Divorce Mediation in Tennessee Basics
Divorce mediation can be an alternative to lengthy, public court battles. A divorce mediator can assist with a settlement agreement on issues like property division, alimony, child support and child custody, and more.
In Tennessee, there are two ways to approach uncontested divorce: an “agreed divorce” or one based on irreconcilable differences. To file an uncontested divorce by agreement, you must meet a number of specific requirements related to your assets, children, and residency in the state. Tenn. Code §§ 36-4-104, 36-4-105, 36-4-106 (2021). If you think you qualify for an agreed divorce, you can visit the Tennessee courts website to access the court-approved forms for an agreed divorce.
In either case, you must also provide a written settlement agreement (also called a “marital dissolution agreement” in Tennessee) that details the agreements between the spouses. You can save time and money by first working with a mediator to resolve your disputes and then file an uncontested divorce in Tennessee.
Divorce mediation in Tennessee can save you significant time and money when you use a divorce mediator to assist with your divorce settlement agreement.
For more information on divorce mediation in Tennessee, visit DivorceNet’s page on divorce in Tennessee.
Divorce mediation offers a number of advantages, including:
- lower cost,
- freedom to make informed decisions,
- control, and
You and your spouse control the outcome of divorce mediation, not the courts.
For divorce mediation to be successful, it’s important that both spouses engage in good faith. Mediation will likely not be successful if one spouse is more interested in harming the other spouse than resolving disputes over property or child custody arrangements. If both spouses engage in good faith, though, mediation can save significant time and money for both spouses.