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At the Walls Law Firm, we are dedicated to helping people divorce with dignity. Our Tennessee Divorce attorney offers three affordable flat fee divorce packages to  cater to your unique needs: Do-It-Yourself Divorce, Uncontested Divorce, and Collaborative Divorce.  Our Memphis Divorce lawyer also offers Divorce Mediation services.  All of our divorce services are available for an affordable flat fee. A description of our divorce services, what are included in each service, along with the starting prices are detailed on our website for your convenience.   We also offer flexible payment plans  to ease the financial strain that many people experience while going through a divorce. Our payment plans range from 3 to 18 months with payments as low as $100 biweekly.

 

 We want you to be informed while contemplating divorce and going through the divorce process, so we have provided a lot of free information on our website to help you learn more about divorce in Memphis, Tennessee. Feel free to bookmark our website and browse it as often as needed.  You should also consider downloading our FREE divorce guide entitled Divorce with Dignity.  It contains an immense amount of information to help prepare you for the divorce process.  

 

When you are ready to get started, please feel free to schedule a Divorce planning Session with our Memphis divorce attorney by giving our office a call at (901) 315-0559.  You may also schedule online by clicking the following link: Schedule a Divorce Planning Session.  We want the time you spend with us to be meaningful and helpful, so we ask that you complete our Divorce Intake Form prior to your Divorce Planning Session.  You may click the following link to learn more about our Divorce Planning Session.  The cost of the Divorce Planning Session is $100, but the information you will learn during it will prove to be invaluable.  In addition, if you decide to purchase one of our divorce services, your planning session fee will be credited to the overall cost of your legal services.  This will make your Divorce Planning Session FREE in effect!  So don't delay, schedule a Divorce Planning Session today!

Divorce with Dignity!

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Click the button below to get a FREE copy of our

divorce guide entitled "Divorce with Dignity." 

 

Learn what you need to know NOW to protect yourself, your finances, and

your children throughout the divorce process!

By reading Divorce with Dignity, you will learn:

  • 12 important steps to take when contemplating divorce,

  • How to determine whether or not you need a divorce lawyer,

  • How to choose the right divorce lawyer for you,

  • How to save on attorney fees and court costs,

  • How child custody is determined in Tennessee,

  • How child visitation is determined in Tennessee,

  • How child support is determined in Tennessee,

  • How alimony is determined in Tennessee,

  • How property is divided in a Tennessee divorce,

  • How to maintain control throughout the divorce process,

  • How to reduce tension between you and your spouse,

  • How to protect your finances throughout the divorce process, and

  • How to protect your children throughout the divorce process.

The Four Core Areas of Divorce

Throughout the divorce process, you will have to make many decisions that may have an immense effect on you, your finances, and your children.  There are four core areas that you will have to make decisions regarding.  They are child custody and visitation, child support, the division of marital property, and spousal support.  Click the links below to learn more about each of the core areas of a divorce.

 

Our Divorce Packages

     Our Tennessee Divorce attorney offers three affordable flat fee divorce packages to  cater to your unique needs: Do-It-Yourself Divorce, Uncontested Divorce, and Collaborative Divorce.  Our Memphis Divorce lawyer also offers divorce mediation services. All of our divorce services are available for an afforable flat fee.  We also offer flexible payment plans that fit almost any budget. 

 

     Our Do-It-Yourself Divorce package is available to anyone in the state of Tennessee. The Uncontested Divorce and Contested Divorce packages are limited to people in Tennessee who would like there divorce processed in Shelby County.  Click on a divorce package below to learn more about that particular Tennessee divorce package. To learn more about Tennessee divorce, check out our Tennessee Divorce FAQs below.

This Tennessee divorce package is for the person who  is comfortable representing themselves and just need a little help getting started.  When you purchase this Tennessee divorce package, here is what you get:

  • We begin with a confidential  Divorce Planning Session;

  • We draft your divorce documents;

  • We provide you a copy of your divorce documents in pdf format; and

  • We advise you on how to proceed.

Starting at $250

Do-It-Yourself

Divorce 

This  Memphis and Shelby County, Tennessee divorce package is for the person who has reached an agreement with their spouse regarding the terms of their divorce and would like to have a knowledgeable divorce attorney representing them throughout the divorce process.  When you purchase this Memphis and Shelby County, Tennessee divorce package,  here is what you get:

  • Everything included in the Do-It-Yourself Divorce

PLUS

  • We schedule a time for you and yours spouse to meet at our office to sign your divorce documents;

  • We file your divorce documents;

  • We schedule your final hearing;

  • We represent you in court during your final hearing; and

  • We provide you and your spouse copies of your divorce documents in pdf format.

Starting at $750

Uncontested

 Divorce 

This Memphis and Shelby County, Tennessee divorce package is for the person who need help negotiating the terms of their divorce and would like to have a knowledgeable divorce attorney on their side to ensure that their rights and best interests are being protected.  When you purchase this Memphis and Shelby County Tennessee divorce package, here is what you get:

  • Everything included in the Uncontested Divorce;                         PLUS

  • Representation from a knowledgeable and experienced divorce attorney to assist you with negotiating the terms of your divorce.

Starting at $2400

Collaborative

 Divorce 

 

Do-It-Yourself 

Divorce

If you and your spouse have agreed upon all the issues and you feel comfortable representing yourself and navigating the court system, but you just need a little help getting started, then our Do-It-Yourself Divorce package may be right for you. Unlike the do-it-yourself divorce packages offered by document preparation companies, our Do-It-Yourself Divorce packages include a confidential divorce planning session with our licensed Tennessee divorce attorney, drafting of your uncontested divorce paperwork, and information on how to proceed. Thus, you are able to get the divorce advice and information you need from a knowledgeable and experienced Tennessee divorce attorney at a price you can afford.  If you require assistance navigating the court system and you and your spouse have already reached an agreement regarding all of the issues concerning your divorce, then an Uncontested Divorce Package may be right for you.  If there are any issues in which you and your spouse do not agree, a Collaborative Divorce Package may be better for you.  

