Family Law Section

One of the goals of the Family Law Section is to bring practitioners together who share a common interest in family law. The section newsletter keeps practitioners abreast of changes in the law, as does the section’s annual CLE program.

Immediate Past Chair
Rogers Kamm & Shea
2205 State St
Nashville, TN 37203

New Alimony Bench Book Available

The 13th Edition Alimony Bench Book is now available from the TBA Family Law Section. Produced by the members of the section’s Alimony Committee, the book is available for purchase in a loose-leaf format for $40 or a three-ring binder for $50. To order the book, visit the TBA’s online bookstore or contact TBA at (615) 383-7421. Members of the Family Law Section can download the new edition at no charge by logging in to and going to the Resources link on the Family Law Section's webpage.  

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Parents Paying Child Support Could Obtain Restricted Licenses

A new state law permits people who have had their drivers’ licenses revoked for nonpayment of child support to apply for and possibly receive restricted driver’s licenses, Herald-Citizen reports. Parents who prove they work at least 30 hours a week and live more than a mile from their job or school may apply. Thirteenth Judicial District Attroney Bryan C. Dunaway said the law went into effect July 1. “This new law seeks to eliminate barriers that prevent noncustodial parents from maintaining steady employment and paying their child support timely,” he said.

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