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Can a child support order in Tennessee be modified?

In Tennessee, when parents divorce or break-up, they are both still responsible for financially supporting their child. Most parents take this obligation seriously, and, for those who pay child support, this means making sure that all payments are in full and on time. However, sometimes life gets in the way of the best laid plans, and a parent may find that they need to change how much they pay or receive in child support.

Tennessee courts may award rehabilitative alimony in divorce

Some married families have arranged their lives so that one spouse is the main income-earner, while the other keeps the home and raises the children. However, even if this arrangement is beneficial, it is no guarantee against divorce. And, should the couple determine that divorce is in their best interests, the spouse who stayed out of the workforce may find that they are at an economic disadvantage. The state recognizes this and has laws in place that provide for spousal maintenance.

How does "equitable division" work in a Tennessee divorce?

Summer is popular for weddings. And, whether a couple is newlywed or have spent decades married, they may assume that the good times will last forever. However, not every marriage is meant to last, and some couples divorce. When they do, they must address property division.

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