 

 

To qualify for one of our Do-It-Yourself Divorce packages, you and your spouse must meet all of the following requirements:

1.Agree to be divorced;
2.Reach an agreement on all issues without the assistance of our divorce attorney (including, but not limited to, spousal support, alimony, child custody, child visitation, child support, division of real property, division of assets, and division of debts);
3.Voluntarily sign all uncontested divorce documents without service of process;
4. Voluntarily complete the mandatory Parent Educational Seminar if the parties have minor or dependent children together; and
5.Be fully aware of each other’s assets, debts, income, and financial interests.
 
When you purchase one of our Do-It-Yourself Divorce Packages, here's what you get:
  • We begin with a confidential divorce strategy planning session with our Memphis divorce attorney;

  • We inform you how to proceed with your Tennessee divorce;

  • We prepare your uncontested divorce documents based off your answers in the intake questionnaire; and

  • We provide you with a copy of your Tennessee uncontested divorce documents in pdf format.

  • We provide you access to our e-book entitled "About Divorce: A Guide for Clients".

 

Do-It-Yourself Divorce Packages prices:  The prices for our Do-It-Yourself Divorce packages vary depending on:

  • Whether or not you and your spouse have minor or dependent children together;

  • Whether you and your spouse have marital assets and/or marital debts; and

  • The complexity of your case.

Starting prices for our Tennessee Do-It-Yourself Divorce Packages:

  • No minor or dependent children, No marital assets or debts - $250

  • No minor or dependent children, With marital assets or debts - $350

  • With minor or dependent children, No marital assets or debts - $450

  • With minor or dependent children, With marital assets or debts - $550

Our Memphis and Shelby County divorce packages do not include filing fees, court costs, or expenses.  The filing fee/ expenses for a divorce with children in Memphis and Shelby County, Tennessee is $425.  The filing fee/ expenses for a divorce without children in Memphis and Shelby, County Tennessee is $325.  The filing fees are paid to the court clerk.  Click here to learn more about what our Do-It--Yourself Divorce Packages include or click here to schedule a Divorce Planning Session with our Memphis divorce attorney.

 

Uncontested Divorce

An uncontested divorce is a divorce in which both of the parties have already reached an agreement regarding all issues, including, but not limited to, spousal support, alimony, child support, child visitation, child custody, timesharing, distribution of marital debts, and distribution of marital assets.  Uncontested divorces tend to be more cost efficient, less drawn out, and less hostile than a contested divorce.  

 

Our Uncontested Divorce Packages are appropriate when you and your spouse have already sat down together and agreed on all the issues. These packages include a confidential divorce strategy planning session with our knowledgeable divorce attorney, uncontested divorce paperwork, the filing of your uncontested divorce paper work, and representation at your uncontested divorce hearing. When you purchase one of our Deluxe Uncontested Divorce Packages, a Marital Dissolution Agreement, Agreed Permanent Parenting Plan(if you and your spouse have minor or dependent children together), and Final Decree of Divorce must be signed by both parties before the Complaint for Divorce is filed with the court clerk.

 

  If there are any issues in which you and your spouse do not agree, a Collaborative Divorce Package may be better for you.  If you and your spouse have agreed upon all the issues and you feel comfortable representing yourself, and just need a little help getting started, an Do-It-Yourself Divorce Package may be right for you.  

 

 

To qualify for one of our Uncontested Divorce packages, you and your spouse must meet all of the following requirements:

1.Agree to be divorced;
2.Reach an agreement on all issues without the assistance of our divorce attorney (Including, but not limited to, spousal support, alimony, child custody, child visitation, child support, division of real property, division of assets, and division of debts.);
3.Voluntarily sign all uncontested divorce documents without service of process;
4. Voluntarily complete the mandatory Parent Educational Seminar if the parties have minor or dependent children together; and
5. Be fully aware of each other’s assets, debts, income, and financial interests.
 
 
When you purchase one of our Uncontested Divorce Packages, here's what you get:
  • We begin with a confidential divorce strategy planning session with our Memphis divorce attorney;

  • We inform you how to proceed;

  • We prepare your uncontested divorce documents based off your answers in the intake questionnaire;

  • We provide you with a copy of your uncontested divorce documents in pdf format for review; 

  • We schedule a time for you and your spouse to come to our office to execute your uncontested divorce documents;

  • We provide you with a copy of your executed uncontested divorce documents in pdf format; 

  • We file your uncontested divorce documents(filing fee not included);

  • We schedule your final uncontested divorce hearing;

  • We prepare for your final uncontested divorce hearing;

  • We represent you in court during your final uncontested divorce hearing;

  • We provide you a copy of your final decree of divorce in pdf format;

  • We provide you access to our e-book entitled "About Divorce: A Guide for Clients".

 

Uncontested Divorce Packages prices:  The prices for our Uncontested Divorce packages vary depending on:

  • Whether or not you and your spouse have minor or dependent children together;

  • Whether you and your spouse have joint assets and/or joint debts; and

  • The complexity of your case.

Starting prices for our Memphis and Shelby County, Tennessee Uncontested Divorce Packages:

  • No minor or dependent children, No marital assets or debts - $750

  • No minor or dependent children, With marital assets or debts - $850

  • With minor or dependent children, No marital assets or debts - $950

  • With minor or dependent children, With marital assets or debts - $1050

Our Memphis and Shelby County Uncontested Divorce packages do not include filing fees, court costs, or expenses.  The filing fee/ expenses for a divorce with children in Memphis and Shelby County, Tennessee is $425.  The filing fee/ expenses for a divorce without children in Memphis and Shelby, County Tennessee is $325.  The filing fees are paid to the court clerk.  Click here to learn more about our Uncontested Divorce Packages or click here to schedule a divorce planning session with our Memphis divorce attorney.

