Lori R. Holyfield Attorney at Law

An Advocate Through Life's Transitions


Client Paperwork

In order to make the most effective use of time spent in consultations, I often suggest to clients that they begin working on certain intake paperwork prior to meeting with me.  While it is certainly not required, in my experience, it does make meeting with potential clients more productive and increase the accuracy of any legal advice I may give.  You may access these forms by clicking on the link below that corresponds with the type of case in which you are involved.  Alternatively, you may email me at Lori@LoriHolyfield.com or call my office at 901-492-1830 to request a copy of the relevant paperwork. 

(IMPORTANT: Please note that filling out forms and submitting them to me does not by itself create an attorney-client relationship with me.)

Divorces with Minor Children
Divorces Without Minor Children
Juvenile Court Matters Between Parents

Approved Parent Educational Seminar Providers

When a divorce with children is filed, both parties are required by Tennessee law to attend a Parent Educational Seminar as soon as possible after the divorce is filed.  The parents are not required to attend the same class as one another, and they are not required to go at the same time.

The Shelby County divorce courts have developed a list of approved providers, which can be found here.  The Shelby County divorce courts do not approve certificates from online classes.  To minimize the possibility of frustration and delay in getting a divorce, I strongly recommend that my clients attend one of the seminars on the approved list.

Recommended Reading

Books About Divorce

DIVORCE: Think Financially, Not Emotionally

Divorce After 50: Your Guide to the Unique Legal and Financial Challenges

Crazy Time: Surviving Divorce and Building a New Life

Splitting: Protecting Yourself While Divorcing Someone with Borderline or Narcissistic Personality Disorder

The YOU Plan: A Christian Woman's Guide for a Happy, Healthy Life After Divorce

Growing Through Divorce

Books About Co-Parenting and Conflict Management

Parenting After Divorce: Resolving Conflicts and Meeting Your Children's Needs

Putting Children First: Proven Parenting Strategies for Helping Children Thrive Through Divorce

The Co-Parents' Handbook: Raising Well-Adjusted, Resilient, and Resourceful Kids in a Two-Home Family from Little Ones to Young Adults

BIFF: Quick Responses to High-Conflict People, Their Personal Attacks, Hostile Email and Social Media Meltdowns

Divorce Poison: How to Protect Your Family from Bad-Mouthing and Brainwashing

So, What's Your Proposal?: Shifting High-Conflict People from Blaming to Problem-Solving in 30 Seconds

Co-parenting with a Toxic Ex: What to Do When Your Ex-Spouse Tries to Turn the Kids Against You

The High-Conflict Custody Battle: Protect Yourself and Your Kids from a Toxic Divorce, False Accusations, and Parental Alienation

Lori R. Holyfield focuses her practice in divorce and family law and serves Shelby, Tipton, and Fayette Counties in southwest Tennessee.

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