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Navigating wedding costs as divorced parents

Recently, we discussed tips for dealing with your co-parent during your child's graduation and surrounding celebrations. Now, we're going to look at another big event that too often causes conflict between divorced parents of young adults -- their child's wedding.

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.

How do courts enforce a child custody order?

Imagine that you and your children have benefited from court-ordered child support payments for years, but suddenly, the father of your children doesn't want to send the money anymore. Now, you're struggling to make financial ends meet for your family and you don't know what to do. Fortunately, the law is on your side.

What can my kids and I do during a supervised visitation?

Nobody wants to feel restricted by a supervised visitation. Still, if a judge has ordered that all of your contact with your children must be supervised, you might want to focus on the positive fact that at least you can still spend time with your children. This valuable contact will benefit both you and your children in innumerable ways, so why not try to make the most of it?

Special needs children and child custody

State family law courts are beginning to support the idea of joint 50/50 child custody more and more. In these arrangements, children divide their time living with each parent half of the time. Many children adapt well to these arrangements and enjoy spending as much time as they can with both parents, but other children may have difficulty with this kind of schedule.

Examples of 3 types of alimony

When Tennessee spouses get divorced, it's not uncommon for one spouse to have a far greater earning capacity than the other spouse. For example, perhaps one spouse stayed home with the children, taking care of house and home, while the other spouse worked to earn a living at a high-paying job. If these two spouses choose to get a divorce, the higher-earning person may be required to pay alimony -- or spousal support -- to the lesser-earning party.

The 3 types of alimony

In most Tennessee divorce cases, alimony awards are temporary. However, in some situations, there is the possibility that alimony will be awarded indefinitely. In this article, we will review the three types of alimony that Tennessee family court judges may award and what these kinds of alimony entail.

How much child support will I be able to receive?

When a custodial parent has sole custody and is the primary caretaker of his or her children, the noncustodial parent will usually need to pay child support. The question is, how much child support will the custodial parent have the right to receive?

What are the latest statistics on child support?

If you're planning to receive child support following a divorce, you're probably curious to know what the national statistics on child support reveal. These statistics may inspire you be as proactive as you can in your child custody proceedings to ensure that you receive what's fair in your case.

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