Helping People Divorce Amicably
The events that lead up to the decision to divorce are often unpleasant, but the divorce process does not have to be. If divorcing spouses can communicate in a civil manner, they can get through the divorce without the time and expense of traditional litigation. It has been said that conflict and disagreements are unavoidable, but combat is optional.
At the Ewing Law Office LLC, we help Tennessee couples with uncontested divorce. When both parties agree on all aspects of a divorce, Lisa Ewing, an experienced divorce lawyer, can draft and file the papers on their behalf, most likely making it unnecessary for the couple to appear at a divorce hearing. To schedule a free 30-minute initial consultation with a Nashville uncontested divorce attorney, please call (615) 800-3720.
How Does Uncontested Divorce Work?
To save time and avoid costly litigation, a couple may choose to work out the terms of the divorce together. When the spouses are able to reach an agreement on all of the terms, it is possible to file an uncontested divorce. We can help you with the legal requirements of uncontested divorce, which requires the divorcing husband and wife to agree on the following:
- Division of marital property (financial assets, personal and real property)
- Division of marital debts (loans, credit cards and taxes)
- Spousal support/alimony
- Child custody and child support
If you and your spouse reach an agreement on the above items, we can obtain your divorce based on irreconcilable differences (uncontested divorce). We will:
- Draft the agreement of the divorcing spouses into an enforceable legal contract and submit it to the court for approval
- Prepare a permanent parenting plan that complies with the requirements of the Tennessee statutes, reflects the agreement of the parties, and calculates the child support obligation
- Work with clients to be certain that they have addressed the issues that most frequently cause post-divorce conflicts
- Prepare the complaint for divorce
- File all necessary documents with the court
- Prepare the final decree of divorce, which may include restoring a spouse to a maiden name and the Certificate of Divorce for filing with the state records department
Post-divorce conflicts frequently occur when couples divorce without the counsel of an experienced attorney and use online legal forms that do not adequately address all of the responsibilities of each spouse after the divorce.
Many people ask us if they have to come back for a divorce hearing if they have moved since the separation and are not in Tennessee. In most cases, we can appear in court for you, as long as both parties agree on all terms. The county in which you file and the rules in that local court may affect this option, however. We will discuss it with you during your consultation.
Contact a Murfreesboro Divorce Agreement Attorney
Please call our office at (615) 800-3720 or contact us online to schedule a free 30-minute initial consultation.