Domestic Violence & Divorce

Domestic violence is not something Tennessee courts take lightly. If you or a loved one is experiencing harm at the hand of a loved one, nothing is more important than keeping yourself—and your children—safe.  To help you safely pursue these options, there are a number of different domestic violence organizations that can help you know where to start. Some of these include:    Tennessee Coalition to

Grounds for Divorce in Tennessee

In the United States, there are two types of divorce: at fault, and no-fault. One process attempts to lay blame, while the other allows couples to go their separate ways without holding either party accountable.  Fault and no-fault divorces are triggered by what grounds you list in your divorce complaint. These grounds are a required part of filing for divorce, and will ultimately play a

Fault-Based Divorce in Tennessee

In a fault-based divorce, judges are allowed to consider the guilt of one party, and hold them financially responsible for the marriage breakup. In most jurisdictions, this accountability typically results in the uneven division of marital property.  Here’s what you need to know about filing for fault-based divorce in Tennessee, and what the Byrd Law team can do to help figure out if it’s right

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