The immediate aftermath of a divorce can be a trying time. There are many things you need to take care of and the tasks can be daunting and overwhelming. While updating your estate plan may not be at the top of your list, picture this ― your loved ones involved in a lengthy court […]
We’ve all probably seen the movie Home Alone where eight-year-old Kevin McCallister is accidently left home alone during the holidays to face the antics of some comedic burglars while his family vacations in Paris. While this was a mistake, every parent one day faces the question of, “how old must my child be before […]
Due to the fact that the divorce rate in the United States exceeds 50 percent, second marriages are very common. If you are remarried with children, you know that blending families together can be rewarding, but you also know that many complications can ensue. In fact, with the rate of divorce in second marriages […]
If you’ve been through a rough divorce and are looking to “get back out there,” so to speak, you may be wondering how long you should wait before you start dating again. While there is no right answer, if you have children, it’s important that you take it slow and easy.
Many children of divorce […]
Many parents have college funds set up for their children where they contribute money each month to head off the overwhelming costs of college when the day comes. But you may wonder what happens to a college fund upon divorce. Can your spouse cash out your child’s plan early without your consent?
College savings plans […]
In many marriages, the retirement accounts that the spouses own are some of the largest financial assets in their portfolio. When the couple divorces, numerous questions arise as to how to equitably split up the retirement accounts and, in fact, whether it can be done at all.
The answer is that the retirement accounts can […]
Divorce mediation is the process by which a specially trained neutral third party (the mediator) meets with a divorcing couple to help them resolve their disputes without having to go through a court trial. The mediator can help the couple decide issues such as distribution of property, taxes, child support, and child custody or […]
When couples divorce, it is often due to the normal sources of conflict — money, child rearing, politics, and religion. If you and your spouse disagree over your children’s religious upbringing, a whole host of conflict can erupt. But can a court take religious preferences into account when determining custody?
According to a recent article […]
You’ve made the difficult decision to divorce, but suddenly the reality of the situation hits you — how will I pay my bills for the next several months? Don’t worry because in Tennessee, you are entitled to temporary support payments during the pendency of your divorce.
We all know that a court case can take […]