At Henderson, Raque, and Cain, our Murfreesboro divorce lawyers are focused on our clients’ best interests from start to finish. We genuinely believe that even the most contentious of divorces can be made simpler through a client-centered approach that is backed by compassion and legal experience. Whether you are looking to settle your divorce out of court or think litigation may be necessary, we can be the team you lean on through thick and thin.
Contact our law firm at your earliest convenience if you need help during your divorce.
No matter how simple or complex your divorce may be, it is crucial to always remember that its outcome will affect your life and the lives of your family in numerous ways and for years to come. If there is a particular matter that is important to you, you should not concede just to avoid a contested divorce. Instead, work closely with our team to create a legal case or argument that works to your advantage.
When discussing how you would like your divorce to conclude with our Murfreesboro family lawyers, we can start to piece together where you can and cannot compromise, assuming you are trying to keep an uncontested divorce. If your ex-spouse is being unreasonable or you are not comfortable with their proposed middle ground, we might have to start thinking about what a judge will need to hear to see things your way.
Many people filing for divorce for the first time ask if grounds for divorce are necessary. A divorce petition from a county clerk will ask why the petitioner is filing. Legally, the answer does not matter, not upfront. You can cite any reason you want when filing for divorce, including the popular “irreconcilable differences” that basically means you and your spouse no longer get along. Citing a particular reason, however, may be to your advantage.
If a judge can be shown that your ex-spouse has committed some form of moral or legal wrongdoing to damage the health of your marriage, you may gain advantages in areas of contention. For example, if your ex-spouse abused you, child custody would more likely be awarded to you based on the evidence of your ex-spouse being unsafe or unstable.
The time it takes to divorce varies depending on how complex your divorce case is, such as whether you have kids, how much assets are to be divided, how cooperative you and your spouse are, and other factors.
In Tennessee, there is a mandatory 60-day waiting period, also known as a cooling-off period, before any divorce can be finalized. For couples with children, the minimum is 90 days. This means for a no-fault, uncontested divorce, the fastest you can get divorced is between two to six months. For contested divorces that end up going to trial, it may take a year or longer.
It is generally a good idea for couples to resolve their divorce as amicably and quickly as possible so both parties can move forward.
Entering into a divorce can be an understandably frightful experience. Your life will be changed by the end of it, and hopefully for the better. While you keep your attention on your own wellbeing, allow our Murfreesboro divorce attorneys to step in and manage the legal aspects of your divorce. We strive to always be responsive to client inquiries and to keep you up-to-date for all important decisions.
Call (615) 933-2789 to schedule a consultation at your first opportunity.