If you are getting a divorce in Tennessee, you must know what property is considered marital property and how it will be divided between you and your spouse. If you and your spouse can agree with how property, assets, and debt are distributed amongst each party, you can determine the terms of the agreement. However, if you are not able to reach an agreement, the judge will decide what property each party receives based on several marriage factors.
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If you and your spouse come to an agreement with regards to how property is divided, then you can make all of the decisions. Your agreement needs to be documented in a Marital Dissolution Agreement.
But if you cannot come to an agreement, you will have to go to court for a judge to determine an equitable distribution of your property. Equitable is defined as a fair, reasonable, and just. However, equitable does not mean equal, so a judge can order one spouse to receive a larger share if the evidence suggests that it is a fair distribution.
You have too much to lose and everything to gain by consulting with our Memphis family law lawyer. Our legal team can review your divorce and determine all of your available legal options in order to obtain the most favorable outcome possible.
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