Williamson County Divorce Lawyer
Fighting to protect your future in Williamson County
Getting a divorce is not only one of the most emotionally trying times in your life, but it can also be one of the most financially devastating. You can lose half of what you own (or more) including your house, your savings, and your retirement accounts. You will lose time with your children. The future you envisioned can be taken from you. That’s why you need the right divorce lawyer on your side who will fight for you.
As an experienced Williamson County divorce lawyer, I work hard to help my clients get the settlement they need to protect their future and maintain their quality of life. I help my clients with every aspect of a divorce, including the division of assets, determining child custody and support, suing for alimony, and more.
How are divorce cases handled in Tennessee?
Unlike other states, Tennessee does not require that you be separated and living in separate homes before you can get a divorce. Some neighboring states, like North Carolina, require that residents be separated for a year before filing for a divorce. Most residents of Tennessee can file at any time.
However, Tennessee does have what’s known as a “cooling off” period. If you do not have any minor children, you will have to wait 60 days after filing for divorce before the divorce can be granted. If you do have minor children, you will have to wait 90 days before the divorce can be finalized. Those are minimum requirements.
That being said, every divorce is different. The cooling off period may be the only thing that’s the same. I look at the specific details of each case to determine the best way to proceed for my clients. Some people may own a home and business together, and others may have no shared assets at all other than some furniture. Some may be ready to divorce as soon as possible, and others may be fighting to hang on. Some know how they want to handle the division, and others fight over every detail. I work closely with my clients to create a tailored strategy that will help meet their specific goals.
Issues that are involved in a Tennessee divorce case
A divorce involves separating one life into two, so it is necessarily complicated. You may have children together, and you certainly have shared finances. Besides that, you may have property, businesses, retirement accounts, wills, pets, and more. My practice aims to help clients with all aspects of their divorce. My services include:
- Working for a fair division of assets and debts
- Uncovering hidden assets
- Fighting for alimony (spousal support)
- Establishing child custody and visitation agreements
- Fighting for child support (and back child support)
- Navigating relocation with a child
- Defending fathers’ rights
I help clients in high net-worth divorces, as well as those with few assets. I help those who have already received a divorce settlement or child custody agreement but who want a modification. I analyze all the details in the case to find support to make the strongest argument on your behalf. In some cases, I can work with experts to support your claim, such as witnesses who can discuss your parenting, forensic specialists who can uncover hidden assets, and psychologists who can discuss the needs of your children. I also work with clients in contested divorces, and in cases of adultery or abandonment.
Contact an experienced Williamson County divorce lawyer to help
Divorce is never easy, and trying to navigate it on your own only makes it more difficult. Contact me, Judy A. Oxford Attorney at Law, an experienced Williamson County divorce lawyer, to learn more about your rights and how I can help you protect them. I offer a free consultation. Call my office at (615) 791-8511 or use my secure online form. I’m dedicated to helping you maintain the quality of life to which you are accustomed and to getting what you deserve in the divorce.