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Modification of alimony in the state of Tennessee -- Part II

In the state of Tennessee, alimony can be one of four types -- rehabilitative alimony, transitional alimony, alimony in futuro or alimony in solido. According to state law, it is possible to modify alimony orders by proving that a "substantial and material change of circumstances" has occurred in the obligor's or the recipient's life. This procedure applies to all types of alimony in Tennessee except for alimony in solido, which cannot be modified under any circumstances.

Modification of alimony in the state of Tennessee -- Part I

During a divorce, one of the most contested issues can be alimony or spousal support. There can be different types of alimony in the state of Tennessee, including rehabilitative alimony, transitional alimony, alimony in futuro or alimony in solido. The type of alimony awarded depends on the set of circumstances under which a divorce decree is finalized. According to Tennessee law, all types of alimony, except alimony in solido, can be modified by means of an appeal in the event of certain unavoidable situations.

Grandparent adoption can help protect a Tennessee child

A parent's love and affection for their children is probably the strongest bond of the parent-child relationship. The unconditional love that parents provide is irreplaceable. However, there may be situations in which parents are unable to provide a child with that love and affection. The reasons for this could be many, but the end result can be a neglected child who may have to live though serious consequences .

How can a child support order be enforced in Tennessee?

In recent months, many people have raised concerns about Tennessee's efforts toward the enforcement of child support orders. In fact, a recent incident about a delinquent father prompted many Tennessee residents to speak up regarding the state's efforts. That incident was discussed in a blog post last month. However, the situation may not be as bad as it seems because the state has a fully functional child support department that enforces child support orders through various means and methods.

Child-custody orders can be modified in military divorce cases

Any Tennessee resident who has been through divorce knows that it can harshly affect children. Although parents may feel angry and resentful, their children are often experiencing considerable fear and anxiety. The question of whom they will live with can create even more insecurity until final child-custody decisions are made. In the aftermath of a military divorce, the question of custody becomes even more critical because of the possibility of sudden deployments.

Tennessee Supreme Court expands grandparents' visitation rights

Whenever minor children are involved, divorce can be difficult on parents and children. Not seeing or dealing with the other spouse on a daily basis may be something both parents look forward to, but the children may feel anxious and depressed by this prospect. Courts throughout Tennessee try keep the best interests of children in mind whenever they make child-custody decisions and thus generally grant joint custody so that children will have both parents in their lives. Any history of violence, however, can mean sole custody for the parent who can provide the safer environment.

How do Tennessee's equitable property division rules work?

Statistical data from across the United States indicate that about half of all marriages end in divorce. The end of a marriage changes everything for the family involved. For couples with children, child custody can become a major battle of wills, but often the most conflict occurs around financial issues such as alimony, child support and property and asset division.

Modification and relocation in Tennessee

A divorce arouses a range of emotions; including despair, hopelessness, sadness, anger, and frustration. While the couple going through a divorce may experience these and much more, yet individuals need to keep a cool head as a range of financial matters need to be settled. However, what a Tennessee resident needs to keep in mind is that a divorce decree is not necessarily the final word on a divorce.

How to divide property in a Tennessee divorce

Divorce can be a tumultuous experience for any Tennessee couple. Not only are there several issues, such as child support and child custody but there are financial matters to be settled as well. Property division is just one of them. In Tennessee, a separate form explains how property and debt are to be settled in the event of a divorce. The form, referred to as Divorce Agreement, needs to be filed with the Request for Divorce, form 1.

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