Can My Spouse Be Deported Even If We Are Married?

Perhaps you recently married someone who was born in another country or just celebrated your latest anniversary. If you are wondering whether your spouse can be removed, or deported, from the United States despite your marriage, the answer may be “yes.” There are several instances when a married foreign national is subject to deportation: You…

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Can The Family Court Judge Deny My Divorce?

So, you have decided to divorce your spouse. You believe you have proper grounds for divorce, and you’re ready to get this marriage over with as soon as possible. Then, when you present your case to the judge, he/she denies your divorce. You didn’t even know something like this could happen. What now? Can a…

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What Are My Options When My Ex Won’t Follow the Parenting Plan?

Child custody battles can become contentious, particularly when one of the parties is unwilling to compromise. Things generally get even more complicated when parent refuses to comply with the court-approved Tennessee parenting plan. What options does the other parent have? Divorcing parents in Tennessee must attend a four-hour parenting class and file a parenting plan…

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Is There Any Way to Get Back Child Support Payments Dismissed?

Child support is one parent’s responsibility to compensate the other parent for the support and maintenance of their child, pursuant to a court order. In Tennessee, back child support, also known as arrearages, are considered child support that, if left unpaid, accrue interest at the rate of 12 percent. Arrearages can add up fast and, when…

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Tips for Parenting When You’re Deployed Overseas

When parents have decided that divorce is the best decision for their relationship, children must deal with the emotional and physical changes that they will undergo in their daily lives. Military deployment presents even more challenges for both the parents and the children as it could cause stress, doubt, and uncertainty to develop within the…

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Can My Ex-Spouse Go After My Business in a Divorce?

In addition to marrying and starting a family, some couples take it a step further and start a business together. While it is admirable to see anyone take on a business venture, things can get challenging if the married couple has to divorce. When a married couple begins the divorce process, their assets must be…

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I Lost My Job. Can I Still Get Custody of the Kids?

As a parent, losing your job can send you into a whirlwind of emotion. Understandably, your first thought will be reserved for your children. You may be stressed about how you will financially provide for them. If you are in the process of a custody battle, your stress could be even greater. You may be…

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I Just Got Served with Divorce Papers. Now What?

There is no such thing as a perfect time to be served with divorce papers. Even if you knew they were coming, being served with divorce papers can throw you off guard. Whether you want to end your marriage or not, there are certain steps that you must take now that you have been served.…

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I Think My Ex Is Hurting My Kids. What Can I Do?

If you’re separated, you may have shared custody of your children or visitation rights. It’s difficult to share your children in the first place, but immeasurably so when you believe that your ex is treating your children poorly, perhaps even abusing them. This can be terrifying, and you may feel alone, but you have several…

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