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Nashville Divorce Mediation Process Explained

Posted on November 21, 2018

Nashville divorce mediation typically includes both spouses hiring an attorney. With two attorneys charging $300+ per hour and having two retainers of $3,000+ each, the case starts off expensive and fees increase quickly. Most divorcing spouses do not understand their case will likley not be...…

Divorce and Business Valuations

Posted on December 24, 2018

Getting a family business valued is common in divorces in Nashville. There are three methodologies to value a business - The asset approach (What assets does the business own and what are the values of those assets?), the income approach (How much annual income does the business generate?) and the...…

Franklin Divorce Mediator Topics

Posted on July 24, 2019

If you are preparing for divorce mediation in Franklin, Nashville, Brentwood or some other town in TN, you will prepare for mediation the same way.  First, get a list of assest and debts.  Then work on a parenting plan and child support worksheet.  Finally, gather information on your monthly...…

DIVORCE MEDIATION NASHVIILE - ADDRESS TAX ISSUES

Posted on September 27, 2019

If you are considering divorce mediation in the Nashville area, remember to address tax issues. Since the financial issues of divorce are 45%, it is critical that you pay attention to the numbers. Do not assume your attorney will understand or explain the tax issues to you. Consider such questions...…

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...…

Five Hidden Costs of Keeping the House in the Divorce

Posted on April 27, 2011

As I work with my divorcing clients, I am keenly aware that they are vulnerable. A prime example of their vulnerability is the all too frequent desire to keep the marital home. This is usually the wife and mother who want s to keep continuity for her children. The decision makes sense from an...…

5 Tax Traps to Avoid During a Divorce

Posted on May 4, 2011

I was speaking with a new client yesterday and discussing the importance of understanding the tax consequences of her divorce settlement. Like most of my clients, she had not paid the family bills or addressed paying their taxes. She was totally unaware of how ignoring tax issues could cost her...…