 

Collaborative Divorce

Collaborative divorce is a legal process that enables couples who have decided to separate or end their marriage to work with their lawyers and other family professionals, such as counselors and accountants, in order to avoid the uncertain outcome of court and achieve a settlement that best meets the specific needs of both parties and their children without the underlying threat of litigation.   A collaborative divorce is usually the most cost effective, quickest, and peaceful way to resolve a contested divorce.  A contested divorce is a divorce in which the parties have not reached an agreement regarding all the issues of their divorce, including, but not limited to, spousal support, alimony, child support, child visitation, child custody, timesharing, distribution of marital debts, and distribution of marital assets.  Our Collaborative Divorce Package is for the person who wants to divorce with dignity and is willing to utilize alternative dispute resolution methods to negotiate a divorce settlement with their spouse prior to initiating divorce litigation. When you purchase one of our Collaborative Divorce Packages,  our divorce attorney will attempt to negotiate a fair and reasonable divorce settlement with your spouse or their attorney prior to filing a Complaint for Divorce with the court.   When you purchase one of our flat fee Collaborative Divorce Packages, you will be charged one flat fee for us to handle your divorce case from the beginning until the conclusion of mediation, as the majority of divorce cases are resolved during mediation.  If a divorce settlement is reached, your divorce will be filed with the court as an uncontested divorce.  If a divorce settlement is not reached, then you may pursue other alternative dispute resolution methods or additional mediation sessions for an additional fee.

 

We prefer this method because divorcing spouses are typically required to participate in mediation before having a contested divorce trial. Attempting to reach an agreement before filing a Complaint for Divorce enable spouses to work together to reach a fair and reasonable divorce agreement without the stress and expenses of a unnecessary adversarial divorce litigation. Another benefit of this process, is that it allows divorcing spouses to maintain some privacy, as all pleading that are typically filed during divorce litigation are of public record. By reaching an agreement prior to initiating the legal proceeding, divorcing spouses are able to bypass filing adversarial pleading with the court that airs all of their dirty laundry.   In addition, this method provides some predictability to the divorce process, which allows us to assist our clients with resolving your contested divorce for a fixed fee agreed to in advance!  Please note that litigated divorces average about from $15,000 to $30,000 in legal fees.  Thus, prior to deciding to litigate your divorce you should ensure that you are emotionally and financially prepared to do so.  We require a minimum retainer of $3,500 for a litigated contested divorce.

 

  If there are not any issues in which you and your spouse do not agree, an Uncontested Divorce Package may be better for you.  If you and your spouse have agreed upon all the issues and you feel comfortable representing yourself, and just need a little help getting started, a Do-It-Yourself Divorce Package may be right for you.  

 

 

To qualify for one of our Collaborative Divorce packages, you and your spouse must meet all of the following requirements:

1. Voluntarily disclose your assets, debts, income, and financial interests to one another;
2. Be willing to utilize alternative dispute resolution methods to reach a fair and reasonable divorce settlement;
3. Voluntarily sign all uncontested divorce documents detailing the negotiated agreement;
4. Waive service of process; and
5. Attend the mandatory Parent Educational Seminar if the parties have minor children together.
 
 
When you purchase one of our Collaborative Divorce Packages, here's what you get:
  • We begin with a confidential divorce planning session with our Memphis divorce attorney;

  • We inform you how to proceed;

  • We contact your spouse to request that your spouse and his/her attorney  (if represented) participate in an informal divorce settlement conference (also known as a 4-way meeting) to attempt to negotiate a divorce settlement;

  • We schedule your divorce settlement conference;

  • We represent you during your divorce settlement conference;

  • We contact your spouse to request that your spouse and his/her attorney (if represented) participate in a divorce mediation to attempt to reach an agreement with the help  of a neutral third party (known as a mediator) if you and your spouse did not reach an agreement during the divorce settlement conference;

  • We schedule your divorce mediation;

  • We represent you during your divorce mediation;

  • We prepare your divorce documents based off your agreement with your spouse if you reach an agreement;

  • We provide you and your spouse with a copy of your divorce documents in pdf format for review; 

  • We schedule a time for you and your spouse to come to our office to execute your divorce documents;

  • We provide you with a copy of your executed divorce documents in pdf format; 

  • We file your divorce documents with the court (filing fee not included);

  • We schedule your final uncontested divorce hearing;

  • We prepare for your final uncontested divorce hearing;

  • We represent you in court during your final uncontested divorce hearing;

  • We provide you and your spouse a copy of your final decree of divorce in pdf format; and

  • We provide you access to our e-book entitled "About Divorce: A Guide for Clients".

 

Collaborative Divorce Packages prices: The prices for our Collaborative Divorce packages vary depending on:

  • Whether or not you and your spouse have minor or dependent children together;

  • Whether you and your spouse have joint assets and/or joint debts; and

  • The complexity of your case.

Starting prices for our Memphis and Shelby County, Tennessee Collaborative Divorce Packages:

  • No minor or dependent children, No marital assets or debts - $2400

  • No minor or dependent children, With marital assets or debts - $2800

  • With minor or dependent children, No marital assets or debts - $3200

  • With minor or dependent children, With marital assets or debts - $3600

Our collaborative divorce packages do not include divorce litigation, pretrial hearings, motions, trials, filing fees, court costs, or expenses.  The filing fee/expenses for a divorce with children in Memphis and Shelby County, Tennessee is $425.  The filing fee/expenses for a divorce without children in Memphis and Shelby, County Tennessee is $325.  The filing fees are paid to the court clerk.  Click here to learn more about our Collaborative Divorce Packages or click here to schedule a Divorce Planning Session with our Memphis divorce attorney.

 

Divorce Prices

Retaining a divorce attorney at other law firms tend to be expensive and can put a strain on your finances. Our Memphis Divorce attorney understands that not everyone can afford advance deposits/retainers requested by many divorce lawyers and divorce firms. Our Memphis Divorce attorney also understands that navigating through a divorce without a divorce attorney is difficult and can put you, your children, and your finances at risk.  Thus, to alleviate some of the stress that comes along with a divorce, our Memphis divorce attorney offers affordable flat fee divorce packages and flexible payment plans. Our unique divorce packages and payment plans allow you to choose how your divorce will be handled and take control of the financial aspect involved in ending your marriage. 

