Top Seven Reasons to Choose Collaborative Divorce

Ending a marriage is stressful enough without a litigious divorce process. That’s why more and more people are opting to sidestep the high drama of the courtroom and opt for a collaborative divorce instead. Collaborative law encourages all parties to work together to resolve their dispute. Rather than each side trying to “win” everyone’s goal is to find a compromise that is suitable for all parties involved. Let’s Read More

How Debts Are Divided in a Tennessee Divorce

When you’re in the beginning stages of the divorce process, it’s natural to feel a lot of fear and uncertainty about the future and how it will all pan out. One thing that’s on the mind of many at this point is their financial future. If you have concerns about how your debts will be divided in your divorce, we hope today’s blog post will give you a clearer idea of what to expect. Will debts from before my Read More

Estate Planning 101: What is a Power of Attorney?

If you’re new to estate planning, it’s important to take some time to learn about some of the estate planning tools that are at your disposal. Most people use a combination of estate planning tools to make arrangements for the future. An experienced estate planning attorney can help you better understand your options and decide what works best for you based on your unique life situation. Today, we’re focusing our Read More

3 Ways a Divorce Might Become Contested

In Tennessee, a divorce can be contested or uncontested. If you and your spouse are able to reach an agreement together, then the divorce is uncontested. However, if your spouse opposes the divorce, the case is then contested.  If a settlement is not reached through negotiation, the divorce will go to trial. A contested divorce is, of course, more complicated and expensive to navigate than an uncontested Read More

Breaking the News: How to Tell Your Child You’re Getting a Divorce

One of the hardest parts of getting a divorce is breaking the news to friends and family. It is hard to let down the people who were rooting for you, and who truly believed that you and your spouse would make it as a couple. For many couples, no one had more faith in their love than the child they brought into the world together. Breaking the news of a divorce to your child is one of the most challenging, Read More

Three Tips for Moving on with Life After Divorce

After a divorce, your whole world opens up. You have new freedoms and opportunities to thrive in a fresh chapter of your life. But for many recently divorced people, moving on can be difficult. Many struggle to turn away from all the drama and sadness of the past to face all the open doors of the future. It makes perfect sense — you’ve been concentrating on your flawed marriage for a very long time, from trying to Read More

What Do the Courts Consider as the Child’s Best Interests?

In Tennessee, divorcing or separating parents are encouraged to come up with their own custody arrangement. Not only will you save time and money, but when you prepare a parenting plan that reflects and accommodates your unique family dynamics, it’s more likely to be successful. While this is the ideal, not all parents can work together to create their own plan. Bitterness and resentment over past slights often Read More

How Mental Health Professionals Assist in the Collaborative Divorce Process

As an experienced business professional, you’ll notice similarities between collaborative divorce and major company transactions like sales, mergers, and acquisitions. You and your counsel meet with the other side (in this case, your spouse) and their counsel, surrounded by professionals whose knowledge and expertise can guide you toward a successful conclusion. Collaborative divorce lets you and your spouse Read More

Divorce Delegation for the Busy Professional

As a successful business professional, you know the importance of delegation. No leader achieves their goals alone: by strategically delegating tasks and even authority, you could focus on mission-critical responsibilities such as performance management and relationship development. Now you’re preparing for divorce, and your approach to this personal transition should mirror what you’ve done in the past, which is to Read More

How to Be Intentional and Strategic with Your Legal Plan

When you’re a successful business owner or an executive at a thriving corporation, your divorce will be more complex than the average separation. While a typical marital estate includes a home, a motor vehicle or two, a modest savings account, and possibly an employer-sponsored pension plan, you need to be concerned about high-value real estate portfolios, closely-held businesses, stock incentive plans, and other Read More