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DIVORCE AND REFINANCING THE HOUSE MORTGAGE

Posted on September 15, 2020

Today, a divorce client in my Nashville office told me she wants to keep the marital residence and asked me if she should have the mortgage refinanced into her name only.  My answer was... it depends on a few things: 1.  Is the mortgage currently jointly titled with your spouse? 2.  Do you...…

DIVORCE IN TN AND COMMON QUESTIONS

Posted on August 30, 2020

I received a phone call this morning from a man who has been thinking about divorce for about 6 months.  He and his wife have agreed their marriage is no longer working.  They have both reached out to divorce attorneys and were not pleased with the aggressive, take no prisoners approach from the...…

DIVORCE AND PARETNING PLANS

Posted on August 14, 2020

Divorcing parents are frequently concerned about how their child or children will spend time with each parent after the divorce is final.  The document that outlines the time spent with each parent is called a parenting plan.  This plan also covers which parent will pay for the children's health...…

BRENTWOOD DIVORCE AND ALIMONY

Posted on July 30, 2020

A client came into my Brentwood office today and stated, " My neighbor just got divorced and she got 3 years of alimony.  So is that the standard length of time for alimony?" Attorneys tell me there is no standard or typical duration for alimony or standard or typical amount for alimony.  The...…

DIVORCE AND CHOOSING THE RIGHT ATTORNEY

Posted on July 13, 2020

A new divorcing client came into my Brentwood, TN office today.  She has not yet given me any of the case financial inforamtion I requested.  Regardless, she asked for a list of divorce attorneys I recommend so she could start the interview process.  I explained if she asked her Dr. for a list...…

MORE ON COLLABORATIVE DIVORCE IN NASHVILLE

Posted on May 26, 2020

Clients in both my Brentwood and Nashville offices have recently told me they want a collaboratie divorce.  When I ask them what that means, they tell me they want to work together with their spouses and agree on a settlement.  Some professionals refer to this as a collaborative divorce while...…

COLLABORATIVE DIVORCE IN NASHVILLE TN

Posted on May 5, 2020

If you are considering a divorce and want the process to be collaborative, it is essential you understand the first step should be to understand your finances. After you have gathered the appropriate financial information (assets, debts, expenses) and understand your financial reality, you will...…

NASHVILLE DIVORCE AND THE HOUSE

Posted on April 7, 2020

I was meeting with clients in my Brentwood office today and we discussed what to do with the marital residence.  Because they have three children, they would like to keep the house.  But, they could not afford to both have a residence large enough for three children.  So, they came to a...…

NASHVILLE, BRENTWOOD OR FRANKLIN DIVORCE AND RESTRICTED STOCK UNITS

Posted on February 18, 2020

This week I have had three clients in my Nashville and Brentwood / Franklin offices ask me how to divide RSUs or restricted stock units in a divorce settlement.  So, this blog will focus on RSUs.  An RSU or, restricted stock unit can be given to an employee as part of their annual compensation...…

EVERY FAMILY IS UNIQUE AND EVERY DIVORCE SETTLEMENT SHOULD BE UNIQUE

Posted on January 20, 2020

Divorce settlements should be as individual as your family.  One size does not fit all or most when it somes to creating a property settelment or parenting plan.  Don't assume the settlement your neighbor or cousin received is what yours should resemble. It is fine to talk with friends about...…