File For Divorce In Tennessee

Helping Families Through Tough Times

At Rice Divorce Law we have more than 75 years of combined experience handling divorce cases. We are a law firm in Memphis dedicated to helping families throughout Tennessee during these emotionally draining times. We promise that you are not alone.

Why Call Our Firm?

  • We Bring 75+ Years of Combined Legal Experience

  • Award-Winning Legal Team on Your Side from Start to Finish
  • We Wrote the Book on Divorce Practice & Procedures - Literally
  • Attorney Larry Rice is a Certified Family Law Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy

Divorce has become a part of life in this country. It may be necessary to clear away a problem that blocks you couple getting a divorcefrom leading a better life. The biggest divorce we know of was when our country divorced itself from England in 1776. Divorce is not pleasant, nor is it easy, and some are more unpleasant than others.

Our website describes many aspects of divorce; some will apply to you and some will not. However, understanding which aspects apply to your case will help you avoid and prepare you for dealing against upcoming problems.

Contact Rice Divorce Law to schedule a consultation (901) 425-1274.

Divorce Process in Tennessee

At Rice Divorce Law, we can provide sound legal counsel in cases involving all aspects of divorce.

Valid Reasons for Divorce in Tennessee

You may file for divorce based on either fault-based or no-fault based divorce. For a no-fault divorce, you would only need to claim that there are “irreconcilable differences between the two of you. The marriage has come to a point where you can no longer continue living as a married couple. You do not need to allege that your spouse did something “wrong,” that led to its demise.

Additionally, you would need to fulfill these requirements:

  • You and your spouse have lived separately and apart for at least two or more years
  • You have not been living as a married couple during this two-year period
  • You do not share any minor children

You will need to wait at least 60 days after filing your divorce claim before the judge can issue a final decree on your divorce, as well. If you have any children under 18. If you have any further questions about this, please do not hesitate to contact Rice Lawtoday!

Source: https://www.divorcenet.com/states/tennessee/tennessee_grounds_for_divorce

Work with the Author of the Guide to Divorce Practice

Now in its 25th-anniversary edition, Attorney Larry Rice wrote The Complete Guide to Divorce Practice: Forms and Procedures for Lawyers. It is considered the national standard for divorce and family lawyers throughout the United States.

Attorney Rice is a certified Family Law Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. This is no easy achievement -- he is one of two in Memphis and here are a total of 12 in the state of Tennessee. He has received the Top 10 Attorney Award for Tennessee from the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys and has been recognized as The Face of Divorce Law by Memphis Magazine for the last four years. With his guidance, the Rice Lawis ready to help you with your divorce case. Read more about divorce on our website and contact us if you have any questions.

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Reviews from People Who Have Been There

  • Nick made every effort to work out my case at the lowest cost and time possible.

    “As an attorney who has interacted with attorneys on a daily basis for more than fifteen years, I was so impressed with the hard work and enormous amount of time Nick spent on my case! ”

    Angie

  • He clearly intimidates opposition.

    “Keen instincts, in innate understanding of the human psyche, and his ever adaptive strategies give him an extraordinary edge.”

    Elizabeth H.

  • He helped me navigate through a difficult divorce with crazy paperwork and a harsh judge.

    “Larry Rice literally rescued me at the courthouse one day.”

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  • Larry Rice and his able team took that low point of my life and transformed it into a turning point, for me and my children.

    “Larry and his entire staff were always attentive to my needs, always put my best interests first, and most of all, fought diligently for me.”

    Scott

  • I appreciated he and his staff keeping me informed during the entire process.

    “Nick was very helpful during a very difficult time in my life. ”

    Adrienne