The quickest and least expensive divorce available in Tennessee is an Uncontested Divorce granted on the grounds of Irreconcilable Differences. In order to obtain this type of divorce, the Husband and the Wife must agree on the division of assets and debts, and agree on a Parenting Plan if there are minor children in the marriage.
The Procedure for Obtaining an Uncontested Divorce on the grounds of Irreconcilable Differences:
- File a Complaint for Divorce on the grounds of Irreconcilable Differences with the Divorce Court in the county in which you reside. The Court charges a filing fee of approximately $200 to file a divorce if there are no minor children, and $300 for divorces with minor children. There is a 60-day waiting period for Uncontested Divorces without minor children, and a 90-day waiting period for Uncontested Divorces with minor children.
- Prepare, sign and file a Marital Dissolution Agreement with the Divorce Court. This document divides the assets and the debts of the Husband and the Wife.
- Prepare, sign and file a Parenting Plan with the Divorce Court. This document details the co-parenting arrangement between the parents, including the day-to-day residential schedule for the children, the holiday schedule, child support, and health insurance.
- The divorce can be finalized after the applicable waiting periods have expired.
An experienced Divorce Attorney will prepare and file with the Divorce Court all of the required documents, as well as, assist the Husband and the Wife in reaching agreements for the Marital Dissolution Agreement and the Parenting Plan, and finalize the divorce after the applicable waiting periods have expired.