Irreconcilable Differences Divorce: The Waiting Period (Part 2 of 3)

Irreconcilable Differences Divorce: The Waiting Period (Part 2 of 3)

One question that frequently comes up with couples thinking about divorce is: How long does it take to get divorced? Under Tennessee law, a divorce based on irreconcilable differences must wait for a minimum statutory period before a final decree is granted.

If there are minor children (under 18) the waiting period is 90 days. If there are no unmarried minor children, then the period is 60 days. The time period starts when the complaint for divorce is filed with the appropriate Tennessee court.

These statutory time periods are the minimum time a party has to wait to get a divorce based on irreconcilable differences. However, it may take longer (and often does) because of waiting for court dates, papers, and the schedules of the parties and their lawyer.

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