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.

Chair
Marks, Shell & Maness
233A Dunbar Cave Rd
Clarksville, TN 37043
(931)552-6000
Immediate Past Chair
Legal Aid of East Tennessee
607 W. Summit Hill Drive
Knoxville, TN 37902
(865)637-0484
Staff Coordinator
Tennessee Bar Association
221 4th Avenue N. Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37219
(615)383-7421

New Alimony Bench Book Available

The 15th Edition Alimony Bench Book is now available. TBA Family Law Section members can download the book free from the section's resource page after logging in. Others can purchase a loose-leaf printed version of this publication for $40 per book ($50 in a 3-ring binder) from the online TBA Bookstore or by contacting the TBA at (615) 383-7421. The book, which includes published and unpublished cases from Aug. 8, 2003, through Dec. 31, 2016, is compiled by the section's Alimony Committee under direction of its chair, Amy Amundsen.

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Nashville Domestic Violence Shelter Expands

YWCA Nashville’s Weaver Domestic Violence Center is expanding its facilities, adding 14 new beds and aiming to raise enough to expand to 100 beds, The Tennessean reports. The center serves as a shelter for domestic violence victims fleeing abusive homes, offering safety and resources to ensure their self-sufficiency. It’s the largest facility of its kind in the state, and consistently operates over capacity at its current size.
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