Filing Divorce in Fayette County, Tennessee

Filing for divorce and how much it costs to file a divorce in Fayette County, TN including residents of Oakland, Somerville, Piperton, Moscow, Hickory Withe, Rossville, and Gallaway.  

How to file divorce in Fayette County, TN - Courthouse

How to file divorce in Fayette County, TN – Courthouse

How to File a Divorce in Fayette Co., Tennessee

To file a divorce action in Fayette County, Tennessee, the following documents need to be prepared:

● Complaint for Divorce
● Notice of Mandatory Injunctions
● Confidential Information of the Parties
● Summons
● Divorce Certificate

These are known as the “initial filings.” State approved forms for the initial filings may be found online at: The “Request for Divorce,” “Spouses’ Personal Information,” and “Restraining Order for Divorcing Spouses” forms found online are simpler versions of the Complaint, Notice of Mandatory Injunctions, and Confidential Information forms typically filed by attorneys. The Summons and the Certificate for Divorce forms may be obtained from and prepared at the Fayette County Chancery Court Clerk and Master’s office when submitting the initial filings.
After preparing the initial filings, take the original, as well as several copies of the Complaint and other initial filings, to the filing counter at the Chancery Court filing counter on the second floor at the Fayette County Courthouse, located at 16755 Highway 64, Somerville, Tennessee, 38068. The deputy clerk will file the original documents and stamp the additional copies and return them to you. Filing fees will be assessed.

How much does is cost to file for divorce in Fayette County, Tennessee?

As of January 2020, the Fayette County filing fees for a divorce are $279.50 if there are children, and $204.50 if not. An additional $48.00 will be assessed to have the divorce served by serve the Fayette County sheriff’s Department. If you use a private process serve to serve the documents instead, an additional fee of $6.00 will be assessed. For updated information and costs, check the Fayette County Chancery Court web site or call 901-465-5219.

Where is the Fayette County Chancery Court and the Fayette County Court House located?

Fayette County Chancery Court is located on the second floor of the Fayette County Courthouse in Somerville, Tennessee “on the square.”  The mailing address is:

Fayette County Chancery Court
Fayette County Courthouse
P.O. Box 220
Somerville, TN 38068

Who is the Fayette County Chancery Court Clerk and Master?

Amy Anderson

Tips from the Clerk’s office:

  1. Please don’t ask clerks to fill out the forms for you.
  2. Fill out the forms properly.
  3. If you have settled your divorce with an agreed upon Marital Dissolution Agreement, don’t wait months to file it.  Many details may become outdated which could cause problems.
  4. Don’t forget to have your documents notarized.

Approved Parenting Classes in Fayette County, Tennessee:

Note: List current as of January 2021.  All information contained here may change over time.  Please confirm class qualifies with Fayette County Clerk and Master’s office.  Confirm dates, times, and other information with presenters directly.

Local Virtual UT Extension – Location: UT Extension Office, Somerville, TN
Fee: $40.00 prior to class and $50.00 the day of class
Contact Number: (901) 465-5233
Class Conductor: Lauren Wells
Offering Both In-Person and Virtual Zoom Parenting Classes
Date: 3rd Wednesday of each month
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (2 1/2 to 4 hours depending on age of child)
Size: 5-Person Classes
Notes: *Divorcing Couples are not allowed to attend together
*Childcare is not provided
*Not an intense course, but an emotional one
(Formerly and
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Fee: No Cost
Offering Virtual Workshop Parenting Classes

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