Memphis Family Lawyers Guide Clients Through Difficult Times
Accomplished Tennessee firm delivers effective solutions in domestic matters
Nothing is more important than the well-being of you and your family. Unfortunately, things don’t always go according to plan, and finding a qualified family lawyer becomes a top priority. When legal support is necessary to help you through a divorce, custody issue or child support dispute, the attorneys at Ganguli & Hall in Memphis provide the highest levels of representation and service. Representing clients in Tennessee and Mississippi, we bring 38 years of combined experience to each case and use what we’ve learned to win favorable results while minimizing the disruption to our clients’ daily lives.
Skillful divorce attorneys safeguard your rights and those of your children
Ending a marriage is stressful, but our accomplished attorneys will relieve your burden, protect your rights and guide you through each aspect of your divorce, including:
- Filing and grounds — Tennessee husbands and wives are permitted to divorce on a no-fault basis or by alleging that their spouse committed certain types of marital misconduct. After a “cooling off” period of at least 60 days, spouses who agree on all terms can obtain an uncontested divorce. If disagreements exist, the dissolution process could take much longer.
- Property division — When possible, we negotiate Marital Settlement Agreements that result in a division of marital property that satisfies both parties. When that cannot be accomplished, we advocate under the state’s equitable distribution law for an outcome that fairly allocates assets and debts. It’s especially important to retain a qualified lawyer because an allocation that’s considered fair by the court does not have to be equal.
- Alimony — State law authorizes four types of alimony, usually for ex-spouses who are unable to work or have limited earning ability because of years taking care of the marital home. If you believe you might be entitled to support payments or you might be required to pay alimony, our attorneys will outline the relevant factors and explain how they apply in your case.
Before you decide how to proceed, it’s a good idea to gain an understanding of your options under the law. We offer a free initial consultation, so you can make informed choices that suit your needs.
Professional advocates seek fair child custody and visitation orders
Finding ways to create a positive environment for children of divorce can be a challenge. With our experience and commitment to personalized attention, we are able to develop fair, detailed parenting plans that address residential arrangements and parenting time. Even if other aspects of your divorce are disputed, our lawyers make every effort to resolve custody matters through negotiation. In the event that agreement can’t be reached, we make a compelling argument to the court for a resolution that truly serves your child’s best interests.
Experienced litigators press for appropriate child support terms
Both primary residential parents and alternate residential parents have a significant interest in the establishment and enforcement of proper child support rates. No matter which side you’re on, we’ll look at the income of both parents and the time your child or children spend in each home. From there, our lawyers can advise you about how health insurance premiums and child support expenses might affect the eventual support order. If a discrepancy exists regarding income, a modification request, or a paying parent’s failure to abide by his or her obligations, we take prompt steps to resolve the situation.
Skillful advisers prepare sound prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements can save divorcing couples from the time and expense associated with disputes over property division and alimony. However, these benefits are only available if the documents are valid under Tennessee law. If you’re about to be married or have already wed, our firm can help you understand the financial disclosures and other information that must be exchanged to execute an enforceable premarital or postmarital agreement. We foster open communication so that each party is comfortable with the result.
Contact a knowledgeable Tennessee family lawyer for a free initial consultation
Ganguli & Hall represents Memphis-area clients in a full array of family law matters, including divorces, custody disputes and adoptions. Please call 901-842-9564 or contact us online to make an appointment for a free consultation at our Memphis office, located a couple blocks away from the Shelby County General Sessions Court.