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

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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

  • 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

  • Mr. Rice was so helpful and his staff was superb!

    “Mr. Rice explained all possible outcomes and what I could expect at the hearing (this really helped my stress level).”

    Previous Client

  • During difficult times, they can be trusted to help you make the best decisions for your future.

    “Definitely the best choice for my unexpected divorce.”

    Wendy

  • 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