Franklin Contested Divorce Lawyer

Help with Contested Divorce in TN

If you and your spouse are going through a divorce and cannot seem to agree on some of the major issues, you will be dealing with what is known as a contested divorce. I, Franklin contested divorce attorney Julia E. Stovall, know how troublesome everything can be when you can only seem to butt heads with your soon-to-be ex-spouse. It is my genuine goal to be able to help you find an amicable ends to your disagreements that does not unfairly jeopardize your best interests, even if you want to avoid court and consider mediation instead.

For more than 30 years, I have been practicing family law. I have seen just about any sort of divorce case you can imagine, and I have been able to successfully handle each one that I have accepted. I believe that I am set apart from other attorneys due to my unwavering commitment to my clients, and the honest representation I provide.

Other reasons I believe I should be your first choice of legal advocacy include:

  • I am a Rule 31 Listed Family Mediator
  • I am the winner of “Family Law 10 Best Female Attorney” in Tennessee
  • I have helped thousands of families in my career
  • I am positively rated and reviewed on Avvo
  • I provide top-notch service at competitive prices

Reach out for a free consultation from our Franklin contested divorce lawyer today!


She’s both caring and knowledgeable.
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"Julia Is Very Professional, With High Integrity, and a Focus on Detail."
Julia is a wonderful attorney. She worked really hard to make sure that I got the results that I wanted. She was with me every step of the way. Julia is very professional, with high integrity, and a focus on detail. - Alesha

Someone on Your Side During a Contested Divorce in TN

If tempers are flaring and matters are not being resolved, it really is the time to seek professional assistance. Your future and livelihood could be hanging in the balance, depending on how your divorce pans out. This may be especially true if you share any children with your divorcing spouse. To ensure that nothing is being overlooked and that your rights are respected, let me step in.

With the help of our Franklin contested divorce lawyer, some of the matters we can settle include:

Conceding too early or pushing too hard can lead to serious trouble. The skilled hand of an experienced contested divorce attorney in Franklin, TN is often the best and only means to find a fair ending to a contested divorce.

How Long Does a Contested Divorce Take in Tennessee?

A contested divorce can take years to finalize, depending on the amount of issues that need to be resolved (such as alimony, child custody/support and property division), the spouses' willingness to compromise, and whether the case will be taken to trial. If the spouses agree to divide a pension, it may even take an additional 60 to 180 days after the court grants the divorce to complete the division. The average contested divorce case in Tennessee lasts about a year or longer.

In comparison, an uncontested divorce in Tennessee can take as little as two to six months to finalize. If no children are involved, the court requires a mandatory 60-day "cooling-off" period after the spouses file the divorce complaint. However, if the couple has children, the required cooling-off is increased to 90 days.

Contact a Franklin Contested Divorce Lawyer Today

Perhaps the greatest advantage you will notice when you retain my services as a Franklin contested divorce lawyer is a sense of comfortability and a general peace of mind. The matters that you are dealing with are not any that should be taken on alone.

Let me be the one to guide you, and you will appreciate the feeling of having the weight and responsibility of your contested divorce off your shoulders.

Contact me today and we can start working on a solution that suits you.


Legal Awards & Associations
  • American Inns of Court
  • Avvo Clients' Choice Divorce Attorney
  • 10 Best Female Attorneys 2016
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Williamson County Bar Association

Why Choose My Firm?

30+ Years of Dedicated Service Across Williamson County
  • Rule 31 Listed Family Mediator
  • Client-Centered Legal Counsel
  • Trusted by Thousands of Clients
  • Over 30 Years of Legal Experience
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