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Tennessee Divorce Laws

Tennessee Residency Requirements
The spouse filing for the divorce must be a resident of the state at the time the grounds for divorce took place. If the grounds took place outside the state of Tennessee, one of the spouses must be a resident for 6 months prior to filing. The divorce shall be filed in the county in which both spouses reside if they are both residents; or the county in which the respondent resides if he or she is a resident; or the county in which the petitioner resides. (Tennessee Code - Volume 6A, Title 36, Sections 36-4-104 and 36-4-105)
Tennessee Divorce Grounds:
(A) Irreconcilable differences if: [1] there has been no denial of this ground; [2] the spouses submit a properly signed marital dissolution agreement (see below under Simplified or Special Divorce Procedures); or [3] this grounds for divorce is combined with a general fault-based grounds or (B) living separate and apart without cohabitation for 2 years when there are no minor children. (Tennessee Code - Volume 6A, Title 36, Sections 36-4-101 and 36-4-103)
Tennessee Property and Debt Division
Separate property will consist of the following: (A) acquired prior to marriage; (B) by gift or inheritance; (C) in exchange for any separate property, or (D) obtained from income or appreciation of separate property, if the other spouse did not contribute to the preservation and appreciation. The marital property will consist of the following: (A) any property acquired during the marriage by either spouse; (B) any increase in value of any property to which the spouses contributed to the upkeep and appreciation; and (3) any retirement benefits. Without considering marital fault, the court will consider the following factors when dividing the property: (A) the contribution of each spouse to the acquisition, preservation, appreciation, or dissipation of the marital property, including the contribution of each spouse as homemaker, wage-earner, or parent; (B) the value of each spouse's property at the time of the marriage and at present; (C) the economic circumstances of each spouse at the time the division of property is to become effective; (D) the length of the marriage; (E) the age and health of the spouses; (F) the vocational skills of the spouses; (G) the liabilities and needs of each spouse and the opportunity of each for further acquisition of capital assets and income; (H) the Federal Income Tax consequences of the court's division of the property; (I) the present and potential earning capability of each spouse; (J) the tangible and intangible contributions made by 1 spouse to the education, training, or increased earning power of the other spouse; (K) the relative ability of each party for the future acquisition of capital and income; (L) the employability and earning capacity of the spouses; (M) any Social Security Benefits; and (N) any other factors necessary to do equity and justice between the spouses. (Tennessee Code - Volume 6A, Title 36, Sections 36-4-121)
Tennessee Spousal Support, Maintenance, or Alimony:
The court will consider the following when making a temporary or permanent support award: (A) the value of any separate property and the value of the spouse's share of any marital property; (B) whether the spouse seeking alimony is the custodian of a child whose circumstances make it appropriate for that spouse not to seek outside employment; (C) the need for sufficient education and training to enable the spouse to find appropriate employment; (D) the standard of living during the marriage; (E) the duration of the marriage; (F) the comparative financial resources of the spouses, including their comparative earning abilities in the labor market and any retirement, pension, or profit-sharing benefits; (G) the needs and obligations of each spouse; (H) the tangible and intangible contributions of each spouse to the marriage, including services rendered in homemaking, childcare, and contributions to the education, earning capacity, and career-building of the other spouse; (I) the relative education and training of the spouses and the opportunity of each party to secure education and training; (J) the age of the spouses; (K) the physical and mental condition of the spouse; (L) the tax consequences to each spouse; (M) the usual occupation of the spouses during the marriage; (N) the vocational skills and employability of the spouse seeking alimony; (O) the conduct of the spouses during the marriage; and (P) any other factor the court deems just and equitable. (Tennessee Code - Volume 6A, Title 36, Sections 36-4-101)
Tennessee Custody and Visitation:
The court will consider the following factors when making a child custody award: (a) the love, affection, and emotional ties between the parents and child; (b) the importance of continuity and the length of time the child has lived in a stable and satisfactory environment; (c) whether there has been any domestic violence or physical or mental abuse to the child, spouse, or any other person and whether a parent has had to relocate to avoid such violence; (d) the stability of the family unit; (e) the mental and physical health of the parents; (f) the home, school, and community record of the child; (g) the reasonable preference of a child over 12 years of age; (h) the character and behavior of any person who lives in or visits the parent's home and such person's interactions with the child; and (i) each parent's past and potential performance of parenting duties, including a willingness and ability to facilitate and encourage a close and continuing parent-child relationship with the other parent. (Tennessee Code - Volume 6A, Title 36, Sections 36-4-106)
Tennessee Child Support:
When to court is required to determine a child support obligation it will consider the following factors: (1) the financial resources of the child; (2) the standard of living the child would have enjoyed if the marriage had not been dissolved; (3) the physical and emotional conditions and educational needs of the child; (4) the financial resources, needs, and obligations of the parents; (5) the earning capacity of each parent; (6) the age and health of the child; (7) the monetary and non-monetary contributions of each parent to the well-being of the child; (8) any pension or retirement benefits of the parents; (9) whether the non-custodial parent's visitation is over 110 days per year or under 55 days per year; and (10) any other relevant factors. The court may also require the paying parent have a life insurance policy naming the child as a beneficiary should he she pre-decease the emancipation of the child. (Tennessee Code - Volume 6A, Title 36, Sections 36-4-101 and 36-4-501)

