Uncontested Divorce Protecting Your Freedom

Uncontested Divorce Attorney in Clarksville

Serving Clients in Montgomery and Stewart Counties

Do you and your spouse need to end your marriage even though you are both on good terms? If you and your spouse are in agreement about all the major issues in your divorce, you may be able to get an uncontested divorce.

At Jeff Grimes & Associates, PLLC, our Clarksville uncontested divorce lawyers are well-versed in the divorce process and can guide you through it. Our attorneys provide our clients with the highest level of service possible. We offer an initial consultation so you can meet with us and decide if we are the right firm for you. Our office is conveniently located in downtown Clarksville, near the courthouse.

Call (931) 398-5308 or contact us online to schedule an appointment with our Clarksville uncontested divorce lawyers.

What Is Uncontested Divorce?

In a contested divorce, the spouses cannot agree on one or more of the divorce's major issues such as property division, alimony, child custody, or child support. In an uncontested divorce, on the other hand, the spouses agree on all the issues in their divorce.

Uncontested divorces are generally much quicker and less expensive than contested divorces because the parties do not have to go to court. In addition, the parties may be able to avoid the emotional turmoil that can come with a contested divorce.

At Jeff Grimes & Associates, PLLC, we can help you with all the issues in your uncontested divorce, including:

  • Property division
  • Alimony
  • Child custody
  • Child support

What Is the Uncontested Divorce Process?

The first step in an uncontested divorce is to ensure that you or your spouse meet the state's residency requirements. To file for divorce in Tennessee, at least one spouse must have resided in Tennessee for at least six months prior to filing for divorce.

Next, the spouses must ensure that the necessary documents have been filled out and properly prepared. These documents include:

  • Complaint for Divorce: This document outlines the reasons for the divorce and discloses the basic information about a marriage. This information can include the date of marriage, the names of the spouses, and grounds for divorce.
  • Marital Settlement Agreement: This document outlines the division of assets, child custody and support, and any other agreements made between the spouses. The agreement must be fair to both parties, and it must be submitted to the court for approval.
  • Parenting Plan (where applicable): If there are children involved, this document outlines how custody, visitation, and child support will be handled.

After preparing the paperwork, it must be filed with the court. Applicable fees must be paid upon filing. Then the divorce papers will be sent to the non-filing spouse in a process known as "service of process." In uncontested divorces, the other spouse is usually cooperative, allowing for voluntary acceptance--making the service process fast and smooth.

After a state-mandated 60-day waiting period, your case will be heard by a judge. You and your spouse must appear at this court hearing where you may be asked to answer routine questions. Once the judge approves the divorce, the court will finalize the decree.

How Can an Attorney Help with an Uncontested Divorce?

Even in an uncontested divorce, the guidance of a skilled attorney can be invaluable. While the spouses may be in agreement on major issues, ensuring that all legal requirements are met and that the process runs smoothly can be challenging without professional assistance. An experienced attorney can help in several ways:

  • Ensuring Legal Compliance: Divorce laws and requirements can be very intricate in the State of Tennessee. A knowledgeable attorney can ensure that all documents are properly prepared and that they comply with Tennessee's legal standards. This includes understanding and meeting residency requirements, and accurately completing the Complaint for Divorce, Marital Settlement Agreement, and Parenting Plan.
  • Avoiding Common Pitfalls: Without legal guidance, spouses might overlook important details or make errors in their documentation, leading to delays or even dismissal of their case. Attorneys can help avoid these pitfalls by meticulously reviewing all paperwork and ensuring all necessary details are included and correctly presented.
  • Streamlining the Process: An attorney can efficiently handle the preparation and filing of documents, manage communication with the court, and assist with the service of process. This streamlining can save time and reduce stress for both parties.
  • Providing Objective Advice: Even in an uncontested divorce, emotions can run high. An attorney provides a level-headed perspective, offering objective advice to ensure that both parties' interests are fairly represented. This is especially important in matters of property division, alimony, and child custody and support.
  • Preparing You for Court: Though uncontested divorces tend to be less complicated, you and your spouse will still need to appear in court. An attorney can prepare you for this court hearing, advising you on what to expect helping to ensure a favorable outcome.

