Kane & Crowell

The official blog of Kane & Crowell, a Lebanon, Tennessee Law Office.

Maximum Parenting Time / Custody

The Tennessee Legislature has modified the language in the statute which deals with visitation. 

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TYPES OF CUSTODY

There are basically two types of custody – sole custody and joint custody.

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IN TENNESSEE, WHERE DO I PUT MY WILL FOR SAFE KEEPING?

 WHO DO I GIVE A COPY OF MY WILL TO?

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CONSERVATORSHIPS IN TENNESSEE

Being in a position to have to ask the Court to establish a Conservatorship over a family member or friend is hard. However, often that person can not receive the appropriate medical care or state benefits, unless someone is able to step in and legally help them.

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AT WHAT AGE CAN A CHILD TELL THE COURT WHO THEY WANT TO LIVE WITH?

I receive at least one call a week asking me this very question.

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ALIMONY IN TENNESSEE

Unlike the Tennessee Child Support Guidelines, there is not a formula to determine how much alimony someone may be entitled to.

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DIVIDING RETIREMENTS AND PENSIONS IN DIVORCE

Depending on where your spouse works or has worked in the past, he or she may have a retirement or pension. If he does, in most cases, those monies are marital property to be divided by the Tennessee Court.

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HOW COMPLICATED IS THE PROBATE PROCESS

I find that many clients have heard that the probate process can be time consuming and very expensive. In other states and counties it often can be. In Wilson County, with the proper estate planning documents in place, the process can be taken care of in four months.

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ON-LINE LEGAL DOCUMENTS

So I hear you can get divorced in Tennessee now for $199.00. All you have to do is go on-line, pay with a credit card and then download the divorce packet.

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TWO TYPES OF DIVORCE IN TENNESSEE

Contested and uncontested divorces in Tennessee

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MEDIATION - WHEN IS IT A GOOD THING?

I get asked all the time – if we go to a mediator, can we save money?

The answer, in Tennessee, is no and yes.

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FACEBOOK: IF YOU ARE GETTING A DIVORCE, DON'T FACEBOOK!

If you are getting a divorce, don’t Facebook!

If you are thinking about getting a divorce, don’t Facebook! 

As a practicing attorney in Lebanon, Tennessee, Facebook has become my personal Private Investigator. It has significantly changed the landscape of divorces more than any other tool in recent years. 

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DIVORCES IN TENNESSEE

Our office handles both uncontested & contested divorces. Uncontested divorces are the most amicable & cost effective way to get divorces.

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