What is a QDRO? Retirement Account Division in Divorce

Marital assets are fairly easy to divide during Tennessee divorce negotiations. However, your spouse’s retirement accounts are not as straightforward. With the possibilities of taxes and penalties, other problems will be looming if things are not done just right. According to Fidelis Law, Divorce Lawyer in Brentwood TN, one tool often used in these situations is a Qualified Domestic Relations …

Successful blended families and stepparent adoption

Family Law Helping Blended Families When a blended family forms, you and your partner begin to forge a new life together with the children from one or both of your previous relationships. The rewards can be tremendous, but there can be challenges as well. With new children comes new rules, new demands and new expectations. If you’re willing to work …

3 Reasons Everyone Should Have an Estate Plan

Estate planning can help reduce asset loss, honor a person’s end-of-life wishes and ensure that his or her heirs have adequate care and financial support. Many Tennessee residents recognize the importance of estate planning, yet never begin or complete the process. Tellingly, CNBC reports that over half of Americans do not even leave behind a will when they pass away. …

Pro bono & public service

Many have heard the words and may have an idea of what they mean. Pro bono is Latin and it means “for the public good.” When Lawyers provide pro bono work it means they provide legal services without pay. Lawyers are encouraged to undertake cases pro bono to help those that cannot afford to hire an attorney. The Tennessee Supreme …