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Divorce in Tennessee

This guide is not intended to provide legal advice. 

On September 1, 2011, it got easier for some Tennesseeans to file for a divorce without a lawyer.  The Tennessee Supreme Court adopted a new rule creating forms for uncontested divorces or "agreed divorces" and made them acceptable in courts across the state of Tennessee.  According to Cheif Justice Cornelia A. Clark, "The forms are not intended to replace the need for an attorney but rather provide a helpful resource for attorneys and also for Tennesseans who choose to file for a divorce on their own because they can’t afford to hire an attorney."

IMPORTANT! Please read the instructions carefully. Make sure that these forms fit your situation. These forms are only for divorces where both spouses agree on all parts of the divorce, there are no minor or dependent children involved, and the spouses do not have a lot of property. 

Use the tabs at the top of this guide to access the instructions and the forms.   

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