What if I don’t know where my spouse is living but want to get divorced?

One requirement after you file for divorce is that you “serve” your spouse with divorce papers. However, if your spouse’s whereabouts are unknown, this can be a difficult task to accomplish. If the filing spouse proves to the judge that he or she has made a “good faith effort” to locate the other spouse, and swears that he or she does not know where their spouse is currently residing, the judge may allow the filing spouse to serve the other by publication. This would require running a notice in … [Read more...]

Can I waive my right to receive child support?

No. In Tennessee, judges are very hesitant to waive a parent’s obligation to pay child support. Good reason must be shown, and both parents must be contributing financially to the care of the child. Child support will be set according to the Tennessee Child Support Guidelines in every divorce or custody case. … [Read more...]

What is a Marital Dissolution Agreement?

An MDA is essentially a contract entered into by divorcing spouses, and this contract addresses how the parties’ assets and debts will be divided. This document can also provide for the division of retirement funds, for spousal support and for issues related to health insurance coverage. … [Read more...]

How long does it take to get a divorce?

Tennessee law requires that all divorces be on file for at least 60 days prior to being finalized. If minor children are involved, the divorce will have to be on file for at least 90 days. Typically, uncontested divorces can be finalized shortly after the waiting period. However, contested divorces could last anywhere between 6 months and a couple of years, allowing time for discovery, mediation and trial preparation. … [Read more...]

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