Unfortunately, marriages do not always have happy endings. In 2016, there were over 25,000 recorded divorces in the state of Tennessee, according to the state's Department of Health.
Summer vacations are over, and your child has returned to school. It is also your first school year co-parenting as a divorced couple. Before, you and your spouse may have shown up for conferences and sports games together and sat together. You do not now, and it can be awkward.
There are many reasons that grandparents adopt their grandchildren. Perhaps the biological parents are deceased and the grandparent is the guardian, or both parents are unfit, maybe struggling with disability or addiction. Whether it is for one of these reasons or another, you find yourself in the position of perhaps wanting to adopt your grandchild.
Joint custody can be hard work. You have to coordinate conflicting schedules and make sacrifices. Making custody and visitation work with someone you could not stand to be married to is not a piece of cake. However, despite the difficulties, there are some practical steps you can take to help things go more smoothly and provide a healthy environment for your children.
When you begin the divorce process with young children in tow, the question of custody becomes a major issue. Knowing the basics of how Tennessee law approaches custody can help you better understand how to move forward.
Signing a prenup can be a stressful process, but running into complications once you tie the knot can affect your emotions and finances even more. Your prenup could be invalid if you make some simple mistakes. What if your prenup does not protect your assets the way you want? Even celebrities make common errors that lead to trouble.
A divorce can quickly turn ugly, especially if you do not have a prenup. It is easy to make errors during the divorce process. With all the emotional turmoil and legal complications involved, you can make some mistakes that impact your whole life, including finances and children. Do not let your anger drive you and turn your divorce into an all-out war.
Alimony is a form of legally ordered financial support for an ex-spouse, which in some states is also called spousal maintenance or spousal support. A court may order alimony when one spouse has a need for support and the other spouse is able to pay.
As exciting as marriage is, it can also be quite nerve wracking. As the date of tying the knot gets closer, you likely have several questions running through your head. If you are concerned about money, property and finances, then it is time for you to consider the benefits of a prenuptial agreement, commonly referred to as a prenup.
You may have heard of the concept of divorce mediation but may not be sure how it applies to your situation. To begin with, Tennessee law does require most divorcing couples to attempt mediation. Divorcing parents may need to attend court-ordered mediation sessions geared primarily at developing a parenting plan.