Uncontested Divorce

Nashville Attorney Lisa Ewing

What is an uncontested divorce?


Helping People Divorce Amicably The events that lead up to the decision to divorce are often unpleasant, but the divorce process does not have to be. If divorcing spouses can communicate in a civil manner, they can get through the divorce without the time and expense of traditional litigation. It has been said that conflict and disagreements are unavoidable, but combat is optional.

At the Ewing Law Office LLC, we help Tennessee couples with uncontested divorce. When both parties agree on all aspects of a divorce, Lisa Ewing, an experienced divorce lawyer, can draft and file the papers on their behalf, most likely making it unnecessary for the couple to appear at a divorce hearing. To schedule a no obligation initial consultation with a Nashville uncontested divorce attorney, please call (615) 244-1582.

Why Hire a Family Law Attorney

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Do I need an attorney if my spouse has an attorney?

What about using forms online?

Child Custody & Visitation when living in different States.

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How do I make the other parent let me see my child?

What state do I file in?


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Will the court make the other parent pay private school tuition?

Creating a Parenting Plan

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How do I plan for my children’s lives when their father/mother do not live together? 

Collaborative Divorce & Mediation

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Need someone to bridge the gap?
When is a collaborative divorce the best solution? Do I need a mediator that is an attorney?

Enforcing the Divorce Agreement

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What if I am not being paid my court-ordered alimony?

How Does Uncontested Divorce Work?

To save time and avoid costly litigation, a couple may choose to work out the terms of the divorce together. When the spouses are able to reach an agreement on all of the terms, it is possible to file an uncontested divorce. We can help you with the legal requirements of uncontested divorce, which requires the divorcing husband and wife to agree on the following:

If you and your spouse reach an agreement on the above items, we can obtain your divorce based on irreconcilable differences (uncontested divorce). We will:

  • Draft the agreement of the divorcing spouses into an enforceable legal contract and submit it to the court for approval
  • Prepare a permanent parenting plan that complies with the requirements of the Tennessee statutes, reflects the agreement of the parties, and calculates the child support obligation
  • Work with clients to be certain that they have addressed the issues that most frequently cause post-divorce conflicts
  • Prepare the complaint for divorce
  • File all necessary documents with the court
  • Prepare the final decree of divorce, which may include restoring a spouse to a maiden name and the Certificate of Divorce for filing with the state records department

Post-divorce conflicts frequently occur when couples divorce without the counsel of an experienced attorney and use online legal forms that do not adequately address all of the responsibilities of each spouse after the divorce.

Many people ask us if they have to come back for a divorce hearing if they have moved since the separation and are not in Tennessee. In most cases, we can appear in court for you, as long as both parties agree on all terms. The county in which you file and the rules in that local court may affect this option, however. We will discuss it with you during your consultation.

Contact a Middle Tennessee Attorney

Please call our office at (615) 244-1582 or contact us online to schedule a no obligation initial consultation.