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Eligibility for the relative caregiver program

Most people in Tennessee would like to think that when a child is born into a family, that child will enjoy all of the love and support they need from their parents throughout their life. Unfortunately, that does not always happen. Many situations may leave a child in need of care outside of their family home and this care may include that provided by another relative. In these cases, people may be able to apply to participate in a program run by the Tennessee Department of Children's Services.

Understanding benefits eligibility after a military divorce

As a Tennessee resident navigating your way through a divorce from a servicemember, you may be trying to figure out where you will live and how you plan to support yourself once the divorce becomes final. You may, too, be wondering whether you will still be able to take advantage of certain military benefits, such as TRICARE insurance and use of military commissaries, once you and your one-time partner split.

Rewards of the stepparent adoption process

Whether through marriage, adoption, birth or all of the above, we at Parker and LaDuke know there are many ways to create a family in Tennessee. If your spouse already has children from a previous relationship, you can adopt these children as your own via the legal process of stepparent adoption. After you have done so, you and the child can both begin to enjoy the benefits of a parent-child relationship recognized under the law. For example, you will be able to make decisions for the child in regard to child-rearing, education and more, while the child will be able to take your name, receive Social Security when you die and inherit equally with your other children.

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