If you're going to be ordered to pay spousal support or to receiving it, you definitely want to make sure you know exactly how the process works. Below are a few key things to know:
When you decide that your marriage is over, you are usually ready to file for a divorce. While you might think that right that second is the best time to file for a divorce, there are sometimes other considerations that you must take into account. We know that you are probably ready to just get things over with so you can start your life anew. We will help you learn about some considerations that might play a part in when and how you divorce your spouse.
Mississippi is one of a handful of states that still allow people to sue others for "alienation of affection." For a woman in Tennessee, a lawsuit against her ex-husband's fiancee for breaking up her marriage is just one of her current legal battles.
Since the U.S. Supreme Court made same-sex marriage legal in every state last year, some lawmakers, judges and administrators in states where it wasn't previously legal have gone to what many would consider extreme measures in protest of the ruling. Some of these actions have impacted not only gay couples seeking to marry or divorce, but straight couples as well.
The amount initially ordered to be paid in child support is not necessarily the amount that will be paid for as long as the child is a minor. There are cases where the support order can be modified. Some reasons for doing this include:
For Tennessee residents going through a divorce, it may be comforting to know that you are far from alone. Although our state prides itself on its "traditional" values, the fact is that we have a higher divorce rate than many other states.
When we think about traumatic events in a child's life that can impact them permanently, many people don't consider divorce. However, a group of Tennessee officials recently met with community leaders to show them how adverse childhood experiences, known as ACEs, can actually rewire a developing brain.
No matter how much you expect that your marriage is ending, there is often a big emotional upheaval when the time comes to file for divorce. That emotional upheaval is often greater if the divorce was unexpected. Anyone who is going through a divorce should make sure that they take the proper actions to ensure that their emotional health remains intact throughout the divorce.
While much has been made about same-sex divorce after the Supreme Court made the landmark ruling that same-sex marriage would be legal in all states, it's also having some unanticipated effects on straight couples. One such example occurred in Tennessee just a couple of weeks ago when one judge refused to allow a straight couple to divorce.
Deciding to file for a divorce is an emotional decision. As we discussed last week, women file for divorce more often than men. Oftentimes, the decision to file for a divorce comes only after the couple has tried everything they can to salvage the marriage.