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Even though the relationship between you and your spouse has changed and you may no longer be living together, until you are legally divorced, you are still married. The legal ramifications of being married vary from state to state, but generally speaking, until you are divorced you and your spouse have certain rights and obligations to one another. In general, until you are divorced not only can you not remarry but also anything you obtain may be subject to a claim of ownership, in whole or in part, by your spouse, and the future ownership of assets and property already obtained may be unclear.
Tennessee Divorce Laws (Grounds, Filing Process, Property, Support, Custody)
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Hire a Tennessee Divorce Lawyer or MediatorIf your divorce is contested and/or you need legal advice, you will most likely be hiring a divorce Lawyer or Mediator to begin your Tennessee divorce proceedings. All it takes is making a phone call to set up an initial consultation, which is often offered free of charge.
The plaintiff must be a resident of Tennessee in order to file for a divorce there. If the grounds for divorce occurred outside of the state, either of the parties must have resided in the state for six months before filing. Military personnel must be a resident of the state for at least one year prior to filing. The petition must be filed in the chancery or circuit court in the county where the parties reside at the time of their separation, or in either the county where the defendant resides, or where the applicant resides.
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