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Divorce is difficult regardless of whether it is uncontested or contested. It’s essential that you hire an attorney with whom you are completely comfortable, someone you can trust with your family, your finances, and your future. Sometimes one spouse will try to convince the other spouse that he or she does not need an attorney. This is not true. Each party in a divorce proceeding needs to be represented.

Most legal matters involving a family law attorney resulting from divorce also involve life changing events such as custody of your children or life enabling decisions such as child support or family maintenance. When the outcomes of legal issues pertaining to divorce will affect your children, your home and your future financial security, you want and need to know that the law firm in whom you place your trust is committed to you, experienced and proven, and that they understand your situation.  Amanda Thornton is the attorney you need on your side. With many years of experience and a successful track record in family law Ms. Thornton will navigate you through this stressful time in your life  minimizing the unknown and represent you with integrity and passion.


The following are causes of divorce from the bonds of matrimony in Tennessee [Based on Tennessee Code – Title 36, Sections 36-4-101]:

  • Irreconcilable differences between the parties.
  • A two year period of separation, without cohabitation, if there are no minor children involved.
  • Impotence.
  • Bigamy.
  • Adultery.
  • Willful desertion for one whole year.
  • Conviction of an infamous crime, or sentenced to confinement in a penitentiary for a felony.
  • Cruel or inhuman treatment that makes cohabitation unsafe.
  • Attempting to take the life of the other.
  • Refusal to move to this state, and being willfully absent from the spouse residing in Tennessee for two years.
  • The woman was pregnant at the time of the marriage, by another person, without the knowledge of the husband.
  • Habitual drunkenness or drug abuse after the marriage.
  • Indignities that render the spouse’s position intolerable, and force the spouse to withdraw.
  • Abandonment and refusal to provide for the spouse while having the ability to do so.

Amanda Thornton’s goal is not to sell you a divorce , but to give you the peace of mind that you have acted with competent legal advice. It’s not just about the law, it’s also about you.

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