Q: I have been estranged from my wife for 17 years and need a divorce.
She took off 17 years ago and I haven't really seen her since. She has a minor child from another man long after she left. I have a child she is not the mother of. Can I file a simple/uncontested in TN
A: Probably not- you surely need a divorce, the problem is that in order for it to be "simple and uncontested" your wife must AGREE and sign paperwork. Your question says your haven't seen her in some time, so to get her to sign, you will have to find her and communicate. It's likely she will also want the divorce so it is possible that your divorce will be simple. But, you should not assume that going into the process. To the contrary, I think you should always assume that it will be difficult, so considered hiring an experienced divorce lawyer to advice and assist you.
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