Divorce

If you are facing a divorce, then choosing the right divorce attorney is the most important decision you will make. The Law Office of James M. Marshall has 16 years of experience in contested and uncontested divorce actions, custody disputes and all other areas of family law. We provide aggressive and knowledgeable representation to our clients. At the Law Office of James M. Marshall, we know how hard divorce can be, mentally and emotionally, and we are here to help. We approach every case as though it will go to trial. We do this in order to be as thoroughly prepared as possible to ensure the strongest case for our clients. From there we will work amicably and professionally with opposing counsel to reach a settlement if one can be obtained. If a settlement cannot be reached, we will represent our clients aggressively and zealously through trial.

At the Law Office of James M. Marshall, we represent clients in complex cases involving the division of marital assets. We aggressively defend your financial security and protect your property in the divorce process. If you or your spouse are self-employed or own a business, we have experience in dealing with forensic accountants and valuation experts to accurately assess the value of that business to determine the income shared between you and your spouse. We will thoroughly prepare your case to ensure that your legal and financial interests are protected.

In Tennessee, there are two types of divorce cases, uncontested and contested. An uncontested divorce, (oftentimes called an irreconcilable differences divorce), is where the parties agree on all issues involving the division of assets and debts, spousal support, child custody, visitation and child support. The parties must agree on every issue for there to be an uncontested divorce. If you and your spousal have reached an agreement on all these issues, the Law Office of James M. Marshall can guide you through the process of going through an uncontested divorce. We pride ourselves in handling the process of an uncontested divorce amicably and with as little emotional strain as possible.

If the parties cannot agree on all the issues necessary to settle the divorce, then it becomes a contested divorce action. A contested divorce could involve many issues which include:

  • Child custody and visitation
  • Property division
  • Division of pension and retirement accounts
  • Business valuation
  • Family and domestic violence
  • Child Support
  • Enforcement of prenuptial agreements
  • Alimony
  • Restraining orders
  • Orders of Protection

The Law Office of James M. Marshall has handled hundreds of cases involving these oftentimes complex issues. Experienced and aggressive representation can make a critical difference in your future.