• (a) A divorce may be granted for any of the causes referenced in § 36-4-101 if the acts complained of were committed while the plaintiff was a bona fide resident of this state or if the acts complained of were committed out of this state and the plaintiff resided out of the state at the time, if the plaintiff or the defendant has resided in this state six (6) months next preceding the filing of the complaint.

  • Terms Used In Tennessee Code 36-4-104

    • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
    • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
    • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
    • Person: includes a corporation, firm, company or association. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
    • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
    • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
    • United States: includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
    • Year: means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105

    (b) For the purposes of this section, any person in the armed services of the United States, or the spouse of any such person, who has been living in this state for a period of not less than one (1) year shall be presumed to be a resident of this state, and the presumption of residence shall be overcome only by clear and convincing evidence of a domicile elsewhere.