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Equitable distribution factors for you to consider

Individuals who are going through a divorce will have to split up their property. This is done either by negotiating a settlement or by the court issuing a ruling that's determined by the judge. In Tennessee, the standard that's used is equitable distribution. This means that the split might not be equal, but it must consider various factors of the marriage.

Retirement account value matters in property division

There are many different types of assets that you have to split up when you're going through a divorce. Making sure that you understand some important points about this may help you to make decisions as you go through the process. One particular type of asset that must be split is retirement accounts.

How is marital property divided in Tennessee?

When a couple goes through a divorce, not only do they need to separate themselves emotionally from the marriage, but they also need to separate all financial assets. After being married for many years, it's common for couples to be very financially intertwined, and they may not have a clear view of how they can divide assets fairly.

Sentimental value may require creative property division methods

Property division isn't usually an easy process because both parties have ties to certain items. Not only do they have to consider that, but they also have to think about how it might impact their financial future. One thing that you can't do is to allow the sentimental value of the items to cloud your judgment as you determine what you will try to keep.

Property division can be affected by a prenuptial agreement

People who are going through a divorce must split the marital assets. But some might simplify the process ahead of time by having a prenuptial agreement in place. If you do have one, you should review it if the marriage falters. This gives you time to fully understand the consequences if you do divorce.

Special documentation is needed for dividing retirement accounts

Couples who go through a divorce have to divide all of the marital assets during property division process. For many marital assets, this process is fairly simple and can happen without a lot of extra work. Retirement plans are one notable exception to this because they require you to have a special order if they are going to be split.

Property division decisions might have special considerations

The property division process is one of the most stressful things you will go through as you divorce. You and your ex have to divide everything that you have acquired during the marriage. This includes debts and assets, so you need to be prepared to do work to get it all handled. We are here to help you through the process.

Property division must be finished before a divorce is finalized

The end of a marriage comes with the duty of having to split up the things that were accumulated during the union. This is done through the property division process. There are several ways that the division can happen. It is imperative that you think about what might be possible in your case before you settle on one of these. Remember that what worked for someone else might not necessarily work for you.

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