Tennessee Online Divorce
How to File Your Own Divorce in Tennessee
Outlined below is some background information you should know about filing for a divorce in Tennessee. Once you become acquainted with this information, you can take our quiz to see if you qualify for the Tennessee online divorce.

Using our online divorce is a quick and easy way to get all the completed documents you need in order to file for your own, uncontested divorce, while avoiding having to pay exorbitant attorney fees.

Residency Requirements

Every state has a set of residency requirements that must be met by the filing spouse in order for the court to have jurisdiction over the divorce proceedings. If you don't meet the residency requirements of the state you're trying to file in, the case may get dismissed by the court. The residency requirements in Tennessee are as follows:

  • 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)

Grounds for Divorce

There are also grounds each state will allow you to file under when filing for a divorce. The ground for divorce is the reason that you and your spouse are filing for a divorce. The following are the grounds for divorce in Tennessee:

  • No Fault:
    • Irreconcilable differences
    • Living separate and apart without cohabitation for 2 years when there are no minor children
  • Fault:
    • Impotence
    • Adultery
    • Imprisonment
    • Alcoholism or drug addiction
    • Wife is pregnant by another at the time of marriage without husband’s knowledge
    • Willful desertion for 1 year
    • Bigamy
    • Endangering the life of the spouse
    • Conviction of an infamous crime
    • Abandonment for 2 years
    • Cruel and inhuman treatment
    • Indignities that make the spouse’s life intolerable

    (Tennessee Code - Volume 6A, Title 36, Sections 36-4-101 and 36-4-103)

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