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Divorce and Separation
Divorce and/or separation are extremely stressful and anxiety producing events. We understand the uncertainty and fear that can be produced. We appreciate the trust and confidence you put in your lawyer to help you through. Through education and careful analysis, MTR Famil Law attorneys can help you move beyond the emotional upheaval through a well-reasoned plan to ultimate resolution.
Property division can be complex. As a result, it is important to hire a lawyer who understands what the assets and debts are, how they are characterized, and how they can be divided. The lawyers and staff at MTR Family Law know that the division of assets and debts is essential to your security and well-being for your future.
As a parent, your children and their well-being are of paramount concern. How will you tell your children about the divorce or separation? How will they be least affected by the process? What will their lives look like in the end? All of these questions and more are the correct ones to be asking an attorney. Attorneys at MTR Family Law will discuss with you the needs of your children and your desires in order to create a parenting plan tailored for your children.
Various forms of alimony are available in Tennessee for a spouse who is unable to support him or herself or needs assistance. The type, amount, and length of time will vary with each case. Attorneys at MTR Family Law can assist you with determining what support, if any, is appropriate in your situation.
Prenuptial (Antenuptial), Postnuptial and Cohabitation Agreements
Agreements which are contracts can be entered into between people before or after a marriage or before living together. The terms of the arrangements for life together are of critical importance. What are the rights and obligations of each person? If the relationship does not last, what is the result? How is ownership of property affected? What if children are involved? What occurs in the event of death of one or both of the partners? These are a few of the questions that should be considered. Attorneys at MTR Family Law can discuss the ramifications of these situations and more as you plan your future.
Mediation is a process used to resolve disputes using a neutral person to conduct settlement discussions and reach resolution. It is best utilized when attorneys are involved. The attorneys at MTR Family Law have been very successful serving as mediators and working out solutions for both sides. In the alternative, they are very skilled at serving as an advocate for your side if you choose the process.
Not all family law matters can be resolved without the court's assistance. It is imperative in court that your lawyer is well-prepared, well-reasoned, well-spoken, and understands your desired results. The lawyers at MTR Family Law are competent trial lawyers with exceptional abilities to try complex financial and custody matters. As a result, many of our litigation cases settle before trial as our opponents know how prepares we will be and how successful we often are in prevailing.
Sometimes, children are born and the issue of who the parents are can be unclear. Not only are there biological parents but others may have rights and obligations as well. Parenting time and child support is affected by the determination. If you have a question about parentage, the attorneys at MTR Family Law can assist.
Domestic Violence and Orders of Protection
There are civil and criminal penalties for domestic violence. Orders of Protection, restraining orders, and criminal warrants may be obtained. In some situations, these remedies are necessary. In some instances, someone may be falsely accused. The attorneys at MTR Family Law understands how the system works and how relief can be obtained.
Post-Divorce or Post-Judgement Disputes
Even after the divorce is granted or the judgement is rendered, problems may arise. The problems could be in the form of following or not following the orders of judgement of the court or seeking to change them. Financial situations could change possible affecting alimony and/or child support. Child custody situations, including the primary residential parent, the alternate residential parent, decision-making authority, and/or parenting time arrangements may need to be altered. There are many other situations which may need a close inspection after the last order or judgement. Attorneys at MTR Family Law can help you evaluate your post-divorce or post-judgement dispute.
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