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STATE OF TENNESSEE
NO CHILDREN - NO OR FEW PROPERTY OR ASSETS
This packet contains the following:
Instructions for completing the forms;
Petition for Decree of Divorce,
Final Decree of Divorce,
Separation and Property Settlement Agreement,
You and your spouse must agree to all terms of the divorce to use this packet.
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WHO MAY USE THESE FORMS?
You may use this petition form for divorce only when all of the following
facts are true;
The breakdown of the marriage must be due to irreconcilable
differences between the parties.
There were no children born to or adopted by you and your spouse,
and the wife is not pregnant.
There are property or/and assets of the marriage and the parties have
agreed to all of the terms of division of those assets/property in the
separation and property settlement agreement.
You were a resident of Tennessee when the grounds for divorce arose.
For more information, see the Tennessee Divorce Law Summary.
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Scope of this outline :
This outline discusses divorce based upon irreconcilable differences between the parties.
This is the “no-fault” divorce ground in Tennessee.
Steps to No-Fault Divorce
STEP 1: One party completes the Petition for Divorce and both parties complete
the Separation and Property Settlement Agreement and attach the Agreement to
the Petition as exhibit “A”. The Petition and Separation and Property Settlement
Agreement are then filed with the Clerk of the Circuit court in your County. A
filing fee is paid. A Civil Cover may be required and should be available from
the clerk. If your county does not have a divorce proctor, the Non-Military
Affidavit may also be required to be filed with the clerk.
STEP 2: After the above steps are completed, contact the clerk for a time to
present the Decree to the C