What Is The Process Of Obtaining An Uncontested Divorce?

In this video Memphis attorney Curt Runger details the process of obtaining an uncontested divorce. View the video below or see the transcript to hear Curt’s response to this very important divorce information.

Hey, my name is Curt Runger and I’m the Managing Member of Douglass & Runger, PLLC in Memphis, Tennessee law firm, and we assist our family law clients by navigating them through the divorce process and ensuring that we take care of the most important things to them, their children and their assets. So one question that I get from people who are contemplating divorce, almost on a daily basis is what is involved in obtaining an uncontested divorce, and it depends on whether or not you have minor children.  If you do not have minor children together, it can be pretty simple you would simply have to enter into a contract with your spouse. That is called a marital dissolution agreement, and that contract sets forth, how your marital assets, and how your marital debts are going to be. It’s also going to set forth if one party is going to pay alimony to the other party. You know how much alimony are they gonna pay him off for how long are they going to pay it. Another provision that is included in the marital dissolution agreement involves health insurance so if you are covered under your spouse’s health insurance cover health insurance believes that health insurance coverage 30 days after the divorce is final. So assuming that you don’t have minor children and you can come to terms, those terms basically that I just discussed in a marital dissolution agreement. You can get divorced pretty inexpensively and pretty quickly in Tennessee. That being said, if you have minor children that are born up your marriage. It’s a little bit more involved so not only would you actually have to enter into that marital dissolution agreement. But you would also enter into a contract. It’s called a permanent parenting plan, and the permanent parenting plan is the contract between you and your spouse. It sets forth how it’s gonna work with your minor children you know everything related to your minor children so the permanent parenting plan is gonna address, who is the custodial parent of the minor children. You know, or primary residential parent as we refer to it in Tennessee, it’s gonna set for the what the visitation schedule is going to be like for the non custodial parent, decision making, regarding the minor children is going to be addressed in the permanent parenting plan and then the biggest thing is the child support obligation will be addressed and established in the permanent parenting plan as well. So, if you do not have minor children, you’re just looking at entering into a marital deletion agreement to get your uncontested divorce in Tennessee. If you do you have minor children together, you will be looking at entering into that marital dissolution agreement, but also the permanent parenting plan in order to get your uncontested divorce. Should you have any questions about the divorce process, please feel free to give me a call at 901-388-5805. Once again, my name is Curt Runger, and my phone number is 901-388-5805 and by the way just a, like a, like a last little tidbit here for those of you watching this video, so it’s always important to try to discuss, and have an open line of communication with your spouse if you’re going to go through this divorce process, the more work that you and your spouse, do on trying to figure out what would be acceptable terms, the better it makes for us the the easier the process is, the less expensive, the process is and, you know, the better the chances are of you getting through this thing quickly so that was my little final piece on that. Again, my name is Curt Runger give me a call if you got any questions. My number is 901-388-5805. Thanks.

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If you have any further questions do not hesitate to call Curt or his team at Douglass & Runger, PLLC at 901-388-5805 relating to other questions you may have about the divorce process. 

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