If you are considering an uncontested divorce, contact Jeff Grimes & Associates, PLLC today. Our experienced attorney is here to help you navigate the process with ease, providing the expertise and support you need for a smooth transition.

Contact us today at (931) 398-5308 to get started with your uncontested divorce.

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Reviews & Testimonials

At Jeff Grimes & Associates, your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our clients have to say about working with us.

    “They exceeded my expectations and got me everything I needed.”

    I hired their law firm for a legal case and not only were they highly professional but always courteous and respectful. They exceeded my expectations and got me everything I needed. If I ever need legal services again I will definitely be choosing them in the future.

    - Lisa S.
    “HONEST, LOYAL, AND DEDICATED this firm gets 5 stars.”

    If you need legal counsel then I highly recommend you make an appointment with this firm. Mr. Sensing was my attorney and is very dedicated to his clients going to great lengths to provide the very best defense possible. Stays in touch with his clients always bringing them up to speed on what is being done in their case providing copies of everything to the client. HONEST, LOYAL, AND DEDICATED this firm gets 5 stars.

    - Brad H.
    “I can honestly say I was not disappointed.”

    I took a trip out to TN and got in to some trouble in Clarksville and needed representation for a case while I was I back in my home state. I went to Grimes, Sensing & Clemons feeling distraught and like I had no hope, seeking a solid defense attorney that would actually fight for my case and get me the best possible deal. I left feeling comfortable and confident. I can honestly say I was not disappointed, the only time I needed to come back to TN was for the sentencing(mind you cases may differ) and unbelievably Jeffery Grimes was able to pull a rabbit out of a hat and get a felony charge reduced to a misdemeanor as well as talk down the court fines... I strongly suggest Jeffery Grimes as your defense attorney for any legal issues you may have, also their fees are very reasonable and they will do payment plans. Thank you very much Grimes, Sensing and Clemons.

    - Spence W.
    “Thank you for helping me I know it’s your job but the peace of mind you gave me is priceless.”

    Thank you so much Grimes, Sensing & Clemons PLLC!! I've been working with them for months and I couldn't be happier. Grimes helped with all of the little details I didn't even know I needed. He is always friendly and ready to answer all of my questions. Your attention to my case has allowed me to focus on what's important to me, healing and family. Thank you for helping me I know it’s your job but the peace of mind you gave me is priceless. Thanks again! ~ YC

    - Satisfied Client
    “The outcome for my request was better than I could have hoped for.”

    I hired Mr Sensing to assist me with the modification of a parenting plan that just wasn’t working anymore. I hired another lawyer in the Clarksville area that did not do their due diligence. Mr Sensing and his team were great throughout the process. Emails and phone calls were actually returned in a timely manner! Which wasn’t the case with the lawyer I used before. I had access to all my court documents and was always kept informed on what was going on with my case. Lastly Mr Sensing is very experienced and knowledgeable in his field. The outcome for my request was better than I could have hoped for, and I honestly feel like that was due to Mr Sensing.

    - Toni M.
    “Best defense lawyer you could ask for.”

    Grimes is the best defense lawyer you could ask for. He was able to take what would generally be a felony for sure and get it down to a misdemeanor and a fine. If you have him as your lawyer, you won't have anything to worry about.

    - Dennis H.
    “Very professional and fairly priced!”

    Mr.Grimes made my case go very smoothly and easily for me I was out of state for a good part of it he went out of his way to let me know if something changed and he was always very professional and fairly priced! I would recommend him a thousand times over!!

    - David L.
    “Fought with me the whole 2 years my case took for me to get the time with my son I’ve always wanted.”

    Mr. Sensing is an excellent attorney. He fought with me the whole 2 years my case took for me to get the time with my son I’ve always wanted. I will definitely recommend his services to anyone and I will be going back to him if I have any issues in the future. Also Pat and Amy are awesome!!

    - Satisfied Client

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