Are you considering divorce and not sure what the first step is? Divorce is never easy. East Tennessee Employment Law takes pride in helping clients through each step of the divorce process and answering all questions that they might have during this difficult time in their lives. Here are some common questions that clients have about the divorce process and how to get started:

I am considering divorce. Do I need to consult with a divorce attorney?

When going through any major life changes, it is usually a good idea to consult with an attorney. If you are considering divorce, a divorce attorney will be up-to-date with all current laws and can work in the best interest of your family to provide support during this time of transition.

How is child custody decided?

Child custody depends on many factors. Each parent’s role in the child’s life up until now, as well as age, work schedules, living arrangements, and schooling will all play a part into deciding custody of the child. There is preference in Tennessee law that both parents get maximum time and have equal responsibility for the children, but that can look very different depending on the case.

How are assets divided in a divorce?

The courts will work to split the assets equitably, not equally. It is unlikely that each spouse makes the same amount of money or contributes the same to household bills, so the courts will have to consider that in making their decision.

I have more questions about divorce. Who do I call?

If you are considering a divorce, give the experienced divorce attorneys at East Tennessee Employment Law in Knoxville, Tennessee a call today at (865) 383-1053. We will meet with you to talk through your personal situation and provide assistance and advice along the way.