Murfreesboro Attorneys Explaining Tennessee Divorce Law
Rely on us to address your divorce questions and concerns
Divorce is an emotional experience and moving forward with your life can seem difficult when you are enmeshed in the process. This is why it is so important to have an experienced attorney by your side, guiding you through the process. The divorce attorneys at Kidwell, South, Beasley and Haley focus on preparing you and your family for life after divorce, giving you the time and space to heal.
With more than four decades of experience guiding Tennessee families through divorce, you can trust our attorneys to fully explain the laws and processes.
Grounds for divorce in Tennessee
In Tennessee, the law sets forth a number of grounds for divorce, including adultery, conviction of certain crimes, drug or alcohol abuse, domestic violence, and abandonment. Even if these statutory grounds do not apply to your case, you may still seek to get divorced on the grounds of irreconcilable differences or another statutory ground.
Dividing marital property in your divorce
Ideally, you and your spouse agree to how the marital property is divided. Our Murfreesboro divorce attorneys can help facilitate agreement, to avoid a court determination that may not reflect personal preferences or attachment to key pieces of property. If you cannot reach agreement, the court divides the property equitably. This does not necessarily mean equally. The court takes into account a number of factors in making this determination, including:
- Length of the marriage
- Each spouse’s ability to acquire future income and assets
- Economic circumstances of each spouse at the time of the division
- Contribution of each spouse to the marital property
- Each spouse’s separate property
Differentiating between separate and marital property
Under Tennessee divorce law, only marital property is subject to division in a divorce. This includes property that was acquired during the marriage. Property acquired before the marriage or through an inheritance or settlement is considered separate property, and is not subject to division.
Competent and compassionate representation in contested divorces
The Murfreesboro divorce attorneys at Kidwell, South, Beasley and Haley work hard to facilitate agreement between you and your spouse. Where this is not possible, we provide expert and experienced representation in your contested divorce. Our attorneys routinely appear in court, advocating on behalf of our clients’ best interests.
Determining whether divorce mediation is appropriate in your case
For many people, mediation can be a very effective and non-adversarial means through which to reach agreement during divorce. There are some situations, however, in which mediation may not be appropriate, for example, if domestic violence is or has been an issue in the relationship. Our attorneys are experienced mediators, and we know how to best assess the appropriate processes for your case.
Trust us to answer all your Tennessee divorce law questions
With more than 40 years of experience in family law, the Kidwell, South, Beasley and Haley legal team is your go to for skilled divorce representation. Contact us online or call today at 615-893-1331.