Divorce is defined as the dissolution of marriage. To file for divorce in Tennessee, the plaintiff must be a bona fide resident of the state.
While there’s never anything simple about the divorce process, all divorce cases can be put into one of two categories: uncontested divorce and contested divorce.
In an uncontested divorce, both parties are able to come to an agreement on the terms of the divorce in a quick manner with little argument. Ultimately, an uncontested divorce is almost always less expensive and takes less of an emotional toll on the parties involved.
Not all divorce cases, however, can be so easy. In contested divorce cases, seemingly small issues can become the subject of deadlocked arguments. These divorce cases are always more expensive and take more of an emotional toll on both parties, keeping them away from the goal of a clean separation.
Even if certain elements overlap, no two divorce cases are exactly the same because no two marriages are exactly the same.