Children & Divorce: 6 Ways To Minimize The Impact


The ugly truth is that far more couples these days are getting divorced than ever before. The divorce rate is high for young couples as well as older couples. Divorce is never an easy process and can be emotionally exhausting for both parties. Children: The Collateral Damage Of Divorce Children of divorcing parties, whether young or old, often suffer the emotional fallout of divorce. Mom and dad get so caught up in the division of marital property, finances, alimony, and child support that that they don’t realize how their children are physically and emotionally handling the divorce. Always keep in mind that what is best for your children should always come first. Their ability to adjust to the whole divorce process may take longer than you expect. It is not uncommon for children to carry a false sense of hope that their parents will reconcile at some point. This makes […]

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Congratulations To Vince Wyatt!


The lawyers and staff of Hollins Raybin and Weissman want to take this opportunity to congratulate Vince Wyatt on his decision to join the Metropolitan Nashville District Attorney office. After his many years with the firm, Vince decided this was a good time to make a change in his career path. He has been a staunch and zealous advocate for his clients, and proven to be an outstanding attorney and friend. While he will be missed greatly, we wish Vince the best on this exciting move.

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Surviving Divorce: Who Can You Trust During the Process?


Surviving divorce can be a difficult process and it helps to have a solid network of support to assist you along the way. However, it’s rarely helpful to seek advice and counsel from everyone you encounter. Although it might seem helpful at first, it can be extremely detrimental to you and your family to have multiple people weighing in with their opinions and advice on such an important decision. Surviving Divorce: Where to Get Support So, whom should you trust? Here are some key considerations about who you should turn to survive the difficult process of divorce: 1. Be careful around recently divorced people. Myth: Every recently divorced person is an expert on the subject. Another myth: Recently divorced people will tell you everything you need to hear. In reality: Rarely will he or she tell you what you need to hear. 2. Be cautious with well-meaning family and friends. […]

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Surviving Divorce: How to Emotionally Prepare for Divorce


Regrettably, far too many marriages end in divorce. In fact, 2.4 million Americans got divorced in 2012. And, that number has increased for the third year in a row. In our society, divorce is an ever-present reality to every couple that decides to marry. Therefore, if you are ever faced with this decision to get divorced, you must mentally and emotionally prepare yourself for the difficulties that lie ahead. Every divorce case is unique because each person involved in a divorce is unique. No one is ever fully prepared for all the issues that accompany a divorce. I know. I have been divorced myself. I have also been a family law attorney for almost 27 years and have represented hundreds of people going through this difficult process. Therefore, I know first-hand that every client, family member and friend must be fully prepared to embrace the process. Emotional Preparation for the Divorce […]

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