Division Of Marital Assets In Tennessee
Tennessee is an equitable distribution state, which means if the parties in a divorce cannot reach agreement on how to divide marital assets and debt, the court will distribute the assets in a manner it deems fair and equitable.
The Waldrop Firm, P.C., understands how important it is for you to receive a fair and equitable share of marital assets. Call us at 901-410-1118 and allow us to fight for your rights.
Advocating For Your Best Interests
As with property division in Tennessee, it is important to note that equitable division does not mean all assets will be divided 50-50. Instead, the court considers a number of factors to determine what is fair and equitable. These include:
- The length of the marriage
- The age, health and vocational skills of each party
- The employability and earning capacity of each spouse
- The financial needs and liabilities of each spouse
- The tax consequences of court decisions regarding property division
- Any other factors the courts deem applicable for equitable distribution of marital property
Determining What Assets Are Marital Property
An important step in dividing property – one that is often complex and contentious – is determining which assets are marital property and which are separately owned. Tennessee law defines marital property as any property acquired by either party during the marriage no matter whose name is on the title. Property that is brought into a marriage or that is acquired by gift or inheritance is deemed separate property as long as it has not been commingled with marital property.
Once all marital property has been properly identified, it is necessary to accurately value the property. The Waldrop Firm, P.C., has the resources necessary to protect your interests in this regard, including highly regarded forensic accountants, as well as real estate and business valuation specialists.
We Work To Put You On Solid Financial Footing
We welcome the opportunity to help put you in the best possible position financially as you start your post-divorce life. Call us at 901-410-1118 or use the online contact form to schedule a free consultation with a lawyer who will take the time to answer your questions and recommend the best steps to take. We represent residents of Shelby County and all of southwest Tennessee.