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New forms make divorce cheaper for low-income families with children (TN)
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
- Lebanon Democrat
New forms make divorce cheaper for low-income families with children
"New forms from the Tennessee Supreme Court allow low-income families who meet certain guidelines to get a divorce without hiring an attorney.
The forms, which went into effect July 1, are for married couples who seek a divorce and have children who are younger than 18, in high school or disabled. The couple can't own buildings, land or a business together or have retirement benefits.
“It’s a simplified process,” said attorney and Lawyers Association of Women Domestic Violence Committee co-chair Allison Cooley. “It’s always been a good way for low-income people to save money in the divorce process, and now people with kids can do it.”..."