Ever wondered what the ”real life” steps to filing a divorce complaint or other type of divorce pleading here in Memphis are? You aren’t alone. There are a lot of lawyers in town that get confused and need help with this type of information.
That’s why I’m sharing my notes here. In this post, and those linked below, I’ll help you read between the lines of the local court rules, and practically lay out the steps necessary for filing divorce complaints and additional motions in Chancery and Circuit Courts of Shelby County, Tennessee.
What may seem like an easy task set forth in the local court rules can actually prove to be a nightmare when a novice tries this for the first, second, or twentieth time.
The first step is knowing where you are. Here in Memphis, Tennessee we have an interesting court system, and unlike other counties and states where one court handles all the divorce cases, in Memphis, your divorce case is randomly assigned to either Chancery or Circuit Court by the Divorce Referee. And that’s where I begin, just click the links below to learn more.