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As of January 1, 2001, the concept of custody disappeared from most of Tennessee’s law books. This was a direct result of our new parenting plan legislation. As understanding of this law evolves, every judge and family law attorney across the state will for years to come struggle with its interpretation. To many clients dissatisfaction, the exact answer to a particular question may not exist until a Judge rules on the issue.
The Tennessee court shall consider the following factors when determining an equitable distribution of the marital property: the length of the marriage, the age, physical and mental health, employability, and financial needs of each spouse, and the contribution of one spouse to the education or increased earning power of the other spouse, among others.
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