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Murfreesboro TN Uncontested Divorce Lawyer

Making sure your uncontested divorce is a smooth process

No one wants to think about it, but sometimes divorce is the best option for you and your family. If you have reached the decision to dissolve your marriage, get trustworthy legal representation to help you navigate the process. Murfreesboro divorce lawyer David Scott from The Law Office of David L. Scott is committed to providing you with the most reliable legal representation possible. Whether your divorce is contested or uncontested, it is always in your best interest to have an experienced Murfreesboro divorce lawyer on your side.

How do I get an uncontested divorce?

Marriage doesn’t always work out. If you and your spouse agree on getting a divorce and both of you agree on the terms of the divorce, you can file for an uncontested divorce. An uncontested divorce is much simpler and can occur faster than the other type of divorce, contested divorce. There are, however, certain requirements to fulfill in order to be granted an uncontested divorce.

When filing for an uncontested divorce, you must state grounds for the divorce. With uncontested divorces, the grounds are usually irreconcilable difference. The spouse filing the divorce is referred to as the “petitioner” and the other spouse is the “respondent.”

A divorce may be filed in:

  • The county where both spouses resided at the time of separation;
  • The county where the respondent lives if he or she is a Tennessee resident; or
  • The county where the petitioner lives if the respondent is not a Tennessee resident.

Some counties allow filing in the Circuit or Chancery Court. Other counties require filing in one or the other depending on who handles the divorces in that area.

Things you will need to file with the court include:

  • Divorce complaint
  • Marital dissolution agreement
  • Permanent parenting plan (if you have minor children from the marriage)

These documents must resolve child support and custody, resolve division of the property, and address any alimony agreements. If you and your spouse have minor children together, you must attend a parenting education course and the certificate of course completion must be filed with the court as well. This is required in contested and uncontested divorces.
Additionally, Tennessee law mandates that if divorcing spouses have minor children, a divorce cannot be granted for at least 90 days. This is referred to as a “cooling off” period. In the absence of having minor children, a divorce can be granted after 60 days.

Whether contested or uncontested, divorce is difficult. Contact our Murfreesboro divorce lawyer today for guidance you can trust

Even in the most amiable of divorces, difficult decisions must be made and specific legal processes must be complied with. Murfreesboro divorce lawyer David Scott has more than 20 years of experience and uses his extensive legal knowledge to make sure you receive reliable legal representation. Contact the Law Office of David L. Scott today by calling 615-896-7656 or go online to schedule a free case evaluation.

 

 
 
 

 

 

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722 South Church Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

Phone: 615-896-7656

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Nashville, TN 37205

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