A Skilled Divorce And Legal Separation Lawyer On Your Side

Divorce is a difficult process that touches on all areas of your life. You should not attempt to navigate this difficult time alone while everything that you value is at stake. At the Law Office of Sarah M. Turner, we offer compassionate and determined representation for clients facing divorce and separation. We assist with:

  • Parenting time agreements
  • Property division
  • Debt allocation
  • Child support orders
  • Alimony
  • Retirement division

We offer various options for divorce, allowing you to pick the avenue that fits your needs. We will explain your options and their consequences. At our firm you have the option to pick from traditional divorce options such as litigation, or you may opt for a different path.

Sarah M. Turner is an experienced and highly qualified litigation lawyer, but recognizes and understands the value of amicable resolutions. Peaceful solutions are invaluable for your and your child's well-being. We offer peaceful divorce solutions such as divorce mediation or collaborative divorce. These two options often provide less stressful and less expensive alternatives to litigation.

The Differences Between Divorce And Legal Separation

In Tennessee, married couples have the option to separate instead of filing for divorce. Separation is very similar to divorce in that spouses divide their assets and debts, establish child custody agreements and visitation for their children. The difference remains that the couple continues to be technically married. Neither party can remarry while separated.

Why choose separation? Legal separation allows both parties to remain on each other's health insurance policies. This can also be beneficial for individuals seeking to remain the beneficiary of a life insurance policy. Otherwise, divorce and separation are very similar. However, it must be noted that all assets acquired by either party after the court grants a legal separation belong only to the person that acquired the asset. Your spouse will not have any claim to assets received by your post legal separation and vise versa. You will still need to deal with the same legal processes and fees. In the end, either spouse may use the separation agreement to complete the divorce after two (2) years of separation.

Arrange An Appointment To Get Started With An Attorney

Contact our Memphis office location today to schedule an initial consultation with a divorce and separation lawyer. Reach us by calling 901-654-5037, or by filling out our online contact form.