Steps to an Agreed Divorce in Davidson County, Tennessee
TIP! Make extra copies of the blank forms in this packet in case you make a mistake. Also, make copies of all
papers you file with the Circuit Court Clerk and ask the Clerk to date-stamp your copy. Keep all your date-
stamped divorce papers in a folder or envelope and bring with you when you go to Court.
The top 5 rows of all the forms looks the same (see below example) and this information is very important.
IN THE ____________ CIRCUIT COURT FOR DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE
OF SPOUSE FILING THE DIVORCE]
(First, Middle, Last)
OF THE OTHER SPOUSE]
(First, Middle, Last)
Complaint For Divorce
row shows the division and type of Court where you are filing for divorce – and that you are filing in
Davidson County, Tennessee.
IMPORTANT! We have two Court Divisions who hear divorces. Do not fill in the Division blank – the Clerk
will fill it in when you file the paperwork.
rows are where you list your name and your spouse’s name. The spouse who is filing the
divorce is the Plaintiff. The other spouse is the Defendant.
row has a line for the Docket No.
row tells the name of the form (the
is shown in the footer on each form).
IMPORTANT! The Circuit Court Clerk will tell you the Docket Number when you file the paperwork. Do not
write in a Docket Number until you get this information from the Clerk.
The information you fill out on these rows must be the same on each form.
You and your spouse MUST fill out these papers. The Court Clerk cannot do it for you. When they are
filled out, go to the Circuit Court Clerk’s Office and file these papers:
Complaint for Divorce (FORM 1). Must be signed and notarized.
Spouses’ Personal Information (FORM 2).
Fill this form out and put it in a letter-size envelope. On the outside, write both
spouses’ names and your case/docket number. The Court Clerk will give you
your case number.
You should be prepared to pay the filing fee when you file your paperwork with
the Clerk’s Office. Please refer to the
Filing Fee Schedule
for the amount due.
If you cannot afford to pay the filing fee based on the
Legal Aid Society Financial Eligibility
please fill out FORM 3 and file with the Court Clerk:
Request to Postpone Filing Fees and Order (FORM 3).
The Court may let you pay the filing fees at the end of your case. You and your spouse must decide how
you will split the cost of the filing fees.
Agreed Divorce Instructions
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Approved by the Tennessee Supreme Court with Modifications Approved by the Davidson County Circuit Courts
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