There are different Tennessee divorce forms that are specially structured for different applicants depending on their situation. Before you fill the divorce forms there are some state requirements and grounds that you should be at par with. Also, although the divorce forms come with instructions for filling them, you can download them and fill them before your attorney if you have issues when filling. Also, there are specific phrases that you should use when filling these divorce forms.
Requirements and Grounds for Divorce in Tennessee.
If the grounds of divorce arose outside Tennessee State, you can only file for a divorce if at least one of the spouses' had resided in the state for six months before the filing. Generally, the State has an outline of no-fault and fault based grounds that you may initiate a divorce on. These grounds may be outlined briefly as Fault-Based Grounds:
- Willful annual desertion.
- Conviction of a felony with imprisonment.
- Endangering of spouses life and others.
or No-Fault Grounds:
- Living separate without cohabitation for three years and without minor children.
- Irreconcilable differences.
Special Phrases to use on Tennessee Divorce Forms:
When filling these forms you should phrase the following words, exactly as they appear below. They include,
- IN THE COURT OF COUNTY, TENNESSEE-Phrase the words in the exact order they follow each other and write all of them in uppercase.
- PETITION FOR DIVORCE- This is the subject headline and should be written in uppercase and with the exact phrasing.
- When using the word Petitioner and Respondent, ensure that the P and the R are capitalized.
- FINAL DECREE OF DIVORCE- When used as the title of your final document, ensure that it is phrased exactly as it appears above and capitalize it.
In addition, you can download all Tennessee divorce forms below at no cost. (Collected from Tennessee State Courts official Website)