Welcome to Chancery Court, 19th Judicial District
In accordance with the orders of the Tennessee Supreme Court and executive orders of Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett, access to our office is restricted for the general public. We have a dropbox located outside the Courts Complex on the Second Street side entrance for filings. If you are filing a divorce and you are not represented by an attorney or you have other questions, please call 931-648-5703 for instructions.
Beginning March 30, 2020, the Clerk and Master’s Office will be open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. instead of our regular business hours.
The Clerk and Master’s office of Montgomery County, Tennessee serves the Chancellor, Attorneys and Montgomery County citizens by providing high quality, courteous, and responsive court services.
Constantly evolving laws, higher court decisions, rules and regulations (e.g., the recent Supreme Court decision in Blakely) will continue to cause significant and unanticipated increases in workload associated with initiating and trying cases.
-Michael Dale, Jr., Clerk and Master
An uncontested divorce packet without minor or dependent children can be downloaded from http://www.tncourts.gov. This is the only website we are
able to recommend and this packet has been put together and approved by the Supreme Court of Tennessee. Your packet clearly states that this must be completed when you bring it to the clerks office for filing, please understand the clerks are
unable to help you fill the packet out or answer any legal questions.
Once you have completed your packet, bring it to the Clerk and Masters office and we will assign your case to a judge. At that time you will pay your filing fee of $229.50 (without minor or dependant packet) or, $304.50 (with minor or dependant packet). We do accept debit cards, however there is a $2.00 service charge for
Chancellor Laurence M. McMillan, Jr. Presiding
The Chancery Court for the 19th Judicial District of the State of Tennessee handles a wide variety of cases servicing Montgomery and Robertson Counties. Cases decided in this court include:
- Specific Performance
- Real Estate Matters
- Worker's Compensation
- Order of Protection (within a divorce action)
- Child Support (within a chancery case)
- Partition Suits
- Minor Settlements
- Foreign Judgements
- Name Change
Our office is open 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.