June 2019 Archives

Are child support amounts the same in each state?

Child support amounts vary significantly from state to state. This might be of interest to Tennessee parents who receive or pay child support. While logic dictates that child support payments should reflect the cost of living, a variety of factors actually influence how much child support is awarded in each state. Additionally, while the federal government does provide guidelines, it also allows each state to set up their own formulas for calculating child support.

Credit card debt increasing for millennials

Since they came of age during the stock market crash on Wall Street in 2008, many millennials have been wary of taking on debt from big banks. Unfortunately, new research shows that unpaid debts on credit cards are increasing for this younger generation. For Americans age 18 to 29, delinquencies 90 days or older surpassed 8%, which is the highest it has been in more than eight years. There are several factors driving this increase.

Judge rules immigrants’ lawsuit can move forward

The Trump administration's focus on U.S. immigration reform was dealt a recent blow in a class action suit brought about by four young-adult immigrants who allege that they were either abused, abandoned, or neglected. Their ultimate goal? To seek Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, which will allow them to remain in the country even if their parents face deportation. The Trump administrators had filed a motion to dismiss the case. A motion that was denied. 

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