Will My Divorce Actually Go to Trial?

If you are of a certain age, you may remember an old show called Divorce Court. In that show, glamourous people sat next to a judge and spilled out their sordid secrets for the world to hear, and eventually that judge would grant them a divorce. There was a lot of swelling music and close-up…

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For Disabled People, Getting Married Can Cost More Than It’s Worth

Laws often become outdated because what society deems important, or what lawmakers deem to be important, changes over time. That’s why we have the ability to amend laws as the decades go by. There are still laws in place proving themselves to be outdated, and no longer morally or logically comprehensible. The Social Security Administration’s…

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What Does “Standard of Living” Mean for Alimony?

Getting a divorce isn’t easy or enjoyable, and it often means a huge change in your life. No longer do you share bedrooms, houses, cars, or income; and that can pose a problem. If your partner brought in a great amount of the income, then you may find yourself suddenly worrying about paying bills and…

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Do I Automatically Get Alimony If My Spouse Cheats?

Most married couples would consider divorce the worst case scenario; no one marries with the expectation of getting divorced, and many couples fight for years to try to save their marriage from that conclusion. Unfortunately, even the most dedicated husband or wife may find themselves in divorce proceedings after the discovery that their spouse has…

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Is an Agreed Divorce Right for Me?

The way that a divorce proceeds is typically based on the couples involved. When the former partners cannot come to a mutual agreement and do not want to meet each other halfway, the divorce proceedings can turn ugly. However, there are some couples who want the same things, or are at least able to work…

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Why Everyone Should Have a Prenuptial Agreement

Marriage is a beautiful, wonderful union, intended to be a lifelong commitment of love and happiness between two people. When you are newly engaged, it’s bound to be on your mind in the best of ways. There is so much to plan and consider for just the wedding itself! From choosing a venue to invitations…

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Making Divorce Mediation Work for You

When you are about to embark on the process of divorce, of course you want it to be as smooth as possible. There are so many moving parts, conditions, and factors that go into separating your life from someone else’s (at least legally). To anyone, it can be daunting. However, the state of Tennessee has…

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