Residence Requirements

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Prior to filing your petition, you must have resided in Tennessee for six months or have been a bona fide resident of Tennessee when the grounds occurred here.

Some people wish to get divorced in another county; you can if both parties agree to it. At one time, this was faster than getting divorced in Shelby County; now, however, Shelby County is as fast, or faster. One advantage that still remains is that The Commercial Appeal does not publish out-of-county divorces. However, even your dimmest family member or friend will eventually figure out that you are divorced. One disadvantage is that if anything goes wrong—and there is much that can go wrong (alimony or support does not get paid, visitation is not working, property was not transferred)—it is more expensive and complicated to straighten problems out if the divorce was granted in another county.

Reviews from People Who Have Been There

  • Choosing Larry Rice to represent me was the best choice I have made!!!

    “As a client, I can definitely say that Larry Rice has exceeded my expectations, which are high.”

    Kathryn W.

  • Mr. Rice is a very professional and employs a highly trained team of assistants who both assist him and keep the paperwork flowing to a quick conclusion of my case.

    “ Easy to contact if I/you have a question and is very knowledgeable as to how the case will proceed through the courts.”

    Larry

  • Nick and Faith were an excellent team.

    “Nick and Faith were an excellent team. They went above and beyond to answer any questions I had and it was like working with family. I will recommend Rice Divorce Team to anyone I know needing a Divorce Attorney. Thank you all!!!”

    Brooks

  • Nick and his team did the in depth research and created a game plan that resulted in a successful conclusion of this case.

    “I would like to commend his entire office staff for their help and support. From day one I was treated like family.”

    Phil

  • Polished, Thorough, and Personable

    ““I retained Ms. Pfenson last year to fight a motion to modify custody. She is very personable, responsive, and easy to talk to. Seems unusual to find that combination of skills and qualities but Ms. Pfenson has them. I would recommend her to anyone dealing with a family law matter. I feel very confident having her on my side. She plays to win. Highly recommend her.”

    Former Client