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May 2014 Archives

Adoptive parents fight to regain child custody of girl

By their nature, custody issues are often complicated. Most states, including Tennessee, usually make decisions with the belief that the best interests of a child are with the biological parents unless proven otherwise. One state exemption, however, is for felons who are serving 10 or more years in prison -- they are not allowed custody of minor children under age eight.

A DAPT can help protect assets during a divorce in Tennessee

There are many issues in a divorce that must be resolved by everyone involved. One major issue that plagues many divorcing couples in Montgomery County, Tennessee, and other parts of the country is property division. In the event that a prenuptial agreement was not signed by the couple, it is natural for the couple to feel that their assets are unprotected during divorce. In some states, however, a person may be able to safeguard the person's property by forming a Domestic Asset Protection Trust.

Parenting coordinators may help resolve child custody disputes

In Montgomery County, Tennessee, or elsewhere, divorce often leads to an acrimonious relationship between estranged spouses. It may be reflected in excessive litigation, bitterness toward each other or lack of cooperation while caring for minor children. Such bitter divorces are often exacerbated with a custody issue.

Fathers steadily gaining fair treatment in family courts

Many Montgomery County, Tennessee, residents would know that a common perception is that the biological mother is generally the best candidate to be the custodial parent for minor children. However, with the evolution of fathers' rights, there seems to be a recent shift in the gender roles and perception in child custody and child-rearing. Fathers have come a long way from the classic role of the disciplinarian and are shifting towards becoming hands-on, involved parents in their children's lives.

Mother fails to return children in apparent custody dispute

Parents in Montgomery who are involved in a child custody battle need to keep in mind that criminal charges could be filed if they take the law into their own hands and violate terms of the agreement. Parents who share a child need to understand that in spite of any custody dispute, visitation rights and the rules associated with them must be adhered to. If they are seeking modification, they should try to work within the law to achieve it.

Child custody exchange turns violent as fight breaks out

In Montgomery, when two people share a child and are no longer together as a couple, they must set a plan for child custody and visitation rights and adhere to it to avoid conflict. If a parent is scheduled to have visitation with the child, one of the worst things the other parent can do is try to prevent that visit from taking place. If there are illegal acts to keep the other parent from seeing the child, criminal charges are a possibility.

Father faces criminal charges in child custody dispute

Montgomery, Tennessee, residents are no different from any other state when it comes to divorce issues. One of the most highly contested aspects of separation is child custody and visitation. Often, news reports talk about child custody disputes which sometimes take an ugly turn with a parent going to jail or being severely reprimanded for violation of child custody orders.

Divorce property division after retirement is a tricky matter

In Montgomery, Tennessee, several financial matters are considered when a couple divorces. Besides alimony and child support, property division is also an important factor that comes into play when a couple decides to part ways.

Ski instructor could get kids back from mom in foreign country

Divorce forces couples to address a variety of issues, many of which produce conflict. For couples with children, however, few issues are more strife-ridden than child custody. Around the country, including in Tennessee, joint custody is sometimes awarded, but most judges prefer to grant physical custody to just one parent. When the other parent does not accept that judgment, real trouble can follow.

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