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June 2016 Archives

Landmark same-sex child custody case in Tennessee

A same-sex custody battle in Tennessee over a child conceived using artificial insemination may set a precedent in the state for future similar cases. The couple married in May 2014 in Washington, D.C., when same-sex marriage was legal there but not in Tennessee.

Virtual visitation helps parents stay in touch

Tennessee non-custodial parents who would like to have more access to their children but whose physical visitation time is limited may consider adding virtual visitation clauses to their parenting plans and court orders. Virtual visitation has become a popular trend in family law matters.

I-864 Affidavit of Support overrides prenup in divorce case

A prenuptial agreement can generally guide the terms of a divorce in Tennessee; however, every case is unique. When other contracts potentially interfere, as was the case with the immigrant ex-wife of a wealthy real estate agent, the courts could take over decisions about spousal support.

Paying for private school after a divorce

Most Tennessee parents who are going through a divorce know that providing for their child's education is a paramount concern. In the majority of divorce cases that go before a judge, non-custodial parents will be ordered to pay child support. This may cause complications in cases where one parent desires for the child to attend private school and the other does not.

Changing a child support order

Some divorced parents in Tennessee may be interested in learning more about the process behind modifying child support orders. Although changes in employment status can sometimes make the original support agreement difficult to uphold, the method of altering it is not always straightforward.

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