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How to File for Divorce in TN

Filing For Divorce In TnFiling for Divorce in Tennessee|Turner Law Offices, P.C.

A divorce is commenced by the filing of a Divorce Complaint and Summons.  From the time the Divorce Complaint is filed, there is a mandatory waiting period of sixty (60) days for cases without children and ninety (90) days for cases with children.  Many people make a fatal mistake of representing themselves in divorce cases; this makes just about as much sense as operating on yourself!  You can buy forms online or find forms on various websites; if you do not know what the forms are for or how to fill them out correctly, you will not be divorced!  At Turner Law Offices, P.C., our competent, experienced divorce lawyers have the knowledge, training and experience to make your divorce case go smoothly.

Irreconcilable Difference Divorce Procedure:

  • Prepare and file Complaint for Divorce and Summons with Court Clerk
  • Prepare and sign Marital Dissolution Agreement
  • Prepare a Permanent Parenting Plan if there are minor children
  • After expiration of mandatory waiting period, set case for final hearing
  • Attend hearing for Court approval of Divorce

Contested Divorce Procedure:

  • Prepare and file Complaint for Divorce and Summons with Court Clerk
  • Serve Summons on spouse
  • Other spouse files an Answer to the Divorce Complaint
  • Participate in Written Discovery: Interrogatories, Requests for Production of Documents, Requests for Admissions
  • Participate in Depositions
  • Participate in Divorce Mediation
  • Participate in Judicial Settlement Conference
  • Trial Preparation
  • Trial
  • Appeal if outcome is unfavorable

Hire an Experienced Divorce Attorney

At Turner Law Offices, P.C., our family law attorneys have over 20 years experience representing people in difficult divorce circumstances.  Even the simplest uncontested divorce matter can become a huge mess without competent counsel.  We do everything we can to make your divorce smooth at an affordable rate.  Request a Free Initial Consultation Online or call our office to schedule your in person consultation with an experienced divorce lawyer.

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