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You meant it when you said you would make your marriage last. Now, you
might just feel like another divorce statistic. In this difficult time,
you shouldn’t feel like just another number. You need an experienced
legal advocate who will invest in helping you secure positive results
for your individual circumstances.
Do You Need a Divorce Lawyer?
A lot is at stake when it comes to divorce. Having an experienced attorney
by your side can help make your divorce run more smoothly. This is particularly
true when there is an existing problem with domestic violence or substance
abuse. A good lawyer can help you cope with the situation and initiate
a legal strategy that will protect your rights.
It’s also a good idea to hire legal representation if your spouse
has already found a divorce lawyer to represent them. Securing an experienced
lawyer is vital when children are involved. This is because resolving
child custody issues can be a complex and stressful process for many couples.
Our Clarksville divorce attorneys can help with your case today.
What Is the Divorce Process in Tennessee?
Most people aren’t quite sure what to expect from their divorce.
From surprises to frustrating delays, it is a good idea to familiarize
yourself with the overall process of getting a divorce. Although divorce
can vary, the process is usually as follows:
- A lawyer drafts a petition for divorce.
- The lawyer files the petition with the court.
- The petition is served to the other spouse, along with a summons that requires
the spouse's response.
- The served spouse must reply in the designated timeframe. Of the party
who has been served does not reply, the court generally will grant the
party filing the divorce the terms they are seeking without the other
party having a say so with the judge.
- Property and income documents are exchanged between spouses. This info
is used to decide property distribution, child support, and alimony.
- If the parties do not reach an agreement, Tennessee law requires the parties
to mediate their case before they can have a final hearing. Our attorneys
are experts in the mediation process.
- If a settlement is reached between the two parties, then the agreement
will be submitted to the judge and the divorce will be granted as an "uncontested
- If no agreement can be reached before, during or after mediation, the case
will proceed to trial. At the trial, attorneys will present evidence and
arguments for each side. The judge will then make a decision on issues
like child custody, spousal support, and property division. Either party
has the right to appeal the court's ruling on any term of the divorce
to the Tennessee Court of Appeals.
A Client-Driven Approach to Provide the Divorce Support You Deserve
At Patton & Pittman, we can put more than 85 years of collective experience
and insight into your divorce case. We can protect your interests in a
mediated divorce or skillfully assert your rights in trial, whatever it
takes to help you and your children move forward to a stronger future.
We can’t help you get there without taking the time to understand
your situation, however. Our Clarksville divorce lawyers can tailor a
strategy to your specific needs, delivering one-on-one service that gets
results. One of our top-rated attorneys can help you navigate every step
of your divorce.
From start to finish, one of our experienced divorce attorneys will personally
work with you and handle every aspect of your case. You will never be
passed off to a paralegal or clerk who ends up doing the bulk of the work.
With us, you can rest assured that a proven attorney is always the one
working on your case, and the one who is always available to answer your
questions and provide prompt advice. Nothing is more important for us
and for your well-being than to deal with the issues that could keep you
up at night. At Patton & Pittman, we are committed to protecting your
rights and helping you find peace of mind. Find out how we can help you
with your divorce today.
Let’s discuss your legal rights and your options in a divorce. Call
(931) 361-4477 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation.