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Divorce Law in Nashville, Tennessee

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If you are a Nashville resident considering divorce, you will want to speak with our divorce attorneys immediately. It is always best to go to the courts with professional legal representation by your side. With more than 30 years of experience, our team at Martin Sir & Associates is here to help.

Residency Requirements in Tennessee

In order to divorce in Tennessee, individuals must meet the state residency requirements. The spouse filing for the divorce must be a resident of the state at the time that the grounds for divorce took place. If he or she was not a resident at that time, the spouse must wait 6 months before filing.

The First Decision in Divorce

Once you have hired our Nashville divorce lawyer s to help you through your divorce, the next step will be to decide what type of divorce is right for you. There are two different options: contested and uncontested divorce.

If you and your spouse are still in an amicable relationship and believe you can work together to arrive at satisfactory conclusions regarding the terms of the divorce, use the uncontested approach. For couples that cannot agree, the best option is to battle their divorce in court the contested way.

Grounds for Divorce

Tennessee recognizes two separate types of divorces: no-fault divorces and at-fault divorces. In a no-fault divorce, the spouse can file for a dissolution of marriage based on irreconcilable differences or based on the fact that both spouses have been living separate without cohabitation for two years. This second reason is only valid if the couple has no minor children.

The fault-based grounds for divorce in Tennessee are as follows:

  • Impotence
  • Incarceration or felony conviction
  • Alcohol and / or drug addiction
  • Adultery or bigamy
  • Wife was pregnant at the time of marriage without the husband's knowledge
  • Willful desertion for one year
  • Endangering the life of a spouse
  • Refusing to move to Tennessee with a spouse and absenting oneself from the new residence for two years
  • Indignities that make the spouse's life intolerable
  • Cruel and inhumane treatment such as abandonment or neglect
  • Banning the spouse from the home

( These grounds for divorce are all taken from the Tennessee Code - Volume 6A, Title 36-4 101 and 36-4 103.)

The Many Aspects of the Divorce Process

Divorce is really a series of important decisions which will be written into the decree and enforced upon the dissolution of marriage.

As a divorcee, you will need to decide the issues concerning:

Helping Clients with Military Divorces

If you are a member of the military, or if your spouse is a member of the military, the terms of the divorce may be different. At Martin Sir & Associates, we understand military divorce and are confident in our ability to represent members of the armed forces.

Grandparents' Rights' Cases

Our firm also has a special interest in grandparents' rights cases. If you are a grandparent who has lost a relationship with your grandkids because of a divorce, we will work with you to enforce visitation. If you can prove that your relationship with the children is in their best interests, the courts may mandate that you spend time with them on a regular basis.

Call our Nashville divorce lawyer s today if you want more information about divorce law. Our team is dedicated to helping you through this life-changing decision.

  • Top Rated Attorneys

    Our lawyers have been given the highest ratings and accolades for their commitment to legal excellence.

    What Sets Us Apart
  • Getting
    Divorced?

    Highly knowledgeable regarding Tennessee divorce law, we can help you work through this process.

    Discover More About Divorce
  • Knowing Your Options

    Learn about contested and uncontested divorces to see what would be best suited for your situation.

    Types of Divorce
  • Free Case Consultation

    Our team is ready to review your situation to start building your case. Fill out our convenient online form or call today!

    Get Started Now

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Martin Sir & Associates
Nashville Divorce Attorney
Located at: 424 Church Street,
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Nashville, TN 37219
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