Virtually no one gets married planning to divorce someday, but this turn of events happens to many good people.
Sometimes, spouses slowly drift apart and a divorce ends up seeming inevitable for a couple. In other cases, a sudden blow shatters a marriage and at least one spouse is shocked by the marital breakdown, along with family and friends who never expected it. Yet another scenario is a growing suspicion by a husband or wife that something is not right — and a realization that the time has come to be realistic and consider all options. A frank discussion with an attorney can offer valuable insights.
Attorney Jeffrey H. Jones in Bartlett has valuable information and advice to share on ways to plan for your Tennessee divorce. Since 1977, The Law Offices of Jeffrey Jones has served family law clients in West Tennessee. With years of experience to draw on, his legal counsel can provide guidance and reassurance as you approach divorce.
You can learn ways to be proactive for the sake of your and your children’s best interests in case divorce comes to pass. Specifics will differ depending on unique factors in a marriage, but here are a few examples of ways to get ready for a Tennessee divorce:.
- Determine with your attorney what should be the timing and method of your separation with your spouse.
- Discuss with your lawyer ways to ensure continued direct involvement with your children if you are the parent who will leave the home.
- Plan to inventory your and your spouse’s assets, including separately owned and jointly owned property, financial resources and investments. Avoid possible accusations that you have hidden assets — and discuss how to ensure that your spouse does not hide assets.
- If you are a business owner, discuss ways to keep your business and personal finances separate as you approach divorce.
- If at all possible, avoid initiating another romantic relationship before your divorce is complete. If your spouse has had or is having an extramarital affair, d iscuss ways to protect your children and your assets.
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