Understanding Attorney Withdrawal

A collaborative divorce is different from a conventionally adversarial divorce. One of the distinctive features of a collaborative divorce is the attorney withdrawal provision allowing attorneys and clients to approach divorce more like a business deal. The Withdrawal Provision When a collaborative divorce begins, both sides sign an agreement that includes an attorney withdrawal provision. That means if the 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

Tennessee Probate Explained

When a loved one passes away, their estate may need to go through probate. The probate process simply ensures that the decedent’s assets and estate go to the people who are legally entitled to it. An estate must go through probate regardless of whether or not the deceased left a Will. This process may not be necessary if the testator left their assets in a living trust, rather than relying exclusively on a 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

5 Benefits of Choosing Collaborative Law to Resolve Divorce

When a marriage ends, anger and hurt is a natural response. No matter who’s to blame or what factors contributed to the divorce, it’s normal to lash out—but this is one situation where you should take a deep breath, take a step back from the situation, and think about what really matters to you. For many divorcing couples, a collaborative divorce is much more peaceful and respectful than a traditionally litigated Read More

The Importance of Hiring an Attorney Who Understands Your Working Schedule

It’s 6:00 a.m., but you’re already thinking about work. As CEO of a project management software company in Nashville, you’re always on the clock. Each weekday is packed with meetings, conference calls, and matters that are urgently demanding your attention. Now you’re getting divorced, and there’s one more person who will need your attention and time – your divorce attorney. You haven’t decided on a firm yet, but Read More

Understanding the Difference Between Conservatorships and Guardianships

Tennessee law strives to provide for vulnerable individuals through conservatorships and guardianships. In a conservatorship or guardianship agreement, the court takes away some of the individual’s rights and awards them to a capable conservator or guardian. Depending on the individual’s age and needs, the court may award control of finances, healthcare decisions, living arrangements, and daily care decisions. Read More

Considering Divorce? Take These 4 Steps to Plan Financially

Neither of you has filed for divorce yet, but the writing is on the wall. You’re not happy, she’s not happy, and a marriage that started out as a loving partnership has been deteriorating for a while. It’s just a matter of time: if a process server showed up at your corner office with a summons and petition for divorce, you’d be embarrassed, but not surprised. When you know that divorce is inevitable, you have to Read More

4 Reasons It’s Important to Be Flexible in Mediation

Mediation is almost always required before trial in family law cases in Tennessee. For good reason, while litigation often leaves one winner and one loser, mediation focuses on finding win-win solutions and, with hope, helps preserve relationships and lay the groundwork for future co-parenting efforts. Mediation is also a lot less expensive than trials. It’s important to go into mediation with an open mind and a Read More

How to Minimize the Impact of a Divorce on Your Business

Few things are more rewarding than taking a unique idea and turning it into a thriving business. When that business, whether it be a sole proprietorship, corporation, partnership, or LLC, becomes successful enough to support your family and keep a workforce employed, the feeling of accomplishment is indescribable. For business owners, their enterprise is so intertwined with their sense of identity that divorce can Read More