 

 

When you choose one of our flat fee divorce packages you will know exactly how much you will pay in attorney fees and you won't have to stress about being billed for every phone call or e-mail that you make to our office.  Your flat fee may be paid all up front or throughout a term of up to 12 months. You and our attorney will decide on a payment plan that works best for your budget during your divorce planning session.  Our flat fee divorce packages allow you  to know ahead of time what your attorney fees are going to be and pick the payment plan and payment amount  that works for your budget.  If you would like to take advantage of our flexible payment plans, then you will need to bring a valid debit or credit card, your last two pay stubs, government issued photo identification, and a copy of your last bank statement with you to your divorce planning session.   Click here to learn more about our payment plans.  Please note that if you do not prequalify for a payment plan, we may still be able to offer you a payment plan in office.

 

 

 

Our payment plans for our affordable flat fee divorce packages range from 3 to 12 months and are designed to fit almost every budget. The prices for our divorce packages vary depending on:

  • Whether you choose an Attorney Assisted Divorce Package, Uncontested Divorce Package, or Contested Divorce Package; 

  • Whether you and your spouse have minor or dependent children together;

  • Whether you and your spouse have marital assets and/or marital debts; and

  • The complexity of your case.

Starting prices for our Tennessee Do-It-Yourself Divorce Packages:

  • No minor or dependent children, No marital assets or debts - $250

  • No minor or dependent children, With marital assets or debts - $350

  • With minor or dependent children, No marital assets or debts - $450

  • With minor or dependent children, With marital assets or debts - $550

Starting prices for our Memphis and Shelby County, Tennessee Uncontested Divorce Packages:

  • No minor or dependent children, No marital assets or debts - $750

  • No minor or dependent children, With marital assets or debts - $850

  • With minor or dependent children, No marital assets or debts - $950

  • With minor or dependent children, With marital assets or debts - $1050

Starting prices for our Memphis and Shelby County, Tennessee Collaborative Divorce Packages:

  • No minor or dependent children, No marital assets or debts - $2400

  • No minor or dependent children, With marital assets or debts - $2800

  • With minor or dependent children, No marital assets or debts - $3200

  • With minor or dependent children, With marital assets or debts - $3600

Divorce packages do not include filing fees, court costs, or expenses.  The filing fee/expenses for a divorce with children in Memphis and Shelby County, Tennessee is $425.  The filing fee/expenses for a divorce without children in Memphis and Shelby, County Tennessee is $325.  The filing fees are paid to the court clerk.  Click here to learn more about what our Attorney Assisted Divorce Packages include or click here to schedule a Divorce Planning Session with our Memphis divorce attorney.

 

Divorce Payment Plans

Retaining a divorce attorney at other law firms tend to be expensive and can put a strain on your finances. Our Memphis Divorce attorney understands that not everyone can afford advance deposits/retainers requested by many divorce lawyers and divorce firms. Our Memphis Divorce attorney also understands that navigating through a divorce without a divorce attorney is difficult and can put your future and the future of your family at risk.  Thus, to alleviate some of the stress that comes along with a divorce, our Memphis divorce attorney offers affordable flat fee divorce packages and flexible payment plans. Our unique divorce packages and payment plans allow you to choose how your divorce will be handled and take control of the financial aspect involved in ending your marriage. 

 

 

When you choose one of our flat fee divorce packages you will know exactly how much you will pay in attorney fees and you won't have to stress about being billed for every phone call or e-mail that you make to our office.  Your flat fee may be paid all up front or throughout a term of up to 12 months. You and our attorney will decide on a payment plan that works best for your budget during your divorce planning session.  Our flat fee divorce packages allow you  to know ahead of time what your attorney fees are going to be and pick the payment plan and payment amount  that works for your budget.  If you would like to take advantage of our flexible payment plans, then you will need to bring a valid debit or credit card, your last two pay stubs, and government issued photo identification with you to your divorce planning session.  Your payments will be automatically charged to the card you provide in accordance to the payment schedule you and our divorce attorney agree to during your consultation.

 

Our thoughtful and affordable flat fee divorce packages and flexible payment plans are designed to fit almost every budget. The prices for our divorce packages vary depending on:

  • Whether you choose an Attorney Assisted Divorce Package, Uncontested Divorce Package, or Collaborative Divorce Package; 

  • Whether you and your spouse have minor or dependent children together;

  • Whether you and your spouse have marital assets and/or marital debts; and

  • The complexity of your case.

 

No children mean that you and your spouse do not have any minor or dependent, adopted or biological, children together.  No marital assets or marital debts mean that you and your spouse do not have any debts or assets together. Please note that an asset or debt that is listed in one spouse’s name only may still be considered a marital asset or debt. When you purchase one of our affordable flat fee contested divorce packages, you will be charged one flat fee for us to handle your divorce  from the beginning until the conclusion of mediation. Click here to schedule a divorce  planning session with our Memphis divorce attorney.

 

The Tennessee Divorce Process

Divorce Planning  Session

Protect yourself, your children, and your finances by planning ahead.

When considering a divorce, it is important that you become informed about your legal rights and responsibilities so that you can plan properly for your divorce.  We offer a low cost divore planning session to provide you with an indepth analysis of your situation, helpful legal information, and a divorce strategy tailored to your particular situation to save you time, money, and stress.  The cost of our divorce planning session is $100.  If you decide to retain us, your divorce planning session fee will be credited towards the overall cost of your legal services, making it free in effect.  Our divorce planning sessions can be completed in our office, via phone, or via video conference.  You may choose the method that is most convenient for you. You can expect your divorce planning session to last from 45 minutes to one hour.

 

We want the time you spend with us to be meaningful and valuable.  That is why our attorney will email you a welcome packet when you schedule your divorce planning session that will inform you how to prepare for your divorce planning session.  In addition it will contain a questionnaire that you will need to complete prior to your divorce planning session. 

 

During your divorce planning session, our divorce attorney will:

  • Review your questionnaire and other relevant documents to gain a thorough understanding of your particular situation;

  • Talk with you to learn more about your situation, your concerns, and your goals;

  • Share with you our thoughts regarding the strengths and weaknesses of your position;

  • Provide you with information relating to alimony, spousal support, distribution of marital assets, distribution of marital debt, child custody, visitation, and child support;

  • Collaborate with you to set realistic goals and develop a legal strategy tailored to your unique situation and goals;

  • Provide you with an estimated cost of your divorce services; and

  • Discuss your payment options.

