Franklin Divorce Attorneys Representing Your Interests
When you and your spouse are going through a divorce in Franklin, you need a knowledgeable, compassionate, and aggressive Franklin divorce attorney on your side. At the law offices of The Long Firm, LLC, our team of experienced divorce lawyers knows how complicated going through a divorce is, and is here to help you achieve the best outcome as possible.
Providing You With Answers to Questions About Your Franklin Divorce
Our legal professionals are committed to providing you with honest, accurate answers about filing for a divorce and issues in the divorce process. Some common questions that we are often asked include:
- What are the grounds for divorce in Tennessee? In Tennessee, a couple can seek a divorce on either fault-based or no-fault grounds. No-fault grounds means that you are seeking a dissolution of the marriage based on irreconcilable differences; fault-based grounds means that the divorce-seeking party is claiming that the other party did something to warrant the divorce, such as committing adultery or being convicted of a crime.
- How will property be divided? Another common question we are asked is in regards to the division of property. Tennessee is an equitable distribution state, which means the court will divide all marital property in a manner that is equitable. Keep in mind that separate property is not up for division.
- How is custody of children decided? Perhaps the most concerning thing to parents who are separating is how custody of children will be decided. In Tennessee, parents have the option of working together to create a parenting plan that outlines parental responsibilities. If parents cannot agree on a plan that they can submit to the court, a judge will make a decision about custody of a child based on the child’s best interests.
- Will alimony be part of my divorce settlement? When a couple is separating, the court may order the financially independent spouse to make alimony (spousal maintenance) payments to the financially dependent spouse. Whether or not the court will issue such an order, and for how much a paying party may be liable, is based on multiple factors, including the ages of the parties, the length of the marriage, and the earnings and assets of each party.
Working with a Franklin Divorce Attorney
If you are thinking about filing for divorce and are ready to file your paperwork, or if you have recently been served a petition for divorce, calling a Franklin divorce attorney should be your next step. At The Long Firm, LLC, our attorneys are here to:
- Explain the law;
- Answer any questions you have;
- Handle all paperwork and documentation on your behalf;
- Help you to understand options like collaborative divorce, mediation, and negotiation;
- Assist you in negotiating for a fair divorce settlement;
- Advise you as you create a parenting plan; and
- Represent you in court if necessary.
If you are ready to protect your interests and improve your chances of a divorce settlement that is fair, please call our Franklin divorce lawyers at The Long Firm, LLC today. We offer free consultations, and can be reached online or on the phone. We truly care about each client we serve!