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April 2019 Archives

Prenuptial agreements protect even those without much wealth

If you are like many of your Clarksville neighbors, you may believe prenuptial agreements are only for those who have significant assets. After all, if you do not have much wealth, you may think you do not have anything of value you need to protect. Still, prenuptial agreements are often valuable tools for those without significant assets. 

Divorce causes 2 types of stress

Divorce can be stressful. One of your goals, when you look into all of your legal options, should be to find ways to reduce your stress level. After all, it can be very detrimental to your health to deal with that type of long-term anxiety.

Tennessee judge upholds singer's prenuptial agreement

Singer Jill Scott's break-up with her husband just 15 months after the two married has garnered considerable media attention largely because her estranged husband, Mike Dobson, has been seeking spousal support. He's asking for this money despite the fact that the couple's prenuptial agreement stipulated that neither party would seek support.

What you should know before you put your child on a plane alone

If you're a divorced parent who lives a long distance from your co-parent, you may be considering the option of letting your child fly alone to spend part of the summer with them. If that goes well, you may let them do this for spring breaks and part of their winter vacation as well.

Preparation is key for co-parenting over summer vacation

If you're a divorced parent, you've likely begun planning for your children's summer vacation. Typically, the earlier parents can finalize plans regarding child care, summer camps, trips and holiday activities, the less confusion and conflict they'll experience when summer arrives. If you and your co-parent included summer vacations in your original child custody agreement, you're a step ahead of parents who didn't.

Proposed law could help Tennessee fathers seeking shared custody

Tennessee state lawmakers are considering a bill that could make it easier for fathers to get joint custody of their children after divorce. The proposed law would create a presumption for judges that it's best for children when parents share custody.

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