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What you say on social media can affect your divorce

Millions of people across the country have accounts on Facebook, Instagram, and a host of other social media websites. Through them they can connect with their friends and family members and even stay up to date on the events that are occurring in the lives of the people that they love. Often social media is where people post about the highlights of their lives; however, what a person says on their social medial account may have an impact on how certain legal processes unfold.

Dividing marital property in Tennessee

The property that the partners to a Tennessee marriage share may be subject to division in the event that the partners decide to end their marriage in divorce. Marital property may be distributed to divorcing parties by agreement or by the ruling of their family law court. Martial property can take on many forms, from real estate and parcels of land to investments, accounts, and other items of personal property.

End of year considerations as you work on your divorce

The end of the year is a time when many people start making plans for the next calendar year. While resolutions and goals may be popular with some Tennessee residents, making good choices and setting themselves up for happiness make take priority for others. For others, ending relationships and moving forward may be at the forefront of their desires.

What is a contested divorce?

Earlier this year this Tennessee family law legal blog discussed what it means to pursue an uncontested divorce. Essentially, an uncontested divorce is one in which the parties agree on all legal matters relevant to the end of their marriage. They have no conflicts regarding how their property will be divided and are struggling with no disagreements about their finance and other divorce-related issues.

Take the conflict out of your divorce with mediation

Despite what Tennessee residents may hear, not every divorce has to be a knockdown, drag-out battle between two people who once vowed to love and support each other for the rest of their lives. People change and when they do they may find that the relationships that they are in are not compatible with the futures that they see for themselves. Divorce facilities change, and in some cases that change can be accomplished without fighting.

What property is considered separate during a divorce?

During the course of a marriage a couple in Tennessee may collect many possessions. While some of those items may have sentimental value for only one of the partners, other items and parcels of property may carry with them real financial weight. Knowing what a person may be able to take from their marriage in the event of a divorce can help them plan for their pending single future.

What is an uncontested divorce?

Many marriages in Tennessee end when the partners to the unions are unable to work through their differences or when they experience significant hardships. State law recognizes a number of fault-based grounds on which divorces may be started, including but not limited to adultery, cruelty and prior unresolved marriage. However, some couples may be eligible to use the state's no-fault grounds for divorce to achieve a faster resolution to their sought-after marital dissolution.

Are there any alternatives to making monthly alimony payments?

One of the few matters that may exist after a couple has ended its marriage is the payment of alimony. If a Tennessee resident was ordered to pay their ex-spouse a monthly alimony sum, that payer may be accountable to their ex every month for the stipulated amount for many years. As most people want to move on after their divorces, this ongoing commitment can become burdensome and make it difficult for them to evolve.

Why is my prenuptial agreement being rendered invalid?

Before entering into a marriage, the partners to a Tennessee couple may decide to protect their financial futures by entering into a prenuptial agreement. A prenuptial agreement, sometimes referred to as a prenup, is a contract that two people make in anticipation of marriage that outlines their financial rights and responsibilities to each other during their marriage and how their assets and debts will be handled in the event of divorce. While most prenups survive scrutiny and serve their purposes for couples that divorce, others are considered invalid for a variety of reasons.

Achieving an amicable divorce agreement through collaboration

Movies, celebrities, and social media tell us that divorce is difficult and messy. While that can be the case, divorcing couples in Tennessee and other states can take steps to reduce these hardships and challenges. By focusing on the end goal, obtaining an amicable divorce agreement, spouses can gain the right perspective to get from point A to Point B. A collaborative divorce can be the right tool to achieve a healthy divorce.

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