If you decide to file for divorce in Rutherford County, Tennessee, your experience will depend entirely on the type of marriage dissolution you are going to have and the way you choose to approach it.The simplest option would be filing for uncontested divorce, and using an online service to do it.

Options for Filing in Rutherford County, Tennessee



Contested Divorce

$12,000-$30,000 for each spouse.

Hard to predict. Usually around 1 year.

Online Divorce

Under $1,000

The shortest one that divorce laws in Tennessee allow.

Uncontested Divorce

Around $5,000

A few months on average.

Free forms

When choosing which Rutherford County divorce papers to file, it is important to consider every aspect of your case. Having children or different types of assets and debts will significantly change the set of documents you will be required to submit. You will find some of the common divorce forms required to file in Rutherford County, Tennessee, below.

***Note that these forms are an example of the documents that you will be required to fill out. In general, the court will oblige you to file more than 15 divorce forms depending on the complexity of your case.***

Couples who cannot reach an agreement on financial, property, and child-related aspects of their divorce will have to file for contested marriage dissolution. The only way they can end their marriage is by hiring lawyers and paying them huge sums for advocating on their behalf.

Those who are in agreement, can file for uncontested divorce in Rutherford County, Tennessee, either with or without a lawyer. Those who do not want to hire an attorney can save both time and money by getting online divorce in Tennessee.

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Divorce Courts in Rutherford County, Tennessee

Rutherford County Circuit Court

Judge Name:

M. Keith Siskin, David M. Bragg, Royce Taylor, J. Mark Rogers, Toby Gilley, Barry Tidwell, Ben Hall McFarlin, Jr., Donna S. Davenport, Jeff McCullough, Adam Dodd, Diana Benson Burns, Edward L. Hiland, Ewing Sellers, Mitchell J. Ferguson, Lynn E. Alexander

Clerk Name:

Melissa Harrell

Court Address:

20 Public Square North, Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37130




615 898-7831

Clerk Hours:

8:00am - 4:00pm

Helpful tips

If some of the information seems unclear, it might be necessary to contact the Rutherford County court clerk. You might want to consider asking about:

  • Any additional forms that might be required specifically by this court.
  • Filing fees and other court-related expenses that you might have to cover.
  • Recent changes or updates that have not yet been reflected on their website.

While court clerks cannot provide legal advice, they can be very helpful when it comes to factual questions about court procedures and processes.

Rutherford County Notaries

Comparing fees, locations, and availability of notaries in Rutherford County, Tennessee, as well as how well they answered your questions will help you make an informed decision and choose the most suitable notary for your situation. Here is the list of county notaries in the area:

Rachel Neary

Christiana, TN
Phone: 703-303-6425

Angel Bradley

Smyrna, TN
Phone: 615-395-5110 · Cell: 615-395-5110

Sally Locke

Murfreesboro, TN

Brandy Richardson

La Vergne, TN
Phone: 615-519-4044

Maureen Bush

Murfreesboro, TN
Phone: 615-785-8345

Dotty Jane Harper

Lavergne, TN
Phone: 615-430-3648 · Cell: 615-430-3648

Michelle Davis

Murfreesboro, TN
Phone: 615-429-0298 · Cell: 615-429-0298

Kimberly Edgers

La Vergne, TN
Phone: 615-861-1401

Madalyn Jones

Smyrna, TN
Phone: 615-202-3916 · Cell: 615-202-3916

Markael Edmonds

Smyrna, TN
Phone: 615-738-1002 · Cell: 615-738-1002

Helpful tips

  • Before settling on a specific notary in Rutherford County, consider contacting them to inquire about the price of their services and ask if any additional documents are needed
  • Fill out all the necessary fields in the forms beforehand. You will not be able to change or add new information to the papers after they are notarized.
  • Sign the documents in front of a notary public. As notaries have legal liability to confirm the validity of your signature, you can put it down on the form only in their presence.
  • Bring an ID or a driver’s license for verification purposes. Make sure that the form of identification you are carrying has your signature on it so thata notary can compare it with the one you are going to put on the paperwork.

Child Support Services

Please note that this section will only be useful for spouses filing for divorce with children in Tennessee.

Feel free to use the link provided on the page to review information regarding Tennessee child support guidelines and payments. You are also welcome to use the contact information of the child support division if you have any specific inquiries. Before making a call, please note that you will find answers to the most common questions on their website, no matter if you are the one who will be receiving or paying child support in Rutherford County.

County name: Carter County

Phone: 423-547-5871

Fax: 423-547-0012

Address: Child Support Office
Medical Care Building
1500 W. Elk Avenue, Suite 206
Elizabethton, TN 37643

Website: https://www.tn.gov/humanservices/for-families/child-support-services.html