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At Home Divorce

On Behalf of | Mar 20, 2020 | Uncategorized

These are trying and scary times. The coronavirus pandemic has affected our lives in almost every way, and it can sometimes seem like life has ground to a halt. Unfortunately, bad situations at home often get worse during stressful times.

Even during the shutdowns, our experienced Knoxville divorce attorneys at Shipley & Swain are continuing to utilize cutting-edge technology, partnerships with leading legal service providers, and their combined 15+ year knowledge of local court rules to offer start-to-finish agreed divorces from the comfort of your own home.

So, how does it work? The first thing to do is call us at 865-419-0480 or contact us through or website. Our attorneys offer same-day virtual consultations either on the phone or via videoconference. These consultations can take around an hour. Our attorneys will listen to the details of your case, explain the divorce process from start to finish, and quote you a low, one-time, flat fee for an agreed divorce.

If you are interested in our services, we will send you an electronic contract and link to pay securely online via debit or credit card. Once you sign the contract & pay the fee, we then draft all the needed divorcee documents, such as a complaint, Marital Dissolution Agreement, Parenting Plan, child support worksheet, and final order, and send them to you for your review. Once you are happy with documents, we send the finalized documents to you and your spouse to sign. Some of the documents must be notarized, which normally requires you to sign before a notary. However, we have partnered with an electronic, remote notary service that will allow you to sign and notarize the documents from anywhere—including your own home. Once you send the notarized documents back to us, we will file them with the court. There is one court in Knox County that does not require the parties to appear for an agreed divorce. After the signed, notarized documents are filed, all that is left to do is wait for the required waiting period of 60 or 90 days expire, and then receive your signed divorce order.

This approach allows you to necessary changes or tough choices during this time, without exposing you to the risks of meeting face-to-face with attorneys, support staff, or notaries, or appearing in a crowded courtroom. Our at-home agreed divorce option is available because of our cutting-edge technology, our partnerships in the legal technology field, and our attorneys’ experience with local courts and judges.

Right now, this remote divorce option is only available for Knox County cases. However, you can still begin any case in any county using much of the same technology during this time. (Our Policies During the COVID-19 Outbreak: Last updated 3/17/2020)

The world is scary enough. Let us take the fear out the divorce process.