According to recent data released by the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of children living with a single parent or grandparents is on the rise. The census reported that as of last year, only 58 percent of children in Tennessee lived in a home with married parents, parents who remarried after a divorce or stepfamilies. In 2000, that number was 64 percent.
Advances in paternity testing have gone a long way toward protecting the rights of fathers in Tennessee and throughout the country. Both positive and negative DNA tests can have a profound effect on fathers across the state. For those who are determined to be the father of a child, child support suddenly comes into play. For those that are found not to be the father of a child, it can be devastating and remove any right to child custody or visitation.
Sometimes it stems from divorce, and sometimes it stems from an unhealthy dating relationship. No matter why or how it happens, domestic violence is something that no one should ever have to experience. However, many people in Tennessee find themselves victimized by their spouse or partner every year.
Back in June, we wrote a post about the high-asset divorce of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver, which many in Tennessee may have been following. We discussed the couple's net worth and what that might mean when it comes to property division. While the couple's assets - worth hundreds of millions - have been at the forefront of discussions, a new topic has recently come into play: spousal support.