Form 1 Request for Divorce

Form 1 Request for Divorce

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Form 1 Request for Divorce

 

INSTRUCTIONS: TENNESSEE REQUEST FOR DIVORCE (COMPLAINT) (Form 1)

You may represent yourself in a Tennessee divorce. This articles discusses the request for divorce which is filed in cases that do not involve children, in which the couple has reached agreement about division of assets and debts, and in which at least one spouse has lived in Tennessee for at least six months. The document is available on the website of the Tennessee State Courts.

Tennessee Request For Divorce (Complaint) 1 Step 1: At the top of the first page, enter the name of the county where you are filing your complaint and the court number, as well as the file number you have been assigned. Enter your full name next to "plaintiff," and your spouse's next to "defendant."

Tennessee Request For Divorce (Complaint) 1 Step 2: In section one, indicate which of the statements about residency status applies to your case. In section two, indicate whether you or both you and your spouse currently lives in Tennessee.

Tennessee Request For Divorce (Complaint) 1 Step 3: In section four, indicate if the wife is pregnant. If so, you are completing the wrong form.

Tennessee Request For Divorce (Complaint) 1 Step 4: In section five, give the date and location of your wedding. Indicate whether you decided to separate on the date you are submitting the form or whether you have already separated. If so, give the date on which you stopped cohabitating.

Tennessee Request For Divorce (Complaint) 1 Step 5: In section six, note any restraining orders or similar actions related to your marriage.

Tennessee Request For Divorce (Complaint) 1 Step 6: In sections seven and eight, provide all information requested about both spouses.

Tennessee Request For Divorce (Complaint) 1 Step 7: In section nine, provide all information requested about your property and debts.

Tennessee Request For Divorce (Complaint) 1 Step 8: In section ten, note whether any alimony has been agreed to in your separation agreement.

Tennessee Request For Divorce (Complaint) 1 Step 9: In section eleven, note any name change either spouse is requesting.

Tennessee Request For Divorce (Complaint) 1 Step 10: In section twelve, indicate how you have agreed to divide legal costs.

Tennessee Request For Divorce (Complaint) 1 Step 11: Sign and date the last page before a notary public.


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