3 Ways a Divorce Might Become Contested

In Tennessee, a divorce can be contested or uncontested. If you and your spouse are able to reach an agreement together, then the divorce is uncontested. However, if your spouse opposes the divorce, the case is then contested.  If a settlement is not reached through negotiation, the divorce will go to trial. A contested divorce is, of course, more complicated and expensive to navigate than an uncontested divorce. Read More

Breaking the News: How to Tell Your Child You’re Getting a Divorce

One of the hardest parts of getting a divorce is breaking the news to friends and family. It is hard to let down the people who were rooting for you, and who truly believed that you and your spouse would make it as a couple. For many couples, no one had more faith in their love than the child they brought into the world together. Breaking the news of a divorce to your child is one of the most challenging, Read More

Three Tips for Moving on with Life After Divorce

After a divorce, your whole world opens up. You have new freedoms and opportunities to thrive in a fresh chapter of your life. But for many recently divorced people, moving on can be difficult. Many struggle to turn away from all the drama and sadness of the past to face all the open doors of the future. It makes perfect sense -- you’ve been concentrating on your flawed marriage for a very long time, from trying to Read More

What Do the Courts Consider as the Child’s Best Interests?

In Tennessee, divorcing or separating parents are encouraged to come up with their own custody arrangement. Not only will you save time and money, but when you prepare a parenting plan that reflects and accommodates your unique family dynamics, it’s more likely to be successful. While this is the ideal, not all parents can work together to create their own plan. Bitterness and resentment over past slights often Read More

How Mental Health Professionals Assist in the Collaborative Divorce Process

As an experienced business professional, you’ll notice similarities between collaborative divorce and major company transactions like sales, mergers, and acquisitions. You and your counsel meet with the other side (in this case, your spouse) and their counsel, surrounded by professionals whose knowledge and expertise can guide you toward a successful conclusion. Collaborative divorce lets you and your spouse Read More

Divorce Delegation for the Busy Professional

As a successful business professional, you know the importance of delegation. No leader achieves their goals alone: by strategically delegating tasks and even authority, you could focus on mission-critical responsibilities such as performance management and relationship development. Now you’re preparing for divorce, and your approach to this personal transition should mirror what you’ve done in the past, which is to Read More

How to Be Intentional and Strategic with Your Legal Plan

When you’re a successful business owner or an executive at a thriving corporation, your divorce will be more complex than the average separation. While a typical marital estate includes a home, a motor vehicle or two, a modest savings account, and possibly an employer-sponsored pension plan, you need to be concerned about high-value real estate portfolios, closely-held businesses, stock incentive plans, and other Read More

The Importance of Hiring an Attorney Who Understands Your Working Schedule

It’s 6:00 a.m., but you’re already thinking about work. As CEO of a project management software company in Nashville, you’re always on the clock. Each weekday is packed with meetings, conference calls, and matters that are urgently demanding your attention. Now you’re getting divorced, and there’s one more person who will need your attention and time - your divorce attorney. You haven’t decided on a firm yet, but Read More

Considering Divorce? Take These 4 Steps to Plan Financially

Neither of you has filed for divorce yet, but the writing is on the wall. You’re not happy, she’s not happy, and a marriage that started out as a loving partnership has been deteriorating for a while. It’s just a matter of time: if a process server showed up at your corner office with a summons and petition for divorce, you’d be embarrassed, but not surprised. When you know that divorce is inevitable, you have to Read More

How to Minimize the Impact of a Divorce on Your Business

Few things are more rewarding than taking a unique idea and turning it into a thriving business. When that business, whether it be a sole proprietorship, corporation, partnership, or LLC, becomes successful enough to support your family and keep a workforce employed, the feeling of accomplishment is indescribable. For business owners, their enterprise is so intertwined with their sense of identity that divorce Read More