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Who Pays the Kids’ College Tuition After Divorce?

According to data compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the divorce rate in Tennessee stood at 3.5 per 1,000 residents in 2019 (the latest statistical year available). This represents a sharp drop from 1990, when the rate was 6.5 per 1,000 residents.

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What Are The Legal Implications Of Dating During Divorce?

Picture this: you and your spouse have filed for divorce. The marriage is irretrievably broken, you and your spouse are living apart, and you are ready to begin a new chapter in your life. You may be asking yourself, “what harm is there in dating someone else while I wait for the divorce to be finalized?

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What to Expect When Adopting

Every year, many children are adopted in Tennessee while numerous others still await safe and loving homes. According to the Tennessee Alliance for Kids, there are about 8,000 children in foster care in Tennessee. Adoption makes it possible for individuals and families to accept children into their homes and provide them with supportive, adequate care and consistent love.

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Divorcing Later in Life

Getting divorced is not exclusive to young couples. If you do get divorced later in life, there may be different factors to consider in the process. Having an attorney who can guide you through the process can make it easier.

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Who Will Have to Move Out of the Family Home?

One of the key divorce issues that needs to be addressed is the subject of moving out of the marital home or establishing alternative living arrangements. Due to the emotional attachment involved, vacating the marital home before your divorce is finalized can be a huge decision.

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Does Infidelity Affect My Divorce?

Trust is one of the most important elements in a marriage. When that trust is broken by infidelity, a marriage may not ever be able to recover.

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Understanding Military Divorce

A divorce in a marriage involving a member of the military often faces complications not affecting a civilian couple living together in a single city and single state, where they can file close to home.

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Common Misconceptions About Divorce in Tennessee

According to statistics from the Tennessee Department of Health, in 2018, there were about 23,840 divorces statewide. Going through a divorce or legal separation can be emotional and overwhelming. However, with so much misleading information out there and false assumptions surrounding divorce, it is relatively easy to make mistakes without proper guidance or legal representation.

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Termination of a Parent’s Rights in Tennessee

In the United States, we have well-established laws that are designed to protect a biological parent’s right to raise their child with minimal government intrusion. However, it’s vital to note that our laws prioritize the best interest of the child above a parent’s right to bring up their child as they see fit and, therefore, allow a parent’s legal rights to be terminated under some circumstances.

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FAQ: How is Custody Determined When a Child’s Parents Die?

The death of a parent or both parents is always a tragic and devastating loss, and never more so than when the surviving family member is a child. Not only have they suffered a tremendous loss that they must sort through emotionally, but the routine of their day-to-day life will likely change dramatically.

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