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:  the Complaint for Divorce, Notice of Mandatory Injunctions, Confidential Information of the Parties, Summons, and Divorce Certificate. These are known as “initial filings.”  State approved forms for the initial filings may be found online at The forms “Request for Divorce,” “Spouses’ Personal Information,” and “Restraining Order for Divorcing Spouses” found online are simpler versions of the Complaint, Notice of Mandatory Injunctions, and Confidential Information forms typically filed by attorneys. The forms for a Summons and the Certificate for Divorce may be obtained from and prepared at the Fayette County Chancery Court Clerk and Master’s office when the initial filings are submitted.

After preparing the initial filings, take the original and several copies of the Complaint and other initial filings to 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 documents and stamp the additional copies returned to you. Filing Fees will then be assessed.

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

As of April 2015, in Fayette County the filing fee for divorce with children is $274.50 and without children is $199.50. To serve the divorce through the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department, an additional $34.00 will be assessed. If you use a private process server to serve the documents instead of the Sheriff’s department, then an additional $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?

Mr. Vip Lewis

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