Do You Have to Pay Child Support If You Have 50/50 Custody?

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While there is a relationship between parents’ custody rights and child support obligations in Tennessee, custody is just one of several factors considered when calculating child support. In situations where the parents share equal custody, they will generally both have financial support obligations as well. For divorcing and separating parents, discussions of child custody and…

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Is My Ex-Wife Entitled to My Military Pension If She Remarries?

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Former spouses retain access to many types of military benefits after getting divorced (subject to varying conditions for different types of benefits). However, there are some exceptions, and ex-wives and ex-husbands who remarry can lose their eligibility to receive pension payments based on their former spouse’s military service. As an active military officer, enlisted service…

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What Are the Most-Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents?

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Bicycle accidents on public roads can result from a variety of different factors, many of which are driver-related. Some of the most common causes include unsafe lane changes, turning without looking for cyclists, driving too close to bike lanes and shoulders, and using cell phones behind the wheel. Whether you ride your bike on your…

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Can Joint Custody in Tennessee Reduce Child Support?

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When going through a divorce with children, establishing child custody and calculating child support are two key aspects of the process. Tennessee has adopted a set of “best interests” factors for establishing child custody, and all child support calculations are subject to a set of stringent guidelines. However, while child custody and child support are…

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Is Driving While Sick Considered Illegal?

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We have all felt too sick to do anything. But, is it really possible to be too sick to drive? At least one study has found that the effects of the common cold can impair driving ability by as much as 50 percent, or about the same as eight shots of whiskey. Whether or not…

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Is Motorcycle Lane Splitting Legal in Tennessee?

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Despite research suggesting that lane splitting can improve traffic congestion and that splitting lanes may actually be safer for motorcycle riders than sitting between vehicles in stop-and-go traffic, the practice of lane splitting remains illegal under Tennessee law. Unless you are a police officer and you are responding to a 911 call or otherwise performing…

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