How to Choose the Right Divorce Attorney for You

Tennessee Divorce Lawyers

If you are contemplating divorce or if you have already been served with a divorce petition, the first step to ensuring the protection of your rights is to retain an experienced divorce lawyer. How do you know whom to trust with so much at stake?

The final outcome of a divorce can impact your parental and financial rights. Hiring the right attorney is critical. The quality of attorney you retain could make a big difference in the outcome of your case. A quick review of Tennessee divorce laws makes this point abundantly clear:

  • Tennessee courts must divide marital property in an equitable fashion, but the term equitable does not require an equal 50/50 split of the marital estate. The term equitable is just a fancy word for fair or just. Of course, what one court considers just may vary significantly from what another court considers just.
  • Tennessee courts may award spousal support to either party in a divorce. Unless the parties reach an agreement, the court has considerable discretion in how it treats spousal support claims. The court may award spousal support or deny a spousal support claim. Should the court award spousal support to either party, it may award support in an amount and for a duration deemed appropriate by the court. Tennessee law provides factors for the court’s consideration, but they are so expansive that different courts may reach significantly different conclusions.
  • Child support awards are made with consideration of the Tennessee child support guidelines, but complex factors such as seasonal income, overtime pay, bonus pay or self-employment income may present unique challenges.

In short, your attorney’s ability to carefully identify key issues, present them in a cogent manner and make a compelling argument on your behalf is critical. When the law requires subjective determinations by a court, parties subject to a divorce need strong advocates who understand how to use the law and the facts of a particular case to their advantage. How your lawyer frames key issues to the court and presents evidence on your behalf could make a significant difference in your case.

Our Approach in Divorce and Family Law Matters

Attorneys Jeffrey L. Levy and Mary Langford have more than 25 years of collective experience advocating on behalf of clients in divorce and family law matters. They understand that their clients need a strong advocate.

Our attorneys take an aggressive, yet reasoned approach to dispute resolution. We fight for our clients, but we are also mindful of the emotional and financial impact of protracted litigation. We negotiate with a firm resolve and we are prepared to advocate for our clients in the courtroom when necessary.

Contact Our Nashville Divorce Attorneys

We encourage you to learn more about our experienced and dedicated family law attorneys. To schedule a free 30-minute consultation, contact our law office in Nashville, Tennessee. For assistance, call 615-866-0235 or contact us by e-mail.