MYTH: “If all the property is in my name, she can’t get anything.” This is one of the most common misconceptions Attorney Hannah Burdine has seen in her more than ten years of experience working in the field of matrimonial law.
The truth in Tennessee is that property acquired during the marriage is more than likely fair game for the other spouse to have a claim to it in the event of a divorce, whether titled exclusively in your name or hers.
Although there are ways to protect your acquisitions DURING a marriage, they must be done BEFORE getting married, and best to be done with the help of an attorney who is KNOWLEDGEABLE AND EXPERIENCED in asset protection and matrimonial law such as what you will get from Burdine Law Firm, PLLC.
Many people may think, “Oh, this lawyer is talking about a prenup. I don’t want the stigma attached to a prenup.” And yes, true, a prenuptial agreement is one way to protect your assets prior to entering into a marriage, but there are other ways to protect yourself WITHOUT A PRENUP!!
Attorney Hannah Burdine can tailor premarital asset protection for each client considering getting married, but hesitant to do so because of either (a) the fear of losing assets in the event of a divorce; or (b) the stigma attached to a premarital agreement that could cause friction or distrust in a relationship.