Divorce can be the most trying period in a man’s life. Cordell & Cordell, a domestic law firm that fights for fathers rights in Tennessee, hopes to make it easier for you and your children. Our Tennessee divorce attorneys focus entirely on men’s divorce, child custody, paternity, modification, and other family law issues.
Cordell & Cordell offers legal representation throughout the state with offices in Chattanooga, Franklin, Gallatin, Knoxville, Memphis, Murfreesboro and Nashville. Our divorce attorneys are committed to delivering the best result possible, and we fight to be a partner men can count on.
To schedule an appointment with a Tennessee divorce attorney, please call 1-866-DADS-LAW or the numbers listed to the right to your local office.
Tennessee Divorce FAQ
What are the grounds for filing for divorce in Tennessee?In Tennessee, we have two types of divorces: uncontested, which is usually irreconcilable differences, and contested, which requires proof of grounds for divorce. With a contested divorce, the parties cannot agree and must go to trial. The grounds for a contested divorce are:
- Habitual drunkenness or abuse of narcotic drugs;
- Living apart for two years with no minor children;
- Inappropriate marital conduct;
- Willful or malicious desertion for one full year without a reasonable cause;
- Conviction of a felony;
- Pregnancy of the wife by another before the marriage without the husband’s knowledge;
- Refusal to move to Tennessee with your spouse and living apart for two years;
- Malicious attempt upon the life of another;
- Lack of reconciliation for two years after the entry of a decree of separate maintenance;
- Impotency and sterility;
- Bigamy; and
- Abandonment or refusal or neglecting to provide for spouse although able to do so.