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If you’re interested in learning more about Tennessee divorce laws, check out the additional information, links, and resources provided below. This list is not meant to be all-inclusive, but it will show you a variety of directions that your own research could take, including references to the applicable Tennessee statutes on divorce law. You might also decide to consult a Tennessee attorney specializing in divorce law.


Tennessee Divorce Resources:

Tennessee Directory of Divorce Mediation & Mediators: This is a directory of mediators and arbitrators in Tennessee who are available to help for family law issues both within and without the court system. “Alternative dispute resolution” is the blanket term for the type of service that these professionals provide; it is one of the alternatives to litigation in court.

Tennessee Domestic Violence Crisis and Support Resources: Contact information for Tennessee domestic violence shelters, crisis centers, safe houses, and violence prevention programs. The site also offers links to Tennessee resources for legal aid, legal forms, Tennessee attorney general, law enforcement, child abuse, child support, social services, finding a lawyer, finding a counselor, and more. 

Tennessee Child Support Services: This site, operated by the Tennessee Department of Human Services, contains detailed information on where and how to pay child support in Tennessee.

Free Advice Divorce Articles:

Common Law Marriages
Dividing Up Property in a Divorce: Community Property vs. Equitable Distribution
The Divorce Process: From Separation to Final Judgment
Ending a Marriage or Taking a Break
Effect of Premarital Agreements on Divorce
Effect of Divorce on Taxes
Effect of Divorce on Estate Planning/Wills

Tennessee Family Law Statutes (Tennessee Revised Statutes):

Tennessee Legal Separation: 36-4-102

Tennessee Divorce:
Grounds/Fault – No-Fault: 36-4-101
Residency/Where to File:  36-4-104, 36-4-105

Divorce Mediation: Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31, Sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, Appendix A
Annulment: 36-3-101, 36-3-102, 36-4-125, 36-3-113

Tennessee Divorce and Finances:
Property Division/Debts: 36-5-102
Spousal Support: 35-5-102

Tennessee Divorce and Children:
Child Custody: 36-6-106
Child Support: 36-5-501

Tennessee Divorce/Child Support/Child Custody Lawyers:

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Tennessee Online Divorce Services:

Tennessee Online Divorce powered by 3 Step Divorce.
LegalZoom.com – An online documentation service that helps users file for divorce.
CompleteCase.com – Offers an affordable way to file for uncontested divorces online.

Tennessee Divorce Laws: Click below to find the Tennessee Divorce laws you’re looking for: 

Tennessee Divorce Law, Lawyers & Attorneys
Tennessee Divorce & Separation
Tennessee Divorce & Finances
Tennessee Child Custody & Tennessee Child Support

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