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How to treat a home in a divorce

When a Tennessee resident goes through a divorce, retaining the family home may be a top priority. Alternatively, a person may want to buy a new home with any money that is received in a divorce settlement. However, it may not always be a good idea to ask for or to take control of a marital home when a marriage ends.

Requesting a modification in child support

Tennessee parents who pay child support might need to have the amount modified if their financial situation changes adversely. This could happen because of an unexpected medical emergency or a job loss. However, parents who stop paying support will continue to owe arrears until a court has made the modification. These arrears cannot be discharged in bankruptcy. Therefore, a parent should make it a priority to request the modification. The parent might want to seek legal advice about how to do so.

When child custody exchanges go wrong

When Tennessee parents of minor children get divorced, there is a chance that they will share parenting duties. If the parents do each get a specific amount of time to spend with their children, there will be a need to actually physically hand the children over from one parent to the other. While thousands of families are involved in child custody exchanges every day, there are cases where these physical exchanges can have serious consequences.

Family preparedness plans help parents transfer child custody

Undocumented immigrants who are living in Tennessee might not have already made plans for their American-born children in case of deportation. It is possible for them to make arrangements, however. Some lawyers are volunteering in different parts of the country to assist immigrants without documentation with filling out and filing the paperwork needed to transfer child custody.

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