Did you know that 41% of all first marriages end in divorce? While divorce doesn’t have to be the only reason to utilize a family and divorce attorney, family law deals with such family issues. These issues also include marriage agreements, child support, alimony and more. As the laws will likely vary from state to state, you’ll want the help of a local, reliable family and divorce attorney to have your back.
If you’re still unsure that your family situation would require the need of a family and divorce attorney, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. The Cassell Firm provides family and divorce law services to Nashville, Tennessee and surrounding areas of Middle Tennessee.
Here’s when you may need to hire a family and divorce attorney:
- Father’s Rights
- Child Support
- Powers of Attorney
- Spousal Support/Alimony
Many people have no idea what to expect when they decide to get divorced. Divorce may seem like a simple parting of ways, but in reality, it involves so much more than just two people separating. Sometimes divorces are amicable, and the spouses involved can agree on how to divide assets, debts, bank accounts, and other property. Other times, especially when children are involved, what seems like a simple separation can quickly devolve into a devastating process that leaves both sides emotionally and financially drained and unhappy.
A family and divorce attorney can help in these heated situations. If you are considering divorce or have decided to part ways with your spouse you will soon be faced with discussions on alimony, child custody and visitation schedules, who gets assets like homes and vehicles, and the division of the personal property you and your spouse have bought together. You will need an attorney to consider all of these things for you and guide you through one of the most difficult times in your life.
Similarly, if you have filed for a divorce and are a father looking for custody of your children, you may need the help of a family and divorce attorney. Fathers have the same right to participate in the lives of their children as mothers regardless of whether or not the parties were married when their child was born. Many people assume that courts will automatically award sole custody of a child to the mother in a custody dispute, but that simply is not the case. In any decision related to children, courts will consider the best interest of the child or children when making decisions.
Making sure their children are provided for can be a challenge for many parents. For some parents, a relationship has ended, and they are struggling to raise and provide for a child alone. For others, they are doing their best to make sure they financially contribute to raising a child; they just don’t know how. Whether you are wondering about child support because you are getting a divorce or because you and a former boyfriend or girlfriend ended a relationship, child support will be a requirement in caring for your child.
Child support conflicts can have a massive impact on your finances and your children. Whether you need help financially caring for your children or you are no longer able to pay the amount a court has set, The Cassell Firm can help you resolve child support issues, allowing you to have peace of mind and security.
For some couples, it is not uncommon for ex spouses to have trouble getting along long after a divorce. Your former spouse might be failing to abide by the terms of a court order or an agreement they signed. Your ex-wife or husband may have met someone new, gotten married, and now they want to move or change the visitation schedule you have with your children. With that in mind, a family and divorce attorney can help you deal with any challenges as they come and help to improve the lives of you and your family.
Powers of Attorney
Outside of divorce, you may need a family lawyer for a power of attorney. A power of attorney is a document that will allow you to select a representative to manage your financial, medical, or parental responsibilities if you are unable to handle them for yourself. Illness, incarceration, long-term travel, and peace of mind are all reasons to have a power of attorney. Generally, there are two main types of POAs you should consider, and each can be tailored to fit your specific needs.
When going through a divorce, one of your biggest concerns may be alimony or spousal support. Alimony is an amount of money awarded by the court to be paid by one spouse to the spouse who is economically disadvantaged in the marriage.
While Tennessee law goes out of its way to recognize the contribution of both spouses to the marriage, your state might be different. This means that both financial contributions and contributions to the care of children and the home will be recognized by the courts. With high stakes financial matters at hand, a family and divorce attorney can ensure these issues resolve.
Receive Professional Legal Assistance With The Cassell Firm
Domestic disputes and legal issues involving spouses, children, and other family members can be the most devastating times in a person’s life. Whether you are considering divorce, have been denied visitation with your child by his/her other parent, have become involved in a child support or paternity dispute, are concerned about the welfare of children in your family, or are having trouble communicating or cooperating with an ex-spouse you are probably wondering if there will ever be any resolution to your problem.
Here at The Cassell Firm, we understand that your family is important to you and each case is unique and deserving of the same attention and care that we would give to our own families. When you are dealing with sensitive and personal family matters you will want an attorney that will be aggressive when needed, look out for your interests, and keep the preservation and future of your family in mind. Contact The Cassell Firm today!