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Contested Divorce Lawyer in Murfreesboro Tennessee

Trusted Counsel you can depend on during a contested divorce

You may have reached the difficult decision to dissolve your marriage and are wondering what to do next.  Not only is facing divorce emotional, but thinking about navigating the legal system can be overwhelming. Don’t go through this difficult time alone. Contact the Law Office of David L. Scott today. Attorney David Scott is a Murfreesboro, Tennessee divorce attorney you can count on to see you through even the most trying of times with skill and compassion.

What happens in a Tennessee contested divorce?

There are two types of divorce: uncontested and contested. The most common reasons your spouse would contest a divorce include:

Regardless of the reason, you will need to serve your spouse with a copy of the divorce complaint and he or she will have 30 days to file an answer and contest the complaint. The complaint will assert the grounds for the divorce and can also assert the desired terms of the divorce such as asset division and child custody.

In Tennessee, a contested divorce requires proof of grounds for divorce. Grounds include:

The information you gather during discovery procedures is used to support your grounds for divorce as well as your specific requests regarding the terms of the divorce. Likewise, your spouse will use information gathered during discovery to contest your grounds and/or your requested divorce terms.

After discovery, the court will require mediation if no settlement has been reached. Also, if you have children, you will be required to attend a parent education class. If the contested issues are not resolved at mediation, the court will schedule your trial and the judge will make a ruling on all contested issues.

A contested divorce requires a knowledgeable Murfreesboro divorce attorney. Contact us today and get the legal representation you need.

Contested divorces are notoriously complicated and emotionally draining. Don’t wait another minute without getting dedicated, reliable legal counsel. Attorney David L. Scott at the Law Office of David L. Scott is a Murfreesboro divorce attorney with more than 20 years of experienced, committed to providing unparalleled support and proficient legal representation. Contact the Law Office of David L. Scott today by calling 615-896-7656 or go online to schedule a complimentary case evaluation.




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722 South Church Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

Phone: 615-896-7656

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Nashville, TN 37205

Phone: 615-203-8062

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Based in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, we are pleased to serve clients throughout Middle Tennessee in Murfreesboro, Smyrna, Franklin, Brentwood, Nashville, Woodbury, McMinnville, Manchester, Shelbyville, Lebanon, Mount Juliet and other communities in Rutherford County, Williamson County, Cannon County, Bedford County, Davidson County, Wilson County and Coffee County.


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