What Does Child Support Cover?

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What is child support intended to cover?

This article helps explain.

There is a growing misconception among some that child support should only cover a child's bare necessities, such as food and clothing. In truth, child support is meant to cover a broad range of expenses, which may include school fees, entertainment, medical, and extracurricular activities, among other things.

Check out this article from FindLaw that sheds more light on child support: https://bit.ly/2F2dOCz

Until you are legally divorced, you are still married.

 Justin K. Thomas

Justin K. Thomas

Even though the relationship between you and your spouse has changed and you may no longer be living together, until you are legally divorced, you are still married.

The legal ramifications of being married vary from state to state, but generally speaking, until you are divorced you and your spouse have certain rights and obligations to one another. In general, until you are divorced not only can you not remarry but also anything you obtain may be subject to a claim of ownership, in whole or in part, by your spouse, and the future ownership of assets and property already obtained may be unclear.

If you're ready to start your divorce, we can help. Contact us for a consultation (901-537-0010).

What do you know about Cinco de Mayo?

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Did you know? Cinco de Mayo, or the fifth of May, is a holiday that celebrates the date of the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. Cinco de Mayo 2018 occurs on Saturday, May 5.

A relatively minor holiday in Mexico, in the United States Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a commemoration of Mexican culture and heritage, particularly in areas with large Mexican-American populations.

Enjoy your day!

Father’s Rights In Divorce: Myths and Facts

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By Natalie Gregg via Huffington Post

"From my perspective, the courts should not arbitrarily favor mothers over fathers. I believe firmly that the spouse who has served as the primary parental figure should remain in that role after the divorce has been finalized. And as such, they should receive a corresponding amount of the post-divorce estate. This is the case regardless of the gender of the primary conservator."

Read more from this perspective: https://bit.ly/2K1Q2dM

Those Who Are Most In Need Of A Prenup May Surprise You

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by My Say via Forbes

It’s a common misperception that prenuptial agreements are only for the wealthy – and the unromantic – but, in fact, quite the opposite is true. It’s the people you least expect – the startup entrepreneur with $11 in their bank account; the couple that wed and relocated; the divorcees with children who found love again – that need a prenup the most.

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