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Divorcing? Don't forget to change your beneficiaries

There is so much to determine when couples go through a divorce. What will be the custody terms for the children, how to divide the marital debts and assets and who will keep the family pet all must be sorted out either between the parties or by a judge in court.

To vax or not to vax: When co-parents disagree

One of the current hot-button issues for parents is whether to vaccinate their children or not. Common sense dictates that preventing kids from contracting potentially life-threatening diseases should be a parent's priority. Still, there are many earnest parents who believe the risk of developing autism and other problems increases with early childhood vaccinations.

Avoid the trauma of false child abuse allegations

It's a sad reality that kids sometimes wind up as pawns in their parents' divorces. Asking children to take messages back and forth between parents and letting the kids overhear derogatory remarks made about their other parent, are just a couple of ways that kids can be manipulated during and after divorce.

Incarcerated parents can fight for access to their children

If you are an incarcerated parent, the holidays typically are especially painful to endure. Instead of seeing your children opening gifts under the tree, you must be content with a short collect phone call — if you are lucky.

Determine which type of custody to seek for your kids

If you are a Seymour parent who is contemplating divorce, you need to thoroughly understand the types of custody you might pursue for your children. In Tennessee, as elsewhere, all custody is not created equal, and it's always wise to know where you stand.

Can I prove to the court that my child's mother is unfit?

When marriages and other unions that produce children break up, determining who gets custody of the kids can be a major sticking point. Some parents go as far as trying to denigrate the other parent by calling them unfit to rear their children.

Child custody and parents with disabilities

Living with a disability can bring many challenges to daily life. However, many disabled parents have learned not just how to cope with a disability, but how to thrive and have a full life. According to ParentalRights.org, here are some facts about disabilities and parental rights.

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    The American Institute’s Family Law Division recognizes excellence of practitioners in the field. We compile an exclusive list of the “10 Best” Attorneys for each State. Some States depending on size and population density may be broken up into City or Region to be more applicable to potential new clients who utilize this site when looking for an Attorney. The “10 Best” is a prestigious honor for the Attorney as each Attorney must:

    Be formally nominated by the Institute, client, and/or a fellow Attorney;
    Have attained the highest degree of professional achievement in his or her field of law; and
    Having done so with an impeccable Client Satisfaction rating.

  • The National Top 40 Under 40 Advocates

    The National Advocates: Top 100 and The National Advocates: Top 40 under 40 are national, interconnected invitation-only professional honorary, networking, educational and leadership organizations composed of top attorneys from each state or region who take pride in guiding and representing individuals and families that need an advocate on their side in the American legal system. Members of The National Advocates: Top 100 and The National Advocates: Top 40 under 40 exemplify superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence and performance in their area of specialty. This exclusive organization exists for the sole purposes of providing intra-networking opportunities, marketing opportunities, continuing legal education, business leads, and recognition for the most experienced and accomplished lawyers across the nation. In addition to being recognized as top attorneys in a state or region, members are also recognized as top attorneys in their primary area of practice.

  • 10 Best Attorney | Client Satisfaction | American Institute of Family Law Attorneys(TM)

    The American Institute’s Family Law Division recognizes excellence of practitioners in the field. We compile an exclusive list of the “10 Best” Attorneys for each State. Some States depending on size and population density may be broken up into City or Region to be more applicable to potential new clients who utilize this site when looking for an Attorney. The “10 Best” is a prestigious honor for the Attorney as each Attorney must:

    Be formally nominated by the Institute, client, and/or a fellow Attorney;
    Have attained the highest degree of professional achievement in his or her field of law; and
    Having done so with an impeccable Client Satisfaction rating.

  • Family Law Top 10 Attorney - 2017-2019 | Attorney and Practice Magazines

    Attorney and Practice Magazine Top 10 attorney award is an achievement reserved for only those attorneys who have demonstrated the highest degree of excellence in his or her area of law. Because of our stringent standards, less than 1% of attorneys nationwide will receive this invitation for membership, subscription and list inclusion which is published on www.attorneyandpractice as well our quarterly magazine.

    Our list recognizes the significant achievements of those attorneys whose practice elevates the standards of their State’s Bar as well as provided a benchmark for other practitioners. Our list encompasses industry leaders who have been featured on networks such as ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC, FOX, the New York Times, The Washington Post, Time and Newsweek.

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    Recognizing excellence. Allowing clients to make wise decisions.

  • Lawyers of Distinction

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    Best Attorneys of America® is becoming one of the most celebrated and respected groups of Attorneys in the country featured in our National Directory. Membership is extremely selective, carefully screened and limited to the most qualified and accomplished Attorneys in the United States.

    With these high standards, less than one percent (1%) of the Attorneys of the United State have been invited by us to be a Member of Best Attorneys of America.

    Our Attorneys have an extraordinary level of legal expertise, competency, professional reputation and ethical standards. Simply the BEST! Lawyers may join in all areas of law practice.

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