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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...…

DIVORCE AND HOW IS ALIMONY CALCULAETD?

Posted on December 27, 2019

A client in my Brentwood, TN office told me her attorney suggested she hire a CPA to help her calculate alimony.  Her attorney told her that alimony is based primarily on two factors:  What does she need? and What can her husband afford to pay?  We can understand the concepts of need and ability...…

BRENTWOOD DIVORCE AND POST NUP AGREEMENTS

Posted on November 6, 2019

Three clients in my Brentwood, TN office this week asked me to help them with post nup agreements their estate planning attorney was drafting.  So, thought I would write something these in my blog in the hopes the information would help another couple.  These post-nup agreements all focus on...…

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...…