Spouses seeking a high-asset divorce in Tennessee have many expectations about how the process will evolve. Divorce attorneys try to anticipate these expectations and to have answers ready for their clients. It is safe to say that many clients are surprised when their lawyer shifts the focus to seemingly small details instead of diving right in to the "meat" of the divorce.
First, details are critical to your case in a high-asset divorce. Your attorney simply wants to make sure he or she is aware of anything that might endanger attempts to protect your interests. Attending to details early on leaves you and your lawyer free to address sensitive matters as your divorce progresses. Examples of sensitive divorce issues requiring discussions that are more thorough include:
- Child custody
- Spousal support
- Child support
- Property division
Those who are eager to address the above issues as early as possible can expedite the process by anticipating the needs of the divorce attorney. To help you prepare for these needs, below are just a few of the details your attorney will address early in the process of building your case.
- Personal information like name, contact numbers and your address
- Details about your marriage like date and place of marriage
- Details about your income and that of your spouse
- Lists of children you share with your spouse
- The current living arrangements of your family
- Details about bank accounts, investments, retirement funds, businesses and other assets
- Accurate details about your marital property
As you can see, there is much to cover during a high-asset divorce. It is important for you to understand that your attorney will never ask irrelevant questions or request meaningless documentation. In turn, your attorney will encourage you to ask your own questions so that the two of you can get to work on your case as quickly as possible.