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Make your post-divorce life easier with these considerations

One of your most important concerns during your divorce is what will happen to your kids. You want what is best for them, and that likely means allowing them to have strong relationships with both parents after the process is final. This is not always easy, especially when there may be lingering hard feelings between the two Tennessee parents.

While you know there may be some difficulty associated with sharing custody, you also know that the interests of your kids are the main priority in any custody and visitation plan. There are a few considerations, however, that can make any type of parenting arrangement easier after the divorce is final. When things run smoothly, it will be less stressful for you and your children.

Should you fight for spousal support after your divorce?

Divorce is difficult, and it will certainly bring financial changes to your life. What these changes will mean for your future can depend on various factors, including whether you secure spousal support from your former husband or wife. If you are in the process of ending your marriage, you may want to take the time to find out if you are eligible for alimony. 

The financial aspects of a divorce are often the most contentious. One spouse may be reluctant to pay the other, even if he or she clearly has a rightful claim to spousal support. In other cases, two spouses may be able to come to an agreement outside of the courtroom, regarding their financial settlement. Whether it's in the courtroom or at the negotiating table, you have the right to pursue what you need for a secure future.

Was fatigue to blame for your truck accident?

The aftermath of a truck accident can be complex and confusing, especially if you are struggling with injuries and other complications. As the victim of a commercial trucking accident in Tennessee, you may be unsure of how you can pick up the pieces and move forward after this point. One of the first things you may want to know is why your accident happened in the first place. 

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and other national groups have implemented various safety rules and regulations over the last few decades. Despite these things, the rate of commercial truck accidents continues to rise. There are many reasons why these types of incidents happen, but fatigue is one of the leading causes. It is possible that your truck accident was the result of a driver who was too tired to be safe.

Are you facing felony robbery charges?

Ending up in a situation in which you need to defend your innocence against criminal accusations in distressing. You may have felt like you had little time to get your bearings as police officers took you into custody, transported you from one place to another, likely questioned you, and otherwise bombarded you with information and activity.

Now that some of the dust from the initial arrest has settled, you know the importance of fully understanding the charges that you face and what the potential outcomes of a conviction could be. As a result, you want to gain as much reliable information about your case as possible.

Support may be available to you after your divorce is final

There are significant financial changes associated with divorce. Your lifestyle will probably change, and you will likely have to adjust to a new financial reality. These may be overwhelming thoughts, especially if you do not work or you earn significantly less than your spouse. Divorce will change your life in many ways, but it is possible that support could be available to you. 

Spousal maintenance is a type of support that is often available to a lesser-earning spouse. Sometimes, this type of support may be for a limited amount of time, perhaps long enough for that person to reenter the workforce, or it may be something that is permanent. If you believe that you could be eligible for this type of support, you need to know more about your rights and how you can fight for a fair final divorce order.

The school year does not have to create custody stress

The opening months of a new Tennessee school year can be an exciting time, but parents and kids both agree that there is some anxiety as well. Parents want their children to do well and have a positive experience, and children may be anxious about seeing old friends and making new ones. If you are the divorced parent of school-age kids, you may have additional concerns with which to deal.

Whether you have been divorced for several years or this is your first school year with a custody schedule, you are probably already feeling the additional stress that comes with the school schedule. The end of summer may have spelled the end for some of the flexibility surrounding shared custody. It may be a good idea to meet with your ex to address any early concerns the school year has introduced before they become a source of tension.

Inexperience isn't the only danger you face from teenage drivers

Can you remember those first weeks and months you had a driver's license? More than likely, you experienced a mixture of anxiety and excitement. Perhaps you didn't quite understand the responsibility you took on at that point, but eventually, you did.

You may logically know that everyone has to learn from personal experience how to drive. Understanding the capabilities of a vehicle under different circumstances takes time. Teenagers may understand the theory behind operating a motor vehicle, but they usually have little practical experience.

Are you considering a personal injury claim after suffering harm?

After suffering serious injuries due to someone else's negligence or reckless behavior, you may have a long and expensive road ahead when it comes to recovering from your injuries. Those injuries may have changed your life in significant ways, and it's possible that you may never fully recover.

Coping with the changes that your injuries may cause can certainly be difficult. You may even need more financial help than you anticipated and wonder how you can go about seeking compensation for the damages that resulted from the injury-causing incident. Fortunately, you do have legal options.

What's the right approach for your DUI defense?

If arrested for drunk driving, you may feel scared and unsure of what will happen next. What's going to happen to your license? Will you go to jail? These are just a few of the many questions people often ask when facing a DUI in Tennessee.

Whether it is your first DUI or you have multiple offenses on your record, the time to start working on your defense is now. 

How to avoid unnecessary expenses in a divorce

What will your divorce mean for your financial health? If you are like many people who are facing the process of ending your marriage, you probably have serious concerns about what this step will mean for your lifestyle, income and future needs. It may be important to you to cut costs during the divorce process wherever possible.

It costs money to divorce, but fortunately, there are ways you can avoid unnecessary expenses. When you prepare for divorce, understand what to expect and have reasonable expectations, you may find these things can actually save you money. When you are able to cut down on divorce costs, it can help you put more money toward practical expenses, save for the future and avoid extra stress during an already difficult process.

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