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Long list of painful reasons for divorce in Tennessee

The list is long and includes some of life's low points and most difficult moments. The list of grounds for divorce in Tennessee includes drug addiction, violence, criminal convictions and abandonment.

Unsurprisingly, it also includes things such as adultery and irreconcilable differences. In fact, the wife of the former Tennessee teacher accused of abducting a 15-year-old student cites irreconcilable differences in her court filings for divorce.

Jill Cummins says husband Tad Cummins is "guilty of inappropriate marital conduct."

In court documents, Jill Cummins cited as grounds the section stating, “The husband or wife is guilty of such cruel and inhuman treatment or conduct towards the spouse as renders cohabitation unsafe and improper, which may also be referred to in pleadings as inappropriate marital conduct.”

Other grounds for divorce in our state include desertion for at least one year or absence of at least two years. Also grounds: impotency.

And at the other end of the spectrum, perhaps, is when a woman is pregnant by another man at the time of her marriage (and it is without the knowledge of her new husband).

It is also possible to file for divorce because your spouse's previous marriage is unresolved (meaning that your husband or wife is married to another person).

While few have grounds for divorce that rival the wife of the Tennessee teacher, that does not diminish the fact that your very real reasons for divorce are every bit as legitimate.

Contact the law office of Stanley A. Kweller, Attorney at Law to schedule an appointment to discuss your situation.

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