Marriages break down for many reasons, and it can be extremely difficult to get past the anger, regret and other emotions you feel when you must confront divorce. A knowledgeable, balanced family law attorney can be instrumental in helping you gain perspective and make sound decisions for your future.
At Rogers, Kamm & Shea, our lawyers are widely respected for handling Middle Tennessee divorces involving substantial wealth and property, including intensely disputed divorces involving high-profile business leaders, professionals and entertainers. We are equally adept at identifying the most practical, efficient solutions for couples who are able to minimize conflict.
Finding the Optimal Approach Based on the Level of Conflict in Your Case
If you and your spouse can agree on child custody, visitation, support and property division, you may be able to complete an uncontested divorce. You can cite irreconcilable differences, and we will carefully draft or review your Marital Dissolution Agreement. In many cases, this process can be completed within approximately 60 to 90 days.
Clear, Long-Standing Strengths in Mediation and Divorce Litigation
More often, couples have serious difficulty settling critical issues on their own. You may disagree about the custody arrangement best for your children, whether alimony is justified, the value of a business or who will receive certain possessions.
We embrace the challenges presented by contested family law matters, and we can guide you every step of the way through:
- Mediation. Attorneys Helen Rogers and Siew-Ling Shea are both Rule 31 certified mediators, and we also steer clients to this process when appropriate. Mediation is often the best way to keep decision-making within the family, contain costs and other benefits.
- Collaborative law. Attorneys Helen Rogers and Siew-Ling Shea are both trained in collaborative law, a process for resolving the legal issues that accompany divorce in a more cooperative, non-adversarial manner.
- Divorce litigation. When a divorce is "fault-based" or otherwise involves issues that resist resolution through compromise, we advocate skillfully and strategically for our client, targeting the best achievable results through maximum preparation.
Lawyers at our firm can also advise you on the requirements for marital dissolution in Tennessee through legal separation and a waiting period. If you and your divorcing spouse are mutually focused on working things out in a calm, rational way, we can help you evaluate and pursue divorce through collaborative law.
Contact us at 888-521-9952 to request a private consultation at our relaxing law office in the Wind in the Willows Mansion in midtown Nashville, or at our office in Franklin. We represent women and men facing all types of serious family law concerns in Davidson, Williamson, Sumner, Wilson and surrounding counties.