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October 2017 Archives

Uninsured medical expenses can be a child support concern

Divorcing parents in Tennessee have a number of matters to consider when planning for a child support and custody agreement or seeking an order from the court. One matter that can quickly become costly is the uninsured medical expenses of a child. In most cases, these costs are considered in addition to regular child support obligations. They include medically necessary health care expenses that aren't covered by a health insurance plan, including co-pays, deductibles, some dental and vision bills and prescription medication expenses.

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.

Shared custody may be best for the kids

Tennessee parents who are approaching divorce may be interested in the results of a study that indicates joint parenting gives children the greatest likelihood of success. Meanwhile, statistics show that the mother is awarded physical custody in 80 percent of cases decided by the courts. Critics of shared physical custody argue that conflict between estranged parents has too detrimental an effect on children.

Know your assets' classification for an easy division of property

Marital property, defined by law, is any property you obtain during your marriage. Commingled assets become marital property in some cases, too. Define your marital property matters, because it could save you months of hassles in negotiations for items that are in conflict.

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.

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