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
Legal Aid of East Tennessee
502 S. Gay Street Suite 404
Knoxville, TN 37902
(865)637-0484
Vice-Chair
Marks, Shell & Maness
233A Dunbar Cave Rd
Clarksville, TN 37043
(931)552-6000

Judge Has Personal Connection in Fight Against Opioid Crisis

A Tennessean profile of Dandridge judge Duane Sloane highlights how the circuit judge came to fight for recovery over harsh sentences for addicts. His methods have been deemed controversial by some, especially ones aimed at pregnant mothers with addiction, but he cites his family’s adoption of a baby born with withdrawal symptoms as his motivation to fight for solutions to the crisis.
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Legal Battle Over Senator's Estate Continues

The legal dispute between the late U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson’s wife and his two adult sons from another marriage will continue, the Tennessean reports based on court documents filed last week. Thompson’s sons, Tony and Dan Thompson, filed suit against Thompson’s wife, Jeri Thompson, in August, accusing her of forcing him to make changes to his estate plan. New court documents show a fight over what information Jeri Thompson must turn over as the case moves forward. 
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