Spouses work hard to buy a home, build up their bank accounts, and acquire personal property during their marriage. Spouses in longer marriages often have worked long enough that their retirement benefits have monetary value. In Tennessee, marital property is divided equitably. This means that the assets are divided based on what is fair even if that means one spouse gets more than 50% of the marital assets.
For close to a decade, asset division lawyers at The Law Office Of Tara Carter has been helping clients throughout Middle Tennessee get justice. We meticulously review each asset you and your spouse have acquired during the marriage. Our Middle Tennessee property division lawyers work with appraisers, retirement experts, and accountants to properly value the assets. We then help spouses prioritize which assets they want to keep and which assets they might be willing to trade off to reach a fair settlement. When settlements cannot be reached our lawyers advocate in court before family law judges.
Marital property is all the property the spouses buy during the marriage. Marital property includes:
Assets can be divided by the agreement of the spouses and their counsel, through the use of a mediator, or by a family court judge. Often our Middle Tennessee equitable divisions attorneys negotiate so that each spouse can keep their priority items. For example, a spouse may waive an interest in the other spouse's retirement benefits in order to keep the marital home.
The factors courts consider inequitable division contests include:
At The Law Office Of Tara Carter, we understand how anxious you are to get on with your life. We fight to get you every dollar you deserve so you have the financial security you need. Our Middle Tennessee asset division lawyers present the best arguments and strategies possible to allow you to achieve your financial priority goals. To discuss your case for free, please phone us at (615) 495-6000 or use our online contact form. We see spouses who live in Nashville, Brentwood, Hendersonville, Murfreesboro, Goodlettsville, Lebanon, Ashland City, and other nearby areas.