In a child custody case gone wrong, a 32-year-old mother allegedly hid her son at his grandmother's home for two years in order to keep the boy from his father. The mother recently pleaded guilty to five misdemeanors, and she was sentenced to 30 days in jail and two years of probation. She was fined $1,500. The boy's grandmother served 12 days in jail and was fined $1,000.
Frank and Jamie McCourt will continue to debate the ownership of the Dodgers through at least the end of 2011. The couple, whose divorce will settle the question of who owns the Dodgers baseball team, will face trial next spring or summer before Superior Court Judge Scott Gordon.
The Tennessee Supreme Court overturned a lower court's decision to award lifetime alimony in the amount of $15,000 per year to a woman. The highly anticipated decision was unanimous in ruling that lifetime alimony is inappropriate when the receiving spouse is healthy, makes good money and has received substantial assets in the division of marital property.
In Tennessee and other states, people are familiar with social networking websites. In the past we've discussed how social media such as Facebook and Twitter can be used in divorce proceedings. These sites enable users to post real-time updates, even providing a "check-in" option to show where people currently are.
There are many studies that look at how deployment and serving in the military can impact an individual's personal life, specifically marital relationships. Previous research has studied the rates of divorce among female service members as well as the affect a military divorce can have on children of military personnel.
There are a lot of determining factors when it comes to child support agreements. Often the income of both spouses is taken into consideration as well as the cost of raising a child. There are expenses related to education and health in addition to the everyday cost of feeding and clothing someone.
Couples in Tennessee, like any other state in the nation, are forced to make a lot of decisions during the divorce process, such as property division. And often people focus on why the divorce is happening in the first place. Some choose to point fingers while others may recognize that the gradual distance was inevitable.
It's that time of year again when the weather gets cooler, the days get shorter, and kids are back in school. Parents who share custody of their kids may be faced once again to adjusting to a different routine, depending on the parenting plan.
Ever wondered what states have the highest divorce rates? Recent statistics released by the American Community Survey answers that question. Looking at census data from across the nation, the ACS released the list of the 14 states with the highest divorce rates.