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Key steps in a Tennessee divorce

Every divorce is different, and the exact process you will take toward successfully finalizing the divorce will depend on the particular situation you are in. In many ways, the majority of the divorce process is embarked upon before you actually file. This is because it takes a great deal of courage and self-reflection to arrive at the decision to make such a big change in your life.

In Tennessee, it is possible to either file for a no fault divorce, or a divorce that places the blame on one spouse. There are two possible ground for a no fault divorce: You must either cite irreconcilable differences, or you must have been separated for two years and have no minor children.

If you are filing for an at fault divorce, you can do so for many reasons. For example, you might be able to accuse your spouse of desertion, drug or alcohol addiction, or financial neglect, among many other things.

The first legal step in the divorce process

After you have established the grounds for divorce that you want to file under, you can take the legal step of filing a Summons and Complaint in the county in which you reside. After you have done this, you must serve the divorce papers to your spouse. If you have filed for a fault based divorce, you will then need to go through the process of proving the actions that you have accused your spouse of.

The process of asset division

When the divorce has been filed, you will need to go through the process of dividing marital assets. In an ideal scenario, you and your divorcing spouse will be able to agree on how assets will be divided, and then sign a Marital Settlement Agreement.

Child custody and alimony

Child custody and alimony will be decided based on a number of factors. Child support will likely also be ordered to be paid by the non-custodial parent.

If you are contemplating going through a divorce in Tennessee but you are feeling overwhelmed by the process, it is important to stay calm. You should take your time and start by reading more about the law so you can understand the likely outcomes.

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