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Residence Requirements

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Prior to filing your petition, you must have resided in Tennessee for six months or have been a bona fide resident of Tennessee when the grounds occurred here.

Some people wish to get divorced in another county; you can if both parties agree to it. At one time, this was faster than getting divorced in Shelby County; now, however, Shelby County is as fast, or faster. One advantage that still remains is that The Commercial Appeal does not publish out-of-county divorces. However, even your dimmest family member or friend will eventually figure out that you are divorced. One disadvantage is that if anything goes wrong—and there is much that can go wrong (alimony or support does not get paid, visitation is not working, property was not transferred)—it is more expensive and complicated to straighten problems out if the divorce was granted in another county.

Reviews from People Who Have Been There

  • I called Larry and I’m glad I did.

    “Larry guided me through the process to reach an acceptable out of court settlement, which was absolute Godsend for my particular case.”

    Carl

  • Larry Rice and his able team took that low point of my life and transformed it into a turning point, for me and my children.

    “Larry and his entire staff were always attentive to my needs, always put my best interests first, and most of all, fought diligently for me.”

    Scott

  • We walk into his office with a heavy heart and walk out knowing we have the best on our side!

    “I recommend his entire office and staff to anyone needing legal help.”

    Leanne

  • He explained every little step and guided me through that difficult time, giving me solid, sensible advice all the while.

    “Mr. Rice was so kind and patient that soon my fears abated.”

    Mary

  • Integrity at every turn.

    “Rice Divorce Team goes above and beyond what is required.”

    Jane T.