Have you been married for a short time? If you own no property together, have no children, and can agree on everything— you might not need a lawyer. Most often, your divorce may be more complicated than you think. Child custody does not always go to the parent that’s been the “primary caregiver” throughout the marriage, and alimony is rarely permanent. Stay at home parents are often expected to seek employment and a high salary if they’re college-educated. Do you own a business? Your spouse may be entitled to a share in your business as an equal partner, even if you are the sole owner. Do you have shared property, children, or a business? It’s important to speak to an experienced Tennessee divorce attorney who understands your rights under the law.