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October 2016 Archives

How to divide an iTunes music library during a divorce

Most Tennessee spouses undergoing divorce think about their family home, vehicles, art, bank accounts and other assets when it comes to asset division. However, in the age of the internet, we also have to think about our digital assets when it comes to deciding who will own what after a split. So, what happens to digital assets like an iTunes library, for example?

Marital property division in Tennessee

In divorce proceedings, Tennessee residents have to decide who gets what when it comes to marital assets. If the spouses themselves cannot decide, however, then a court will make the decision for them, and it might not be what's best for all parties concerned. As such, spouses are always encouraged to do whatever they can to come to an asset division settlement out of court whenever possible.

How can I ease the pain of divorce in my 50s?

According to statistics cited in a Forbes article, divorces of couples over the age of 50 tend to make up 25 percent of divorces. These divorces, often referred to as silver or gray divorces, have specific concerns they should keep in mind when going into the process of separating from one another in order to make their divorces as easy and stress-free as possible.

5 things to consider before adopting

Choosing to adopt a child is likely the most important decision you will ever make. It is never one to enter into lightly. Adopting a child is also not a fast process. As soon as you start thinking about adoption, however, there are some important things you need to consider. Thinking about the following questions now will help you better decide if adoption is the right fit for you and your family.

Are Divorce-Related Orders Set In Stone?

When a married couple in Tennessee decides to file for divorce, there are a number of issues that must be considered, addressed and decided upon. For example, how should a couple's assets and debts be divided? What about child custody and support decisions? Is one spouse planning to file for alimony? By the time a divorce is finalized, a divorcing couple has either come to an agreement about these issues one their own outside of court or has turned to the courts to consider and make decisions related to these issues.

Dividing pensions in military divorces

Retiring military service members who spent at least 20 years in the military will receive a lifetime retirement pension. In 1982, however, with the passage of the Uniformed Services Former Spouses Protection Act, or USFSPA, spouses are permitted to a portion of the service member's pension, which is treated as marital property and divided up in a divorce.

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