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Set clear goals for divorce mediation

There is more to the divorce process than you may initially realize. For example, some people are under the impression that litigation is the only way to move through the process and finalize the most important details.

Before you ever think about litigation, you should first learn more about mediation. With this approach, you give yourself the opportunity for your voice to be heard. While you'll have to work closely with your former partner, it's a good way to take control of your divorce.

The benefits of mediation might be worth working with your ex

When you are going through divorce, you have several options about what you are going to do. One of the options is that you can go through the court process and let the judge decide what is going to be included in the settlement. Another option is that you can work with your ex to determine what is going to happen.

Many people who are going through a divorce don't think that they can work with their ex to come up with the terms of the divorce. While this might be the case, many people find that they can work together through mediation. 

Who gets what in Tennessee divorce?

One of the most contentious parts of divorce is agreeing on who gets what. Now that you are considering divorce, you may be wondering if you will get to keep the house of if your wife will get it. Who will end up with the vacation house? What about the cars, the retirement accounts and your other investments?

One of the first steps you should take to protect your assets is to learn more about Tennessee marital property laws. A Memphis divorce attorney can advise you on your options. Read further for an overview of how Tennessee handles the division of marital property.

Litigation or mediation: Choosing the right path for your divorce

Every divorce is different. Some couples spend months fighting in court over everything from child custody to which one of them gets the kitchen appliances. Other couples walk into court together, answer a few questions from the judge and walk out with a quick and easy divorce.

Your divorce will depend on your relationship. You and your spouse may be more suited to completing your divorce through mediation. If there is some contention, litigation may be a better option.

Tips to prevent international parental child abduction

When you become involved with a partner that has dual or foreign citizenship, you face the possibility of international child abduction. Fortunately, in addition to the tips provided by the U.S. Department of State to prevent abduction, there are also warning signs that provide red flags.

If your instincts lead you to believe that your partner or ex may be planning to abduct your child and leave the country, contact a Tennessee attorney immediately to schedule a consultation.