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Contentious divorce between Audrina Patridge, Corey Bohan

Tennessee fans of the TV personality Audrina Patridge may have heard about her split from the BMX biker Corey Bohan. Patridge was awarded custody of the couple's 15-month-old daughter and of their dog. Bohan agreed to leave their home, but Patridge was ordered to pay him $35,000 for recent work on the home.

How parents can raise their children after a divorce

Tennessee parents may find it difficult to raise a child with their former partner after a divorce. In many cases, this is because the relationship itself was contentious. In others, one party may have concerns about the other party's parenting style. However, it is important to keep in mind that the goal is to focus on the children and their needs.

Options for child custody decisions

Parents in Tennessee who are going through a divorce have a number of options for resolving child custody issues. There are several ways that parents can attempt to reach an agreement on child custody and visitation before turning to litigation and having a judge decide.

Effective ways to provide consistency for children

When parents get divorced in Tennessee or any other state, their top priority should be raising their child to be a healthy and mature adult. However, it may be difficult to provide consistency when a child lives in two different households. Ideally, parents will be willing to compromise their own beliefs somewhat for the good of their child. Coming to an agreement as to what house rules will be enforced may be done through a face-to-face meeting.

Talking to your child about divorce: Young children

It's hard to go through a divorce at any age, but imagine the struggle a young child goes through when mom or dad is no longer there to tuck him or her in at night. It can be disruptive and difficult to explain a divorce to a child, especially when your child is young.

Co-parenting with a toxic ex

Once their divorce is over, many Tennessee parents find that they will have to continue working with a toxic ex if they are co-parenting a child. Learning how to deal with a toxic co-parent can be difficult, especially if the ex was abusive, is an addict or behaves poorly towards the other parent and the child.

Could shared parenting be the answer following a divorce?

For Tennessee parents, life after divorce can become complicated. In most cases, sole custody is awarded to the mother, leaving her with the bulk of the responsibility of bringing up the children. As a result, many divorced mothers have to sacrifice their career goals in the process. It can also be painful for the father, who ends up seeing his children only two weekends a month and sacrifices his bond with the children as a result. The children also suffer since they do not have time with both parents.

Christina El Moussa files for divorce

Tennessee fans of the HGTV series "Flip or Flop" may be interested to learn that Christina El Moussa filed divorce documents in mid-August, about six months after her husband Tarek El Moussa filed for spousal support. Christina requested joint legal and physical custody of the former couple's two children.

Actor Jesse William is experiencing child custody issues

TV fans in Tennessee may have heard that "Grey's Anatomy" star Jesse Williams and his wife Aryn Drake-Lee decided to split up earlier this year. Drake-Lee filed court documents on Aug. 11 asking for full custody of their two children.

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