You’ve made it to the other side of the tunnel. Your divorce is now finalized and you have your divorce decree in hand.
The difficult part is over, right? But what’s next?
For some, this is a time for relief and represents the opportunity to ease back into a normal life with a new routine that suits your lifestyle. While it’s wonderful if your situation allows for this, for others, divorce may be only the beginning.
Unfortunately, there are a number of legal issues that can (and often do) arise following a divorce. There are often hurt feelings and animosity taking place post-divorce. This can lead to additional grievances or issues regarding property, interests, child custody, parental rights, spousal support, alimony and more.
The law offices of Herbert and Lux in Nashville, Tennessee are here to help. Our team of experienced lawyers are well versed in the legal issues that may arise following a divorce and can help you understand your rights and how to protect them.
Legal Proceedings Following a Divorce
Officially Changing your Name
Tennessee does allow for a spouse to change their name as part of the divorce. You can request to go back to a maiden name or former married name when you file. If you forgot to ask during your divorce or your name change is not included in your final decree of divorce, you may have to file a separate court case to get it changed. It is best to talk with your attorney about name changes early-on in the divorce process to ensure that your name change is included in the court’s order so you can have a smooth transition changing your name after your divorce.
Enforcement of the Divorce Decree
Simply having the divorce decree doesn’t mean your ex-spouse will follow it. You may have issues collecting property awarded to you in the divorce, with the payment of alimony or child support, or with your former spouse not following other aspects of your divorce decree. The attorneys at Herbert and Lux can help you identify potential violations of the divorce decree and can guide you and assist you with the proper steps to enforce your decree following your divorce.
Re-title all Necessary Tennessee Property
If your decree gives you ownership of the house or vehicle, you may need to re-title them. Do not delay in transferring titles and deeds into your name. Delays may allow for creditors of your ex-spouse to record liens against property that was awarded to you. The lawyers at Herbert and Lux can help. They will assist in preparing deeds and other documents to help transition ownership.
Wage Withholding Order
Both alimony and child support can be collected using a wage assignment order which allows support to be collected by the state or the court from the obligor parent or spouse’s income and paid to the parent or spouse who is owed support
Get Help Today!
Divorce is already stressful, so why take on more than you can handle? The well-being of your family should be the focus after a divorce. The desire to start a new life can be a strong driving force. Unfortunately, some post-divorce complications can keep you from reaching your goals.
Herbert and Lux want to be there to help you every step of the way. They can handle those issues that may come up after your divorce. The lawyers know the right approach and the proper legal avenues to help get your life back on track. Contact Herbert and Lux today, because your new life shouldn’t have to wait.