Jonesborough, Tennessee Family Lawyers
Top 40 Under 40 Family Lawyers for 2017 & 2018: Mr. Cook was selected as the American Society of Legal Advocates (ASLA) as Top 40 Under 40 Family Lawyer for the State of Tennessee in 2017 and 2018.
Top 10 Under 40 Family Lawyers for 2018: Mr. Cook was named a Top 10 Under 40 Family Lawyers for Tennessee by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys for 2018.
10 Best Family Law Attorney for Client Satisfaction for 2017 & 2018: Mr. Cook was named a 10 Best Family Law Attorney for Client...
Julie Canter focuses her practice on Auto Accident, Personal Injury, Divorce, and Criminal Defense. Julie has been lead counsel in over 40 Tennessee jury trials ranging from DUI to...
David was born in Jefferson County, Tennessee, and remained in Jefferson County where he attended Carson Newman College in Jefferson City and graduated Cum Laude in 1991.
After obtaining his law degree from the University Of Tennessee's College Of Law in 1994, he became associated with the law firm of Capps, Cantwell, Capps & Byrd, being named a partner in 1999. David is engaged in civil trial practice with emphasis in the areas of domestic relations and collections.
David is licensed to practice in all courts in the State of Tennessee as well as the United States District Court for the...
You are immediately thrust in to a world you know nothing about, relying on someone you don't know to help you through one of the most critical situations in your life. Scary stuff.
Or maybe you find yourself in need of an attorney on your side to take care of business so you can keep growing your business. Whether it is landlord-tenet disputes, legal contracts, or other sensitive situations, having someone you know and trust is essential in the current...
I began my practice in 2005 and since that time have fought for clients in jury trials, bench trials, and administrative hearings. I...
A senior attorney at Held Law Firm, this Knoxville native is returning to her roots in Tennessee after she gained a national perspective on family law issues by practicing family law in Vermont, New Hampshire, North Carolina, and in Georgia where she was certified as a Family Law Specialist. A seasoned lawyer with more than 15 years experience in five...
Dealing with family law issues?
Family law generally concerns domestic relations and family-related matters such as marriage, civil unions, domestic partnerships, adoptions, paternity, guardianships, domestic abuse, surrogacy, child custody, child abduction, the dissolution of marriage and associated issues. Each state has its own set of family laws, and traveling across state borders can sometimes affect your rights and those of your family.
Contrary to popular belief, seeking the advice of a family law attorney does not necessarily mean that something is amiss in your family. A family law attorney can help negotiate prenuptial/premarital agreements for clients in anticipation of marriage or advise same-sex couples on relevant legal issues affecting their relationship. They also can help with adoption proceedings and other procedures involving children.
Family law attorneys often do represent clients seeking a divorce, annulment or legal separation, and the complicated issues that can arise as a result. Although domestic abuse is a criminal offense, some family law attorneys are skilled at handling these situations, as they are often entangled with other family law issues.
Some jurisdictions certify lawyers as family law specialists, which means these attorneys have met the certifying body's minimum requirements for education, experience, and examination.
No-Fault Proceeding: A civil case in which parties may resolve their dispute without a formal finding of error or fault.
Paternity Suit: A lawsuit to determine the father of a child whose parents were not married when the child was born.
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