Tennessee Divorce Guide

Grounds For Divorce

The district court, guided by Tennessee Grounds for divorcedivorce statutes, may grant a divorce for any of the following causes (grounds):


  • Abandonment for one (1) year
  • Adultery
  • Impotency
  • When the wife at the time of her marriage, was pregnant by another than her husband
  • Extreme cruelty
  • Fraudulent contract
  • Incompatibility
  • Habitual drunkenness
  • Gross neglect of duty
  • Imprisonment of the other party in a state or federal penal institution
  • Insanity for a period of five (5) years

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[Tennessee Code – Volume 6A, Title 36, Sections 36-4-101 and 36-4-103]

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