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Business assets can be protected during divorce in Tennessee

Many people in Montgomery, Tennessee, would be surprised to hear that the national average rate of divorce in the United States is a staggering 52 percent for first marriages and an even more remarkable 70-plus percent for subsequent marriages. In fact, Tennessee is far above average, even among the top 10 states when it comes to divorce. In such a situation, protecting assets during a divorce may be a challenging task for many people, especially when the asset division involves complex assets and debt pertaining to a business, jointly owned by a husband and a wife.

Is military divorce to blame for high divorce rates?

Residents of Montgomery, Tennessee, or their spouses, who have served in the military, may be aware that divorce in the military is not the same as divorce among civilians. In addition to typical asset division, alimony, child custody and child support arrangements, a military divorce is often more complicated because of such issues as military retirement benefits and medical benefits.

Noncustodial parents defaulting on child support rounded up

For many custodial parents in Montgomery, Tennessee, and the rest of the country, money received as child support plays a vital role in ensuring that expenses toward the upbringing of a child are adequately met. However, when the support payments are not made on time, it not only causes problems for the custodial parent, but it may also lead to trouble for those who are behind on their obligations.

Prenuptial agreements may resolve future property division issues

Residents of Montgomery, Tennessee, understand the sense of financial security that comes from owning property. This financial security is especially important when a married couple decides to end their marriage and live separate lives. Since it becomes tougher to separate assets and debts in equitable shares after a lengthy marriage, equitable division of property at the time of divorce may prove to be one of the most stressful issues.

Court upholds plea for visitation rights of grandparents

Parents in Montgomery, Tennessee, who are separated from their spouse, understand the importance of a well drawn child custody and visitation plan, which allows them to spend sufficient time with their children. In situations like this, grandparents also play an important role in the raising of a child.

Father gains child custody after proving paternity

Most fathers in Montgomery, Tennessee, whether married or unmarried, want to spend time with their children but may not be able to do so due to various circumstances. When those circumstances lead to a courtroom, fathers' rights are considered in the light of what is in the best interests of the child.

State program helping non-custodial parents to pay child support

For many single parents in Montgomery, Tennessee, money received from former spouses or partners form the backbone of the financial well-being for a child. While many non-custodial parents are regular with their child support payments, the number of defaulters is also significant.

Pop duo headed for divorce; opt for equitable property division

Couples contemplating divorce in Montgomery, Tennessee, may be worried that division of assets and debts will be a strenuous issue during the divorce proceedings. The longer the marriage is, the more difficult it is to separate assets and debts into equal shares.

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