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The repercussions of establishing or challenging paternity

Tennessee residents might find themselves in situations where a child's paternity is called into question. Whether a person is attempting to establish paternity or to challenge a previous ruling of paternity, there are repercussions that will affect both parents and the child involved.

Dealing with a narcissistic coparent

Divorced Tennessee parents who are coparenting with a narcissist may face some particular challenges. One woman had just had a particularly good stretch of time with her children when her ex-spouse phoned her and said the children would not be returning to her because they were afraid of her. Initially, she did not take it seriously because he had said similar things so often before. He had a pattern of stirring things up before a court action, and she had recently filed yet another motion to pressure him to pay support.

How will a prenuptial agreement protect me?

Prenuptial agreements are the wise choice for modern spouses who understand that sometimes "until death do us part" actually means "until the death of our love do we part." In this sense, premarital agreements allow couples to set the parameters for their breakups, so that they can divorce as peacefully, quickly and cost-effectively as possible -- if a divorce is necessary.

Looking at nesting as an alternative custody arrangement

When Tennessee parents are going through the divorce process, the children often get caught up in the changes that are being made to the family structure. Many children who have divorcing parents face a future that they have no control over, which can make it difficult to deal with, especially because they may no longer see as much of each parent as they are accustomed to.

Tips for parenting after a divorce

Most parents in Tennessee who are going through a divorce will have to deal with co-parenting. While this can be challenging, there are a number of things parents can keep in mind that may help them work through their conflicts and make the process less difficult for the children.

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