Waiting Period of Divorce in Tennessee

Irreconcilable differences divorce cannot be granted until at least ninety (90) days after filing. This is a minimum interval. My experience indicates a normal interval of about ten (10) days more than the minimum required for uncontested divorces. The waiting period for contested divorces is a minimum of thirty (30) days after filing, but normally between nine (9) months and twenty-four (24) months.

During the waiting period we will try to help you work out the details of parenting, visitation, support, and property settlement, or if necessary, prepare for trial.

Certain circumstances may qualify for a quicker divorce, but I recommend a quicker divorce only in unusual situations.

Reviews from People Who Have Been There

  • If you want your divorce handled right go to Larry Rice first.

    “Larry’s knowledge and experience in Tennessee divorce law is unequaled.”

    Bob

  • Nick and his team were far and away the best experience I've had with any legal team.

    “They made the entire process painless dare I say pleasant which is hard to believe for going through a divorce.”

    Chris

  • My son and I met Nick and we were both very impressed by his easy manner of talking and his knowledge of the law.

    “I was in a bad spot in my life with so much going wrong. I was very glad to have Nick's help.”

    Judy

  • I know if Nick, and his staff, is on the case I am going to get top notch representation and results.

    “I would definitely recommend him to others and would feel safe to say that they, too, would have a great experience.”

    James

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    ““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