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Non-Community Property Divorce Practice Center

Fifty percent of all marriages end in divorce. If you have questions about divorce, child custody, child support or alimony, contact our firm to schedule a consultation with an experienced family law attorney for straightforward answers.

Protecting Clients' Property During Divorce

12 Years of Divorce Experience in the Nashville Area

Most often, divorcing individuals wish to protect key property through the divorce proceedings. An important consideration in asset protection is the distinction between marital assets and separate property.

Most forms of property can be considered either marital or separate property, depending on how it was acquired, used, invested and paid for during a marriage. Individuals succeeding in proving that property was separate property can effectively protect tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of dollars in assets.

John M. Milazo of the law firm of Milazo Law, P. C., have helped hundreds of clients accomplish their asset-protection goals during divorce. For a no-charge consultation regarding our services and your rights, call 615-599-7719.

Divorce Overview - The Basics

Contemplating divorce is difficult. Whether or not you are sure you want to end your marriage, it helps to learn the basics of divorce law. Should you conclude that divorce is necessary, it is important to seek the assistance of an experienced family law attorney like John Milazoat Milazo Law, P. C. in Franklin, Tennessee.

A divorce is a judicial decree by which a valid marriage is dissolved. From a legal standpoint, the divorce process will divide the couple’s assets and debts; determine the future care and custody of their children; and give each person the legal right to marry someone else.

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Division of Property

When a couple has little or no marital property, no children and no disagreement on spousal maintenance / alimony, their divorce usually goes very quickly. Most couples, however, have numerous issues to work out during the divorce process. These issues may involve children or significant marital property: personal property, real estate, a family business, large or concealed debts, trusts, real property in other states, joint and separate accounts, investments, insurance, pensions and other assets. In any divorce, especially one involving complex property matters, an experienced family law attorney can offer valuable guidance and advocacy. John M. Milazo has the expierience and knowledges necessary to protect your assets and guide you through the divorce process.

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Questions to Ask During Divorce

Whether or not you should end your marriage is one of the most important and difficult decisions those who face it may ever encounter. While this is an emotional matter, it is important to approach certain aspects of it with an analytical perspective. This is a decision that should take into account numerous issues. Once you review the following list of questions, you may reconsider your goals — or you may be better prepared to move forward while working with an attorney. Contact John M. Milazo, an experienced family law attorney to help you along the journey.

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Dealing with Divorce

For some, divorce may feel like a liberating new beginning. For most, however, it is not so straightforward. The end of a relationship as important as a marriage brings numerous difficult emotions. Indeed, recovering from a divorce is similar to the grieving process one experiences when a loved one dies. The process typically consists of five stages: shock and denial; anger; ambivalence; depression; and recovery. Not everyone experiences these emotions in the same way or in the same order. You may move in and out of a phase more than once, even experiencing more than one phase at a time. It is a difficult and time-consuming process. Family counselors advise that it may take as long as one or two years to truly recover.

Understanding the process and the feelings you may experience will help you to grieve the relationship. It is important to allow yourself the time you need to recover from the traumatic experience of ending a marriage so that you can move on to the next phase of your life. John M. Milazo, an experienced family law attorney can provide invaluable advice and support throughout the divorce process.

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An Amicable Divorce

Divorce is one of the most emotional experiences you will ever face. The decision to end a marriage is not an easy one, and often it is accompanied by anger, fear and resentment. The negative emotions associated with divorce are responsible for more than hurt feelings; they affect the legal process and its outcome. Most importantly, if children are involved, they can be deeply distressed. It is in your family's interest to approach divorce from an amicable perspective; this can spare you a great deal of time, money and heartache. An experienced family law attorney can help you deal with your situation clearly and objectively.

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Divorce Resource Links

Medline Plus: Divorce
National Library of Medicine/National Institutes of Health information on overcoming the stresses and conflicts of divorce.

Divorce Law: An Overview
An overview of divorce law from Cornell University Law School's Legal Information Institute.

IRS: Publication 504 - Divorced or Separated Individuals
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) help for separated or divorced tax filers who have questions about preparing their returns.

IRS: Topic 452 - Alimony Paid
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) document detailing tax treatment of alimony payments.

Facts for Consumers: Credit and Divorce
Federal Trade Commission (FTC) site on how divorce affects credit accounts.

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Serving clients in Williamson County, Franklin TN, Fairview TN, Spring Hill TN, Brentwwod TN, Maury County, Coulmbia TN, Mt. Pleasant TN, Davidson County, Nashville TN, Hickman County, Centerville TN, Lyles TN, Lewis County, Hohenwald TN, Perry County, Linden TN, Marshall County, Lewisburg TN, Bedford County, Shelbyville TN, Dickson County, Dickson TN, Burns TN, Rutherford County, Murfreesboro TN, Smyrna TN, Sumner County, Gallatin, TN, Robertson County, Springfield, TN and Giles County, Pulaski, TN John M. Milazo would be happy to serve you as well.

Address: 109 Cleburne Street, Franklin, TN 37064  Phone: (615) 599-7719