You've just come out of a tumultuous marriage that involved years of on-and-off fighting. Sometimes the arguments were intense, difficult and ugly. Now that you've filed for divorce, though, you're living in separate houses and a sense of peace and calm has returned to your life.
Divorce is a difficult proposition anywhere, but divorcing somewhere like East Tennessee carries extra complications. Ultimately, a divorce can pit community members against each other, or remove one parent or another from valuable community resources. If a divorce gets nasty enough, it may not be possible for one or both parents to remain in the town where they have established their lives.