carry out parental duties. Some Hardships Make It Difficult To Be A Parent The act allows a parent to give temporary care-giving authority
WHAT IS THE PARENTING EDUCATION SEMINAR? And do I have to attend?
The Tennessee Legislature passed a law in 1997 requiring both parents in a divorce proceeding to attend a Parent Education Seminar. The focus of the Seminar is to educate parents on how best to “protect and enhance the child’s emotional development,” and educate the parents on how the legal process works. Additionally, the Seminar will also touch upon alternative dispute resolution, marriage counseling as well as other topics related to the divorce process and the effect of