Divorce Cost in Tennessee

The divorce cost in Tennessee may range from $4,000 to $28,000 depending on the issues your case will have. The average cost is about $12,600, but as complications add up, the number rises. For example, if there are mild child custody disagreements, the average divorce cost in TN may rise to about $18,900. In case of property division issues, the mean cost is $17,700, while cases with alimony problems are usually resolved for about $17,400.

If your case needs trial to be completed, the cost might change in the following way:

  • Children-related issues make the average of $22,100.
  • Alimony-related issues – $26,300.
  • Property-related issues – $22,100.

In the case that one or both of the spouses are high net worth individuals, the divorce will cost $32,200 on average. However, severe cases may cost up to $200,000, mostly in attorney and trial-related fees.

You can also go for an uncontested divorce without hiring an attorney, which will cost you much less. But this implies you gather all the paperwork (30-50 pages) yourself, and still cover court, notary, and other legal fees.

Also, you can use a special service to complete your marriage dissolution online. The divorce fee in Tennessee for such proceedings is about $300.

The main expenses are:

Name of the service Costs
Court filing fee $150-$37
Summons $5-$10
Notary costs $10 per signature
Papers service under $75
Attorney services $240 per hour (on average)
Divorce referee about $115
Litigation taxes about $60

The additional payments may include:

Name of the service Costs
Legal notice publishing $100 and more
Property appraisal $285 per house
Residential lot appraisal $400 for the area of less than 1 acre

Make sure you consult local courts before proceeding with the divorce. The numbers presented here may change due to changes in Tennessee law. Also, check attorney fees, as these are subject to change without notice and specific to the attorney.