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What is Divorce Mediation?

Mediation is an informal settlement conference used in divorce and custody cases to help resolve disputes outside of the court. Both parties are present with their attorneys, but they are in separate rooms. A third-party, neutral mediator (normally an attorney) goes back and forth between the rooms to help facilitate a settlement. A mediation can

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How Does Work Alimony in Tennessee?

The Types of Alimony There are four types of Alimony in Tennessee. Rehabilitative alimony is favored by statute and is intended to rehabilitate the economically disadvantaged spouse so that the spouse can re-enter or move up in the workforce. Transitional alimony is paid for a specific period of time and is intended to transition the

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What is the Contested Divorce Process

Step 1: Hire a lawyer. Your lawyer will draft a Complaint for Divorce, Notice of Injunction, and Summons. If applicable, they may also draft and file: Proposed Temporary Parenting Plan, Motion for Temporary Alimony/Child Support, Motion for Attorneys Fees, or any other applicable restraining orders or injunctions. Step 2: You meet with your lawyer, review

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What is the Agreed Divorce Process in Tennessee?

Step 1: Talk to your spouse about the possibility of divorce and whether an agreement can be reached on asset & debt allocation and co- parenting. Step 2: A Lawyer drafts your financial settlement agreement called a Marital Dissolution Agreement, a Parenting Plan (with accompanying Child Support Worksheet), Final Decree (the actual document that the

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What is a Contested Divorce?

Contested divorce occur under a variety of circumstances, such as: one spouse wants a divorce and the other does not; the spouses cannot agree on division of assets and debts or co-parenting of the children; one spouse is not willing to proceed without a lawyer; one spouse is not willing to voluntarily sign paperwork; a

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