The average contested divorce will cost each party $10,000. For some this is a worthy cost for their freedom; for others it's a financial burden that takes years to overcome. It does not have to be this way. If you can come to agreement with the other party ahead of time, you can save thousands of dollars in legal fees and countless hours in mediation.

Basic ID

No real estate or children involved.

One hour custom consultation

Draft of documents and one revision

Representation at final hearing


$1,500

Payment due at initial consult.

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ID with Real Estate

You co-own real estate or business.

One hour custom consultation

Draft of documents and one revision

Quitclaim Deed for land or homes

Modify business formation documents

Representation at final hearing


$2,000

Payment due at initial consult.

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ID with Children

One or more children from marriage.

One hour custom consultation

Draft of documents and one revision

Custom permanent parenting plan

Child support order & wage assignment

Representation at final hearing


$2,500

Payment due at initial consult.

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Here are the steps in the process...

01

Complete Statistical Information

Fill out the statistical information by selecting the package that is most suitable for your situation. A conflict check will be completed, and if no conflict is found, the client will be contacted to set up a one hour custom consultation.

02

Complete Divorce Packet & Initial Consult

Client must download and complete the divorce packet and bring it along with payment in full to the consultation appointment. Both parties may attend; however, we will only represent the party who elects to be the "Petitioner." The Petitioner will execute the retainer contract, pay the retainer fee, and is the only party we will give legal advice to. The alternative party would be the "Defendant." No additional parties or children will be permitted. The parties should have an agreed settlement in mind, but the Petitioner is free to ask for advice on how to handle certain situations.

03

Draft Production and Review

Client will recieve a draft of their paperwork within 7 days. Review the documents and send over ONE round of edits. FINAL copy will be produced and delivered within 7 days.

04

Signing of Final Paperwork and Filing

The Petitioner, upon final agreement, will set an appointment to sign the paperwork for filing and pay the applicable filing fees. The Petition, Marital Dissolution Agreement and Summons are filed first. IF the parties have children, the permanent parenting plan, child support worksheet, and wage assignment (if needed) will also be filed.

05

Set Final Hearing

Once the defending party signs the Summons, we will file an Order to set final hearing. (60 days no children; 90 days with children). For divorces including children, both parties must complete a 4-hour certified parenting course and file the completion certificate with our office.

Parenting Class Information PDF

06

Final Hearing

Petitioning party must attend final hearing to finalize the divorce. This process consists of an appearance before a local judge to answer a few questions and will take only a few minutes. The defending party does not have to attend, but can if they so choose.

Features

Basic Divorce

Divorce with Property

Divorce with Children

One hour custom consultation

Draft of documents and one revision

Representation at final hearing

Quitclaim Deed for land and homes

Modify business formation documents

Custom permanent parenting plan

Child support order & wage assignment

Limit of properties—max of one property. Each additional property is $200.

Limit of businesses—max of one business. Each additional business is $200. Does not include valuation of the business.

Limit of representation—5 hours billable time. If 5 hours are exceeded the client will be billed $200 per hour. Connie Chadwick is licensed to practice law in the State of Tennessee.

Defendant—We do not represent the Defendant and will not give legal advice to the Defendant; however, the Defendant may choose to review and execute the proposed divorce settlement voluntarily. Parties that we do not represent are always encouraged to seek independent counsel before signing any documents.