How long does a divorce take in Tennessee?
How long does a divorce in Tennessee take?
That’s a tough question.
There are many things that go into how long a divorce case will take. Including, but not limited to, the emotions of the parties, whether it is a fault divorce or no fault divorce, the finances of the parties, whether you have children, etc. Therefore, it is difficult to say with any certainty how long any one individual divorce will take.
In Tennessee, there are “waiting periods” for divorces. In Tennessee our legislature has provided for “cooling off” periods after the filing of a petition for divorce. Our statutes provide: A complaint or petition for divorce on any ground for divorce must have been on file for sixty (60) days before being heard if the parties have no unmarried child under eighteen (18) years of age, and must have been on file at least ninety (90) days before being heard if the parties have an unmarried child under eighteen (18) years of age. The sixty-day or ninety-day period shall commence on the date the complaint or petition is filed.