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September 2016 Archives

Unemployment can sometimes lead to divorce

There are many things that can lead to divorce, and each divorce has its own reasons. Even before a divorce is filed, there are some factors that can signal that a divorce is more likely than average if those factors are present in the marriage. One of these is unemployment; however, it is only the husband's employment status that matters here.

Same-sex divorce and custody case draws in legislator involvement

Same-sex marriages continue to be an area of contention for legal purposes. Some states, including Tennessee, have yet to finalize the laws that pertain to same-sex marriages, divorces and child custody matters. Recently, it came to light that 53 state legislators, all Republicans, have joined forces with the Family Action Council of Tennessee to try to jump in the middle of a legal battle between a same-sex divorcing couple.

How are special needs children affected by divorce?

Every child custody case is difficult for the parents and the child. When the child has special needs, there is an extra layer of difficulty that is added to the already trying situation. One area that can be challenging when a child has special needs is the education decisions for the child.

Planning before divorce might offer protection

If you are contemplating filing for a divorce, you likely have time to think about ways that you can protect your interests if you do decide to file the paperwork to end your marriage. This is an important consideration because it gives you time to prepare in a more meaningful way. We can help you to learn about what you need to do to protect yourself during the divorce.

Amending your child support agreement for a gifted child

The recent Rio Summer Olympics no doubt gave many children in Tennessee and around the world the desire to become the next Simone Biles, Michael Phelps or Usain Bolt. Most parents want to encourage children whom they believe have the potential to excel at sports, even if it's not at the Olympic level. However, it can cost money -- lots of it.

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