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Deployed military members can file for divorce

Many Tennessee military members have made extreme sacrifices in order to serve our great nation. However, this sacrifice can cause stress not only to the service member, but to his or her family members as well. Sometimes, this added stress can be a contributing factor in a couple's decision to divorce. Therefore, it is important to keep in mind that military members can file for divorce whilst on active deployment, even if they are overseas.

Preparing for post-divorce finances in Tennessee

As far as divorce goes, finances may be at the top of the list of concerns for couples in Tennessee that have decided to split. There can be a financial adjustment period for those who are moving from a two-income household to a single-income household. There is no doubt that the economics of two-income living are different from a single-income household. This is why it is so important for the divorce decree concerning the finances to be clear, concise and upheld by both parties.

Tennessee court collection methods for late child support payment

As discussed in our last blog post, child support payments are very important for the health and well-being of the child. The court orders child support payments in situations where the custodial parent is in need of child support payments from the other parent in order to best financially support the child. This can be for many reasons, either need based, based upon the number of children etc. Any parent that is obligated to pay child support payments must to pay according to their divorce decree.

How can a parent arrange and avoid late child support payments?

If you have children and are in the midst of a divorce with your spouse; it is likely that you have many questions. Although parents of children are concerned about their own well-being during this time of change, many parents have questions about their children and how the divorce will affect them. Many Montgomery county parents find that joint custody is a great option for parents who have decided to split. Sometimes one parent owes the other parent child support payments due to a child custody arrangement.

'Secret spending': A predecessor to TN divorce?

Many newly married couples wonder how can it be possible that roughly half of all marriages end in divorce. A recent study has been released that may shed some light on what may be a contributing factors to these divorces. The Wall Street Journal dubs the problem 'secret spending.'

Modifying child custody or a divorce decree is possible

For many parents there are so many factors that can contribute or interfere with raising a child. Balancing these factors are key to achieving a happy, healthy child and a healthy child-parent relationship. Many parents today are not together or are divorced. This situation presents its own set of challenges to child-rearing.

Why is legal paternity important to fathers seeking rights?

Fathers across Montgomery county value the relationship they have with their children. For those fathers who are seeking a new relationship or are trying to continue an old one, fathers' rights can come into play. Indeed, legal paternity can completely change the relationship a father has with his child.

In divorce, Tennessee is a common law property state

In divorce court, there is often much talk of common law property states and community property states. Why does it matter what type of state you live in? Because marital property is counted and divided differently in common law property states versus community states. Montgomery county happens to reside in a common law property state, which has certain rules about asset division during a divorce.

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