 

In addition to providing you with legal information, another objective of our divorce consultation is to determine whether or not you and our firm are a good fit for each other.  There are many reasons why we might decide not to represent you, but if we make such a decision, it should never be taken personally. 

 

If we decide you are a good fit for us and you feel likewise, we will discuss your payment options, decide on a payment plan, and execute an Attorney-Client Agreement.  If you would like to take advantage of one of our affordable payment plans, you will need to bring a government issued photo identification, your last two check stubs, a copy of your last bank statement, and a debit or credit card with you to your consultation. The payments for your attorney fees will be automatically drafted from the debit or credit card you provide in accordance with the payment plan you choose. 

 

 Please note that your divorce planning session is confidential and subject to the attorney-client privilege, even if you do not retain us.

Uncontested Divorce

An uncontested divorce is a divorce in which both of the parties have already reached an agreement regarding all issues, including, but not limited to, spousal support, alimony, child support, child visitation, child custody, parenting time, distribution of marital debts, and distribution of marital assets.  The starting attorney fees for our uncontested divorce packages range from $750 to $1050.  When you purchase an uncontested divorce package, a Marital Dissolution Agreement, Agreed Permanent Parenting Plan (if you and your spouse have children together), and Final Decree of Divorce have to be signed by you and your spouse before your Complaint for Divorce will be filed with the court.

 

To get started, click here to schedule a divorce planning session with our Memphis divorce attorney.

Collaborative Divorce

Collaborative divorce is a legal process that enables couples who have decided to separate or end their marriage to work with their lawyers and other family professionals, such as counselors and accountants, in order to avoid the uncertain outcome of court and achieve a settlement that best meets the specific needs of both parties and their children without the underlying threat of litigation.   

 

A collaborative divorce is usually the most cost effective, quickest, and peaceful way to resolve a contested divorce. A contested divorce is a divorce in which the parties have not reached an agreement regarding all issues regarding their divorce, including, but not limited to, spousal support, alimony, child support, child visitation, child custody, parenting time, distribution of marital debts, and distribution of marital assets.  The starting attorney fees for our Collaborative Divorce Packages range from $2400 to $3600. 

 

When you purchase one of our Collaborative Divorce Packages, we will attempt to negotatiote a fair and reasonable divorce settlement with your spouse before a Complaint for Divorce is filed with the court clerk.   When you purchase one of our flat fee Collaborative Divorce Packages, you will be charged one flat fee for us to handle your divorce case from the beginning until the conclusion of mediation, as the majority of divorce cases are resolved during mediation.  If you and your spouse are unable to reach an agreement regarding all issues in regards to the marriage during mediation, we will negotiate an additional rate for us to represent you during additional alternative dispute resolution proceedings and proceedings for temporary relief and the trial phase.

 

To get started, click here to schedule a Divorce Planning Session with our Memphis divorce attorney.

Tennessee Divorce Process Flowchart

The Tennessee divorce process differs depending on whether or not your divorce is contested or uncontested. The uncontested divorce process is typically quicker than the contested divorce process.  An uncontested divorce can be finalized 61 days after it is filed with the court if you and your spouse do not have minor children together. If you and your spouse have minor children together, then your uncontested divorce can be finalized 91 days after your Complaint for Divorce is filed with the court.  A contested divorce that is litigated typically takes a year or more to finalize. If you purchase a contested divorce package, then we will attempt to reach a divorce settlement before your Complaint for Divorce is filed with the court.  This will allow your divorce to be filed as an uncontested divorce.  Below you will find an outline of the typical divorce process in Tennessee.

Uncontested Divorce

Contested Divorce

Drafting of Uncontested Divorce documents

Review of Uncontested Divorce documents

Signing of Uncontested Divorce documents

Filing of Uncontested Divorce documents

Parties attend Parent

Educational Seminar

and provide attorney

certificates of completion

Do the parties have minor or dependenat children together?

Yes, the parties have minor or dependent children together.

Parties wait 90 days

Copies of the Final Decree of Divorce are furnished to the parties in pdf format

Final Hearing for Uncontested Divorce is scheduled

No, the parties do not have minor or dependent children together.

Parties wait 60 days

Certificates of Completion of Parent Educational Seminar are filed

with the court

Petitioner attends the  Final Hearing for Uncontested Divorce

Final Hearing for Uncontested Divorce is scheduled

Divorce Planning Session

Petitioner attends the  Final Hearing for Uncontested Divorce

Copies of the Final Decree of Divorce are furnished to the parties in pdf format

Is the divorce

contested or

uncontested?

Drafting of Contested Divorce documents

Review of Contested Divorce documents

Signing of Contested Divorce documents

Filing of Contested Divorce documents

Issuance of Summons

Defendant is served Summons

Defendant has 30 days

to answer after

being served

Did Defendant answer?

Yes,

Defendant answered.

No,

Defendant did not answer.

Motion for Default Judgment and Supporting Affidavits are drafted

Motion for Default Judgment and Supporting Affidavits are reviewed

Motion for Default Judgment and Supporting Affidavits are signed

Motion for Default Judgment and Supporting Affidavits are  filed

Hearing for Motion for Default Judgment is scheduled

Petitioner attends Hearing for Motion for Default Judgment

Order of Default Judgment is granted

Wait 30 days

Final Hearing for Uncontested Divorce is scheduled

Petitioner and a witness attend the  Final Hearing for Uncontested Divorce

Parties attend Parent

Educational Seminar

and provide attorney

certificate of completion

Parties' Certificates of Completion of Parent Educational Seminar are filed with the court

Copies of the Final Decree of Divorce are furnished to the parties in pdf format

Defendant's Answer

is reviewed

Informal Settlement

is explored

Defendant has 30 days to provide answers to requests for discovery

Request for Discovery is filed with the court

Mediation is scheduled

Parties attend mediation

Did the parties resolve all the issues during mediation?

