Nashville Divorce Attorney
Family Law FAQ in Tennessee
With over 30 years of experience helping families and individuals throughout
Nashville, TN, Martin Sir & Associates is a top rated family law firm.
Whether you are in the beginning stages of considering divorce or are
in need of legal representation as you fight for custody, we are prepared
to assist you in making the best decisions for your unique situation.
Take a look at some of our most frequently asked questions or call our
office for immediate help.
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Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Divorce
I'm thinking about divorce. What do I do first?
If you are considering divorce, we strongly recommend that you speak with
Nashville divorce attorney s as soon as possible. Every divorce is unique. We want to patiently and
graciously help you to work through your case in a professional manner.
We will need to speak with you and determine how you want to go about
your case before we can start filling out the paperwork.
What are my options for divorce?
When it comes to divorce, Nashville residents have two paths they can
take. The first is contested divorce and the second is uncontested divorce.
In an uncontested divorce, both spouses work together to amicably arrive
at conclusions about the terms for dissolution of the marriage. In a contested
divorce, the spouses will battle these terms in court and the decision
will be made by a judge.
Who will get custody of the children?
If you choose an uncontested divorce, you and your spouse may be able
to arrange a custody plan together that works best for both of you. If
you choose to go with a contested divorce, you will need to argue that
you should be the primary custodian, as this is in the best interests
of the children. Our team can help you argue this in court. The judges
are not permitted to make decisions on custody based on gender, so both
parents have a fair chance of earning custody.
I'm in the military. Are these types of divorce cases handled differently?
Military cases are handled differently than civilian divorce cases. At
Martin Sir & Associates, we understand how to work through military
cases in Tennessee. There are special laws according to the Uniformed
Services Former Spouses' Protection Act (USFSPA) that will affect
how property is divided in these cases. Military spouses cannot be forced
to pay more than 60% of their income and allowances in child support or alimony.
I'm a grandparent and my child is getting divorced. Do I have rights
to see my grandkids?
Grandparents often form a close bond with their grandkids, and this bond
can be jeopardized by a divorce. If you are a grandparent worried about
the future of your relationship with your grandkids, we encourage you
to speak with an attorney at our firm. We have a special focus on grandparents'
rights and may be able to enforce visitation so that you can maintain
a relationship with your loved ones.
Do you have more questions? We have answers!
Call Martin Sir & Associates today and speak with one of our associates at a free case evaluation!