Legal vs. Physical Custody in TN

Almost everyone has at least heard the word “custody,” but unless you or a loved one have gone through a divorce, you may not know exactly how that breaks down, in real time.  Custody refers to a parent’s legal relationship over their child. It encompasses all of the rights, responsibilities, and duties associated with the role, and breaks down into two main categories: legal and

How to Start a Divorce in Tennessee

You know you want a divorce, but you’re stuck. You stay because the thought of going to court exhausts you. You’re afraid for your kids. Of what people might say. You can’t even think about attorney’s fees without getting physically ill, and even if all of that weren’t true, the truth is: you don’t even know where to start. If this sounds like you, you’re

Joint vs. Sole Custody in Tennessee

As humans, we aren’t always the best at sharing, and nowhere is this more evident than in a divorce, where everything from property division to alimony has the tendency to spark a heated territory battle.  Unfortunately, however, an individual’s parental rights don’t disappear, just because their marriage does, and custody is one thing divorcing parents may have to learn to share, if they ever split

How to Get Divorced

Some say that making the decision to divorce is the hardest part of the process. If that’s true, then pat yourself on the back for getting through that emotional hurdle. Now it’s time to put that decision into action.  But how, exactly? If you’re scratching your head, wondering where to start, then don’t worry—you’re in good company. There’s a big difference between knowing the word

Dividing Cryptocurrency During Divorce

One of the most complex tasks of any divorce is dividing marital property. Between classifying assets, tracking down proof ownership, and arguing about a fair split, dealing with real world property is complicated enough without throwing cryptocurrency into the mix.   But what is cryptocurrency? How does it work? And—perhaps, most importantly—why is it so tough to divide during divorce?  Here’s what you need to know

Legal Separation in Tennessee

Lately, you and your spouse haven’t been getting along. You’ve been fighting a lot, and you aren’t speaking, which has you worried that this might be the end of your relationship. Well, maybe it is. Then again, maybe you just need a break. If you aren’t sure about divorce—but need time and space to figure things out—then a legal separation might be right for you. 

How to File for Divorce in Tennessee

So, you’ve decided to get a divorce… congratulations! Making that choice is one of the hardest parts about breaking up, so give yourself a pat on the back for a job well done. However, if you’re like many of the clients we see, you might be a little stumped. After all, making the decision is one thing, but what comes next? What are the steps?

Is Tennessee a Community Property State?

The classification and division of marital property is one the main reasons it takes so long to finalize a divorce. (After all, figuring out what’s “his,” “hers,” and “ours” isn’t easy when you’ve been mixing assets for decades.) Like a feuding marriage duo, there are two competing approaches for dealing with the division of marital property in the United States. Most jurisdictions have adopted the

Cost of Divorce in Tennessee

We’ve all heard the horror stories about the destructive power of divorce. Not only does it leave a wide emotional wake, but the financial aftermath often takes some people years to recover from. Luckily, with some careful planning and a little foresight, this doesn’t have to be you. Here’s some more information about the cost of divorce in Tennessee, and what you can do to

Legal Separation

Sharing your life with another human can be tough, and there may come a point in your marriage when you’re ready to call it quits.  Unfortunately, the decision to get a divorce isn’t always that open and shut. After all, the effects of such a step are multi-faceted, and could affect a lot more people than just you and your spouse.  The good news is,