Full-Service Divorce Attorneys in Franklin, Brentwood & Columbia

Serving clients in Murfreesboro, Spring Hill, Pulaski & throughout Tennessee

At the Law Offices of Adrian H. Altshuler & Associates, we understand that divorce is not just a legal matter but a highly personal life event affecting you and your family for years to come.  Whether you need help filing for separation, filing for divorce or pursuing a collaborative divorce, our compassionate lawyers have the experience and character to vigorously represent your rights.

Collaborative family law and divorce

Collaborative law solutions are a relatively new form of divorce but are growing in popularity.  The collaborative process is different from a traditional divorce in several respects:

  • The couple agrees to reach a settlement outside of court.
  • The process involves two lawyers, one representing each spouse.
  • The attorneys and spouses function as a team of four working toward a mutually beneficial resolution.
  • The team works in collaboration with full and voluntary disclosure of records and information shared.
  • If both sides continue to work collaboratively throughout, the team agrees to the terms of a divorce decree, which is submitted to the courts and finalized.

Couples who choose a collaborative divorce usually pass through and complete the process successfully.  However, since the process inherently demands cooperation, collaborative divorce is not the right solution for all couples, and therefore not chosen by many.  If you feel collaborative divorce might be the right solution for you, arrange an appointment to consult with one of our divorce lawyers to discuss your case.

Uncontested divorce

As the name implies, an uncontested divorce in Tennessee is one in which the spouse does not contest—or disagree with—the reason for your divorce.  If you are the plaintiff—the spouse bringing the divorce—in an uncontested divorce case, you will testify in court, but your spouse—the defendant—does not need to appear.  Being a more traditional form of divorce, you will need witnesses to testify as to the veracity of your divorce grounds.  The marriage dissolution and orders contained in it become final thirty days after the final decree is entered. If you have been separated from your spouse in Murfreesboro, Spring Hill, Brentwood or anywhere in Tennessee, and believe it’s time to get legal recognition or move toward divorce, consult our Franklin & Columbia, Tennessee divorce attorneys before attempting to moving forward.

Contested divorce

A contested divorce is more common than a collaborative divorce, which is not surprising since the situations leading to the decision to get a divorce are often contentious and based on differences that cannot be reconciled.  In a contested divorce case, the parties disagree on one or several issues, such as property division, alimony, custody or child support, and must therefore go to trial.  The couple must define the grounds for the divorce and let the court judge the facts and determine the outcome.

Grounds for divorce in Tennessee include:

  • Adultery
  • Habitual drunkenness
  • Worsening narcotics abuse
  • Living separately and apart for two years with no minor children
  • Desertion
  • A felony conviction
  • A malicious attempt upon the life of the other
  • Impotency
  • Bigamy
  • Abandonment

Contact a reliable divorce lawyer who serves Lawrenceburg and Pulaski, Tennessee

Our Franklin, TN law firm has a strong divorce concentration, and our clients rely on us to protect their interests when going through a collaborative, contested, or uncontested divorce. It doesn’t matter if you are in Brentwood or Spring Hill, or anywhere in Tennessee —- our lawyers are here to help. Call us today at (615) 412-1121 or use our convenient online form to schedule your free initial consultation.