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November 2010 Archives

Divorced Tennessee Couple Reach Custody Agreement Together

Divorce proceedings can become a lengthy process for some couples. For one Tennessee couple, the divorce was only the beginning. After separating, the couple began to fight for custody of their son and daughter. The mother was granted residential custody until she was accused of sexual abuse.

Can Rising Divorce Rates be Attributed to New Technology?

Most people use social media: Facebook, Twitter, and Myspace. Even more have phone plans that allow them to text to their hearts' content. This type of communication can connect the user with anyone at anytime, making it easy for people to get to know one another.

Parents Cannot Use Taxpayer Information to Locate Missing Child

If a couple has children and then decide that they no longer want to remain together, they go through custody proceedings in court to determine the physical and legal custody of their children after the separation. However, even though a judge will order a parent to pay child support, some parents still try to avoid making those payments.

Father Regains Custody of His Biological Son After Three Years

In a previous post we talked a bit about fathers' rights in custody proceedings. In the past, the courts have given mother's preference for custody in divorce proceedings. Now, courts will look primarily at what is in the best interest of the child. Thus, fathers have seen a shift towards a more equitable decision for custody.

Child Custody Battle Begins for Mel Gibson and Former Girlfriend

No matter what they do, celebrities are always in the news. Over the past few months, there has been one celebrity couple whose split has become widely talked about: Mel Gibson and Oksana Grigorieva. Their split has become especially nasty with accusations of domestic abuse lodged against Gibson.

Convicted Felons With Unpaid Child Support Lose Voting Right

For many, getting a divorce is time consuming and comes at a great cost to both parties. Following the divorce, there can be additional monthly costs that one parent pays to the other such as restitution and child support. These payments are court ordered and must be paid to the receiving spouse.

Miley Cyrus' Parents File for Divorce in Tennessee

It is hard to go anywhere without hearing news about Miley Cyrus, a teen celebrity who rose to fame quickly after finding success on a Disney Channel show. Recently, her parents, Billy Ray and Tish Cyrus, announced that they were filing for divorce after 17 years of marriage.

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