(a) No judge or chancellor shall require the filing of affidavits of proof from witnesses, plaintiffs, defendants, or petitioners and respondents in support of any complaint for divorce, legal separation, separate maintenance or annulment.
Terms Used In Tennessee Code 36-4-116
- Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
- 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.
- Personal property: includes money, goods, chattels, things in action, and evidences of debt. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
(b) Any such judge or chancellor may, however, require a sworn statement from such persons relative or pertaining to the income of the parties, their expenses, any real or personal property in which the parties have an interest and the extent of such parties’ interest therein, and such sworn statement shall be admissible as evidence of the truth of the contents.