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Why You Need a Tennessee Divorce Attorney

Experienced Franklin divorce lawyer helps you understand what’s at stake in these cases

There are plenty of kits that promise to help you file your own divorce, as well as plenty of information online to tell you how to do it yourself. However, no kit can help you negotiate for alimony when your spouse is refusing to agree to it, and no online tutorial can help you get primary custody of your children once your split is final. Those are just a couple of the many things that a Franklin divorce lawyer can help you to do.

I see one of my most important jobs as a divorce lawyer as guiding my clients through the process and giving them the information that they need about their legal rights and opportunities. I help clients understand everything that they don’t know about the process, which can be a lot. For example, clients may not know which of their assets are considered marital property and which they are able to keep after the divorce. I help them take inventory of what’s at stake and what can be protected in the divorce proceedings.

Then I help clients develop the right strategy that is most likely to get the results they want. In some cases, that may mean helping them through the mediation process to negotiate asset division. In some cases, it may mean representing clients in court to argue for the best division of assets, the most alimony, the desired child custody agreement, and the most child support. I can call witnesses, work with experts who can testify on your behalf, and even employ investigators where necessary to uncover needed evidence. These are things that most people just can’t do on their own because they don’t have the time or the knowledge to find the right resources.

Without the right legal training, you just don’t know what you don’t know about the law. I help clients know how the law applies to their divorce and custody proceedings and to understand their options for moving forward.

As a legal resource, I am also able to help clients get a divorce resolution more quickly than they could on their own by helping them negotiate an agreement, to meet deadlines, and to avoid unnecessary mistakes or delays.

Finally, divorce can be one of the most stressful experiences of your life. I help to reduce that stress by acting as a tough legal advocate guiding you through the process and fighting for your interests. You don’t have to worry about what paperwork needs to be filed, what deadlines need to be met, or how you’re going to put together the evidence to prove that you should be the primary custodial parent or that you should keep the marital home. You will help me, and I take care of all that, allowing you to focus on the healing process and taking care of your family.

If you are ready to talk with an experienced Franklin divorce lawyer, call my office at (615) 791-8511 to schedule a free 20-minute consultation or use the secure online form. I have a goal to return all messages within 24 hours, and can schedule consultations over the phone or in the office. I work with clients in Franklin, Brentwood, and throughout the Nashville area. Trust my nearly three decades of experience getting results to help you through divorce.