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Fault-based and No-fault-based Divorce

Tennessee is one of 32 states that offer both fault-based and no-fault-based divorces.  When a married couple decides to divorce, they must state the grounds for dissolving their marriage.

Divorce lawyers in Gallatin help with fault-based or no-fault divorce

According to Tennessee divorce law, the following are grounds for a fault-based divorce:

  • Conviction of an infamous crime
  • Incarceration for a felony
  • Adultery
  • Bigamy
  • Impotence
  • Attempting to take the life of the other
  • The woman was pregnant at the time of the marriage by another person without the knowledge of her husband
  • Habitual drunkenness or drug abuse
  • Abandonment or a long separation
  • Failure to provide for the spouse while having the ability to do so

However, in no-fault divorce, neither party blames the other for the breakdown of the marriage.  No-fault divorces are based upon irreconcilable differences or incompatibility.  No-fault divorces are growing in popularity because they do not cast blame or fuel the emotional embers of the split.

Turn to a dedicated Gallatin divorce attorney for legal help with divorce

Another important choice divorcing couple’s make early in the process is whether to pursue a contested or uncontested divorce.  They choose a contested divorce when they cannot agree on one or several issues, and must fight it out in a courtroom.  However they can opt for an uncontested divorce when they agree on each and every issue related to the divorce.  While it does not have to be amicable, the matter can be settled outside the courtroom.

While divorce is often thought of as a separation, a separation is a legal agreement between the husband and wife who officially expresses his or her intention to divorce.  Legal separation agreements can also lay the groundwork for the terms of the divorce.

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If you are looking for a Gallatin divorce law firm in Central Tennessee to help you, Attorney Karen Cain is a qualified Gallatin divorce lawyer who can provide you with experienced, knowledgeable, cost-effective legal representation on all types of family law matters.

The Law Office of Karen Cain, Attorney at Law, is easily accessible by public transportation as well as local interstates, with plenty of free parking.  To schedule your free initial consultation, please call our divorce attorneys in Gallatin at 615-467-1804 or fill out our Quick Contact online form.

Karen Cain, Attorney at Law serves clients in the metro-Nashville Davidson County area and all middle Tennessee counties.


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