Common Questions About QDROs

Couples going through a divorce often hear the term “QDRO” and feel confused about what it means. QDRO stands for Qualified Domestic Relations Order, and it is a very important document that establishes how an individual’s spouse, ex-spouse, child, or other dependent will receive part of the money or benefits in their retirement account. Even…

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What Happens to the Mortgage When You Get Divorced?

Few marriages begin with divorce in mind, but many end that way. And when they do end, one of the most challenging legal aspects – after working out child custody and support agreements – is often the division of marital property. Determining who gets what when it comes to physical property, savings and investments can…

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Protecting Your Business in a Divorce

Divorce is a complex and emotional process that can become even more complicated when a business is involved. For business owners, the stakes are high, as the outcome of the divorce proceedings can significantly affect the future of their business. Following is some advice from our Franklin family law attorneys to keep in mind during…

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Co-Parenting Successfully During the Holiday Season

The holiday season is often portrayed as a time of joy, celebration, and togetherness. However, for divorced parents navigating co-parenting responsibilities, this time of year can also bring unique challenges and emotions. Successfully co-parenting during the holiday season requires thoughtful planning, open communication, and a focus on the well-being of the children involved. Communication is…

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Dealing with Digital Assets in a Divorce

Divorce is never easy, often bringing forth a whirlwind of emotional turmoil and financial stress for everyone involved. Separating a life built together is undoubtedly challenging, and it’s during these times that couples must confront a myriad of intricate issues. One such complexity increasingly encountered is the management of digital assets. Couples going through a…

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What Is an Agreed Divorce?

No one enters a marriage with the intention of one day facing divorce. It’s a significant life event that can be emotionally challenging and complex to navigate. However, as you learn more about the intricacies of divorce proceedings, the path forward becomes clearer. You’ll come out with a better understanding of the options and possibilities…

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Didn’t Know the Divorce Was Coming? You’re Not Alone

Facing divorce papers unexpectedly from your spouse can be an overwhelming and challenging experience. The shock of the situation may leave you feeling like everything is spinning out of control, and it’s completely natural to be taken off guard by such a significant life event. It’s also common enough to have its own nickname: “Sudden…

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When Fear Causes Conflict in a Divorce

By the time you file for a divorce, you’ve made the decision that your marriage can’t be saved. You’ve decided that it’s better to move forward than hold on to the past. Even with the certainty that divorce is your best option, all spouses have anxiety and fear about the divorce process. It’s natural and…

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Go Through the Proper Legal Channels When Modifying an Order

In Tennessee, every final divorce decree should also include family law orders that set forth in writing the custody orders and parenting plans for each child, the amount of child support the non-residential parent is required to pay, and any alimony orders. Family law orders based on mediation, a collaborative divorce, or litigation should be…

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Want to Avoid Divorce? Fold the Laundry on Your Own

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the divorce rate in the United States is 2.5 per 1,000 people. While this may seem like a low number, there were around 700,000 divorces across the country over the last two decades. If you are on the verge of becoming one of these statistics…

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Commingling Assets – Yes or No?

We know we say this a lot but it does bear repeating. Nobody gets married with an eye on a future divorce. However, divorce can and does happen. Google the statistics – they are everywhere. It happens to a lot of couples and it could happen to anyone. This is why we plan for the…

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Factors to Consider When Dating Before Getting Married

Whether you are yet to get married, or you’ve been divorced and are considering tying the knot again, there are certain topics and factors you should consider when dating and choosing who is the one for you. While it is important that you and your partner have chemistry, it is also important to consider the…

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Can I File for Divorce Online in Tennessee?

There are plenty of websites that walk you through how to file and finalize a divorce from your partner completely online. Some say it is less stressful and keeps costs to a minimum since working with an experienced divorce lawyer is not required. However, it is not always in your best interest to have a…

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The Divorce Rate for Older Couples Is on the Rise

When couples get married, the last thing on their mind is divorce. Sure, it could happen to other people; but they never think that it will happen to them. They are so in love! Despite overall divorce rates among couples in the United States steadily declining over the years from 944,000 in 2000 to 630,505…

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Want a Successful Marriage? Turn Those Reality Dating Shows Off

There are many television shows these days that depict couples getting married or starting a relationship only days or a few weeks of knowing each other. While this makes for exciting and drama-filled entertainment, it is also setting a bad example of what relationships should look like, and how they should be handled. Marriages should…

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How to Have a Clean Divorce

When you think of divorce, your mind probably goes to the negative aspects that come with it. You may think of lengthy courtroom procedures and heated arguments. While this may be the case in some divorces, not every divorce is battle worthy of a Netflix movie. While there may be some areas of contention, there…

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