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How to keep your peace of mind during a difficult divorce

There is really no such thing as an easy divorce. Even when two parties are resolved to remain friends and work together amicably on a final divorce order, it is still an emotional and difficult process to walk through. If you are facing divorce and dreading what is ahead, it may be helpful to know that there are things you can do to protect your peace of mind during this time. 

It is easy to allow your emotions to rule your decision making during this time, but this is rarely a good choice. This does not necessarily lead to practical and sustainable results that are smart for your future. By learning how you can keep your Tennessee divorce as peaceful as possible and maintain your peace of mind, you can protect your long-term interests.

6 reasons that couples decide to divorce

When you are going through divorce, you may be concerned about what other people think. The problem is that there are usually several reasons why people get divorced and most intuitions from the outside are usually wrong.

If you are divorcing, you may also be wondering if what you are going through is a common cause for divorce. You may be surprised to learn the reasons why many couples decide to end their marriages. Below are some of the most common reasons why divorce papers are filed.

3 mistakes to avoid after a car accident

While no one ever wants to get into a motor vehicle crash, the reality is that accidents happen every day on Tennessee roads. Even if you are a safe and defensive driver and take all the necessary precautions to avoid an accident, chances are that you may one day end up in a minor fender-bender or a serious crash. 

Preparing in advance for how to handle such an expected event can pay off in the long run. If you know what mistakes to avoid after a car crash, you can ensure that you do not inadvertently harm your chances of receiving the compensation the law entitles you to for any injuries you may suffer in the accident.

Estate planning considerations after a divorce

The divorce is over, but some legal work remains to be done. The good news: Once you have revised your estate plan or created one for the first time, you should be able to rest easy until your next major life change.

There are a few considerations that divorced people need to keep in mind for their estate plans, whether the divorce was amicable or not.

3 mistakes to avoid when creating a will

As you age, you know you need a will to pass on your assets to your loved ones. But do you know where to begin? Tennessee has laws regarding how to make a proper will, such as how you can write it and who must witness it. Other guidelines help prevent issues from arising in probate or the administration of your estate.

Some of the most common mistakes people make with wills are as follows. Avoid these three to be on your way in establishing solid estate plans.

3 factors that determine a custody decision

Few things are more stressful than a divorce, but if you have kids, the situation can be even more difficult to handle. As you separate from your spouse, you must also determine what is best for your kids, and that is not always an easy process. Custody disputes are often complicated and contentious, but you can minimize your own stress by better understanding what to expect from the process.

One of the most common questions divorcing parents have is what factors will determine the custody ruling. There is no single formula that the courts apply, but generally, there are a few things that a judge will take into consideration if your custody case goes to court.

Steps to take if your Social Security disability claim is denied

Getting a denial notice for your Social Security disability benefits can be frustrating and discouraging. According to the Social Security Administration, an average of 77 percent of initial claims are denied. If you receive a denial letter, you may lose hope and worry that you need to find another way to support yourself. 

However, you may still be able to get the benefits you need. By appealing the denial with legal help, you have a better chance of an acceptance from the SSA. Read below to learn how you can appeal a decision. 

Common factors in distracted driving accidents

Nowadays, many Americans are in a hurry, which can lead them to eating, catching up with friends and family and otherwise engaging in distracted driving behaviors that endanger you and everyone else on the roadway. The distracted driving problem is so prevalent on the nation’s roads, in fact, that reports it is a factor in about a quarter of all traffic deaths, with many distracted driving accidents sharing similar characteristics.

So, just what is it that is taking modern motorists’ attention away from the roadway?

A probate overview

Inheritance and estate plans run the gamut. They can be simple or extremely complex, but most people understand the basic concept. When somebody dies, their assets go to another person. Before that can happen, it has to go through probate—this is the part where non-lawyers can use some help. Even when there is a will, executors and family members often don’t know where to start.

Probate is the legal process of transitioning ownership. First, it places a hold on assets to make sure that the will is valid and any debts are settled. Tennessee probate court will oversee the reading of a will to make sure that assets go to the people who are supposed to get them.

How divorce can ruin your credit score

There's no getting around the fact that divorce hits people hard in all areas of their lives. It doesn't matter whether the divorce was initiated by you, or not. If there are children from the marriage, if you're both angry and upset, and if one or both of you need to find new places to live, divorce comes with so much stress that it sometimes feels like it's going to ruin your life forever.

One area that divorce negatively affects is your credit--if you aren't careful about how you handle things. Be prepared for these three related problems that could drive down your credit score.

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