Lancaster, Tennessee Family Lawyers

James Lee Widrig Esq.
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I am an experienced and knowledgeable family law attorney. I am dedicated to fighting for the rights and interests of your family! Visit my website to see client reviews and testimonials. Call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Lisa B. Forberg
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Tennessee Family Law Attorney with 37 years experience

Lisa B. Forberg, a Nashville TN area lawyer, is skilled and focused on using the best out-of-court alternatives to the traditional litigated divorce process. She helps her clients achieve their goals without the "unholy... Read More »
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Marissa Keen
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Tennessee Family Law Attorney

Marissa Keen is an Attorney at Freeman & Fuson where she has worked since 2015. She provides advocacy for a wide range of Family, Divorce, and Juvenile Law matters. Marissa is dedicated to providing personal... Read More »
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Amanda Raye Thornton
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Free Consultation! Dedicated & Compassionate Tennessee Family Law Attorney!

I provide exceptional legal representation for those with family law matters. I will work tirelessly to deliver results for you and your family! Visit my website for more information and call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Richard Marshall Brooks
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Carthage, TN Family Law Attorney
(615) 735-0807 130 Third Ave W
Carthage, TN 37030
Family, Appeals, Civil Rights and Divorce
Nashville School of Law and University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Alexandria, TN Family Law Attorney
(615) 344-5994 37202 Nashville Hwy
Alexandria, TN 37012
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Alexandria, TN Family Law Attorney
(615) 748-4930 37230 Nashville Hwy
Alexandria, TN 37012
Family, Divorce, Education and Estate Planning
Matt Maniatis
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Nashville, TN Family Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(615) 366-1211 2874 Elm Hill Pike
Nashville, TN 37214
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Immigration
Loyola University New Orleans
Matt Maniatis is a partner at Saenz & Maniatis, PLLC, a Nashville, Tennessee law firm assisting the community in the areas of immigration and naturalization, criminal defense, divorce, family law, probate, and civil litigation. Matt attended the International School of Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, receiving his diploma in 2004. Matt graduated in 2008 from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Criminology. He went on to earn his Juris Doctor degree in 2011 from the Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, with a certificate in international legal studies. Matt is licensed and admitted to practice...
Jimmy Leo Richardson III
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Murfreesboro, TN Family Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(615) 796-6093 8 Public Square N. Suite 8A
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Nashville School of Law
"This Lawyer literally helped me keep my baby"-Jenn
Thomas H. Bray
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Murfreesboro, TN Family Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(615) 962-7606 108 North Church Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
The Nashville School of Law
My practice is devoted to Divorce, Child Custody and Criminal Defense cases in Rutherford and surrounding Middle Tennessee counties.

I provide my clients with experienced and aggressive representation with the singular goal of getting the best possible results in each situation. Feel free to review my profile at Avvo.com as well.

My job is not only to advise my clients on the law but to also communicate with them in a way that gives them a clear understanding of each and every step of the legal process, so that they can be comfortable that they are making informed decisions in each case.
Christopher Coats
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Murfreesboro, TN Family Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(615) 459-3131 722 S Church St.
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Divorce
Nashville School of Law
As a lawyer and a former judge, I have often seen how good people can get into trouble. When they do, they need a lawyer they can trust and depend on. A lawyer who will listen. A lawyer who knows the law. A lawyer who can explain their different options. I am that lawyer.

I have been a licensed attorney for 28 years of which I was a General Sessions judge for 13 years. That gave me great experience that I can use to help you in a criminal matter, such possession, assault or DUI....
Tyler Scott Davis
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Crossville, TN Family Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(865) 354-3333 69 East First Street
Suite #201
Crossville, TN 38555
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Estate Planning
University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
Tyler is a law partner at Griffin & Davis, PLLC. He is currently based out of Rockwood, Tennessee. He handles criminal cases, traffic tickets, divorce cases, custody cases, and family law cases in Roane County and Cumberland County. If you need legal representation in Kingston, Rockwood, Harriman, Oliver Springs, Crossville, or Crab Orchard, give Tyler a call today!
Eric K. Fox
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Hendersonville, TN Family Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(615) 264-5695 103 Hazel Path Court
Suite 6
Hendersonville, TN 37075
Family, Bankruptcy and Personal Injury
Georgetown University Law Center
We are a small boutique law firm that specializes in a few practice areas: Bankruptcy, Consumer Protection (i.e. Litigation against Mortgage Companies), Personal Injury Civil Litigation, and Uncontested Divorce Cases. We provide a high level of customer attention and service. For example, you will probably spend a couple of hours with Mr. Fox in a consultation and preparation of a Bankruptcy. We will be with you every step of the way while your case proceeds up until Discharge. We can file a Chapter 7 for individuals, married couples, and corporations/business entities. We can file a...
Mary Frances Parker
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McMinnville, TN Family Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(615) 804-6684 P.O. Box 568
McMinnville, TN 37111
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Elder
Nashville School of Law
Carolanne R. King Esq.
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I am a skilled and experienced family law attorney! am a dedicated to providing effective and compassionate legal advocacy to those in need. Visit my website to see testimonials and results, or call for a consultation. Read More »
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Tarsila Crawford Esq.
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Free Consultation! Experienced Family Lawyer in Tennessee! Aggressive Advocate!

