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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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