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Easing your way into your role as a step-parent

If you have recently gotten into a relationship with someone who has children from a previous relationship, you may have already started to think about your role as a step-parent. Building an effective and trustworthy relationship with a child who is not your own by blood can be challenging and even discouraging at times. At Fidelis Law, PLLC, we have helped many step-parents in Tennessee through the process of adopting their step-children.

Preventing divorce from hurting an investment portfolio

For couples seeking a divorce in Tennessee, rarely does a day go by where they are not met with uncertainty and concern about the future. Often, many critical decisions need to be made within a brief period of time that will greatly affect a couple's future. These decisions range from negotiating child custody agreements to discussing how shared assets, finances and investments will be fairly split between two people. 

What is a QDRO? Retirement account division in a divorce

Some of your marital assets are fairly easy to divide during your Tennessee divorce negotiations. However, your spouse's retirement accounts are not as straightforward, with the possibilities of taxes, penalties and other problems looming if things are not done just right. According to FindLaw, one tool often used in these situations is a Qualified Domestic Relations Order.

Divorce: Is it genetic?

Making the decision to divorce is often painful and upsetting. People can feel overwhelmed by grief, anger and feelings of failure, and this can make the legal process of divorce that much more difficult to manage.

Divorcing Tennessee parents need to ensure kids feel loved

Facing the stress of divorce may be many Tennessee residents' worst nightmare. However, when children are involved in these proceedings, parents may want to remember that their kids can also face a considerable deal of stress during this time. Therefore, individuals concerned with custody and other areas of family law should determine how to potentially make the situation easier on their children.

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