Menu Contact White & White, Attorneys at Law
Free Initial Consultation 865-622-7768

Don't get caught up in common divorce myths: Get an attorney

The No. 1 rule of any divorce ought to be "Don't trust advice from anyone except your attorney."

In particular, certain pieces of advice can actually end up hurting you if you fall into the trap of believing they're true:

1. You can figure out how much child support you're going to get (or owe) by looking up the formula online.

Not even close. While the guidelines for each state are available online, every state has quirks that don't fit in a computerized chart.

Judges are generally allowed to deviate from the state's support guidelines when doing otherwise would be unfair -- which means the $300 a week you expected could be cut down to $300 a month.

On the other hand, your attorney may be able to prove that your spouse's reported income is substantially lower than his or her actual income -- which would substantially increase the amount of child support he would have to pay.

2. You can pay off your half of the debt on the credit cards and be done with them.

If only it were that simple! As far as the credit card companies are concerned, they don't care who ran up the bill or who paid half the tab already -- they'll come after anybody whose name is on the cards.

The same goes for the house. If you quitclaim the property to your home, you won't own it -- but you'll still owe for it as far as the bank is concerned until your name is no longer on the mortgage.

Don't let these and other divorce myths make your life harder. In fact, you can often make divorce easier by looking into a collaborative divorce where you and your spouse try to work out the details of your separation without the court's involvement. It's a great way for people to regain a measure of control over their lives as they're starting over.

For more information on how our firm may be able to help you with a collaborative divorce, please visit our page.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Honors & Memberships
  • 10 Best – 2016 | Client Satisfaction | American Institute of Family Law Attorneys(TM)

    He has received this award 2016-2019 for 10 best Attorneys, Client Satisfaction Award.

  • The National Top 40 Under 40 Advocates

    He has received this award 6 years in a row now. for Top 100 Attorneys.

  • 10 Best Attorney | Client Satisfaction | American Institute of Family Law Attorneys(TM)

    Member since 2018 for Top 10 Family Law Attorney for Tennessee.

  • Family Law Top 10 Attorney - 2017-2019 | Attorney and Practice Magazines

    Member since 2017 for Top 10 Family Law Attorney in Tennessee.

  • Best Legal Counsel

    Member since 2018 for Best Legal Counsel in Family Law.

  • Lawyers of Distinction

    Member since 2017 for Excellence in Family and Divorce Top 10% in the USA.

  • Best Attorneys of America | Lifetime Charter Member

    Lifetime charter member for Best Attorneys in America for Tennessee.

Contact Us For A Free Case Evaluation - Email or Call 865-622-7768

White & White, Attorneys at Law, is committed to working with individuals to help them reshape their lives. Perhaps you need a second chance after getting arrested; maybe you're trying to pull yourself together during a frustrating divorce. Whatever the issue, the experienced lawyers at White & White, Attorneys at Law, are here to help.

Individuals are encouraged to contact the firm online or call to schedule a free initial consultation and discuss their legal needs with an experienced Sevierville family law attorney. Appointments are scheduled during regular business hours, but evening and weekend appointments are available upon request.

EMAIL US FOR A RESPONSE

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

White & White, Attorneys at Law 216 Phoenix Court Suite D Seymour, TN 37865 Toll Free: 888-551-9046 Phone: 865-622-7768 Fax: 865-577-1655 Seymour Law Office Map

Don't get caught up in common divorce myths: Get an attorney | White & White, Attorneys at Law