4 Myths About Collaborative Divorce

Collaborative divorce has many advantages. It allows you and your spouse to take charge of your own divorce and make all of the important decisions about where your children will live, with whom, and how marital property will be divided. The result is a personalized divorce settlement created by you and your spouse, not a well-intentioned judge who doesn’t know your family or its unique dynamics. Nonetheless, Read More

Online Mediation and Collaboration: How We Create the Perfect Digital Environment for Dispute Resolution

In addition to the many benefits of mediation and collaboration, many potential clients are discovering that with access to the courts limited, these may be the quickest ways to resolve disputes. Like so many professionals, mediators and collaborative attorneys have spent the last several months learning how best to adapt the work they do to the digital realm. We have been really excited about some of the innovative Read More

Tips for Creating a Parenting Plan in the Best Interest of Your Children

Every divorcing couple with children under 18 has to have a parenting plan for them. Either you and your spouse decide what it will be, and the court approves it, or a judge who doesn’t know you or your children will decide what it is going to be. An experienced mediator can help both parents create a plan that works for the family.  Questions for parents to think about What works for the children? For Read More

Four Reasons to Consider Signing a Prenup

People don’t buy insurance policies because they hope to get sick but because they know bad things can happen and want effective ways to deal with adversity. Many people dismiss prenuptial agreements, commonly referred to as “prenups,” as “too unromantic” or “only for the rich and famous,” but they’re actually practical tools for planning for the unexpected. They can strengthen your relationship, foster Read More

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

Understanding Powers of Attorney

Powers of attorney (POA) are an extremely important planning tool that can benefit almost everyone — from 18-year-olds going off to college to the elderly who find themselves in fragile health conditions. However, many people do not have a clear understanding of how they work. That’s why in today’s blog post, we’re discussing POA basics. A power of attorney is a legal document that you can create in order to grant 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

How a Child Specialist Can Be Helpful in Your Divorce

When couples who have children seek a divorce, often their greatest concern is how the process will impact their children. It is widely accepted that divorce is stressful for children and can cause long-term emotional damage, especially when it isn’t dealt with properly. It is absolutely essential that parents help their children feel safe, secure, and loved during and after a divorce.  We highly recommend 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