Was mediation successful?

Yes, mediation was successful

The Marital Dissolution

Agreement, Permanent Parenting Plan, and Final

Decree of Divorce are drafted

The Marital Dissolution

Agreement, Permanent Parenting Plan, and Final

Decree of Divorce are reviewed

The Marital Dissolution

Agreement, Permanent Parenting Plan, and Final

Decree of Divorce are signed

The Marital Dissolution

Agreement is filed with the court

No, mediation was not successful

Final Hearing for Uncontested Divorce is scheduled

Petitioner attends the  Final Hearing for Uncontested Divorce

Copies of the Final Decree of Divorce are furnished to the parties in pdf format

Attorney and Client will discuss additional attorney fees for future services

Decide whether or not to continue on mediation path

If so, schedule additional mediations

Motion for Temporary Relief (child custody/child support/ spousal support)

Depositions

Additional

Disclosures/ Discovery

Pretrial

Trial

Orders and Briefs

 

Our Advantage

With us, you truly get the best of both worlds!

Your Perfect Lawyer

We are not your typical law firm. Our Memphis divorce attorney is dedicated to utilizing creative problem solving to provide our clients caring and compassionate legal representation. We understand that dealing with a divorce can cause financial uncertainty, that is why we offer divorce packages with affordable flat fees and flexible payment plans. With us, you never have to stress about receiving a costly attorney bill, and you get to choose the divorce package and payment plan that meets your needs and fits your budget.  In addition, we make the divorce process more convenient by providing our divorce services online, by telephone, and in office.  You get to choose which method is more convenient for you!

Traditionally if you wanted to obtain divorce services and divorce documents, you had to do either of the following:

  • pay expensive, up-front retainers and hourly fees, to retain a divorce lawyer, or

  • purchase divorce forms from a non-lawyer document preparation or legal forms company and hope that you are doing the right thing for your particular situation.

 

Now there is a better way!  The Law Office of Nakeshia Walls utilizes the best features from the above two choices to provide caring and compassionate affordable divorce services throughout the State of Tennessee. With us you get the benefit of having a knowledgeable and experienced divorce lawyer on your side while having the ability to pay for your divorce attorney fees over a term of up to 18 months.

Click here to learn more about our Divorce Packages or click here to schedule a divorce planning session with our Memphis divorce attorney.

Why Choose Us?

 

  • Caring and Compassionate: We understand that you and your family are goin gthrough a difficult time.  Thus, we are dedicated to utilizing law as a helping and healing profession by bringing compassion and understanding into our law practice to help creatively resolve your legal concerns during your divorce.  We will apporach your divorce case from an interdisciplinary perspective that focuses on the law’s impact on the emotional, psychological, and financial health of you  and your family. Thus, when you entrust our divorce attorney with your divorce case, you can count on being treated with care and compassion. 

 

  • Affordable Flat Fees: We offer our divorce services for affordable flat fees, so you never have to worry about receiving a costly attorney bill.  You will get to pick the divorce package that best suits your particular needs, goals, and budget.

 

  • Flexible Payment Plans: We offer flexible payment plans for each one of our divorce packages that are tailored to fit various budgets.  You have the option of paying for your divorce package up front in full or paying for your divorce package over 3, 6, 9,  and 12 month terms.  

 

  •  In-Person, Telephone, or Video Conference: We offer our clients and prospective clients the options of meeting with us in person in our office, by telephone conference, and video conference. Thus, you have the option of choosing the method that is most convenient for you!

 

  • Real Divorce Services from a Real Licenesed TN Divorce Attorney:  A non-lawyer forms website is not a licensed attorney and cannot provide you true legal services, such as legal advice regarding your divorce. When you purchase on of our affordable divorce packages, we provide you with true legal guidance from a licensed Tennessee divorce attorney and attorney drafted divorce dodcuments, without requiring you to pay an expensive retainer fee that traditional divorce law firms usually require up-front.  With us, you truly get the best of both worlds!

  

 

Click here to learn more about our Divorce Packages or click here to schedule a divorce planning session with our Memphis divorce attorney.

 
  • We are able to provide you a unique divorce strategy for your unique situation.  We are able to evaluate your unique situation and develop a divorce strategy catered to address your specific concerns and goals that takes into consideration the law's impact on the emotional, psychological, and financial health of you and your family.

  • We offer real divorce services from a licensed Tennessee divorce attorney.   If you go to a non-lawyer divorce document preparation service, they cannot offer you any legal advice regarding your divorce.  Unlike document preparation companies, when you purchase one of our divorce packages, you get legal advice regarding your divorce in addition to divorce documents drafted by a knowledgeable licensed Tennessee divorce attorney; hence, you can feel assured knowing that you are purchasing divorce services that are tailored to accomplish your specific legal goals.

  • As lawyers, we must keep any communications between us confidential, and we are required to avoid any conflicts of interest. We use the SSL protocol, which is the most secure method of transmitting information over the Internet. You can be assured that our services are trustworthy, private, and secure.

  • We must comply with all of the Professional Rules that apply to members of the Tennessee Bar. The divorce services that we provide are regulated by the Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility. A divorce forms web site offered by a non-law firm is not regulated in any way. If there is a problem, you have no recourse.

  • We comply with the American Bar Association's "Best Practice" Guidelines. The American Bar Association House of Delegates recently approved "Best Practices" Guidelines for Legal Information web sites.  These guidelines also apply to law firms.  They serve as recommendations for how legal information web sites should publish legal information for use by the general public in order to increase the reliability and quality of the legal information and services provided. We support these guidelines and attempt to surpass them whenever we can. 

 

 

We are different from a legal forms website because:

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  • We offer therapeutic legal representation. When developing and implementing legal strategies to address your concerns regarding your divorce, we take into consideration the law’s impact on the emotional, psychological, and financial health of you and your family to provide you with a thoroughly thought out divorce strategy catered to your particular situation. 

