Knoxville, TN asked in Divorce for Tennessee

Q: Been married 23 yrs not been together in 19of those yrs. Both have moved on with our lives...

I want a divorce, but I'm not sure he will sign papers purely out of spite. Would it be wise on my part to file an online divorce and do it myself or should I contact an attorney. We have 2 children together but both are over 18 now. We have no property or shared money to divide. I just simply want a divorce. What's your best advice in how I should proceed? Thank you in advance!

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Mr. Kent Thomas Jones Esq.
Mr. Kent Thomas Jones Esq.
Answered
  • Cleveland, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: You can file a Complaint for Divorce and pursue without him signing anything. That is done all the time.

I would not recommend handling a divorce without an attorney. Even though it looks like it is simple at this point, in my practice, over 50% of divorces turn into contested divorces. If you have an attorney of record, he or she can handle everything.

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