Tennessee Divorce Attorney
No one wants to think about it, but sometimes divorce is the best option for you and your family. If you have reached the decision to dissolve your marriage, get trustworthy legal representation to help you navigate the process. Murfreesboro divorce lawyer David Scott from The Law Office of David L. Scott is committed to providing you with the most reliable legal representation possible. Whether your divorce is contested or uncontested, it is always in your best interest to have an experienced Murfreesboro divorce lawyer on your side.
We handle all aspects of contested and uncontested divorces, including:
- Establishing Grounds for Divorce
- Child Custody and Visitation
- Child Support
- Property Division
- Spousal Support (Alimony)
How do I get an uncontested divorce?
Marriage doesn’t always work out. If you and your spouse agree on getting a divorce on the ground of irreconcilable differences and both of you agree on the terms of the property division, child custody/visitation, child support, and spousal support of the divorce, you can file for an uncontested divorce. An uncontested divorce is much simpler and can be finalized after 60 days without children and 90 with children. You may even waive your court appearance in Rutherford County in most cases.
What happens in a contested divorce?
Contested divorces are cases where there is not an agreement as to property division, child custody/visitation, child support, and spousal support. A contested divorce requires you to file a complaint for divorce asserting a fault-based ground and serving the complaint on your spouse after which they will have 30 days to file an answer.
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.
Personal Service Is Our Promise
The decision to divorce is a difficult moment in the lives of parents and children. Even the most amicable divorce can be emotionally taxing.
At our Tennessee divorce law firm, we offer legal services with an emphasis on accessibility and responsiveness. Our attorney, David L. Scott, work closely with each client to explain the law, provide guidance through the process and make things as simple as possible. When clients have questions, we take time to provide prompt answers. As a case develops, we take time to keep our clients informed.
Protecting Your Financial and Parental Rights
Attorney David L. Scott is a dedicated advocate for the clients he serves. Since 1996, he has been passionately defending the financial and parental rights of clients in divorce and family law matters. As an experienced negotiator and trial lawyer, he has the ability to handle your case with the highest degree of competence and care.
Contact Us for Assistance With a Rutherford County Divorce Court Matter
To learn more about our family law services or to speak with a Murfreesboro divorce attorney about your divorce, contact us today to schedule a consultation.