Uncontested divorces, also referred to as agreed divorces, is a process in which both parties can agree that it is in the best interest to end the marriage and they can agree on the things that needs to be addressed in order to execute the agreed divorce.
In Tennessee, an agreed divorce has the ground of irreconcilable differences as listed in Tennessee Code Annotated § 36-4-101(14). One of the documents required will be a Marital Dissolution Agreement (MDA). This agreement spells out the terms of the divorce and the relationship between the two parties after the divorce. This agreement will cover property division, debt division, autos, spousal support, retirement accounts, and any other relevant issues related to the divorce.
If there are children born of the marriage and they are still under eighteen years old, a parenting plan will be required. This is a detailed agreement of how the parents will care for their children after the divorce. This agreement includes the establishment of the residential schedule of the children, parenting responsibilities, and addresses child support.
If the parties can agree on the above mentioned topics, then they should be able to get a non-contested or agreed divorce executed in Tennessee. Agreed divorces will save the parties a lot of money as these types of divorces can be done with a relatively low flat fee. Additionally, in some counties, these can be done without ever having to go to court.
For uncontested or agreed divorces in Rutherford or surrounding counties, contact Cartwright Law, LLC at 615.785.2909 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org