Tennessee Divorce Forms FAQs


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TENNESSEE DIVORCE FORMS

What are divorce papers called in Tennessee?

Divorce papers are a Complaint for Divorce and a Summons. The Summons is a legal form giving formal notice of the filing of the lawsuit. In certain areas of Tennessee, a Complaint for Divorce can also be called either a Petition for Divorce or a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage.

What forms do I need to file a divorce in Tennessee?

The forms needed to file for Tennessee divorce are a Complaint for Divorce, Summons, a spouses’ personal information form, and any other form required by your local court.

What is verification of a divorce complaint?

Verification of a divorce complaint means signing the Complaint for Divorce under oath, verifying that the information contained in the document is true and accurate. A Complaint for Divorce must be verified.

Where do I find divorce forms in Tennessee?

You can find Tennessee divorce forms in many places. Lawyers have them. Your local county’s Circuit, Chancery, or General Sessions Court Clerk’s office may have them. Some divorce forms may be found in law books located in law libraries and municipal libraries throughout Tennessee. Other divorce forms may be available for purchase online.

Where do I find divorce forms online?

A few years ago, the Supreme Court of Tennessee started offering divorce forms approved “by the Tennessee Supreme Court as ‘universally acceptable as legally sufficient.’  This means that if the forms are filled out correctly that all Tennessee courts that hear divorce cases must accept the forms.”  These forms are limited to circumstances that the Court describes as “agreed divorces” for cases without children. Court-Approved Divorce Forms are available in English, Spanish, and Chinese.

Also, you may need Tennessee’s mandated Parenting Plan forms which are available to download. Many websites sell divorce forms online, too. We do not endorse or recommend any particular website’s divorce forms.

Where do I find divorce forms in pdf in Tennessee?

The Supreme Court of Tennessee’s Court-Approved Divorce Forms have divorce forms for agreed divorces in pdf. Also, Tennessee’s mandated Parenting Plan forms have forms in pdf.

Where do I find divorce forms online free?

Other than the Supreme Court of Tennessee’s website (see links above) and those that may be available from your local county’s Circuit, Chancery, or General Sessions Court Clerk’s office website, I am not aware of any reliable free Tennessee divorce forms online. Also, know that technical legal requirements for filing for divorce change over time.

Can I get free Tennessee divorce forms?

Other than the Supreme Court of Tennessee’s website (see links above) and those that may be available from your local county’s Circuit, Chancery, or General Sessions Court Clerk’s office, I am not aware of any reliable, free Tennessee divorce forms. But there could be some offered.

Where do I find divorce forms with children?

Tennessee’s mandated Parenting Plan forms are available to download. These are blank forms.

Consider purchasing Tennessee Parenting Plans and Child Support Worksheets: Building a Constructive Future for Your Family available on Amazon.com. I wrote this book featuring 8 examples of completed Permanent Parenting Plans and Child Support Worksheets from real cases.

Where do I find free Tennessee divorce forms with children?

Tennessee’s mandated Parenting Plan forms are available to download and are free. Also, try Tennessee Parenting Plan Software Technology Worksheets Templates Free.

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