Tennessee allows for either fault or no-fault divorce. If the grounds for divorce involve fault, it can affect the judge’s decisions regarding alimony, spousal support, child custody, and other rulings.
Grounds for no-fault divorce include, but are not limited to:
Living in separate residences for at least 2 years (only if the couple has no children together)
Grounds for fault divorce include, but are not limited to:
either spouse has committed adultery
one spouse engages in habitual alcohol or drug abuse (beginning after the marriage began)
one spouse has abandoned the other
either spouse has committed a crime and has either become infamous or is in prison