A Free, Comprehensive Legal Resource

Courtlistener.com is an open source legal resource curated by the Free Law Project. The purpose of the site is to offer users “…a free legal research website containing millions of legal opinions from federal and state courts. With CourtListener, lawyers, journalists, academics, and the public can research an important case, stay up to date with new opinions as they are filed, or do deep analysis using our raw data.”

The opening page looks like this:

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I began my search with a simple Shelby County Tennessee and got this hit:

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If you look at the encircled field indicated by the arrow you can see in this next screen that I further narrowed down my search with a date and received more specific results:

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You have several different tools at your disposal on this site, which is full of much raw data. This can augment our legal offerings in a valuable way.


Tennessee Divorce Forms


This website, sponsored by the Administrative Office of the Courts for the state of Tennessee, provides Tennessee divorce forms for married couples without minor children. The state also has other stipulations under the link called “Instructions to Divorce Forms”. These forms are legally sufficient for use in Tennessee courts only. The forms include Request for Divorce,  Divorce Agreement, Final Decree of Divorce, Restraining Order for Divorcing Spouses, and others. The forms are available in regular PDF format and also in fillable PDF format. For the fillable PDF format, litigants can fill in the forms online and then print them off.