How long does it take for a divorce to be final in Tennessee?
about two to six monthsA mutual-consent, no-fault divorce takes about two to six months. There is a mandatory 60 day "cooling -off" period after the complaint is filed, if there are no children. If the couple has children, it takes a minimum of 90 days. A contested divorce can last years, with the average case lasting a year or more.
Can you divorce someone through the newspaper?
If you cannot find your spouse, you can request permission from the court to publish a notice of the divorce in the newspaper or post a notice in the courthouse. This is called a Motion to Serve by Publication or Posting.
Can you date while going through a divorce in Tennessee?
Unfortunately, in Tennessee, dating while you are still technically married – which you are, even if you are separated and living apart while the divorce is proceedings – can have a negative impact on what you are awarded in the divorce.