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Tennessee Uncontested Divorce Hearing

Nashville Uncontested Divorce AttorneyPreparing For Your Uncontested Divorce Hearing

In an uncontested divorce case, once the statutory waiting period has expired (60 days from the date of filing of a Complaint for Divorce without children and 90 days from the date of filing of a Complaint for Divorce with children), only the Plaintiff (the one who files the Complaint for Divorce) must go to Court with his/her lawyer.  The Judge will review the paperwork, and must find that the Marital Dissolution Agreement is fair and equitable.  If there are children, the Judge must make sure that the Permanent Parenting Plan provides for a primary residential parent, parenting time for the alternate residential parent, and that child support is set in accordance with the Tennessee Child Support Guidelines.

What Questions Will My Nashville Uncontested Divorce Attorney Ask?

The questions at an Uncontested Divorce Hearing are the following:

  1. Is the information you provided that is contained in your Complaint for Divorce true and correct to the best of your knowledge, information and belief?
  2. Do you and your spouse have irreconcilable differences?
  3. Do those differences continue to exist, and do they exist today?
  4. Have you and your spouse entered into a Marital Dissolution Agreement, and does it fairly and equitably distribute all marital property and marital debts?
  5. Have you and your spouse entered into a Permanent Parenting Plan, and does it address all issues involving your minor children including primary residential parent, alternate residential parenting time, and child support in accordance with the Tennessee Child Support Guideline.
  6. Are you asking the Court to approve the Marital Dissolution Agreement and the Permanent Parenting Plan, and to grant you a divorce today on the grounds of Irreconcilable Differences?

Assuming that the answer to each and every question is YES, the Court will approve these documents and grant you a divorce.  The divorce is effective on the date the judge signs the Final Decree of Divorce, which is generally handed up to the judge before the hearing begins.


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