Sometimes parents will do anything to gain custody of their kids. In some situations one parent is fighting with the other; in other instances a parent is fighting the family of the other parent for custody.
Would a marriage contract help reduce some of the stress when a couple chooses to get divorced? While residents in Tennessee don't have the option of creating a contract that defines all obligations during and after a marriage, couples getting ready to wed may consider a prenuptial agreement.
Sometimes when a couple gets divorced, there are some unpleasant surprises that can come up. One particular issue that can arise when trying to agree on custody and support terms is paternity.
The couple was divorced more than 4 years ago. The divorce launched them into years of fighting over the custody of the son they had together from the marriage.
You and your spouse have agreed that a divorce is the right decision. But as you begin the divorce process, you start to realize that there are more considerations beyond simply agreeing to separate. The first thing that comes up is property division: who gets what?
A couple may think that verbally agreeing to a child support arrangement will be enough. But sometimes one or both parents forget the specifics of their agreement and dispute which parent should be paying how much.
Courts are most concerned about the best interests of a child when it comes to custody arrangements. As we've seen in many previous posts, there are a number of different factors that can influence the terms of the child custody agreement. But there have been cases where the court will step in and revoke custody if it believes the children are in danger.
It is no surprise that the effects of a divorce can linger for a long time, long after the papers have been signed and the property has been divided. Many former couples realize that a divorce can affect people on a number of different levels: physically, emotionally and financially.