With over 18 years of experience, I am able to handle any situation that arises in the area of Family Law in Tennessee. Whether you desire to relocate with your children after a divorce or are a Grandparent desiring to spend time with your grandchildren after the death of your child, I can help. The practice areas listed below are not exhaustive. No matter what your situation, call me, I can help.
In Tennessee, most divorces are filed on the grounds of irreconcilable differences and inappropriate marital conduct. Irreconcilable differences as a ground for divorce is only applicable if you and your spouse enter into a marital dissolution agreement resolving ALL issues. . . .
In matters of child custody, Tennessee law focuses on the best interests of the child. Courts look at the facts of each case and consider a series of factors, including the child's relationship with each parent, the child's home situation and, if the child is old enough, the child's wishes. . . .
Unless the parents make roughly the same amount of money and have approximately equal custody time with the children, one parent will pay child support to the other. Generally, the parent who does not have the children most, called the alternate residential parent, pays child support to the parent who is the primary residential parent. . . .
Adopting a child should be a wonderful time in your life. All the red tape and legal barriers can become confusing. You need quality adoption information from a qualified family law attorney. Here at Rasberry Family Law Group, P.C. we have dealt with adoptions before and know what you are going through. We care about families and are happy to help you create yours. . . .
Contempt proceedings become necessary when one of the parties is not complying with a court order. Such violations might include financial violations (failure to pay support, uninsured medicals, tuition or other related items), failure to transfer assets or title to assets, denial of parenting time and harassment, to name a few. Contempt proceedings are quasi criminal proceedings, meaning that someone found in contempt of court can be sentenced to jail and to pay a fine. . . .