The daughter of attorney Gary Starnes, who is running for General Sessions Court judge, was arrested on Monday.
Christina Starnes, 23, was charged with domestic assault.
Attorney Starnes said, "As a parent I am devastated by the hardships my adult daughter, Christina, is facing in a divorce. As a parent, my wife, Carol, and I want all of our children to be free of problems.
"However, no one is immune from problems, and we have the same challenges of any other family and parents.
"We dearly love our family, and we are proud of our three adult children. We look forward to seeing Christina through what are difficult times in her life."