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What Is Reasonable to Ask for in a Divorce?

Posted by Hannah Burdine | Jan 02, 2022 | 0 Comments

When you are in divorce court or negotiating a divorce agreement, the starting point is one-half of the marital estate, minus the debts and liabilities; however, there are factors that can affect how the marital assets are divided in a divorce, including but not limited to the following:

  1. Whether one of the spouses has a spending problem or a gambling problem;
  2. Whether one of the spouses has given money or transferred property to a friend or family member for the purpose of reducing the amount of marital assets to be divided;
  3. Whether one of the spouses has spent money or incurred debt in the payment of attorney's fees for a criminal offense, such as a DUI;
  4. Whether one of the spouses has been the primary caretaker of the parties' children or has enabled the other spouse to earn substantially more than him/her;

Each case is unique and there are clever ways to tip the scales in your favor if you have an experienced divorce attorney on your side.

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Hannah Burdine

P: 615-246-7180 E: [email protected] Ms. Burdine grew up in Tennessee. She attended the University of Memphis School of Law, receiving her J.D. in 2007. She has devoted 15 years of her legal career to domestic, matrimonial, family law, divorce, child custody and adoptions la...


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