Tennessee Marriage & Family Law
The courts in Tennessee see a wide variety of cases, from spousal support, to diving up marital property appropriately, and child custody, and much more. In fact, there are even laws that concern marriages, even before the marriage has taken place.
For example, these types of marriages are not permitted under the law:
- Marriage between between family members, i.e. parent and child, siblings, aunts, uncles, grandparents etc.
- Entering into a marriage with a person who is already in a legally valid marriage
- Marriage to a minor (under the age of 16)
- Marriage to an individual who is unable to provide consent, such as intoxication or lack of mental capacity
To receive a marriage license, you would only need to provide your identification, date of birth, as well as proof of divorce to show that your previous marriage has been dissolved. After you receive your license, it is valid for 30 days, no waiting period necessary, and is valid throughout all counties in the state.