Family & Divorce

Tomorrow is the 10th anniversary of my first post on this blog blawg.Ten years and over 1500 posts later, here we are right where we began—me sharing my thoughts with you on the Interwebs.When I started, law blogging was new, and few people paid much attention. If you go to the archives to see old posts (please don’t), you’ll see why.Through trial and error, I eventually crafted better posts and shared more of my analysis…
Tennessee child custody case summary in divorce. John J. Hasenbein v. Katerine J. Hasenbein The mother and father in this Montgomery County, Tennessee, case were married in 2000 and had two children, born in 2004 and 2007.  The father was on active duty in the U.S. Army, stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, with the family residing in Clarksville, Tennessee.  The father filed for divorce in 2016, and trial was held in 2017.  The father was…
When someone is first thinking about filing for divorce, they don’t often think about the lack of privacy that comes with the traditional divorce process. In New York, courtrooms are open to everyone.  Reporters may be in the courtroom, neighbors may be in the courtroom, parents from your kid’s school may be in the courtroom… you get it. An open courtroom means anyone can walk in, sit down and listen to all the gory details…
Recently, I felt my heart ache as I listened to a new client describe her ongoing divorce. The kind of bitter, awful, gut-wrenching divorce that I wish never existed. The hardest part for me was knowing that so many of her stresses (and costs) could have been avoided had she started her process with Hello Divorce. Not to say that we’ve got some magic wand that can change what her ex did and continues to…
This article by Emily Heird, a Licensed Professional Counselor, on her blog is of interest.How to Talk to Your Spouse about Wanting a DivorceAre you entering this new year making a resolution that you are not going to have another year like the last x number of years? Have you been thinking seriously about pursuing a divorce for a while and now that the holidays are over, you’re ready to have discussions with your spouse?Regardless…
Tennessee child custody case summary on changing visitation. Amanda Bliss Gricunas (Harmon) v. Andrew James Gricunas The mother and father of two children in this Greene County, Tennessee, case were divorced in 2010.  The permanent parenting plan was modified in 2013, and called for the father to have responsibility for the children from Tuesday through Wednesday afternoon, and every other weekend. In 2018, the mother made a petition to modify, on the grounds that the…
Have you ever wondered how some people manage to have it all while you’re struggling to keep up and feeling exhausted at the end of your day? The answer is to slow down, so that you can speed up. Society has taught us that to be successful, we need to be out in the world accomplishing, achieving, and acquiring during every moment of our waking day. Whether you learned it from your parents or your…