Rutherford County Tennessee Divorce & Family Lawyers

Experts at mediation, negotiation and litigation in Middle Tennessee

The process of filing for divorce in Rutherford County can be overwhelming and bring feelings of confusion over the prospect of terminating a marriage. Even in the best situations, where the decision to divorce is mutual and amicably reached, it is still a difficult time. Concerns regarding equitable distribution of property that was accumulated during the marriage, as well as care and support for any children, can bring added stress. At the Tennessee law firm of Dotson & Taylor Attorneys at Law, our Rutherford County divorce lawyers understand the pain divorce can cause and we advocate for your best interests, drawing upon more than 35 years of combined experience in divorce and family law.

Grounds for divorce in Tennessee

Divorce in legal terms is called a Dissolution of Marriage. Each state has its own laws concerning divorce that are specific to that state. What may be applicable in one state may not be applicable in the next, so it is critical that you understand the divorce laws for the state in which you are filing.

The state of Tennessee is considered a mixed state. This means that an individual seeking a divorce may use either fault or no-fault grounds as the basis for the divorce, or they may base the divorce on the grounds that the couple has been separated for at least two years.

Divorce raises many issues that fall under the category of family law in TN

Although only two people are party to a divorce – the husband and wife – there are other parties affected by the divorce and other products of the marriage that also need to be addressed as part of the divorce itself. The most obvious issues concern division of property and custody and care of children. However, each marriage is unique and so is each divorce, so issues may arise concerning any of the following:

  • Is the divorce contested or uncontested?
  • High net worth divorce
  • Child custody and visitation
  • Child support and spousal support
  • Division of marital assets
  • Father’s Rights
  • Grandparents’ Rights
  • Modifications, contempt orders, and enforcements
  • Domestic assaults and orders of protection
  • Custodial interference
  • Parental relocation
  • Paternity issues

Our Rutherford County Tennessee divorce and family lawyers protect your best interests

Filing for divorce is an emotional time for all involved, and much is at stake. At times like this, when emotion can cloud judgement, it is best to have someone acting in your best interests advocating on your behalf. The Murfreesboro divorce lawyers at Dotson & Taylor Attorneys at Law are committed to achieving your goals and protecting your rights during divorce. We understand this is a difficult time and we professionally handle every aspect of your divorce, expertly navigating the complexities of divorce law and keeping you informed every step of the way. For the best possible outcome, hire the best possible legal representation: Dotson & Taylor Attorneys at Law. Call our office today at 615-890-1982 or online to schedule a free consultation with a member of our team.