  • We offer virtual and in office legal services. We can communicate with you securely over the Internet using our MyLegalAffairs client space.  You also have the ability to communicate with us by email, text, or telephone, and meet with us in person.  By providing our divorce services online, we are able to keep our fees low and make obtaining divorce services more convenient for you.  When you utilize our online divorce services, you have the ability to send us an e-mail or complete our online questionnaires using our MyLegalAffairs client space at a time and place that is convenient for YOU. 

  • We do not impose a costly retainer or up-front fees. You buy only the divorce services that you need for an affordable flat fee.  

  • We offer payment plans.  We understand that everyone's budget will not allow them to pay their entire attorney fee up front.   That is why in addition to affordable flat fees, we offer flexible payment plans for our divorce packages.  We offer flexible payment plans for each one of our divorce packages that are tailored to fit various budgets.  You have the option of paying for your divorce package up front in full or paying for your divorce package over 3, 6, 9, and 12 month terms.  

  • You know what you will pay. When you choose one of our affordable flat fee divorce packages, you do not have to worry about hourly rates or costly attorney bills- just a simple fixed and reasonable fee.

  • We offer convenience. We offer our clients the convenience of meeting with us in person in our office, by telephone, and by video conference.  We also offer our clients the ability to complete their intake questionnaires online.

 

We are different from traditional law firm because:

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Tennessee Divorce FAQs

How is child visitation and timesharing schedule determined in a Tennessee divorce?

There are two ways child visitation and timesharing schedule can be determined in a Tennessee divorce.  The first, and most ideal way, is for the divorcing spouses to work together to agree on a visitation schedule that is in the best interests of their child(ren).  The terms of the divorcing spouses’ visitation agreement will be included in a Marital Dissolution Agreement, also known as a Martial Settlement Agreement, which will have to be signed by both parties.  The other is for the Court to decide based on what they think is in the best interest of the child(ren). To get started, schedule a Divorce Consultation with our Memphis Divorce Attorney.

How is child custody determined in a Tennessee divorce?

There are two ways child custody can be determined in a Tennessee divorce.  The first, and usually most ideal way, is for the divorcing spouses to work together to agree on a custody arrangement that is in the best interests of their child(ren). The terms of the divorcing spouses’ child custody agreement will be included in a Marital Dissolution Agreement, also known as a Martial Settlement Agreement, which will have to be signed by both parties.   The other is for the Court to decide.  Pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated 36-6-106, when the deciding upon a custody arrangement for the child(ren) of a divorcing couple, the Court considers the following relevant factors:

  •  The strength, nature, and stability of the child's relationship with each parent, including whether one (1) parent has performed the majority of parenting responsibilities relating to the daily needs of the child;

  • Each parent's or caregiver's past and potential for future performance of parenting responsibilities, including the willingness and ability of each of the parents and caregivers to facilitate and encourage a close and continuing parent-child relationship between the child and both of the child's parents, consistent with the best interest of the child. In determining the willingness of each of the parents and caregivers to facilitate and encourage a close and continuing parent-child relationship between the child and both of the child's parents, the court shall consider the likelihood of each parent and caregiver to honor and facilitate court ordered parenting arrangements and rights, and the court shall further consider any history of either parent or any caregiver denying parenting time to either parent in violation of a court order;

  • Refusal to attend a court ordered parent education seminar may be considered by the court as a lack of good faith effort in these proceedings;

  • The disposition of each parent to provide the child with food, clothing, medical care, education and other necessary care;

  • The degree to which a parent has been the primary caregiver, defined as the parent who has taken the greater responsibility for performing parental responsibilities;

  • The love, affection, and emotional ties existing between each parent and the child;

  • The emotional needs and developmental level of the child;

  • The moral, physical, mental and emotional fitness of each parent as it relates to their ability to parent the child. The court may order an examination of a party under Rule 35 of the Tennessee Rules of Civil Procedure and, if necessary for the conduct of the proceedings, order the disclosure of confidential mental health information of a party under § 33-3-105(3). The court order required by § 33-3-105(3) must contain a qualified protective order that limits the dissemination of confidential protected mental health information to the purpose of the litigation pending before the court and provides for the return or destruction of the confidential protected mental health information at the conclusion of the proceedings;

  • The child's interaction and interrelationships with siblings, other relatives and step-relatives, and mentors, as well as the child's involvement with the child's physical surroundings, school, or other significant activities;

  • The importance of continuity in the child's life and the length of time the child has lived in a stable, satisfactory environment;

  • Evidence of physical or emotional abuse to the child, to the other parent or to any other person. The court shall, where appropriate, refer any issues of abuse to juvenile court for further proceedings;

  • The character and behavior of any other person who resides in or frequents the home of a parent and such person's interactions with the child;

  • The reasonable preference of the child if twelve (12) years of age or older. The court may hear the preference of a younger child upon request. The preference of older children should normally be given greater weight than those of younger children;

  • Each parent's employment schedule, and the court may make accommodations consistent with those schedules; and

  • Any other factors deemed relevant by the court.

 

To get started, schedule a Divorce Consultation with our Memphis Divorce Attorney.

How is spousal support and alimony determined in a Tennessee divorce?

There are two ways spousal support and alimony can be determined in a Tennessee divorce. The first, and usually most ideal way, is for the divorcing spouses to work together to agree on a spousal support or alimony arrangement that works for both parties. The terms of the divorcing spouses’ alimony agreement will be included in a Marital Dissolution Agreement, also known as a Martial Settlement Agreement, which will have to be signed by both parties.   The other is for the Court to decide whether or not alimony should be awarded and the terms of the alimony award.   Pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated 36-5-121, in determining whether the granting of an order for payment of support and maintenance to a party is appropriate, and in determining the nature, amount, length of term, and manner of payment, the court shall consider all relevant factors, including:

   (1) The relative earning capacity, obligations, needs, and financial resources of each party, including income from pension, profit sharing or retirement plans and all other sources;

   (2) The relative education and training of each party, the ability and opportunity of each party to secure such education and training, and the necessity of a party to secure further education and training to improve such party's earnings capacity to a reasonable level;

   (3) The duration of the marriage;

   (4) The age and mental condition of each party;

   (5) The physical condition of each party, including, but not limited to, physical disability or incapacity due to a chronic debilitating disease;

   (6) The extent to which it would be undesirable for a party to seek employment outside the home, because such party will be custodian of a minor child of the marriage;

   (7) The separate assets of each party, both real and personal, tangible and intangible;

   (8) The provisions made with regard to the marital property, as defined in § 36-4-121;

   (9) The standard of living of the parties established during the marriage;

   (10) The extent to which each party has made such tangible and intangible contributions to the marriage as monetary and homemaker contributions, and tangible and intangible contributions by a party to the education, training or increased earning power of the other party;

   (11) The relative fault of the parties, in cases where the court, in its discretion, deems it appropriate to do so; and

   (12) Such other factors, including the tax consequences to each party, as are necessary to consider the equities between the parties.

