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November 2016 Archives

Understanding rehabilitative alimony

Like most in Clarksville, you may assume that the awarding of alimony is a fairly cut-and-dry process: you earn the right to receive it from your ex-spouse until you remarry or either of you dies. Many often come to us here at Runyon and Runyon with the same assumption, only to later find out that is not always the case. There are actually different types of spousal support, one of the more common being rehabilitative alimony.

Determining holiday visitation schedules

As the holiday season approaches, Clarksville residents likely begin to turn their minds towards getting together as families. For divorced families dealing with a visitation schedule, this may become a trying time. The U.S. Census Bureau reports that as of 2013, there were 22.1 million children living in homes without both parents present. These kids no doubt want to be able to be with both parents during the holidays (without any tension present). Yet challenges such as schedule differences, distance between parents, and any potential discord that could remain between them may make having a happy holiday season for all seem virtually impossible.  

How should you transition into raising your grandchild?

Many may say that being a grandparent in Clarksville is so much fun because you get to be around for all of the good moments, and then once the bad behavior starts, you get to go home. Yet for more and more grandparents across the U.S., the task of raising their grandchildren is falling to them. Information shared by the Population Reference Bureau shows that as of 2010, over 5.4 million children were living in situations where a grandparent was the head of the household.

Terminating an abusive spouse’s parental rights

Sadly, it has been our experience here at Runyon and Runyon that those Clarksville clients who come to us as victims of domestic violence have often seen that abuse extend to their children. If you feel the need to protect your kids from an abusive ex-spouse, the law may be your ally in this quest. It may even provide you with the opportunity to terminate his or her parental rights altogether.

Interstate custody case comes to tragic conclusion

When parents in Clarksville choose to separate, it may not be uncommon for one to choose to relocate. While such a move may help to ease any tensions that their children may have witnessed as having existed between them, it may make maintaining a relationship with the relocated parent difficult. Such an issue may get even more complicated if a custody agreement has yet to be reached. Suddenly (if both parents are living in different states), the issue of which state was jurisdiction over the case may complicate matters even further. One might assume that the family courts in both states would corroborate on the matter, yet that is not always the case.

What if your ex-spouse wants to move away with your kids?

Maintaining a strong relationship with your children following your divorce in Clarksville can be difficult even in situations where you and your ex-spouse share custody. Imagine how much more strained your relationship may become if your ex tries to move away with the kids. Fortunately, Tennessee law has guidelines meant to regulate parental relocation.

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