Tennessee allows you to complete your divorce without an attorney if you and your spouse can come to an agreement on what to do with your property and how you will care for any children that you have.
Tennessee Residency Requirements
At least one of you must have lived in Tennessee for a period of six months immediately before the divorce is filed. Alternatively, you can file for divorce in Tennessee if the grounds for divorce occurred in Tennessee, even if one spouse has not lived there for six months.
Grounds For Divorce
While there are several fault-based grounds for divorce in Tennessee, "irreconcilable differences" is the "no-fault" grounds for divorce and is the most commonly used. DivorceWriter provides no-fault (uncontested) divorce forms.
Filing Your Tennessee Divorce
The steps for filing your Tennessee divorce with DivorceWriter are as follows:
- You and your spouse review and sign your documents, and then one spouse files them with the Circuit Court Clerk.
- Wait 60 days (90 days if the spouses have minor children together). Note: Some Tennessee counties require the spouse that files for divorce to attend a brief hearing, usually 15 minutes or less.
- The judge finalizes the divorce by signing your divorce decree.
Division of property & debt, child parenting plan (including child support, visitation and custody), spousal support, and more are covered.
DivorceWriter provides forms specific to the state of Tennessee and offers a money back guarantee if your documents are not accepted by the Court.