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Dedicated To Protecting Your Rights, Family And Future In Divorce Cases

While divorce is often a highly emotional and stressful process, it is a huge step forward toward a fresh start. At the Chattanooga office of Meredith Mochel Attorney at Law, our attorneys understand what you are going through. 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.

Property Division In Tennessee

Tennessee is an equitable distribution state. This means that any property and assets acquired since the date of the marriage is considered marital property and is subject to division in an equitable and fair manner. However, this does not necessarily mean an exact, even 50-50 split between the two parties. It is so important to have an attorney on your side during property division, as your lawyer can fight for the property and assets to which you are entitled.

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How Is Alimony Handled?

In order to support a spouse and their lifestyle before, during or after a divorce, alimony 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 in Tennessee:

  • 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, visitation, and child support arrangements. Our lawyers take the time to explain all the different aspects of these situations to help you understand how any potential outcomes may affect your family.

Take The First Step Forward Now

We are on your side throughout your divorce case. Talk to our firm today and let’s get started. To schedule a consultation, please call our office at 423-393-9836. You can also send us a message through our online form, and we will get back to you shortly.