Nashville, Tenn. – The Supreme Court’s new universally accepted court forms are now available online for Tennesseans to use in courtrooms across the state. These eight forms, which become effective today, can be used in uncontested divorce cases without minor or dependent children.
The forms are written in plain language and come with a set of instructions to make it easy for Tennesseans to read and understand the information. The Supreme Court adopted these forms in July as part of its ongoing efforts to improve access to justice in Tennessee.
Because the forms are approved by the Supreme Court, courts across the state are required to acknowledge and accept the submission of these forms if they are filled out properly.
About the Access to Justice Initiative
In response to the growing civil legal needs gap in Tennessee, the Supreme Court made access to justice its number one strategic priority in 2008. The Court formally announced the Access to Justice Initiative in December 2008 and formed the Access to Justice Commission in April 2009. The Access to Justice Commission was tasked with creating a strategic plan, which was submitted to the Court on April 1, 2010. The strategic plan was unveiled in June 2010, which included plans for a pro bono summit and access to justice website, which will be launched in September 2011.
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