Sevierville Family & Divorce Lawyer
With so many different opinions, family matters can quickly become complex. Our Sevierville family & divorce lawyers at Fox Farley Willis & Burnette can offer clear insight into your divorce case, child support and spousal support issues, child custody and visitation concerns, and asset and property division matters. We have over 30 years of experience representing clients and know how to handle even the toughest of family legal disputes.
Spousal Maintenance and Child Support
During a marriage both spouses make compromises in financial matters. One spouse may go back to school, stay home to take care of children, or invest in a budding business. These decisions tend to put one spouse at an economic disadvantage. Spousal maintenance, also known as alimony or spousal support, is a court-ordered payment made by one spouse to the other, economically disadvantaged spouse to help them post-divorce. These payments may be made as a lump-sum or periodic payments. Each case is unique and is based on factors such as:
- Length of the marriage;
- Income of each spouse;
- Potential future earnings of each spouse; and
- Standard of living during the marriage.
Tennessee Department of Human Services has Child Support Guidelines for how payments will be determined. Both parents’ incomes are considered along with how many children there are. Payments are made to the custodial parent to assist with the financial costs of raising a child and caring for their needs.
Child Custody and Visitation Rights
According to Tennessee’s state courts, parents getting a divorce must submit a parenting plan. The goal of a parenting plan is to create a cooperative plan so that parents work with the child’s best interests in mind. A plan will include details such as who will have custody over the children throughout different times of the year, who will make day-to-day decisions for the child, who will make larger decisions such as medical decisions, and more. If the terms for a parenting plan cannot be settled between the parents, the court will step in and mediate. When a parent is able to spend time with their child is a sensitive topic. When discussing child custody and visitation rights with your spouse, it is prudent to have a knowledgeable Sevierville lawyer who can fight on your behalf.
Division of Marital Property
Property division is almost always a hotly contested subject in divorce. Both parties hope to receive their fair share of the marital property, which is everything that was acquired during the length of the marriage. This includes real property, automobiles, furniture, bank accounts, pensions, and more. To ensure that you walk away from this marriage with what you deserve, you need to contact an experienced attorney.
Contact Our Experienced Sevierville Family & Divorce Lawyers Today
If you are considering or in the middle of a divorce, reach out to the Sevierville family & divorce lawyers at Fox Farley Willis & Burnette. We are sensitive to how difficult this time can be in your life and we will work tirelessly to ensure that your goals are met.