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Prenuptial agreements and their contents are often one of the most important decisions you and your future spouse will make prior to getting married. Prenuptial and antenuptial agreements used to carry a certain stigma, but in recent years have emerged as a savvy couple’s guiding document for separation of property in their marriage.

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A retirement plan, pension plan, IRA or other such retirement account, as well as profit sharing mechanisms and deferred compensation plans acquired during the course of your marriage could be identified as marital property during a Tennessee divorce.

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When you serve your country as a member of the United States Armed Forces, you will likely face relocation at some point in your service. If you have obtained a divorce in Tennessee and are facing active military duty, you will have a unique set of circumstances and reporting requirements governing your relocation.


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Same-sex marriage in Tennessee became legal in 2015, after the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges. Although same-sex couples in Tennessee have not historically enjoyed protection, as a result of the favorable ruling, more and more LGBTQ couples are opting to have children.

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After a divorce, it can be advantageous for personal or professional reasons to relocate to another city or state. If you have children, however, there are laws and statutes in Tennessee that must be followed, or you could risk losing access to your children.

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Parenting is a hard job. It can be especially challenging for working mothers, many of whom struggle to find the help they need, even in a two-parent household. Longer time for maternity leave can alleviate some of that pressure – but not every company offers that particular benefit.

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When you are considering the dissolution of your marriage, the thought of sitting down with your spouse to undergo a mediation process may be overwhelming. However, mediation has shown to be a beneficial tool, and is required for contested divorces under Tennessee law. 

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Unmarried fathers who are committed to playing an active role in their children’s lives may face some obstacles when it comes to shared custody of their child. In Tennessee, an unmarried mother automatically has both physical and legal custody of the child until the father establishes paternity.
#familylaw

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There a few differences in the way child custody works in Tennessee if the parents are not married when the child is born. The one thing that remains the same, whether you and your partner were married or not, is that child custody decisions are always made with the best interest of the child standard in mind.
#childcustody

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Co-parenting after divorce is a challenge for both the parents and the children. Parents are getting used to their new lives after the divorce, while the children try to adjust to life with divorced parents who live in two different households and lead separate lives.
#coparenting 
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