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August 2016 Archives

Modifications to child support agreements in Tennessee

A divorce agreement is not set in stone, and neither is a divorce ruling -- especially when it comes to children. Life circumstances of two ex-spouses could change, making a child support, child custody or parenting plan subject to change. This article will look at several scenarios that could result in child support modification by a Tennessee court.

Ruling may have set new precedent in same-sex parent disputes

A same-sex couple from Knox County is disputing whether a woman in a same-sex marriage, who is not the biological parent of the child, should receive parental rights in child custody proceedings. As it stands, the non-biological mother in this case has been denied parental rights as the court has ruled that she is the equivalent of a step-parent.

2 things same-sex parents should know

With the legalization of same-sex marriage across the country, the legitimacy of two individuals of the same sex raising their children together is now official. With this right, however, like any married couple, a same-sex couple with children will need to decide issues relating to child custody in the event of a divorce. This article will discuss two important things that divorced same-sex parents should keep in mind.

Back-to-school tips for recently divorced or separated parents

As elementary and high school students throughout the Clarksville area head back to school this fall, many will struggle to adjust to new schedules and routines. However, for children whose parents recently divorced or separated, the changes related to starting a new school year-along with the related struggles, are likely to be greater in both number and magnitude.

Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman quickly finalize divorce

Drew Barrymore and husband Will Kopelman have filed for divorce. The divorce filing comes three months following the separation of the couple last April. The initial paperwork was submitted by Drew on July 15, then Will submitted his own divorce filing on July 18. According to news outlets, the duo planned for a peaceful parting of ways

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