Domestic Violence / Safety and Support
Your safety and that of your children is paramount. Orders of Protection can help create space between you and your aggressor. Men and women can both apply for and receive an Order of Protection if certain requirements are met. Click here to learn more.
Domestic Violence Local Resource / Safety Centers: Click here
Parenting Education Course Resources:
Parents are required to participate in a parenting education course as part of their parenting plan. Once your divorce is finalized, the requirement to attend the parenting course becomes a court order. It must be completed within a specified time to avoid potential contempt of court. Two options are listed below. Some courts will accept online courses and some do not. Be sure your judge approves of a particular provider.
Parenting Plans (Temporary and Permanent) are required for divorcing couples or between couples who wish to formally establish child support, parenting time with each parent, holiday division, health insurance, life insurance and other items. The parenting plan formalizes the rights of the parents and the care of the child(ren).
To view these forms, visit www.tncourts.gov, click Programs, then Parenting Plans from the drop down menu. Look to your left for the forms themselves.
Child Support Guidelines: Click here
Establishing Paternity: Click here
- Divorce Care: http://www.uptoparents.org/ This website states it offers free help ..”for separated, divorced, and never-married parents. Because peace for children is success for parents.”
- Self Help Center: This government run site offers multiple forms and guidelines for family law, criminal law, estate law and more. http://www.tncourts.gov/programs/self-help-center