Miles Mason Family Law Group, PLC

Memphis divorce attorney and family lawyer, Miles Mason, Sr. JD, CPA founded the Miles Mason Family Law Group, PLC. The firm practices divorce and family law only representing clients living in Memphis, Germantown, Collierville, Bartlett, Eads, Shelby Co., Fayette Co. Tipton Co., and the surrounding west Tennessee area.

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Tennessee alimony divorce case summary after 28 years married. Karen Nisenbaum v. Michael Nisenbaum Wife Not Entitled to Alimony in Futuro After 28 Years Married The husband and wife in this Williamson County, Tennessee, case were married in 1987.  In 2015, the wife filed for divorce.  A trial was held, and in 2017, the trial court issued its ruling.  The court awarded the wife transitional alimony of $2000 per month for 24 months, followed by…
By Morgan Smith, Paralegal, Miles Mason Family Law Group, PLC Morgan Smith Cognitive Dissonance is a unique theory that occurs when one’s ideas, beliefs, or behaviors are contradictory.  By understanding both one’s self and any challenges to that sense of self, managing cognitive dissonance becomes a much easier task. After realizing one’s strengths and weaknesses, an individual is can better develop a decision-making process which promotes both time management and critical thinking. Humans naturally…
Tennessee case summary on attorney’s fees. David New v. Lavinia Dumitrache et al. Attorney’s fees remanded for appropriate determination. In 2008, the mother and father in this case were divorced in Bexar County, Texas.  The Texas court’s decree included a permanent parenting plan that had been agreed to by the parties.  After the divorce, the mother and child moved to Tennessee, and the father moved to Mississippi. After moving to Tennessee, the mother filed a…
Tennessee child custody case summary. In Re Lennon R. The child in this Rutherford County, Tennessee, case was born to unwed parents who had a brief relationship.  The mother learned she was pregnant after she began dating a new boyfriend, but a DNA test excluded that man as being the father.  After the child was born, the mother sent a picture to the sister via social media, and a home DNA test subsequently confirmed his…
It’s that time again! New Tennessee legislation is already having a direct and substantial impact on family law cases. How might these new laws affect your case? First, stepparent visitation just got a complete makeover. Second, the Tennessee Supreme Court has ended general objections to requests for production of documents and things. Third, parents with equal parenting time now have more parenting plan options. Take a look at what else is new. Post-Adoption Agreements…
New Discovery Rule Ends General Objections to Requests for Production of Documents There is a significant rule change for family law proceedings, too. Early in January, the Tennessee Supreme Court amended Rule 34 of the Tennessee Rules of Civil Procedure, effective July 1, 2019. Under revised Rule 34.02, all objections to the production of documents and things during discovery must be made with specificity. This puts an end to a party’s use of generalized…
Tennessee alimony divorce case summary and life insurance to secure alimony obligation. Andrea Renea Hopwood v. Corey Daniel Hopwood The husband and wife in this Willliamson County, Tennessee, case were married in 1999 and had four children.  In 2012, the mother filed for divorce, and the case went to trial in 2015.  In 2016, the case went a first time to the Tennessee Court of Appeals, which sent the case back to the trial…
Stepparent Visitation Now Tougher to Obtain When H.B. 674 passed the Assembly and was signed into law, stepparent visitation got a complete makeover. Public Chapter 431 amended T.C.A. § 36-6-303,  replacing the old language in its entirety. Effective July 1, 2019, a stepparent who desires visitation with the other spouse’s child must be prepared to jump through more hoops than ever before. No longer is it sufficient to show how stepparent visitation is in the…
Equal Parenting Time with Joint Primary Residential Parents Who should be the “primary residential parent” (PRP) when the parenting plan agreement gives both parties equal parenting time? Specific reference is made to that designation under Federal law and other state laws, namely Tennessee child support. In the past, some spouses butted heads, litigating disagreements arising out of that singular PRP designation. Why elevate one parent over the other when they agreed to share parenting time…
Tennessee case summary on divorce military retirement in divorce. Karen H. Foster v. Douglas S. Foster The husband and wife in this Montgomery County, Tennessee, case were divorced in 2006.  They entered into a marital dissolution agreement, and one of the main issues covered was the husband’s retirement pay.  In 2016, the wife brought a petition for contempt, alleging that the husband had not received her portion of the retirement pay.  The trial court granted…