Divorce is an emotional, gut-wrenching process. Many find it odd when they discover the determination of child support is an exercise in accounting. While there is some room for negotiation for special circumstances, child support determination is so clinical that there are a number of on-line calculators that can help you determine how much you … Continue reading How does Tennessee determine child support?
The splitting up of property when ending a marriage can be difficult for spouses to figure out. Obviously, both parties want their fair share of the marital assets, but coming to agreeable terms can prove challenging as the topics of money and possessions do not always bring out the best in people. What does Tennessee … Continue reading Getting a divorce, how will our assets be divided?
When a parent’s mental health is not in the greatest place, there are always going to be questions about whether that individual has the ability to properly care for his or her children. This certainly is a concern that may arise during divorce proceedings. Whether one likes it or not, in Tennessee and elsewhere, parental … Continue reading When mental health affects parenting time
In Tennessee and elsewhere, blended families seem to be the new norm. For a number of reasons, it may make sense for stepparents to adopt their stepchildren. In many cases, it really benefits the lives of the affected children. How does stepparent adoption work? Traditional adoption cases can take years to complete. This is not … Continue reading How does stepparent adoption work?
Every year numerous couples in Tennessee choose to end their marriages. Those who own homes together are forced to decide what they are going to do with the property. When it comes to the marital home, there are a few options available to divorcing couples. Option number one: keep it. More couples are choosing to … Continue reading Tennessee divorce: Marital home options
Fathers play an important role in a child’s life. However, establishing paternity can be a complicated process for unmarried fathers. In the event the unmarried parents are no longer together, establishing paternity is necessary for custody and visitation purposes. The state of Tennessee only grants paternity automatically when a child is born to a married … Continue reading What rights do unmarried fathers have in Tennessee?
Most parents, whether they reside in Tennessee or elsewhere, want the absolute best for their children. Following divorce or separation from a significant other, child custody issues may arise. If your custody arrangement is not working out the way you had hoped or something happened making adjustments to your arrangement necessary, a family law attorney … Continue reading Is your child custody arrangement not working out?
Before you walk down the aisle, it can be important to consider the financial ramifications of saying “I do.” Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements allow couples to protect their assets if their marriage does not work out. Considering nearly half of marriages in the United States end in divorce, these agreements can be extremely beneficial and … Continue reading When do you need a prenuptial and postnuptial agreement?
When contemplating a divorce, your future can seem uncertain. You may be unsure about your living arrangements, or not know how to support yourself. If you are the breadwinner, you may worry about paying to support your former spouse. In Tennessee, spousal support is known as alimony. After a divorce, alimony is money awarded to … Continue reading When is alimony granted in a divorce?
Divorce is complicated. You deal with the pain and frustration of separating from your spouse, dividing property and finalizing the move. Emotions run even higher when there are children involved. You want what is best for them, regardless of the circumstances. However, the situation becomes increasingly difficult when the other parent no longer financially contributes … Continue reading When will my ex-spouse start paying child support?