Brentwood Uncontested Divorce Attorneys
If you and your spouse both agree you want a divorce and you agree on all issues applicable to your marriage (child custody, child support, alimony, the division of marital property), then your divorce is considered uncontested. Tennessee law provides a streamlined process that can help you get divorced quickly and without creating additional stress. The Brentwood family law attorneys at Beal, Nations & Crutcher would be happy to assist you in this process, providing practical and legal advice, resolving any potentially contentious or contested matters, preparing or reviewing your paperwork, and making sure all documents are properly submitted to the court. With our help, you could potentially get your divorce finalized in the shortest amount of time allowed under Tennessee law, which is 60 days for spouses without any minor children or 90 days for spouses with kids.
Learn more below about the laws and procedures for an uncontested divorce, also called agreed divorce, in Tennessee. For advice and assistance with an uncontested divorce in Brentwood, call the knowledgeable and experienced divorce lawyers at Beal, Nations & Crutcher to get divorced efficiently, successfully, and with a minimum of stress.
How Uncontested Divorce Works in Tennessee
To get an uncontested divorce, also called an agreed divorce in Tennessee, the divorcing spouses must agree on all points relevant to the divorce, including their desire to end the marriage and agreement on the applicable ground (“no-fault” or irreconcilable differences) and matters such as alimony, property division, child support, and the parenting plan. If you aren’t in complete agreement on all these issues but are willing to work them out, our family law attorneys could help you through negotiations or mediation so that you qualify for an agreed divorce.
Our Brentwood Family Law Attorneys Can Help With Uncontested Divorce Cases
Brentwood divorce lawyers at Beal, Nations & Crutcher can help the process of an uncontested divorce go smoothly and efficiently, offering any advice or technical assistance along the way. Here’s how we can help.
Work through the property division. Even if you’ve only been married for a short time, you likely have acquired a decent amount of marital property and debt, all of which must be equitably divided. You might go into the process thinking you agree in principle, but once you get into details, questions or conflicts can arise that can derail an otherwise amicable divorce. We can help the process stay focused and on track and provide advice regarding how to characterize and value different assets and debts. Our team includes an experienced Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 Family Law Mediator trained to head off and resolve conflict before it interferes with an agreement.
Technical Assistance. Getting an agreed divorce includes filing several legal documents with the court, including the request for divorce (the “complaint”), a detailed marital dissolution agreement, and many other forms, including personal information, health insurance information, and a fee waiver request, if applicable. If you have minor children, you’ll need to complete a parenting plan and child support worksheet as well. All of these documents can run to 30 pages or more, and not all of them are easy to understand and follow. Our team is here to advise you and answer any questions; we can even prepare the documents for you. Our lawyers can also review the documents that you or another attorney prepared; each spouse should have their own independent counsel review the documents before submitting them.
Even if you don’t meet all the requirements to file for an agreed divorce in Tennessee, it’s good to know that you can still get divorced fairly quickly and easily if the issues are uncontested and you and your spouse agree on the terms of the divorce. Beal, Nations & Crutcher is here to help you keep an uncontested divorce uncontested and help you finalize your divorce efficiently and effectively. If matters do need more formal legal intervention to resolve, we’ll be there for you then as well.
Help With Uncontested Divorce in Brentwood, Tennessee
For help with an uncontested divorce in Brentwood, or to find out if you qualify for a Tennessee agreed divorce, call Beal, Nations & Crutcher at 615-861-2304.