Murfreesboro Divorce Attorney
No one gets married with the plan to divorce. That is when you need an experienced and capable Murfreesboro divorce attorney that will aggressively defend your financial and family rights. However, 12.5% of all people in Tennessee are divorced as life together becomes unbearable due to many reasons. Divorce is a way to dissolve the marriage and equitably divide the couple’s assets and liabilities as well as establishing a parenting arrangement if there are children.
With the house, cars, 401k’s, mortgage, credit cards and the children, divorce is never an easy process. There are two types of divorce: uncontested or contested. An uncontested divorce is the easiest and cheapest and typically completed in the statutory 90 day waiting period (60 days if there are no children). In an uncontested divorce, the parties amicably decide how to divide the property and debts as well as a parenting plan if there are children. In a contested divorce, the parties are unable to agree on the division of any one of the issues and proceed first to mediation then if that is unsuccessful, on to trial before a judge or chancellor. This process is contentious, expensive, stressful and lengthy.
During this process, the courts will consider several factors when asked to divide the parties’ assets and liabilities. The court will consider the parties’ income and ability to earn in the future. However, Tennessee is an equitable distribution state, therefore, assets and liabilities will be divided equitably but not always equally.
Parties must attend a mediation prior to the trial for divorce. This mediation will be conducted by a Rule 31 certified mediator who is a neutral, third party assisting the couple resolve all issues in the divorce.
You need a Murfreesboro Divorce Attorney to help you with your case. The law offices of Drake Drake and Frost are highly skilled and capable of assisting you through every phase of the divorce process from beginning to end. We will zealously advocate for your rights to receive all you are due through the court of law whether at trial or mediation.