New Forms for General Sessions Court in Tennessee

10 October 2012 Categories: All Blogs

The Tennessee Supreme Court, through the Justice for All program, recently adopted six (6) new forms to be used in certain civil cases in General Sessions Court throughout the state (IMPORTANT!  These forms do not go into effect until December 1, 2012). The Supreme Court’s Justice for All website ( defines the program as:

“The Tennessee Supreme Court hopes that everyone will get help from a lawyer for their legal questions. The best thing you can do if you have a legal problem is to talk with a lawyer. But the Court realizes that sometimes people cannot get help from a lawyer because they cannot afford one or they decide they want to represent themselves.  Because of this, the Court created this website. Most of the information on this website is for people who cannot afford a lawyer and need legal help in civil cases (cases that do not have to do with a crime). You can use this website to find a lawyer to help you with all or part of your case, to find an agency to help you with your legal problems, or find information to help you understand what you need to do to represent yourself.”

Here are the forms:

Protected Income and Assets (Affidavit of Claim Exemptions)PDF

Request to Make Payments (Motion and Affidavit for Installment Payments and Order)PDF

Request Not to Pay Fees for Appeal (Pauper’s Oath in Lieu of Appeal Bond)PDF

Request to Postpose Filing Fee and Order (Uniform Civil Affidavit of Indigency)PDF

Request to Protect Income and Assets (Motion to Quash Garnishment/Execution and Claim Exemption Rights)PDF

Sworn Denial (Sworn Denial on Account)PDF

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