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Postnuptial Agreements Let You Decide What Is Marital Property and What Is Separate Property

By Patrick L. Looper |

In Tennessee, the legal doctrine of equitable distribution gives courts the discretion to decide what is fair when dividing marital property.  They consider each family’s case individually, looking into each party’s income, separate property, earning potential, and financial need, but couples are not always satisfied with the results.  You have much more control over… Read More »

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What Happens If Your Spouse Trashes Your Personal Property While Your Divorce Is Pending?

By Patrick L. Looper |

You probably know someone who never saw the full extent of their ex-spouse’s mean streak until they filed for divorce.  It’s one thing to say, “You want to divorce me?  Fine!  You’re not getting a penny!”  Actually destroying things just to reduce the amount of property available to your spouse at the end of… Read More »

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Lex Loci Contractus and Tennessee Prenuptial Agreements

By Patrick L. Looper |

Prenuptial agreements give you a lot of freedom about which of your assets you do and don’t want to combine.  You can include provisions in your prenup about spousal support, business ownership, debts, or even pets.  The only subject that is truly off-limits in a prenuptial agreement is children and child support.  Most of… Read More »

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