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Divorce is a part of life in this country. A divorce may be necessary to clear away a problem that blocks you from leading a better life. The biggest divorce I know of was when our country divorced itself from England in 1776. Divorce is not pleasant. Some divorces are more unpleasant than others. While I have lectured and worked with lawyers in many states, I am a Tennessee lawyer. I wrote this for my clients who are mostly Tennessee residents.

This website is taken from the book I give my clients. It describes many things; some will apply in your case and some will not. However, knowing those that apply will help you avoid some problems and deal better with others. It does not and cannot cover all of the issues, laws, or rules involved.

This website summarizes the law, as I understood it, when I last updated this booklet (September 2010). The law is always subject to amendment by the legislature, to reinterpretation by the courts, to different application by different judges, and to factual variation from case to case. Before acting on what you have read, talk to a lawyer in your area first—that is why they are there.


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• VIP ad – February 2011 – “Thank You – Super Lawyers”

• 4Memphis ad – September 2011 – “Larry Rice Wrote the Book on Divorce, Literally”

• RSVP ad – October 2011 – “Nick Enters”

• 4Memphis ad – November 2011 – “Nick Enters”

• Health and Fitness article – December 2011 – Nick Rice interview


• Memphis Magazine article – March 2010 – “He Said, She Said”

• Memphis Magazine ad – April 2010 – “Larry Rice Wrote the Book on Divorce, Literally”

• VIP ad – April 2010 – “Larry Rice Wrote the Book on Divorce, Literally”

• VIP ad – September 2010 – “Larry Rice Wrote the Book on Divorce, Literally”

• RSVP ad – October 2010 – “Larry Rice Wrote the Book on Divorce, Literally”

• VIP ad – November 2010 – “Super Lawyer and Rising Stars”

• Memphis Magazine and Super Lawyer Magazine combo ads – December 2010 – “Super Lawyer”

• Nick Rice was nominated for Memphis’ Finest Young Professional – June 2010

• Nice Rice was nominated for Top 40 under 40 – September 2010


In the NEWS

U of M law students Tracy Bradshaw and Grace Whiting advance to the national level of the National Appellate Advocacy Competition .............<more>
A University of Memphis team of law students won the San Francisco Regional competition of the National Appellate Advocacy Competition, sponsored by the American Bar Association. Tracy Bradshaw and Grace Whiting will advance to the national level of competition in Chicago in April, along with the top four teams from each of the six regions. U of M law professor Barbara Kritchevsky, director of the school’s Advocacy program, was the principal coach for the team, with assistance at the competition from U of M law alumnus Tim Perkins.

Memphis Lawyer Magazine (page 20) - March/April 2010

The "Facebook" Cost in Divorce Litigation .............<more>
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YouTube Video - Friday, February 19, 2010

Using Facebook in Divorce .............<more>
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Good Morning Memphis FOX 13 News spot with Larry & Nick Rice - Wednesday, February 17, 2010

"Question of Law" with Larry and Nick .............<more>
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The Library Channel - Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Your Rights When Confronted By Cops .............<more>
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ABC Eyewitness News 24 - Friday, July 24, 2009

5 Best Divorce Lawyers in Memphis .............<more>
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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

More Divorces In Shelby County During Tough Economy .............<more>
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ABC Eyewitness News 24 - Monday, May 4, 2009

'Collaborative law' seeks to trade animosity.............<more>
Memphis Commercial Appeal - Saturday, March 7, 2009

Rice Receives Rare Family Law Inclusion In Mid-South Super Lawyers...........<more>
The Daily News - Thursday, January 15, 2009

Divorce lawyer knows gamble of marriage.............<more>
Memphis Commercial Appeal - Tuesday, August 12, 2008


This webpage is part of -
The Complete Guide to Divorce Practice, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd editions
also written by Larry Rice.
It is reproduced by permission of the copyright holder, the American Bar Association.

The following are some of the statutes or forms mentioned below.

- Alimony
- Child Support Guidelines
- Child Support Worksheet
- Deposition
- Divorce Incident Report
- Expense and Income Statement

- Grounds
- Parenting Class Providers
- Parenting Plan Form
- Parenting Plan Statute
- Parental Relocation
- Private Investigator
- Property Division
- Publications
- Support Account Sheet
- Support Account Sheet Example



- AIDS and Other Medical Issues
- Alimony
- Annulment
- Attorney's Fee
- Bankruptcy
- Changes
- Change of Wife's Name
- Child Support
- Children
- Conclusion
- Contempt
- Cooperation
- Cost and Expenses
- Credit
- Custody
- Dating
- Debts
- Discovery
- Divorce

- Domestic Abuse and Violence
- Emotions
- Evidence
- Facts
- Family
- Filing
- Final Decree
- Grounds
- Injunctions and Protective Orders
- Keeping You Informed
- Legal Separation
- Life Insurance
- Marital Dissolution Agreement
- Mediation
- Medical Insurance
- Negotiations
- One Attorney for Both of You
- Outcome
- Parental Kidnapping
- Prenuptial or Antenuptial Agreements
- Property Division
- Records
- Remarriage
- Residence Requirements
- Separation and Reconciliation
- Snooping
- Social Security
- Taxes
- Telephone
- Temporary Relief
- Trial
- Uncontested Divorce
- Visitation
- Waiting Period
- Wills
- Witnesses
- Worry
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This webpage is not a substitute for a lawyer. Do not try to use this webpage as a do-it-yourself divorce guide. The information it contains may not be appropriate for your particular situation. If you attempt to use the information in this webpage instead of hiring a lawyer, you are setting yourself up for a potential disaster of epic proportions.