Grounds for Divorce

Tennessee is a fault-based state, which means that the person asking the court for a divorce must show that there is some basis, or reason, for the marriage to end.  The statutes offer many different possible reasons (called “grounds”).  Some of the...

Defenses to Adultery in Hugh Hefner’s Divorce

If you follow the news of pajama-clad celebrities, you’ve probably heard that Hugh Hefner filed for divorce from his wife, Kimberly Conrad.  The actual divorce pleading cites the grounds of irreconcilable differences, but in an interview Hefner mentions that Kimberly...