If you’ve decided to dissolve your marriage, you know you’re taking a huge step that will decide the future course of your life. To get through the process, you need more than dispassionate legal advice from a neutral party. You need an advocate who is deeply committed to guiding you through a crisis so you can start the next stage of your life on the best terms possible. At Grant & Sain, PLLC, we understand the difficult decisions our divorce clients must make and how those decisions can be clouded by emotion. We help you identify your goals for life after divorce and work with you to develop a practical strategy for achieving those goals. By focusing on your concerns, we provide thorough divorce services that give you confidence in the process and in your future.
In divorce, there are questions relating to substantive issues, such as what to do about child custody and visitation, whether spousal support is appropriate, and how to divide your property. But there are also decisions you must make about the process itself:
At Grant & Sain, we know you need clear answers to your questions when they come up. That’s the only way you’re going to have peace of mind throughout what could be a long process. That’s why we make ourselves directly accessible and return phone calls, text messages and emails promptly. We know that the more comfortable you become with the process, the more attention you can give to substantive issues, improving your chances of a successful resolution.
To get a divorce in Tennessee, you must pass the residency test: either you or your spouse must have lived in the state for at least six months prior to filing. You can file in the court of the county where you or your spouse resides. You can file alleging grounds for divorce or file no fault, citing irreconcilable differences. The traditional grounds for divorce in Tennessee are listed on our Divorce FAQ page.
When you file, you must submit a complaint asking the court to dissolve your marriage and requesting the specific terms of the divorce decree you’d like from the court. In other words, you’re asking the court for what you want with regard to alimony, child custody, child support, and property division. This can be quite complicated, and it is always best to consult an attorney before filing for divorce on your own. You must also pay fees at the time of filing.
In matters of property, Tennessee is an equitable distribution state. Each spouse gets to keep separate property and then the court is charged with dividing marital assets and debts fairly, but not necessarily equally. The equitable distribution process consists of the following stages:
The family law attorneys at Grant & Sain understand how important the distribution of your property is to your future financial security. We work meticulously to achieve the best result in your case.
Trust Grant & Sain, PLLC, your local law firm in West Tennessee, to manage the important issues of your divorce. We serve our divorce clients professionally, capably and personally. To schedule a consultation with one of our partner attorneys, call 731-256-7477 or contact our Jackson office online.
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