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If you are a Nashville or surrounding area 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.

Call (615) 266-4505 to schedule a confidential consultation regarding your divorce case.

Divorce Residence Requirements in Tennessee

In order to get a 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.

No-Fault & Irreconcilable Differences

Tennessee recognizes two separate types of divorces: no-fault and/or irreconcilable differences divorces and at-fault divorces. In a no-fault divorce, the spouse can file for a dissolution of marriage based on irreconcilable differences. 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
  • Adultery or bigamy
  • Abandonment or neglect
  • Willful desertion for one year
  • Alcohol and / or drug addiction
  • Endangering the life of a spouse
  • Incarceration or felony conviction
  • Banning the spouse from the home
  • Indignities that make the spouse's life intolerable
  • Inappropriate marital conduct or cruel and inhuman treatment
  • Living separate without cohabitation for two years with no minor children
  • Wife was pregnant at the time of marriage without the husband's knowledge
  • Refusing to move with spouse/absenting oneself from new residence for 2 years

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

Once you have hired our Nashville divorce lawyers 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 available to you and your spouse: contested or uncontested divorce.

Issues That Must Be Discussed During 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 pursue their divorce in court the contested way. Both types of divorce require 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:

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.

Helping Clients with Military Divorces

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.

Retain the Representation You Deserve

Divorce is a complex, emotional, and long process that requires a comprehensive knowledge of the law and an ability to make rational decisions. This is where having a competent attorney can work to your advantage and ease your stress throughout the process. Our team is dedicated to helping you through this life-changing decision.

Call our Nashville divorce lawyers at (615) 266-4505 today if you want more information about divorce law.


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