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Baby Nups: Myth or Reality?

By Patrick L. Looper |

Conflict over the time commitments, financial resources, and emotional labor involved in taking care of young children can lead to the breakdown of marriages.  Happily married couples often worry that, once the adorable new baby comes home, a loving, good-humored wife will turn into a controlling shrew or that a reliable, responsible husband will… Read More »

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The Henegar Case: A Divorce Due to the All Too Common Problems of Debt and Chronic Illness

By Patrick L. Looper |

If someone asks you, while you are walking back to your car after filing a divorce petition at the courthouse, why you are divorcing your spouse, you may have bad things to say about them.  The passage of time brings perspective, though, so ten years after the divorce becomes final, you might say that… Read More »

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Ogle v. Duff: A Dispute Over the Meaning of Marital Property

By Patrick L. Looper |

According to Tennessee law, almost any income a married person earns during the marriage becomes marital property.  Therefore, the court has the right to divide the income if the couple divorces.  In general things that you owned on your wedding day count as separate property.  The court does not divide these on the grounds… Read More »

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Smartphone Apps Can Ruin Your Marriage, but Can They Help with Your Divorce?

By Patrick L. Looper |

If you browse the app store on your phone, or even just scroll through the apps you already have, you will probably find some that contributed to the breakdown of your relationship with your spouse.  Perhaps you have addictive games that lure your attention away from your family.  Then there are the news apps… Read More »

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Divorce Monday: Myth or Reality?

By Patrick L. Looper |

If you are old enough to remember a time before the Internet, you have probably noticed that there are many more minor holidays now than there were in the analog age.  Black Friday only rose to prominence in the last few decades, and Cyber Monday would not have been possible at all without the… Read More »

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Are You Eligible for an Agreed Divorce in Tennessee?

By Patrick L. Looper |

Yes, about 50 percent of marriages in the United States end in divorce, but the divorce rate is not evenly distributed across the entire population.  The couples who are most likely to stay together are educated people who marry after age 25 and do not have previous divorces or children from previous relationships.  Factors… Read More »

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Why You Should File for Divorce Instead of Waiting for Your Estranged Spouse to Do It

By Patrick L. Looper |

You and your spouse both know that your marriage is over.  You have gone beyond the stage of telling your friends, or worse, your crush, that you and your spouse are more like roommates than a couple.  Maybe one of you has caught the other one cheating, or maybe one spouse has already moved… Read More »

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Marital Dissolution Agreements Can Help Couples Stay in Control of the Terms of Their Divorce

By Patrick L. Looper |

A recently divorced friend might brag to you about how relieved she feels to kick her ex to the curb and start a new life, or a co-worker might brandish his newly minted divorce decree and joyfully exclaim that he is now free to invite his buddies over to play video games at all… Read More »

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