LEGAL SERVICES
  DIVORCE & DOMESTIC RELATIONS


Contested and Uncontested Divorce, Legal Separation, Reconciliation, Parenting Plans, Child Support, Residential Parenting/Child Custody, Visitation, Paternity and Legitimation, Juvenile Court, Orders of Protection.

Are you married and in need of divorce or legal separation?
In Tennessee, you must have grounds for divorce.  The so-called “uncontested” grounds are called Irreconcilable Differences.  There is a 60 day waiting period for people with no children, 90 days for people with children.  This waiting period means the case must be on file for 60/90 days before the Court can approve any settlement.  Even in uncontested cases, divorce is complex.  Divorce cases, including uncontested cases can take several months to a year, start to finish.  Mr. Simons has handled divorce cases for clients – wives and husbands- successfully for 31 years.  Call to discuss your case.

Are you worried about your children? 
This Office can get a hearing for Pendente Lite (temporary) Child Support within 30 days of filing your Divorce Complaint, provided there is no trouble serving your spouse with process.  This Office handles all aspects of divorce with children, including Parenting Plans, Child Support, Residential Parenting/Child Custody, and Visitation.

Are you in a relationship (not married) involving worried children? 
This Office can assist with Paternity and Legitimation in Juvenile Court, and get a hearing for Pendente Lite (temporary) Child Support within 30 days of filing your Petition, provided there is no trouble serving the other parent with process.  This Office has represented both mothers and fathers, and handles all aspects of cases with children, including Parenting Plans, Child Support, Residential Parenting/Child Custody, and Visitation.

Are you worried about proving your safety?
If there has been domestic violence in your case, your safety comes first.  This Office can advise you, and represent you in Orders of Protection.  Call to discuss your case.  

Father's Rights. Are you worried about your rights with your children? 
Tennessee Law says that Judges must make every reasonable effort to equalize, as much as possible, the residential parenting time (visitation) of fathers as well as mothers.  This Office handles all aspects of divorce with children, including Parenting Plans, Child Support, Residential Parenting/Child Custody, and Visitation.  Mr. Simons has represented many fathers whose goal is to maximize parenting time.


Are you worried about whether you have a case?
All telephone calls from clients and prospective clients are returned same day, or within 24 hours.

Alternative Dispute Resolution
Alternative Dispute Resolution is explored prior to litigation, however if a matter cannot be resolved by ADR, litigation is pursued zealously to help clients achieve justice.

In Divorce and Domestic Relations, Mr. Simons explores possibilities of reconciliation with clients when appropriate and consistent with the client's goals, and in such cases assists clients in pursuing reconciliation. However, divorce is pursued aggressively if there are no other alternatives.