Divorce

For some couples, finding their “happily ever after” requires dissolving their marriage. Each year, Tennessee courts see more than 20,000 couples seek a divorce. 

A divorce is more than the ending of a marriage. It involves dividing property, establishing care for children, and protecting assets for the future. 

If your spouse does not agree to a divorce, you must provide the court a reason for the divorce, such as adultery, neglect, or abandonment, or irreconcilable differences.

Even if both parties agree to a divorce, the process can be difficult. An attorney can help you navigate the court system and look out for your best interests during an emotionally difficult time.

Decisions must be made about how to split assets, like the family home or retirement savings. 

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If you have children with your spouse, you will also need to develop a parenting plan. This comprehensive plan outlines custody agreements, visitation arrangements, and who can make major decisions for children related to education, religious upbringing, or non-emergency healthcare. You will also need agreements on child support and alimony.

If you and your spouse can agree to these terms, it can save you the time and expense of a divorce trial. If you cannot agree, your lawyer can present your case to a judge.

The attorneys at Burnett Law have served the family law needs of the Upper Cumberland for more than 25 years. Contact Burnett Law today for a consultation.

Sources:

https://www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/health/documents/vital-statistics/marriage-divorce/TN%20Marriages%20Divorces%20-%202018.pdf

https://law.justia.com/codes/tennessee/2010/title-36/chapter-4/36-4-101

https://www.tncourts.gov/programs/parenting-plan