To get started, schedule a Divorce Consultation with our Memphis Divorce Attorney.

What is a divorce?

A divorce is a legal action between a married couple in which one or both parties seek to terminate their marriage relationship.  It is sometimes referred to as dissolution of marriage or absolute divorce.  To get started, schedule a Divorce Consultation with our Memphis Divorce Attorney.

What is a no fault divorce in Tennessee?

In Tennessee, a no fault is a divorce that is based on the grounds of irreconcilable differences.  To get started, schedule a Divorce Consultation with our Memphis Divorce Attorney.

What is an uncontested divorce in Tennessee?

In Tennessee, an uncontested divorce is a divorce in which the parties have reached an agreement regarding all the terms of their divorce, such as the division of marital assets and debts, custody, visitation, child support, and alimony. To get started, schedule a Divorce Consultation with our Memphis Divorce Attorney.

Are an uncontested divorce and a no fault divorce the same thing in Tennessee?

No.  In Tennessee an uncontested divorce and a no fault divorce are not the same things.  A no fault divorce refers only to the grounds or reason for the divorce.  A no fault divorce is a divorce that is base on the grounds of irreconcilable differences.  An uncontested divorce is a divorce in which the parties have reached an agreement regarding all the terms of their divorce, such as the division of marital assets and debts, child custody, visitation, child support, and alimony. An uncontested divorce is often based on the grounds of irreconcilable differences. To get started, schedule a Divorce Consultation with our Memphis Divorce Attorney.

How much does a Tennessee divorce cost.

If your divorce is uncontested, your divorce can cost as little at $199 plus the filing fee.  At the Law Office of Nakeshia Walls, we offer a three uncontested divorce packages to fit every budget.  Our cheapest uncontested divorce package starts at $199.  We understand that people don’t tend to budget for a divorce, so we offer flexible payment plans to help make obtaining a divorce more affordable.  If you choose to use our payment plan, you can get your Tennessee divorce started for as little as $100 down! Check out our Tennessee divorce packages page to learn more about our low cost flat fee Tennessee Divorce packages.

 If your divorce is contested, the total cost of your divorce will be difficult to estimate; however, we will do our best to resolve your legal matter in an efficient manner to help keep fees and court costs down.  The filing fee for a divorce varies by county.  The filing fee for a divorce in Shelby County, Tennessee is $378.50 for a couple with children and $303.50 for a couple without children.  To get started, schedule a Divorce Consultation with our Memphis Divorce Attorney.

Do I need to hire a divorce attorney?

You do not have to hire a divorce attorney; however it is strongly suggested that you do hire an attorney. Your divorce can have a drastic affect on the amount of visitation you have with your children, your rights in relation to your children, and your future finances. Hence, it is imperative that you have a divorce attorney on your side to provide you with legal advice and planning to help you fully understand all of your rights and obligations.  Our Memphis divorce attorney can help make an already overwhelming situation a lot less stressful for you while insuring that your legal rights and the best interests of your children are protected.  If you would like to save money or are comfortable representing yourself in your Tennessee divorce, we offer attorney drafted Tennessee divorce document preparation services for a low flat fee. Unlike purchasing your Tennessee divorce documents from a document preparation company, our Tennessee divorce documents come with legal advice from a licensed Tennessee divorce attorney. Thus, you can have peace of mind knowing that our Memphis divorce attorney will provide you with the legal advice and oversight you need to protect your rights and the best interests of your children.  To get started, schedule a Divorce Consultation with our Memphis Divorce Attorney.

How long does it take to get a divorce in Tennessee?

Usually, if your divorce is uncontested, you can be divorced in about two to six months.  If your divorce is contested, it can take years.  If you and your spouse have minor children together, you will have to wait 90 days after your Complaint for Divorce is filed before your Tennessee divorce can be granted.  If you and your spouse do not have any minor children together, then your Tennessee divorce can be granted after 60 days of the filing of your Complaint for Divorce. To get started, schedule a Divorce Consultation with our Memphis Divorce Attorney.

Is Tennessee a community property state?

Tennessee is not a community property state.  In a Tennessee divorce proceedings,   separate property is any property acquired prior to marriage, by gift or inheritance, in exchange for any separate property, or obtained from income or appreciation of separate property if the other spouse did not contribute to the preservation and appreciation.  In a Tennessee divorce proceeding, marital property is any property acquired during the marriage by either spouse, any increase in value of any property to which the spouses contributed to the upkeep and appreciation, and any retirement benefits. To get started, schedule a Divorce Consultation with our Memphis Divorce Attorney.

Who may file for Divorce in Tennessee?

A person may file for a divorce in Tennessee if they were a resident of Tennessee during the time that the grounds for divorce took place.  If the grounds for divorce took place outside the state of Tennessee, then one of the spouses must be a resident of Tennessee for at least 6 months before filing for a divorce in Tennessee. To get started, click the following link to schedule a Divorce Consultation with our Memphis Divorce Attorney.

In what county should I file my Tennessee divorce?

In a Tennessee Divorce, the Complaint for Divorce should be filed in the county in which both spouses reside if they are both residents, the county in which the respondent resides if her or she is a resident of Tennessee, or the county in which the petitioner resides if he or she is a resident of Tennessee.  To get started, click the following link to schedule a Divorce Consultation with our Memphis Divorce Attorney.

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