The Uncontested Divorce: A Faster And Easier Method
For couples who still get along and can amicably discuss the terms of their divorce, uncontested divorce is the way to go. In an uncontested divorce, the two spouses sit down together and patiently discuss key points until they arrive on the terms of their divorce.
In an uncontested divorce, together, divorcing parties will make decisions about:
With the help of one of our attorneys, we will memorialize the agreements between you and your spouse into a Marital Dissolution Agreement and a Parenting Plan to be incorporated into your Final Decree of Divorce. It is important to note that our office can only represent one of you. We would not be in a position to answer or give advice to your spouse but can prepare the paperwork on your behalf, for your spouse’s review, approval and signature.
Why Go The Route Of An Uncontested Divorce?
Although you and your spouse have concluded that your marriage is coming to an end, you may still believe it is possible to make good decisions together. Many couples opt for an uncontested divorce for reasons such as the following:
- It allows the couples to determine the terms of their divorce on their own rather than leaving it up to a judge
- It is generally faster than a contested divorce.
- It is generally cheaper than a contested divorce
It keeps children out of the drama of the divorce. Despite the pending divorce, parents can work together for the children’s well-being as they realize they must continue to do throughout the rest of the children’s upbringing.
What Will Happen When You Take Your Negotiated Uncontested Divorce To Court?
Once the statutory waiting period has expired, your divorce case can be presented to the Court for a final hearing. The Court will review the Marital Dissolution Agreement and Parenting Plan to make certain that it complies with Tennessee law. On the other hand, if the Court requests clarification, we will be by your side to resolve the issue in compliance with the Court’s wishes