Ending a marriage triggers legal, emotional and financial stress. As you’re going through these significant changes while managing the other responsibilities in your life, it can be difficult to keep track of important legal matters. During these times, you can rely on my Chattanooga firm, the Law Offices of Robert W. Sauser, to provide comprehensive support for you and your children. I’ve been serving Tennessee family law clients since 1978 and can guide you through each step of the marital dissolution process, from choosing the method of divorce to arrangements for custody and visitation. Whether you and your spouse agree on key terms or are battling over matters such as property division and alimony, you can trust my firm to deliver exceptional advice and advocacy.
As a Tennessee family law attorney with 40 years of experience, I can explain the relevant legal standards that will affect your divorce, such as:
As you start a new chapter in your life, I take every legal step to ease your burden and help you emerge with a strong foundation.
Resolving questions of child custody and support through negotiation is usually best for everyone, especially sons and daughters. I have detailed knowledge of the factors that are used to determine what is in a young person’s best interests and use that information to establish fair arrangements for legal custody, residence and the rights that noncustodial parents possess. My firm makes a detailed review of the circumstances and ensures that proper information is provided to the court in custody and child support determinations. If modifications or enforcement actions are needed, I can also handle those proceedings.
Disagreements over alimony can linger for years, especially if one spouse took care of the home for many years while the other one worked. Five different types of spousal support exist, and payments can be ordered on a temporary or permanent basis. In many instances, an alimony award is given so the supported spouse can transition to single life and regain earning ability. However, permanent support (alimony in futuro) could be granted if the party seeking support substantially contributed to the marriage. Specific alimony amounts and duration vary greatly, but I can explain how the factors apply in your situation and press for a favorable agreement.
The Law Offices of Robert W. Sauser advises Southeast Tennessee clients on divorce proceedings and other family law matters. Call me at (423) 535-9387 or contact me online to schedule a consultation at my Chattanooga office.