The idea of divorce is scary. Indeed, divorce is often described as the death of a marriage as it is the death of the “we” and the reformation of the “I.” It is your second chance at a new life, and change is scary. And, the attorneys at Dowden, Worley, Jewell & Olswing, PLLC, are here to help you navigate this Memphis, Tennessee, divorce process honestly and humanly.
First, according to Tennessee law, if you want to divorce here, you or your soon-to-be ex-spouse must have lived here for at least 6 months. This is tracked from the moment you file for divorce 6 months ago. Of course, there are some exemptions, but this is the general rule.
Our state allows nesting (co-habitation) during divorce, as long as you do not continue sexual relations. If there are domestic violence, or DV, issues though, we would not recommend such co-habitation.
Order of Protections
Additionally, if there are DV issues, we are here for you as well. We can fight to get you an Order of Protection, and we can do this after our initial consultation. We can start immediately to work on your exit strategy.
If you are worried about how you will care for yourself and children during the divorce, we can help with this as well. We can also immediately file for temporary support to help you through the divorce process. Conversely, we can also ensure that these support orders are just under the circumstances. Our job is to help you through your Memphis, Tennessee, divorce.