Family Law Attorney in Nashville, Tennessee
Our loved ones and the relationships we have with them are the most important things in our lives. When issues arise within families that require the help of legal professionals, it can cause a unique type of stress and heartache. Despite the emotional turmoil, you owe it to yourself and to your family to seek the very best representation you can in order to pursue a fair and reasonable outcome to any problems.
At my law firm, Cynthia J. Bohn Attorney at Law, I am dedicated to providing individuals and families with the compassionate legal guidance and representation they need as they go through some of the most difficult challenges people can ever face in their lives. From divorce or child custody and child support to other issues like juvenile court cases, I am here to help.
If you are in the greater Nashville, Tennessee, area, including the surrounding communities throughout Davidson County, Sumner County, Wilson County, and Rutherford County, reach out to me—Cynthia J. Bohn Attorney at Law—to schedule a consultation.
Pre- & Postnuptial Agreements
Marital agreements (either prenuptial or postnuptial) are often misunderstood as something a couple creates when they have an expectation that the marriage will fail. The truth, however, is that drafting such agreements is simply a way for each party to have protection if something unexpected happens that leads to the end of the union. A prenuptial agreement (created and executed before the marriage) and a postnuptial agreement (created after the couple has already gotten married) can be a wise step to take to clearly outline how a couple will divide their assets if the marriage comes to an end.
Divorce in Tennessee
If you are considering or have already decided upon getting a divorce, it is important to become familiar with the different types of divorce and other factors you will need to think about and prepare for as you go through the process, including:
Contested Divorce — In a contested divorce, the couple is not able to agree on the important aspects of the divorce agreement, leading to a more contentious process that will be settled by the court.
Uncontested Divorce — Conversely, in an uncontested divorce, the couple reaches an agreement on all key parts of the divorce, with the final agreement being submitted to the court for approval before the divorce is finalized.
Alimony — Also known as spousal support, alimony can be requested by either party but will only be granted at the discretion of the judge. The court will take into account a variety of factors, including the financial standing of each spouse, the standard of living during the marriage, and more.
Asset Division — If you are unable to come to an agreement with your spouse on the division of property in your divorce, the judge will order the “equitable distribution” of assets. Though “equitable” does not necessarily mean “equal,” the division of assets is usually fair. The court will consider different factors, including the duration of the marriage, the contribution of each party during the marriage, and more.
No couple enters into a marriage with the expectation of getting divorced. When such a difficult experience occurs, many people feel overwhelmed and stressed regarding the process and the future. Working with a skilled divorce attorney can provide you with the insight and guidance you need.
Children & Divorce
When a marriage ends, whether it is amicable or contentious, one of the most heartbreaking aspects of the process involves the couple’s children. Understandably, security and provision for the children are usually the top priorities for the divorcing couple. All parts of the divorce agreement that pertain to the children deserve to be treated with great care, including:
Child Custody — You have every right to seek the best possible arrangement when it comes to the custody of your children. The court will take all aspects of the child’s best interests and well-being into account when determining a child custody agreement.
Child Support — Is calculated by using each parents gross monthly income, the cost of health insurance for the children and the cost of daycare.
In Tennessee, child custody can be mutually agreed upon by each spouse as part of a “parenting plan” that can be approved by the court.
If your child is charged with a crime and ends up in juvenile court, having experienced legal representation to help them—and you—through the process will provide much-needed peace of mind during troubled times.
Contempt of Court
If a spouse violates an existing agreement (such as alimony, child custody, or child support), you have the right to take action to hold them accountable through the court. Filing a petition for contempt of court can ensure they face consequences for ignoring their court-ordered responsibilities.
Trust an Experienced Attorney
When the future of your relationships or your ability to move forward in your life with peace and safety are on the line, it is not in your best interest to attempt to walk the path alone. By hiring the services of a knowledgeable family law attorney, you can be assured that your rights will be protected and that the fairest and most reasonable outcome will be the priority. Through each step of the legal process, your attorney will serve as your advocate to ensure you get a fair shake.
Family Law Attorney Serving Nashville, Tennessee
No matter what type of family law matter you may be facing—juvenile court, child custody, child support, divorce, or other issues—you need the help of a trusted professional. If you are located in Nashville, Tennessee, or throughout Rutherford County, Wilson County, Sumner County, or Davidson County, I am here to listen to your story and explain your options. Call me—Cynthia J. Bohn Attorney at Law—for help.