How We Help with Divorce Planning & Mediation
While no married couple sets out planning to break up, sometimes life together becomes contentious or unbearable for one or both partners. Divorce dissolves the marriage, allowing them to remarry or be single again.
However after years of marriage, splitting up is not easy to do. You now have the house, the cars and the kids, not to mention all of the stuff piled up in the garage. Some of it is good, like money and valuables, while some of it is bad, like debt and bills.
Divorce lawyers in Murfreesboro can help with planning
Prior to marriage, getting sound divorce advice can be valuable. If a couple has a prenuptial agreement, the thorny issues of Murfreesboro property division and child care were discussed and settled in better times. But if there is no prenup, property division and child custody must be tackled during the divorce, when both spouses are feeling resentful or betrayed.
Because Tennessee is an equitable distribution state, marital property is not necessarily divided evenly. Courts consider how to split up the following kinds of assets:
- Real estate
- Cash values in insurance policies and bank accounts
- Business profits, inventory, and accounts receivables
- Cars and furniture
- Pension plans and retirement accounts
- Gifts and inheritances
- Jewelry and other valuables
Understanding Murfreesboro divorce mediation
If the parties cannot agree on one or several issues, their divorce is contested and must be fought in court.
However if the parties can agree on each and every issue of the divorce, a settlement can likely be reached outside the courtroom. These couples are good candidates for alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods, including the following:
- Mediation: A neutral, third party mediator helps the couples resolve all issues in the divorce, and a judge finalizes the dissolution of the marriage.
- Arbitration: A neutral, third party arbitrator acts as a judge and listens to the both sides of the argument, and renders a binding decision.
Karen Cain, Attorney at Law, is a Murfreesboro divorce lawyer who provides dedicated legal counsel including alternative dispute resolution, such as mediation and arbitration. ADR settlements are often faster, more civil, and more economical than those settled in court. Attorney Karen Cain can fight for your rights and interests in non-court settings or in the courtroom.
Contact us for Murfreesboro divorce help
If you are looking for a Murfreesboro divorce attorney to help you with your divorce, Attorney Karen Cain can provide you with experienced, knowledgeable, and cost-effective legal counsel on all aspects of Murfreesboro divorce law.
The Law Office of Karen Cain, Attorney at Law, is easily accessible by public transportation as well as local interstates, with plenty of free parking. To schedule your free initial consultation, please call our Murfreesboro divorce law firm at 615-467-1804 or fill out our Quick Contact online form.
Karen Cain, Attorney at Law serves clients in the metro-Nashville Davidson County area and all middle Tennessee counties.