Murfreesboro Family Law Attorneys Assist Husbands Going Through a Divorce


You have a right to a fair judgment and division of property

Facing a divorce can be daunting as a husband. As a husband, you may be worried that the courts are against you, or that you will be saddled with costly alimony payments. The Murfreesboro divorce attorneys at Dotson & Taylor Attorneys at Law understand what a stressful time a divorce can be, and will help ensure that you get an unbiased judgment based on your situation.

Contested and uncontested Divorce

There are two main types of divorce proceedings, called contested and uncontested divorce. Uncontested divorce is when two individuals agree to get a divorce, most often citing irreconcilable differences as their reason for divorce, they also agree on a full settlement of all issues. When either party does not accept the divorce, it becomes contested and must go to trial. At trial, the filing party, called the plaintiff, must prove grounds for divorce, and the parties also litigate the contestedissues such as parenting time and alimony.

Grounds for divorce in Tennessee

As a husband, it is important to understand the grounds for divorce in the state of Tennessee, whether or not you’re filing for divorce. If you are the plaintiff, you need to ensure you have a legal right to a divorce. If you are the defendants, you need to know what reasoning your spouse will leverage for your divorce. Because your property and custody of children is at stake in a divorce, you want to make sure you have full knowledge and control of the situation.

– Grounds for divorce in Tennessee include:

– Adultery or bigamy

– Living separately for two years with no children

– Inappropriate marital conduct

– Habitual drunkenness or drug abuse

– Pregnancy of the wife by another before marriage without the husband’s knowledge

– Refusal to move to Tennessee and living apart for two years

– Malicious or willful abandonment for one year

– Malicious attempt on the life of another

– Impotence and sterility

A husband’s responsibility for alimony

Traditionally, alimony is viewed as a husband’s responsibility after a divorce, but you shouldn’t let that deter you from pursuing a divorce or responding to a divorce claim. Not all husbands pay alimony. Grounds for alimony and the duration of alimony are based on the earning capacity of both spouses, along with the duration of the marriage, household responsibilities of each spouse and other factors. Your attorney will help protect your assets and ensure that you receive an alimony judgment without bias toward your spouse.

Our Tennessee divorce attorneys protect your rights in a divorce

If you’re in the process of filing for a divorce, don’t get pushed around. You deserve committed legal support during this stressful and uncertain time. The Murfreesboro divorce attorneys at Dotson & Taylor Attorneys at Law investigate every case and won’t concede to your spouse’s demands unless there is no other legal option to pursue. We serve family law clients throughout Murfreesboro, Rutherford County and surrounding areas. Call us at 615-890-1982 or contact us online to set up a consultation. We accept all major credit cards for your convenience.