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September 2017 Archives

Examining Tennessee's alimony laws

Among the primary concerns that many of those seeking a divorce in Knoxville may have is either whether they will be entitled to receive alimony, or whether they will be required to meet such an obligation. This no doubt comes from the assumption that the awarding of alimony is automatic in divorce cases. The fact that the Huffington Post reports that as recently as 2010, 380,000 women and 12,000 men in U.S, received such support seems to solidify this thought. Yet family courts must first consider several factors when deciding whether or not to award alimony. 

State law requires maximum parenting for both parents

One of the most difficult aspects of a divorce in Tennessee is determining the appropriate amount of child custody. While both parents would likely prefer the maximum amount of control, the final say is up to the judge. State laws have made new declarations that are offering guidance to court officials when making these decisions. We at the Law Office of Meghan A. Bodie can fight for your rights and ensure that you get the amount of parenting time that you deserve.

What is a cohabitation property agreement?

Separating from your significant other in Tennessee can be difficult, especially if you have lived together for a long period of time. While married couples may have the benefit of a prenuptial agreement to reduce stress during divorce, unmarried couples who have spent years living together will have to divide property without this help. Luckily, cohabitation property agreements can make the process simpler and help you avoid lengthy legal battles.

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