Family Law

Dunlap and Chattanooga Tennessee Divorce Lawyer with More Than 40 Years Experience

Located in the greater Chattanooga area (Dunlap),  Attorneys Greer, Swafford & Adams represents men and women in divorces throughout southeastern and middle Tennessee involving substantial marital assets.

We have over 40 years of experience protecting the interests of men and women in Tennessee divorce proceedings, particularly involving substantial marital estates. We know how to achieve the maximum result for you.

Our goal is ensure you understand your options and to protect your legal and property interests through the divorce.  Attorneys Greer, Swafford & Adams also offers mediation services by attorneys Russell Anne Swafford and Elizabeth Greer Adams, who are Tennessee Rule 31 listed mediators. For additional information about us and the benefits of retaining our services, please visit our Firm Overview.

To schedule a free confidential consultation to discuss your family law matter with an experienced and skilled Tennessee divorce lawyer, please call us at 423.949.3621 or fill out the online contact form.

Tennessee Property Division Lawyer

In a divorce, often one of the biggest obstacles is the division of marital assets and debts. The critical issues that must be resolved are classification, valuation and division of the property.

Classification Issues

One of the first questions is whether the property in question is marital property: In other words, was it accumulated after the marriage? This issue becomes clouded when an asset such as a house was owned before a marriage, but improvements and payments were made after the marriage. Only a seasoned and experienced attorney can help you navigate through this complicated maze of rules and laws.

You should consult an experienced divorce attorney if you have a classification issue.

Valuation Issues

Valuation issues arise when there is a dispute over the value of an asset. Typically, this arises when one of the spouses owns all or part of a business. Other situations include pension plans, stock options, IRAs and collectibles, as well as real estate holdings.

Division Issues

After resolving the classification and valuation issues, the ultimate decision a court must make is how to divide the assets and debts.  Although the courts are required to divide assets and debts equitably, there are many complicated factors that courts consider in determining what is equitable.  Only an experience divorce lawyer can tackle these complicated issues to ensure that you receive an equitable share of the marital estate.

Contact an Experienced Divorce Lawyer Today

For more information about Tennessee divorce law, or to discuss your family law matter with a qualified divorce lawyer who is dedicated to protecting your legal interests, please schedule a free confidential consultation by calling us at 423.949.3621 (Dunlap) or 423.775.3621 (Dayton). If you prefer, you can also fill out our intake form. All inquiries will be promptly answered. Experience matters.