Divorce

AGREED DIVORCE

We offer flexible packages and pricing structures for standard divorces, with or without children. Julia Spannaus can work with you to create a plan for you and your family.  The majority of agreed divorces take 90-120 days from the day you first call Julia Spannaus.

We offer affordable prices for Agreed Divorce in Blount, Loudon or Knox Counties:

$500 Basic Divorce paperwork

$350 Parenting Plan and Income Shares (Child Support) Worksheet

There will be additional costs for the filing fees of your divorce, for each titled piece of property requiring transfer and for each retirement/investment account that will be split. An Agreed Divorce means that you and your spouse and are in agreement to the terms of both property division and child custody, and your spouse will make themselves available for signing papers.

REVIEWING DIVORCE PAPERS

If you have been served with papers because your spouse has filed for divorce, you will want to speak with an attorney before signing.  It is helpful to have a lawyer review your paperwork and let you know if you are being treated fairly. We charge affordable rates to go over your papers, discuss your options and recommend whether or not to sign.  If you are in disagreement with your papers, you may need to seek full representation for a contested divorce or retain someone on a limited basis to negotiate some of the terms.

CONTESTED DIVORCE

Contested divorces must be evaluated on a case-by-case basis and cannot be priced until all of the facts are known. Schedule a consultation today if you want to seek a divorce and you do not believe that all aspects will be agreed upon.

CHILD CUSTODY

In all but the most extreme circumstances, parents share time with their children through “Co-Parenting” agreements. If you have children, review the standardized Permanent Parenting Plan used throughout Tennessee to get an idea of how custody can be apportioned. Review it when considering how you want to divide custody.

Child Support is governed by statute. The State makes worksheets available to determine what would be owed. It is a complex formula that takes multiple factors into account.

MEDIATION

If the terms of your divorce are not agreed, it can often be resolved through mediation. Working with an attorney will help you select the right mediator to resolve your case quickly. In most circumstances, mediation is a required step before a divorce can be taken to trial.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND ABUSE

All divorce is stressful and can have a negative impact on parents and children. However, divorce in the context of domestic violence and abuse is a particularly dangerous time for the victims and children. Consulting an attorney is an important step to ensure that your rights and the rights of your children are not overlooked. There are many resources available to you in these circumstances, and the law has multiple protections for victims of domestic violence. Consult an attorney today if this is your situation and find out what options are available to you.

If you are at immediate risk, contact a domestic violence group in your area and ask them how they can help. These groups offer more than just shelters, but can assist you in navigating the process safely to the end.

Blount County:

Haven House 865-982-1087

Knox County:

Family Crisis Center 865-647-8000

Salvation Army 865-522-4673

Serenity Shelter 865-971-4673

Primary Counties of practice: Blount, Knox, Loudon, Sevier and Monroe.  This includes the cities of Knoxville, Farragut, Alcoa, Maryville, Rockford, Lenoir City, Loudon, Madisonville, Sweetwater and all other communities wtihin those counties.

Additional Counties of practice: Julia will, and frequently does, travel to any additional counties in East or Middle Tennessee as needed for your case.  She makes every effort to minimize those travel costs to you.

Contact Julia Spannaus now, at (865) 984-1923, to set up a free consultation.