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.
Tennessee Residency Requirements
If at least one spouse has lived in Tennessee for the past 6 months, either spouse can file for divorce there. Otherwise, as long as at least one spouse was living in Tennessee when you decided to get divorced, either spouse can file for divorce there regardless of how long either of you has lived in Tennessee.
Filing Your Tennessee Divorce
The basic steps for filing your Tennessee divorce with DivorceWriter are as follows:
- You and your spouse review and sign your documents.
- One spouse files them with the Circuit Court Clerk.
- 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.
Tennessee Documents and Forms
If you purchase a DivorceWriter Tennessee divorce, you are selecting the following forms:
- Complaint for Absolute Divorce or Request for Divorce (Complaint)
- Spouses' Personal Information or Both Parties' Personal Information Form
- Health Insurance Notice or Notice Regarding Insurance Coverage
- Marital Dissolution Agreement
- Final Decree
- Restraining Order for Divorcing Spouses
- Notice of Hearing to Approve Irreconcilable Differences Divorce
If you indicate that you have minor children, you are also selecting these additional forms:
- Restraining Order for Divorceing Spouses (Statutory Injunction)
- Permanent Parenting Plan
- Child Support Worksheet
- Title IV-D Information
- Wage Assignment Order
If you indicate you don't own buildings or land or a business together or have retirement benefits, you are selecting the Tennessee Supreme Court approved forms; blank versions of these forms are available to download at no charge from the www.tncourts.gov website.
Blank versions of many of the documents offered by this website are available to Tennessee consumers free of charge at www.tncourts.gov. You are NOT required to purchase anything from DivorceWriter and DivorceWriter is NOT affiliated, endorsed, or approved by any governmental entity. The Tennessee Online Divorce package offered on this website has NOT been approved or endorsed by any governmental agency, and this offer is NOT being made by an agency of the government.
Where to Find Blank State Forms
If you prefer to complete blank forms on your own, they can be downloaded directly from the Tennessee State Courts at no cost using these links: