Six Rules of Summer Co-Parenting

By Rebecca Simpson, Partner English, Lucas, Priest and Owsley, LLP Rebecca Simpson Another school year has nearly come to a close, and kids are eager for the fun and freedom of summer. For parents, however, balancing work, camps, childcare and vacation can prove complicated and stressful. These complications and stresses weigh particularly heavy upon parents who are separated or divorced. Coordinating schedules can create tension and conflict, making summer planning an enormous challenge. While every family situation is unique, and no simple solutions exist to resolve all of the complications that can accompany raising children in separate homes, these “Six Rules of Summer” offer guidance regarding issues that commonly arise during summer co-parenting. Read More


Adoption reception honors families who provided loving homes for children

Adoption reception honors families who provided loving homes for children Read More


Tennessee Court allows estranged husband to bring wrongful death suit but allocates of proceeds to back child support

Depending upon the law of the state in which a person dies, it may be possible for his or her survivors to file a wrongful death lawsuit, a survival action, or both. Typically, state law also dictates who has the right to file suit, the appropriate lawsuit(s), the types of damages that may be sought, and how the proceeds will be divided among the various interested parties. Difficulties sometimes arise in identifying the proper party to bring the suit. When this happens, it is up to the trial court judge to apply the law to the particular facts of the case. If any litigant is dissatisfied with the judge's ruling, he or she may seek relief in the court of appeals, or thereafter the state supreme court. Read More