What is the difference between separation and divorce? Hermitage and Mt. Juliet, Tennessee The state of Tennessee does recognize legal separations.  A legal separation means you are still married, but you are allowed to divide your property and debts much like a divorce.  You are also allowed to establish child support and visitation plans for…

Is the waiting period the same for getting a divorce in Hermitage or Mt. Juliet? Whether in Hermitage or Mt. Juliet the waiting period is the same everywhere in the state.  Tennessee has a 60 day waiting period if there are no minor children from the marriage and 90 days if there are children.  You…

Will I Have To Testify in Court? The fear of testifying is very real. But, most people have a false sense of what it’s really like inside a courtroom. It’s not like you see on television. You won’t see the crowd gasping at surprise witnesses, or dozens of curious spectators and media. In fact, you…

What Happens If My Spouse Conceals Assets From Me During The Divorce? As attorneys specializing in divorce and family law, we have a series of tools at our disposal to uncover assets and income. A party who tries to hide assets will not be looked upon favorably by Tennessee courts or any court for that…

What Can I Do To Stop My Spouse From Divorcing Me? If you don’t want a divorce, but your spouse does, an evidentiary hearing will be held to determine whether the marriage is “irretrievably broken.” However, it is quite unusual for the court to deny one party’s request for a divorce. Always A Free Consultation…

Should I File With The Court Before My Spouse? There are really only two advantages to filing before your spouse. First, as the Petitioner, you can choose which county to file in if your spouse lives in a different county. Certain counties in Tennessee have certain advantages. Second, if your case goes to trial, the Petitioner…

Does Your Firm Help With Uncontested Divorce? If you and your spouse agree on things, we can bring your action to close quickly, efficiently, and inexpensively. Yancy Belcher, Attorney at Law can assist with the drafting of all of the specialized documents necessary to present your case to the court and finalize your divorce. We’ve seen…

What If My House Or Car Is Titled In My Spouse’s Name? Many people are told that because an asset is titled in only one spouse’s name that it belongs exclusively to them. This statement usually comes from the other spouse-and they are usually very wrong. As a general rule, it does not matter who…

Can You Explain the Meaning of “No-Fault” Divorce? In Tennessee, the divorce courts are not concerned about who causes a marriage to break up-whose “fault” it is. Rather, they simply acknowledge that one of the parties wants to get a divorce and deal with the consequences. While you may be rightfully angry about the way…

How Long Until My Divorce Is Concluded? Divorce cases that are uncontested can usually be wrapped up within two or three months. If your divorce involves contested issues, it often takes a year or longer for our attorneys to negotiate a settlement or try the case. You should be prepared to deal with your divorce…

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