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When a Tennessee couple gets married, the intention is that the marriage will stand the test of time and the couple will remain together. However, the reality is that many marriages simply do not work out as planned and the issues between the couple become so difficult that they decide they must get a divorce. Many might not realize the importance of having legal assistance, but this is a crucial factor toward ending a marriage.

When that final decision is made to divorce, there are myriad issues that must be considered. If there were children, child custody and support will be concerns. If the couple has property, it must all be divided. If there is one spouse who was the breadwinner and the other spouse a homemaker, spousal support could be requested. No matter what is being discussed as part of the case, a lawyer will understand and help with the negotiation and court case.

Some divorces are friendly with the parties deciding that they will go their separate ways and try to end the case as quickly and reasonably as possible. Still others are rife with contention and hard feelings. Every case from the simple to the complicated can benefit from legal assistance.

From the time a divorce is up for consideration, one of the most important decisions that can be made is to speak to a qualified attorney. The law can be complicated with child custody, child support, spousal support, property division and more. Calling a lawyer who understands the ins and outs of divorce is the first step toward settling the matter and moving on.