Sometimes, the process of finalizing divorce arrangements is simple. Should you and your spouse agree on child custody, visitation, child support, property division and alimony, you can submit your marital settlement agreement to the court and obtain an uncontested divorce. Unfortunately, there are cases where consensus cannot be reached, resulting in litigation. At Grant & Sain, PLLC in Jackson, we are proven Tennessee attorneys who have the skill and determination to handle your contested divorce effectively.
Tennessee offers divorcing spouses the ability to seek divorce on a no-fault basis or to break their legal marital bond based on a spouse’s misconduct. This does not necessarily affect whether the terms of a divorce will be contested or uncontested. A spouse can obtain a no-fault divorce by declaring that there are irreconcilable differences between the parties. Childless couples can also dissolve their marriage following a two-year separation.
You might wish to pursue a fault-based divorce to secure a more favorable order or to create a legal record declaring why your marriage ended. Fault grounds that can be used in Tennessee include:
After discussing your situation and goals, you will have the information you need to decide how your marriage dissolution should proceed.
Though it is more likely that parties with serious emotional conflicts will disagree over financial and parenting terms, parties can often remain civil during a contested divorce, even one that goes to trial. Our family lawyers strive to keep clients and their exes focused on finalizing their divorce rather than rehashing old arguments. Don’t be afraid to refuse if your husband or wife is making demands that you don’t want to accept. We are here to stand up for your rights during settlement discussions and litigation.
Grant & Sain, PLLC provides comprehensive legal counsel for Tennessee residents in contested divorces and other family law proceedings. You can learn about your legal options by calling 731-256-7477 or contacting us online. Our office is in Jackson.