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Social media may be used as evidence in family law cases

Some people in Tennessee who are going through divorces give little consideration about their social media accounts, their text messaging and their emails. All of these can be used as evidence in family court in divorce and child custody cases, however.

Child custody laws in Tennessee

Like most other states, Tennessee has adopted the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act. This provides that the states will respect and enforce the custody laws from other jurisdictions, and the child custody laws of each are similar to one another.

Dividing the house in a divorce

Tennessee is an equitable distribution state when it comes to the division of marital property and debts during a divorce. However, the precise meaning of the word "equitable" when it is applied to a family home may require substantial compromise. After a divorce, the former spouses should be completely financially disentangled in every way that they wish. If they purchased a home together during their marriage, then they can sell it, or one partner can compensate the other for their interest in it.

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