Whether you're marriage has been barely hanging on for months (or longer) or a cataclysmic event brought it to an abrupt end, navigating the process of divorce can be quite daunting. Perhaps you and your spouse are on good enough speaking terms that you both agree you want to sever your ties as swiftly and painlessly as possible. That's all well and good except for the fact that Tennessee law requires an extended waiting period before you can finalize a no fault divorce if you do not have an agreement with your spouse.
Whether you're merely considering divorce or are already in the midst of one, you're likely feeling stressed. While often a transition to a brighter future, divorce can also be a taxing time. Hopefully, most people will be patient with you, but someone who may be less than understanding is your employer. Even if you have the most sympathetic boss in the world, you'll likely still want to make an effort to keep your job separate from your divorce, to try to remain as productive an employee as possible.
You may find that it can prove difficult, if not impossible, to have a plan in place for every change in life. However, this might not stop them from occurring, and some events, such as divorce, can have a substantial impact on your future.
One of the most difficult aspects of a divorce for Tennessee families is determining how custody and visitation should work. During an emotionally challenging time, it can be complicated to make reasonable decisions that benefit the children and preserve relationships between two people who will have to co-parent. It could be vital for your family to carefully consider how to make your parenting plan workable and sustainable for the future.
When a marriage ends, it is normal for both parties to have serious concerns regarding their individual financial futures. In some cases, this leads one of the parties to attempt to hide assets in order to keep the other from receiving his or her fair share of marital property. This is a frustrating situation, possibly lengthening and complicating the divorce process.
Not all couples want to fight out their divorces in front of a judge. If you can negotiate a settlement with your spouse to which you both agree, the state of Tennessee may allow you to file an uncontested divorce.
Changes in life are sometimes inevitable and can come in various forms, minor and major alike. Some individuals may have less demanding circumstances and thus find it easier to adjust to change, while for others, the process could be significantly more involved. Perhaps you have children with a former spouse and worry that your custody agreement might hinder your ability to accommodate change.
Military service members and their families face a host of challenges when it comes to family law issues. Due to the unique nature of this type of job, divorce, child custody and even dividing retirement savings can be a complex and often overwhelming process. There are many unique factors that come into play during a military divorce, but you do not have to face these matters alone.