A Strong Advocate And Honest Counselor In Your Divorce
We recognize the struggles you are dealing with when ending your marriage, from the emotional to the financial to the legal. We understand that your struggles are unique and so is your family. At The Law Office of Jeffrey Jones in Bartlett, our goal is to help you put those struggles behind you and achieve a positive resolution to your divorce.
We have been handling family law cases in Tennessee for over 35 years. Our team can help you prepare for and manage the personal, financial and legal issues divorce and other family law matters will bring. From day one, we will make certain you understand your rights, set realistic expectations about potential outcomes, and get you on the best possible path toward achieving your objectives.
If you are considering a divorce or have been served divorce papers, you need a strong advocate and honest counselor to navigate the complex and emotion-filled obstacle course of the divorce process. That is what we are here for. Call us at +1-901-410-5751 or send us an email today.
How Long Will Your Divorce Take?
While we know that you probably want to end your marriage and get on with your life as soon as possible, the reality is that the divorce process takes time. Some of that time is built into the process. For example, Tennessee requires a cooling off period after divorce papers are filed. This cooling off period is 60 days if there are no children or 90 days if there are minor children.
However, to a great degree, the speed of the divorce process is in your hands and the hands of your spouse. If you are able to reach agreements and have an uncontested divorce, the process will likely take much less time than if there are many disagreements and your case needs to go to trial. Ultimately, we will be on your side either way, advocating for your needs and providing honest counsel as to how to achieve the best outcome for you. If that means trial, we will be ready.
What Happens While The Divorce Is In Progress? Who Stays At Home? Who Gets The Kids?
Since a divorce does take some time, many people worry about what happens in the meantime. Who gets to stay in the family home? How will parenting duties be handled? What’s to stop one spouse from spending all the money in the bank account?
When a petition for divorce is filed in Tennessee, temporary injunctions automatically go into effect that prevent either spouse from activities such as transferring assets, cancelling insurance policies or relocating with a child. Temporary orders may also be issued to address how child custody will be addressed, the family home and more. We will make sure you are protected from the beginning.
Is Your Divorce Contested or Uncontested?
Consulting an experienced divorce attorney, whether your divorce is uncontested or contested, is wise. Divorce is a life-changing experience. The decisions will affect the rest of your life.
We handle uncontested divorce cases, in which both parties are able to agree without dispute to any marital matters. Even in the case of simple division, protecting your rights, property and family with appropriate legal counsel and representation is critical.
Many divorces are contested. If you have children, marital assets of significant value or if one spouse brings more income to the household than the other, a mediated settlement will likely be necessary. We will work hard to obtain the best possible outcome for your case.
Protecting your parental rights, standard of living and the assets you deserve to take with you are essential functions of an experienced divorce lawyer.
Do You Have Children?
Determining and protecting your children’s best interests will require difficult decisions that you should not make alone. Your children’s best interests will supercede all other matters in the eyes of the court. We stand firm in protection of your parental rights, and we prepare a comprehensive strategy for your best possible outcome. Your child custody agreement will affect child support payments, which will affect property/asset division, which will affect alimony.