In the State of Tennessee, there are two types of divorces; uncontested, which is usually due to irreconcilable differences, and contested which means there has to be proof provided to demonstrate the grounds for the divorce.
In uncontested divorces there is no need for a court hearing, but that is not the case for contested divorces and the parties involved must go to trial. There are various grounds which can be used and these are: Adultery; habitual drug or alcohol use; living apart for two years or over and no minor children; desertion for a year or more, conviction of a felony, impotence or sterility, pregnancy of wife by another prior to marriage and the current husband was unaware, inappropriate marital conduct and bigamy, among others.
If the divorcing spouses do not agree to get divorced then the spouse who wants the divorce must prove the grounds.
When it comes to how much a divorce will cost it really depends on the couple. For some, if they both agree it can be minimal but if the case goes to court it becomes more expensive. In any event, it is best to hire an attorney who will be able to ensure the best possible financial outcome for the person he or she represents.
A marriage can also be annulled in Tennessee if either party is underage, either lack capacity or consent to the marriage, non consummation, or the marriage was fraudulent, among others. A marriage is void if it was bigamous, incestuous or if either was certified insane at the time of the ceremony.