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How are assets divided in a Mississippi divorce?

One of the most contentious aspects of divorce is the process of dividing all assets that are considered joint property. While some states address this by simply dividing the assets equally between spouses, Mississippi takes a more tailored approach.

Mississippi follows the legal theory of equitable distribution, which means that the divorce courts will divide assets in a way that is considered fair to both parties. Therefore, it is important to present your divorce case in a way that shows your situation in a realistic light so that you are able to get the marital assets that you deserve.

How child relocation is evaluated in Tennessee

At certain times in a person's life, relocation is necessary or preferable. If you are planning to relocate with your child, you will need to consult the other parent before doing so. This should be done formally and in accordance with Tennessee law.

It is vital that you understand the laws that are in place regarding child relocation in Tennessee. If you do not give notice to the other parent in the correct way, it is likely that you will face negative consequences.

Long-distance parenting is possible with proper planning

Having to be away from your children likely isn't easy. When you don't live near them, you aren't going to be able to see them as often as you would if you lived in the same city or country. Unfortunately, life's circumstances sometimes require a parent to move to a new area. This might be for military service or for a job.

Coping with a long-distance relationship is hard for the parents, but it is usually even more difficult for the children. Fortunately, there are several things you can do to make the situation easier for everyone involved.

What are the grounds for divorce in Tennessee?

Every state has its own divorce laws. Therefore, if you are contemplating filing for divorce, you will need to pay attention to the laws of the state you are filing in. You should pay particular attention to the grounds for divorce, particularly if you intend to blame your partner for the breakdown of the marriage.

Tennessee allows "no-fault" divorces in circumstances where spouses have been separated for two years and when no minor children are involved. Other circumstances require that fault be attributed. The following are some of the most commonly used grounds for divorce in Tennessee.

What rights come with establishing paternity?

Children benefit greatly from having a strong relationship with both their mother and their father. Unfortunately, father and child relationships can be more difficult to establish at times, and this is often because paternity is not established until the child is older.

If you are seeking to gain paternity of your child, or you have recently gained paternity, it is important that you understand the rights this gives you. It can often be difficult and frustrating as a father to fight for custody of your child. But the law is in place to ensure the child can have a relationship with both parents if it is within their best interests.

What assets are considered marital assets?

Marriages mean that the finances of two people become significantly intertwined over the years. As a married couple, you have almost certainly purchased items with the intention of sharing them, and you have likely depended on each other financially. So, when you decide to get divorced, all the ways that you are tied together financially will need to be separated.

The way that assets are divided during divorce depends on the state law where you are living. In Tennessee, the theory of equitable distribution is followed. This means that assets are not automatically split equally between spouses. Instead, marital assets are divided in a way that is considered to be fair and just, based on the circumstances.

What does parenting time interference mean?

If you have children, but you are no longer in a relationship with the other parent, it is likely that you will be sharing custody to some extent. Shared custody means that you will need to divide parenting time between the two of you.

In an ideal situation, divided parenting time will work seamlessly and in accordance with a schedule that is agreed upon by both parents. However, it is quite common for parents to disagree on parenting time and to come into conflict because it is said that one of the parents caused parenting time interference.

Talking to your spouse about adoption

Adoption can be a very difficult thing to commit to, because it is almost impossible to foresee what an adoption will look like in reality. This is why it is often the case that one spouse will be more eager to adopt than another. If you have your heart set on embarking on an adoption journey, you may be nervous about bringing the topic up with your spouse in case they simply reject the idea or have some serious reservations.

You may want to do some research on adoption and the reality of the process before bringing up the topic with your spouse. By doing this, you will be better equipped to present the topic in a well-informed way, and you will be able to confidently answer any questions or concerns that they have.

The grounds for divorce in Mississippi

If you are considering filing for a divorce in Mississippi, it is important that you learn about the legitimate grounds for divorce. The grounds of divorce can have far-reaching implications for your life after divorce, and it may affect alimony orders.

In order to take action in filing for a Mississippi divorce, you must have resided in the state for a minimum of six months. There are two main categories of divorce filings: no-fault divorces and fault-based divorces.

Gaining custody as an unmarried father in Tennessee

If you are an unmarried father, you still have the right to be a parent to your child. However, the process of establishing paternity along with visitation can potentially be more challenging.

If you are not sure where to begin in regard to gaining custody of your child in Tennessee, it is a good idea to first research the ways to establish paternity.

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