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February 2017 Archives

County sued by both mother and daughter over custody case

When state and local agencies and officials become involved in child custody cases in Clarksville, the expectation from both sides of a custody arrangement is that those parties will remain fair and impartial in their work. Given the weight that the courts may place on their reports, it is also expected that such workers will be truthful and not allow bias or personal feelings to influence how they portray a parent’s actions. If that is believed to be otherwise, then the parent affected by their claims (as well as anyone else that they may impact) may feel rightly justified in taking legal action against them.

How can you tell if your grandchildren may be being abused?

As grandparents, you likely want to do all that you can to ensure that your grandchildren are safe and protected from harm. Unfortunately, sometimes the harm that they endure comes from within the home. If abuse is occurring, whether it by your adult child or his or her spouse, you no doubt want to act quickly to help him or her address the issues that may be prompting his or her actions, but most importantly, to stop the violence being perpetrated against your grandchildren.

Disarming your domestic abuser

Many of those with whom we here at Runyon and Runyon have worked with while attempting to obtain a divorce from an abusive spouse in Clarksville continue to fear their abusers long after having left them. If you have suffered through such a relationship, then you may well know that simply distancing yourself from your abusive spouse may not be enough to make you feel secure. A protective order may be needed to help ensure your safety. You may be skeptical, though, that such an order can truly protect you should your spouse threaten you with a weapon such as a firearm.

Adoptive parents sue over abuse that occurred during visitation

When considering issues such as child custody and visitation, family courts in Clarksville strive to keep the best interests of the children involved in mind. In certain cases, those interests may be best protected by refusing visitation to parties who may have already demonstrated themselves as posing a threat to the children involved. If such indications have been made, then those who care for the children may hope that measures are taken to ensure the kids’ safety (especially if the potentially dangerous parties in question are granted access to them). A failure to provide such protection may certainly prompt accusations of negligence on the part of those tasked with monitoring visitation.

Modifying a child support order in Tennessee

Divorcing couples in Clarksville may still be required to work together on certain issues even after the dissolution of their marriages. If a couple has children, then custody arrangements as well as the financial support of the kids must be seen to. The U.S. Census Bureau reports that as recently as 2013, $32.9 billion in child support payments was due to custodial parents in America. The amount that was actually paid averaged out to roughly $3,950 per year per recipient.

Alimony in futuro explained

There are different forms of alimony that the court in Clarksville may choose to award to you. Many of those that come to us here at Runyon and Runyon may automatically assume that they will be awarded alimony as part of their divorce settlements. However, certain circumstances must first be met before the court will consider taking such a step. Your current situation may also dictate the type of alimony you may receive. In a prior post, we touched upon rehabilitative alimony (support provided until you are able to achieve the same standard of living you enjoyed during your marriage); now we will investigate alimony in futuro.

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