Tennessee divorce - Mediation or Counseling.
The court may delay the proceedings upon request by either spouse to allow an attempt at reconciliation. In addition, in those cases, which involve child custody considerations, the court may order either or both parents to an educational seminar con ... More details
Tennessee divorce - Property distribution.
Tennessee is an "equitable distribution" state. The separate property of each spouse is retained by that spouse. Separate property is property that was:
(1) acquired prior to marriage; (2) by gift or inheritance; (3) in exchang ... More details
Tennessee divorce - Residency Requirements.
The spouse seeking divorce must have been a resident of Tennessee when the grounds for divorce arose. If the grounds for divorce arose outside of Tennessee and the petitioner resides outside of Tennessee, either spouse must have been a resident of th ... More details
Tennessee divorce - Rights to Maiden Name.
A wife may restore her maiden name. ... More details
Tennessee divorce - Spouse’s name.
There is no statutory provision in Tennessee for the restoration of a wife's name upon divorce. However, case law provides that a wife may resume the use of her former or maiden name [Tennessee Case Law]. ... More details
Tennessee divorce - Title of Divorce action.
Petition for Divorce. ... More details
Tennessee divorce - Where to file for divorce.
In the county where both spouses resided at time of separation, or county where the respondent resides if he or she is a resident of Tennessee, or the county of petitioner if the respondent is not a resident of the state. [Tennessee Code Annotated; V ... More details
Testimony in camera
In a divorce trial, some testimony may be given in camera, in the privacy of the judge's chambers. In camera review of evidence or testimony is used when the subject matter is sensitive - for example, if children testify privately about their relatio ... More details
Texas divorce - Alimony maintenance spousal support.
The court may award maintenance for a spouse only if:
(1) the spouse from whom maintenance is requested has been convicted of family violence within 2 years before the suit for dissolution or (2) the duration of the marriage was 10 years ... More details
Texas divorce - Build a winning divorce case
The most important thing is to secure three to five years of financial records and anything else that might become evidence in your divorce case. ... More details
Texas divorce - Child custody.
Joint or sole managing custody is determined according to the best interests of the child. The sex of the parents is not a factor for consideration. The wishes of the child may be considered. The factors to be considered in determining the terms and ... More details
Texas divorce - Child support.
Either or both parents may be ordered to make periodic, lump sum, or both types of child support payments. There are official child support guidelines set out in the statute and these are presumed to be reasonable and in the best interests of the chi ... More details
Texas divorce - General Divorce Procedure.
Separation agreements and property settlements are expressly authorized, including agreements regarding conservator ship and child support provisions. [Texas Codes Annotated; Family Code, Chapter 7.006]. ... More details
Texas divorce - Grounds for Texas Divorce.
No-fault grounds for divorce in Texas include that the marriage is insupportable because of discord or conflict of personalities to the point that there is no reasonable expectation of reconciliation, or the spouses have been l ... More details
Texas divorce - Legal Separation.
Separation agreements are authorized. ... More details
Texas divorce - Mediation or Counseling.
It is the official policy of the state of Texas to promote amicable and non-judicial settlements of issues regarding children and families. Upon written agreement of the spouses or the court's own decision, the court may refer the divorce proceeding ... More details
Texas divorce - Mediation requirements.
Since 1987, Texas courts have begun to require mediation before a family (divorce) law case can be scheduled for divorce trial. ... More details
Texas divorce - My spouse wants a divorce and I don't.
Once a divorce is filed in Texas and one party wants to go through with divorce, you can't stop divorce from happening in the court system. ... More details
Texas divorce - One attorney for both parties.
A divorce attorney can draft the divorce documents for both parties to sign, but divorce attorney can't legally advise more than one of the parties how to proceed in the divorce. ... More details
Texas divorce - Property distribution.
Texas is a "community property" state. The spouse's separate property, consisting of:
(1) any property owned prior to the marriage; (2) any property acquired during the marriage by gift or inheritance; and (3) any recovery for ... More details