Divorce Lawyers in Chattanooga, TN
Leading Family Lawyers for Your Divorce Defense in Hamilton County
While divorce is often a highly emotional and stressful process, it is a huge step forward toward a fresh start.
We are committed to helping you understand all of the facets of your divorce case and how to choose the best solution that suits your needs and goals.
How Does Property Division Work in Tennessee and Georgia?
Tennessee and Georgia are equitable distribution states. This means that any property and assets acquired since the date of the marriage are considered marital property and are subject to equitable and fair division.
However, this does not necessarily mean an exact, even 50-50 split between the two parties. It is so important to have an experienced Chattanooga divorce lawyer on your side during property division, as your lawyer can fight for the property and assets to which you are entitled.
How Is Tennessee Alimony Handled?
In order to support a spouse and their lifestyle before, during, or after a divorce, alimony in Tennessee may be ordered. The alimony order will detail the length of time the payments will be made as well as the amount of the payments.
Sometimes referred to as spousal support, there are four different types of alimony that may be ordered:
- Periodic alimony (alimony in futuro)
- Transitional alimony
- Rehabilitative alimony
- Lump-sum alimony (alimony in solido)
We are highly knowledgeable of these different types of alimony and can explain all of them to you, including whether or not you are entitled to alimony or will be obligated to pay.
Issues That Involve Children
When parents are divorcing, it is essential to keep the best interests of the children in mind at all times.
We work tirelessly to see that our clients and their children are protected when seeking:
- Child custody
- And child support arrangements
Our divorce lawyers in Chattanooga take the time to explain all the different aspects of these situations to help you understand how any potential outcomes may affect your family.
What Are the Grounds for Divorce in Chattanooga?
Tennessee law requires a filing spouse to list "grounds" for divorce. This law allows divorce on either fault or no-fault grounds. Fault means that one spouse's behavior during the marriage caused the other to file for divorce.
State law provides several grounds for divorce. One of the most common is inappropriate marital conduct. Inappropriate marital conduct is considered any action that one spouse takes and that the other spouse considers inappropriate.
Other grounds for divorce include:
- Irreconcilable differences
- Conviction of a felony
- And more
Take the First Step in Your Divorce Today
We are on your side throughout your Chattanooga divorce case. Talk to our firm today and let’s get started. You can call or send us a message through our online form, and our Chattanooga divorce lawyers will get back to you shortly.