How can I get my husband to pay the divorce and abandonment?

Aug 8, 2012 by

Question: 

How can I get my husband to pay the divorce and get him for abandonment?

State: 
Tennessee

Answer: 

You have several options in Tennessee as to the grounds of your divorce if you are considering abandonment as a reason. Getting your spouse to pay for the whole thing could be difficult though, especially if you are the one filing. Depending on your situation, Tennessee allows two years of living apart without cohabitation as grounds for a no-fault divorce. If you go for a fault-based action, there are two grounds that may apply; willful desertion of the marriage for one year, or abandonment for two years. If you are the one filing for the divorce, it will probably cost you some money even if you gather and prepare the documents yourself. – The Divorce.com Team

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