Tennessee Complaint for Divorce

If you have been served with a Tennessee Complaint for Divorce or need help drafting your Complaint for Divorce, the first thing you should do is give us a call to schedule a Tennessee Divorce Planning Session.  

What is a Complaint for Divorce in Tennessee?

A Complaint for Divorce is also known as a Divorce Petition and Divorce Complaint.  It is one of the initial documents that are filed with the court to initiate a divorce proceeding. The Complaint for Divorce identifies the parties, states the grounds for the divorce; states all claims against the defendant; and requests the court to grant a divorce.  Sometimes the Complaint will also contain requests for the Court to enter an order granting child custody, child support, child visitation, alimony (spousal support), and divide marital property. 

How long do I have to respond to a Complaint for Divorce in Tennessee?

After you have been served with a Complaint for Divorce in Tennessee, you typically have 30 days to respond to the Complaint with an "Answer" or "Answer and Counterclaim".  Time is definitely of the essence, so you should contact our immediately after being served with a Tennessee Complaint for Divorce so that we can start working on your behalf.

What will happen if I don't respond to a Complaint for Divorce in Tennessee

If you fail to respond to a Complaint for Divorce in Tennessee within a timely manner, the filing spouse may obtain a default judgment against you.  If you have been served with a Complaint for Divorce in Tennessee, contact our office immediately so that we can start working on your behalf.

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