Tennessee Common Questions

How Do I Know if I Should File in Tennessee?
One would typically file for divorce in the state in which he or she or his or her spouse resides. If you have recently moved to a new state and wish to file in that new state, you may have to establish residency prior to filing.

If you are in the military and are stationed on a base outside your residency state, you typically are able to file in that state or in your residency state.

If you are in the military and are stationed overseas, you would typically file in your home residency state.

Can I Use 3StepDivorceTM if I Have Children?
Yes. The system and your documents will address all the issues regarding your children such as, but not limited to; custody arrangements, visitation and time-sharing, child support, and medical coverage.
How Much Are the Tennessee Filing and/or Court Fees?
The filing and/or court fees are not included in our fee and typically range from $50.00 to $350.00 in total depending on your location of filing and whether or not you have children. The 3StepDivorce service will typically help you yield the lowest filing fee for you because both you and your spouse are in agreement.
How Long Will the Process Take in Tennessee?
The process takes an average of less than 1 hour to answer the required questions and generate the documents. Once you file your documents with the court according the filing procedures, the length of time will vary depending on the number of cases in front of yours. Each court has only one or just a few Judges, Masters, or Referees to review all the pending cases.
Should I File or Should My Spouse File?
As a rule of thumb, for uncontested divorces, the spouse who really wants the divorce to be finalized typically does the filing.
Where and How Do I File My Documents?
The documents are filed at your local county courthouse in the family law or domestic relations division or department. Inside your account you will receive step-by-step filing procedures.
Can I Mail or Fax My Documents to the Clerk?
Many courts do permit you to mail and/or fax the documents. This will vary from county to county and state to state, so it will be best to check with the clerk at the courthouse when you are ready to file.
Do I Have to Go to Court in Tennessee?
Depending on your state and your situation, you may or may not have to attend a short hearing. Most of the time when a hearing is required, it only lasts 10-15 minutes and only the filing spouse must attend. The hearing is where you will be granted your divorce and the judge will sign the final judgment or decree.
Do I Have to Also Hire a Lawyer?
3StepDivorce is designed for you to do your own uncontested divorce without hiring a lawyer. You will be acting as your own lawyer and filing for your own divorce. Should you need or desire legal advice or should your divorce become contested, we do suggest you hire the services of a lawyer.
Will My Name Also Be Changed?
The wife has the option to change her name back to her former or maiden name through the 3StepDivorce solution.
When is the Divorce Actually Finalized in Tennessee?
The divorce is typically finalized when the Judge signs the final judgment or decree. We give a window of 30-90 days from the filing date, but this will vary due to case load at the courthouse and any mandatory waiting periods.

Tennessee Divorce Forms

This is a partial list of the Tennessee divorce forms you will receive with your Tennessee 3StepDivorceTM Premium Online Divorce account. Each state has unique forms and requirements for filing for a divorce, which is why we provide Tennessee specific forms and filing procedures.

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Tennessee Divorce Forms List
  • Tennessee Filing Procedures
  • Petition for Divorce
  • Verification
  • Marital Settlement Agreement
  • Affidavit of Corroborating Witness
  • Schedule for Visitation/Parenting Time of Minor Children
  • Affidavit of Proof for Stipulated Judgment
  • Financial Affidavit (Plaintiff)
  • Financial Affidavit (Defendant)
  • Affidavit of Appearance and Waiver of Rights
  • Affidavit Regarding the Children
  • Notice of Final Hearing
  • Final Decree of Divorce
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