Nashville Divorce Lawyers. We Will Counsel You through Family Law Issues in Tennessee
Do you need a Divorce Attorney? When the law gets involved in your family, it is important to have an attorney who will remain focused on your best interests. At Flexer Law, we are dedicated to treating our family law clients the way we would want to be treated if we were in their situation. Our Nashville divorce lawyers work directly with our family law clients to pursue positive outcomes.
Call (615) 255-2893 now for a free consultation at our family law offices in Nashville, Murfreesboro, or Columbia.
Filing for Divorce in Nashville, Tennessee
If you want to file for divorce or are dealing with another family law issue, you need honest advice so you can make an informed decision about how to move forward with your case. Whether your divorce is contested or uncontested, we can help you.
Will your divorce be contested or uncontested?
Our firm handles contested and uncontested divorce cases. In order to obtain an uncontested divorce, you and your spouse will need to come to agreement on the terms of a divorce settlement, including issues such as the following:
- Division of marital assets: The court has the authority to divide any property owned by you or your spouse in order to achieve a fair distribution of assets in your divorce case. We will help you pursue a resolution that meets your needs.
- Child custody and visitation: One of the most important issues in any divorce case involving children is which parent will get physical custody of the children. Typically, the other parent will be granted some amount of visitation.
- Child support: Under Tennessee’s child support guidelines, both parents’ incomes are taken into account when calculating child support, along with other factors such as the number of children each parent is supporting and the custody arrangements. In Tennessee, you are ordered to continue to pay child support until the child turns 18 or the child graduates from high school. For more information about child support, click here.
- Alimony: When one spouse has become financially dependent upon the other during the marriage, the court can award spousal support, also known as alimony.
Contested Divorce in Tennessee
If you and your spouse cannot agree on the above issues, your divorce becomes contested and we go to court to have a judge decide on the disputed issues, or we can pursue alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation.
Offering Help After a Divorce
Even after your divorce is final, you may need legal assistance to change or enforce the terms of that divorce. We can also can help you with the following family law issues:
- Child custody and visitation: We understand how important your children are to you and will do everything we can to pursue your custody and visitation goals.
- Child support modification: If you’ve lost your job or accepted a lower-paying position, you may be entitled to pay less or receive more child support.
- Enforcement: Property division, child custody, alimony and child support decrees are enforced through contempt of court actions. We pursue and defend against these actions.
Call Today for a Free Consultation
The decisions made during an emotional time of separation or divorce can affect you for years. It’s human nature to make quick decisions when dealing with unpleasant circumstances, but we try to help you keep decisions in perspective and your choices informed.
“After consulting with five other attorneys, I hired Lewis to represent me in my rather messy and stressful divorce. Lewis knows how important it is for the client to be aware of the overall process and the various obstacles that are possible in a divorce proceeding. Lewis and his assistant were quick to respond to any questions I had with answers that not only educated me but also put my mind at ease.
Regardless of the fact that my spouse repeatedly tried to draw out or stall the process, Lewis maintained the forward momentum. Lewis did an excellent job defending me when my spouse made numerous false and ugly accusations. Throughout it all, Lewis conducted himself in a professional manner, kept each court appearance (of which, there were many) on topic, went above and beyond by drafting and submitting all court orders without delay, and received several compliments from the Judge for his professionalism and performance. Unlike my spouse, the Judge never had to openly criticize or chastise my attorney.
Lewis effectively protected my rights, ensured that I received the assets that I was entitled to, and did not allow my spouse to leave me with all of the debt.
I have already passed his name to two friends that are considering divorce and I will continue to refer others to him.” -Client review on Avvo.com