Final Decree of Divorce

A legal document required by The State of Tennessee that declares the parties legally divorce and restores all of the rights and privileges of unmarried persons to the parties. This document is signed by the attorneys and the judge or chancellor assigned to the case.

Permanent Parenting Plan

A legal document required by the State of Tennessee in all divorces involving minor children that is signed by the parties, the attorneys and the judge or chancellor assigned to the case. This document sets forth the parties’ agreement regarding the care and custody of the minor children, including all financial issues regarding support and maintenance for the minor children. This document is signed by the judge and is an order of the court separate and apart from the Final Decree of Divorce, although it is referenced in the Final Decree of Divorce.

Marital Dissolution Agreement

A legal document required by the State of Tennessee in all divorces in which the parties reach an agreement rather than going to trial that is signed by both parties. This document memorializes the agreed upon division of marital assets and debts and outlines the agreement between the parties regarding all financial matters except financial matters pertaining to minor children. This document is incorporated into the Final Decree of Divorce and therefore becomes an order of the court.