Child Custody in A Tennessee Divorce Where will your children live after the divorce? Divorce is a tragedy for not just you, but for your child as well. The marriage is over. Now the process of building two separate households begins. Not just for you and your spouse, but for your child as well. In a divorce, decisions have to made as to when and where your child(ren)will spend their days and nights. Holidays, summer vacations, spring break. Who will make what decisions for the child? How will the child be supported financially? This includes health insurance, medical expenses and the like. All of these parentingRead More →
Calculating Tennessee Child Support Shared Income Income Model of Child Support Tennessee Child Support is calculated based upon the Child Support Guidelines which are written by the Tennessee Department of Human Services. Tennessee child support is now a shared income model, which means that the income of both parents is used in the calculation. A few terms: Primary Residential Parent – this is the parent with whom the child or children spend the majority of time during the year; Alternate Residential Parent – the parent with whom the child spends the least time. In a typical divorce the Primary Residential Parent has the child aboutRead More →
Can child support be waived in Tennessee? Tennessee Child Support Guidelines are Strictly Enforced People often ask: Can we agree to no child support? or Can it be waived? Of course nothing in this post can replace the advice of an attorney. (review) But, generally speaking, child support can not be waived, by agreement or otherwise. In Tennessee as well as other states child support is determined by law. The Tennessee Child Support Guidelines must be followed by the Court. The Court is given the ability to deviate (or vary) from the guidelines. But, this is rarely done. Certainly not to the extent of “waiving”Read More →
Alimony is quite complicated, and involves many factual based elements, so be sure to consult with an experienced divorce lawyer to explore if alimony may be an issue in your case. In general, alimony is spousal support which is typically awarded to the economically disadvantaged spouse.
Adopt a Child in Tennessee If you are asking this question you are probably considering the possibility of adoption. There are a variety of situations where a person might adopt a child. Perhaps you are raising your grandchild, and think its time to adopt. Or maybe you have a step-child and the other natural parent is not involved with the child. Or maybe you are looking to adopt a new-born baby. Whatever the situation, adoption can be very complicated, and emotionally intense. The caring professionals of Purple Law Firm can help. The process of adoption requires several steps: 1. You have to file a petitionRead More →