I am committed to aggressive representation for those with family law matters. I will work diligently to obtain the results you need and deserve! Visit my website to see client reviews or call for a free consultation. Read More »
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John Chadwick Long
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Gallatin, TN Family Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(615) 451-0307 130 South Water Avenue
Gallatin, TN 37066
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Estate Planning
Nashville School of Law
John Chadwick Long was born and raised in Pulaski, TN. In 1995, Chad graduated from Giles County High School, finishing in the Top 10 of his class. In the fall of 1995, Chad attended the University of Tennessee, Knoxville where he graduated in May 2000 with a Bachelor of Sciences in Communications (Public Relations, major; Finance, minor). As an undergraduate, he was a member of the Student Government Association's Freshman Council. His greatest involvement was with the Epsilon Eta Chapter of Sigma Nu Fraternity where he pledged in Spring 1996 and was initiated as a Knight and Brother in Fall...
W. Scott Kimberly
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Murfreesboro, TN Family Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(615) 890-1099 107 North Maple Street
Suite 100
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Seattle University School of Law
I own and operate the Law Office of W. Scott Kimberly, located on the Murfreesboro Public Square. My practice currently focuses on criminal defense, family law, and personal injury.
Lindsey Johnson
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Lebanon, TN Family Law Attorney with 1 year experience
(615) 784-4802 133 S College Street
Lebanon, TN 37087
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Criminal and Divorce
Nashville School of Law
Lindsey Waller Johnson was admitted to practice law in 2018. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science, graduating with honors from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 2013. Upon graduation, Lindsey began working for various law firms in downtown Nashville, versing herself in domestic and family law, criminal defense, banking and finance, corporate law, estate planning and probate law. Lindsey began her law school career in 2014 at the Nashville School of Law and received a Juris Doctorate degree in 2018.

In the Summer of 2018 after taking the Bar Exam, Lindsey joined Kane...
Mary Elizabeth Henderson
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Murfreesboro, TN Family Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(615) 867-9655 1806 Memorial Boulevard
Suite B
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Free ConsultationFamily and Arbitration & Mediation
Nova Southeastern Shepard Broad Law Center
Mrs. Henderson concentrates her practice in marital and family law in Bedford, Coffee, Cannon, Davidson, Dekalb, Maury, Rutherford, Wilson and Warran Counties. Mrs. Henderson is an esteemed and highly involved member of the local legal community. Mrs. Henderson is committed to protecting her client's rights and serving their children's best interests. Mrs. Henderson has extensive experience handling difficult and complex family law cases in a professional and compassionate manner negotiating when possible and aggressively litigating when necessary.

