Murfreesboro Family Law Attorneys Skillfully Guide You Through the Divorce and Separation Process
Trust our seasoned attorneys to handle your family matters with compassion and confidentiality
No one anticipates a divorce at the beginning of a relationship but the family law attorneys at Kidwell, South, Beasley and Haley know all too well that divorce is a reality for many. When a relationship breaks down, the process of dividing assets, splitting debts and allocating parental responsibility can be difficult for those not versed in the law. With the added stress of emotions running high, divorce is a difficult process all around. With four decades of experience in family law, we can help you achieve the outcome you are working towards.
My spouse does not want a divorce. Does that mean I cannot get one?
In Tennessee, there are numerous grounds for divorce. Our attorneys can help you through the process even if your spouse does not initially agree to the divorce. A non-cooperative spouse can slow down the process, but with us by your side, we can help you get a fresh start.
I don’t want to fight with my spouse in court. Are there ways I can avoid a nasty divorce?
In most cases, yes! If you and your spouse agree on property issues and a parenting plan for your children, you can obtain an uncontested divorce. Many Kidwell, South, Beasley and Haley clients go through an uncontested divorce with our aid, and our attorneys are expert at mediating agreements between you and your spouse. In some instances, however, a contested divorce hearing cannot be avoided, and, in these situations, countless clients have trusted us to advocate on their behalf in court.
My spouse earns significantly more money than I do and I’m afraid I cannot support myself and my children after the divorce. Is there anything I can do to ensure that I can provide for my family?
Yes. Our family law and divorce attorneys work hard to ensure that property division is equitable. Our goal is a healthy environment for you and your children after the divorce. Additionally, under Tennessee law, alimony may be available depending on the earning disparity between you and your spouse. We can determine if you might qualify.
I believe my spouse is an unfit parent. Is there anything I can do to limit access to my children?
Courts generally favor a parenting plan that keeps both parents in a child’s life, but there are some circumstances in which it is in a child’s best interest to be removed from one parent’s care—either temporarily or permanently. The court takes into account numerous factors when deciding on custody issues, and you can rest assured that we fiercely advocate for your child’s best interests.
I don’t know if I am the father of my girlfriend’s child. Can I be ordered to pay child support?
If paternity is uncertain it must be established before a court will enter an order of support, or grant visitation and custody rights. Kidwell, South, Beasley and Haley has helped mothers and fathers determine paternity of their children and we can help you, too.
My spouse and I were divorced two years ago and since then I have lost my job and cannot meet my child support obligations. Can you help?
Yes, we routinely help individuals seek post-judgment modifications of child support orders and other provisions of the divorce decree. Generally, the courts require a material and significant change in circumstances for modifications. Our attorneys can help you navigate these requirements and bring your obligations in line with your abilities.
Meet with us today to talk through all your family law needs
Our Murfreesboro divorce and family law attorneys have helped many families transition beyond divorce, and we can help you, too. Trust us to answer your questions through a free initial consultation. Contact us online or by calling 615-893-1331.
If you have a legal dispute, please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss the matter and see if our experience can be put to work for you. Contact us for a consultation.