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Speak with your attorney if you’ve met someone and want to begin dating before your divorce is final. Depending on the specifics of your situation, you might not be too vulnerable to repercussions, but only your attorney would know that. If you decide to go ahead and begin dating someone, be circumspect and don’t introduce that person to your children until after you’re divorced. Even then, you might want to give your kids time to adjust to the reality of your divorce first.
You don’t have to prove marital misconduct to receive a divorce in Tennessee; the state offers the no-fault ground of irreconcilable differences. However, its statutes require that you and your spouse live apart for two years before you qualify for a no-fault divorce. Fault grounds don’t share the same restriction, which can make them an attractive option if your spouse has done something to end the marriage, such as committing adultery.
If your divorce is dismissed in California, that means you must refile, unless the dismissal was caused by your or your attorney's mistake, inadvertence, surprise or excusable neglect. If your divorce was dismissed because of one of these four reasons, you may have the option to reopen your case rather than incurring potentially hundreds of dollars to file a new petition, pay a new filing fee, re-serve your spouse and prepare your documents for a second time.