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July 2015 Archives

Child support modifications: Significant change in income

While in some cases, an ordered child support amount may stay the same from the time of the order to when the child ages out, there are some circumstances under which the order would need to be modified. In general, either party may request to have the child support order reviewed to see if there are grounds for modification every two years, but if there is a significant change in income before the two years are up, either party may be able to petition sooner.

Tennessee couple can now legally divorce

Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that same-sex couples can get married in any state, many are headed to the altar to finally legalize their unions. However, others are heading for divorce court. Because same-sex marriage was not recognized in all the states, a couple who was legally wed in a state that did allow same-sex marriage faced difficulty getting a divorce in a state that did not recognize the unions.

Property divisions and prenups

Recently, celebrity couple Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck announced their plans to divorce. The announcement came just one day after the couple's 10th wedding anniversary, which has led to speculation that the timing may have had to do with California's 10-year rule when it comes to determining spousal support. However, others are wondering if it might be because of a clause in a prenuptial agreement.

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