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Collaborative Divorce in Nashville, TN

Posted on January 21, 2013

A collaborative practice divorce has been getting some good publicity recently in Nashville, TN. Did you see the article in the Tennessean regarding the collaborative divorce of Bill Frist? This type of divorce has many advantages over a typical litigated divorce primarily because a collaborative...…

Why Separate Credit Cards?

Posted on December 2, 2012

If you are divorcing in Nashville, TN and beyond, you need to understand if you are the primary card holder or just the authorized user for any credit cards you are currently using. You can obtain this information by calling the credit card company directly (their phone number is on the back of the...…

Basic Information Regarding a Quit Claim Deed

Posted on November 2, 2012

Many divorces involve selling the marital residence or transfer of it from one spouse to the other. In order to remove a spouse from a property deed post divorce, a quit claim deed must be filed. Your spouse must agree to the transfer. You cannot remove them from the property deed without their...…

Avoid Divorce Insurance Mistakes

Posted on September 22, 2012

Warning: Will Your Insurance Protection Survive Your Separation and Divorce? Divorce is traumatic enough without the financial complications of an uncovered insurance loss. Attorneys and judges are quick to consider life and health insurance in divorce cases. But frequently other forms of personal...…

Executive Compensation and Divorce

Posted on August 21, 2012

Executive compensation poses unique challenges during divorce. Does your spouse have stock options? If so , what was the issuing price? Can those options be assigned to you? Are you sure? Common stock and restricted stock can be tied to performance and therefore many times is not fully vested at...…

Alimony Issues

Posted on July 25, 2012

This 7 letter word paralyses men with fear. How much will I have to pay? For how long? It also paralyses women. Can I receive it? How much can I receive? How long will it last? I understand why this is such an emotional issue. However, emotions aside, it really comes down to numbers. Attorneys tell...…

Minimize Unnecessary Expenses During Divorce

Posted on June 17, 2012

Regardless of how much divorcing spouses may dislike each other, they often equally dislike spending money on a divorce battle and draining their hard earned savings and retirement funds on unnecessary legal fees. Consistently, I strive to avoid letting uncertainty whip my Nashville, TN clients...…

Why Does TN Child Support End at 18?

Posted on April 29, 2012

If you are divorcing in TN and have children, remember that TN divorce laws state that child support payments will end when a child turns 18, or graduates from high school. If you are receiving child support, just because your child is at college does not mean that expenses for that child are $0...…

Mediation Preparation

Posted on March 31, 2012

This week, a Tennessee client was explaining her proposed divorce settlement me. She was quite nervous about her Nashville mediation in a few days. She had not yet met with her divorce attorney to prepare. I encouraged her to get her financial paperwork organized. I also encouraged her to really...…

Remember the Taxes in a Divorce

Posted on February 2, 2012

Nashville Divorce Client Did Not Understand Federal Tax Consequences A client in my Nashville, TN office told me that he wanted to keep the investments / stocks and his wife could keep an equal amount of cash. He was a very successful business owner and informed me that this is what he wanted to do...…