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Holiday Planning for Divorced Parents

Holiday Planning for Divorced Parents The holidays have unique challenges divorced parents must address. Often described as “the most wonderful time of the year,” Christmas and winter break can still present some stressful situations to address. This is doubly so for divorced parents who, each holiday season, are faced with figuring out who will be…

Who Gets to Keep the Family Pet During Divorce?

Who Gets to Keep the Family Pet During Divorce? Know the law on who may get custody of your furry family members in the event of a divorce Approximately 62 percent of U.S. homes have at least one pet, according to the Human Society. Pets are often considered to be beloved family members. It is,…

My Spouse Isn’t Following the Divorce Agreement

What Should I Do If My Spouse Isn’t Following the Divorce Agreement? Take action now to enforce your legal rights A divorce agreement must be obeyed by both parties. It is considered to be a court order and there are serious repercussions for violating a court order. Tennessee especially does not take this type of…

Tennessee Among States with Highest Divorce Rates

Tennessee Among States with Highest Divorce Rates   Report puts Tennessee in sixth place among states with the highest divorce rates In 2016, Tennessee tied for sixth place, along with Arkansas, Kentucky, and Washington, as one of the nation’s states with the highest divorce rates. With a divorce rate of 12.5%, Tennessee once again proves…

What to Do Before Telling Your Spouse You’re Filing for Divorce

What to Do Before Telling Your Spouse You’re Filing for Divorce Getting things in order before talking divorce with your spouse is important Sometimes divorce is best for you and your family. That being said, it is rarely an easy decision to reach and definitely not one to take lightly. Even the most amicable of…

Tax Consideration of Dividing Property in Divorce

Tax Considerations of Dividing Property in Divorce   Be aware of important tax implications of asset division incident to marital dissolution Property acquired during the marriage is generally considered marital property. Tennessee is an equitable distribution, or common law, state where the court will determine what is a fair and equitable division of the assets….

What are the Grounds for Divorce in Tennessee?

What are the Grounds for Divorce in Tennessee?   Deciding to divorce can be difficult for any couple. It can be helpful, however, for spouses in to understand the various grounds for divorce in Tennessee and how different grounds for divorce can impact them and their divorce process depending on their unique circumstances. Once the…

Grounds for Divorce in Tennessee

In order to initiate your divorce in Tennessee, you need to file a petition with the court asking for your divorce as well as the reasons for terminating the marriage. In the state of Tennessee, the courts will recognize both fault grounds and no-fault grounds for divorce. One of the best things you can do…

Steps You Can Take to Facilitate a Speedy and Fair High Net Worth Divorce

How to Secure a Speedy and Fair High Asset Divorce in Murfreesboro and Greater Tennessee Everyone has seen the headlines from the divorce of a celebrity or business mogul. These divorces can be downright nasty. Where one or both spouses have the financial ability to drag out the process, it is all too common that…

Commonly Made Mistakes in High Asset Divorce

Commonly Made Mistakes in High Asset Divorce Divorce is a traumatic experience and can change the way people think, act, and feel. Because individuals going through divorce are vulnerable, they are often at risk of making mistakes. The benefit of having an experienced and rational advocate working on your behalf is that we can watch…