Have A Tenacious Divorce Attorney On Your Side
Facing a divorce brings up many questions. Where will you live? Will you have enough money? Will you get enough time with your children?
Getting answers to these questions is crucial to your peace of mind. At Tracy Cox Law in Chattanooga, you will work with a lawyer who has 30 years of legal experience. Attorney Tracy Cox understands that this is a stressful time, and she works hard to help clients find a resolution to each concern they have. While most divorces are handled through negotiation or mediation, she is also prepared to take cases to trial when that is in her clients’ best interests. If your case goes to trial, be assured that she has the trial skills to protect your rights.
Understanding The Basics Of Divorce In Tennessee
Under Tennessee family law, a divorce may be fault-based or no-fault. If you and your spouse agree to the divorce and you have irreconcilable differences or have been separated for two years and have no minor children, then you may file a no-fault divorce.
Fault-based divorces are for couples who do not agree to the divorce. There are many grounds for a fault-based divorce; Tracy can discuss them with you in detail to determine which apply to your case.
Whether your divorce is no-fault or fault-based and whether it is a simple or agreed (uncontested) divorce or a contested divorce, she has the experience to help you with:
- The equitable division of marital property, including complex or sophisticated assets
- The equitable division of marital debts
- Determining the right type of alimony for spousal support, when applicable
- All matters regarding children
Tracy will discuss the specifics of your case and then explain your options regarding the type of divorce you need.
Special Considerations Of High-Asset Divorce
If you and your spouse have significant assets, dividing them will be more complex and may require the assistance of accountants, forensic accountants, financial advisers, business valuators, various types of appraisers and tax professionals. Tracy knows when to consult these experts and has built a trusted network of them.
You can rely on her to make sure the assets are accurately valued and fairly distributed. Common types of assets in these cases can include:
- The marital home and vacation homes
- Real estate investment property
- Stocks, financial accounts and other investments
- Pension plans and retirement accounts
- Businesses and professional practices
- Art and jewelry
These are only a few examples of assets and property. You may have others that are not listed here, and Tracy can help you with those as well.
It Is Critical That You Speak With An Experienced Attorney
Do not rely on information from friends and family about divorce. Even if they are divorced, you must remember that each case is unique and that what happened in their situations likely will not be exactly what happens to you.