Mrs. Henderson is a 2001 graduate of Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Upon...
Devin Freeman Park
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(615) 859-1328 885 Conference Dr
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Goodlettsville, TN 37072
Free ConsultationGoodlettsville, TN Family Law Lawyer with 2 years experience
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
University of Tennessee College of Law
Devin is a Sumner County native and practices law in various areas of civil litigation in the surrounding counties. Devin maintains a personable relationship with her clients and has helped countless individuals in times of hardships as well as tackling issues on the front-end to avoid future conflicts. Devin’s legal practice areas primarily include estate planning and probate, estate litigation, conservatorships, personal injury, car wrecks, and real estate transactions. Beyond that, she handles contested and uncontested divorces, child custody and visitation, and child support cases as well as other family law matters. She also accepts appointments by the court to...
Mr. William D. Hooper
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Gallatin, TN Family Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
150 N. Water Avenue
Gallatin, TN 37066
Free ConsultationFamily, Construction, Divorce and Employment
Florida Coastal School of Law
Born and raised in Sumner County, Will Hooper graduated from Vanderbilt University in 2005 and from the Florida Coastal School of Law. He was admitted to practice in the State of Tennessee in June 2011 and is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association.
Marjorie A Bristol
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Goodlettsville, TN Family Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(615) 606-3903 919 Conference Dr.
Suite 4-324
Goodlettsville, TN 37072
Free ConsultationFamily, Education, Environmental and Juvenile
University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Marjorie began her legal career representing individuals sentenced to death in challenging their death sentences at the Office of the Post-Conviction Defender. Later, she spent almost four years working for the Tennessee Justice Center fighting for the rights of children and adults against Tennessee's Medicaid program.

Marjorie then spent time in private practice primarily representing children and families in juvenile court cases. Then she went to work for the Tennessee Department of Children's Services for more than 6 years where she served as the primary juvenile justice and education attorney, handled employment matters for the 4000 person agency, and advised...
Ruth A Bunn
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Cookeville, TN Family Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(931) 488-8575 9 S. Jefferson Avenue
Suite 208
Cookeville, TN 38501
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Regent University School of Law
Ruth Bunn primarily practices in the areas of family law and criminal defense. She earned her undergraduate degree from Tennessee Tech University in 2008 where she graduated in the top ten percent of her class and served as an Associate Justice of the Student Government Association Supreme Court. She earned her law degree in 2013 from Regent University School of Law in Virginia Beach, Virginia, graduating in the top third of her class. Before joining Rocco & Griffin, Ruth worked with Karnes Legal Services as a contract attorney focusing on family law, estate issues, and debt collection including divorce, child...
Mr. Kenneth J. Phillips
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Gallatin, TN Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(615) 461-7174 113 E. Main St.
Suite C
Gallatin, TN 37066
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Russell E. Freeman
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Goodlettsville, TN Family Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(615) 859-1328 885 Conference Dr
#500
Goodlettsville, TN 37072
Free ConsultationFamily, Estate Planning, Personal Injury and Probate
University of Memphis
Russell is a lifelong resident of Goodlettsville, Tennessee where he currently serves as the City Attorney. He has over thirty years of experience as a trial attorney litigating and trying numerous jury and bench trials involving a wide range of civil issues in Davidson, Sumner and Robertson County. Russell treats every client as though they are his biggest and maintains a reputation for helping individuals in times of hardship and holding others accountable for their wrongdoing. He has many years of experience representing clients in personal injury accidents, car wrecks, estate planning and probate, and estate litigation. Beyond that, he...
Jenna D'Agostino
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I am a knowledgeable and skilled Attorney at Freeman & Fuson. I am dedicated to providing my clients with outstanding service and representation for an array of legal needs. My practice areas include Criminal Law,... Read More »
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Taylor L. Rippe
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Tennessee Family Law Lawyer

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Angel Kane
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Lebanon, TN Family Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(615) 444-8081 133 S College Street
Lebanon, TN 37087
Family, Business, Estate Planning and Probate
Memphis School of Law
Angel Kane has been practicing law since 1995. While in law school Angel was a member of the University of Memphis Law Review and served as a judicial law clerk for Chancery Court. Upon graduation, she practiced with the law firm of Crislip, Philip & Associates in the areas of creditor’s rights, family law, wills and business litigation.

In 1998, Angel and her husband, Brody Kane, returned to Wilson County, where Angel joined the law firm of Rochelle, McCulloch & Aulds. In 2005, she joined Shawn and Brody at McBrien and Kane and since then has focused her practice...
Ashley Jackson
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Lebanon, TN Family Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(615) 784-4801 133 S College St
Lebanon, TN 37087
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Estate Planning
Nashville School of Law
Ashley L. Jackson began practicing law in 2015. She received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Belmont University's College of Entertainment and Music Business in 2008. Upon graduation, Ashley began working for Warner Music Group in Nashville, Tennessee. Ashley began her law school career in 2010 at the Nashville School of Law, where she was the recipient of the Faculty and Trustee Scholarship for three consecutive years. Ashley received a Juris Doctor degree from the Nashville School of Law in 2014. She continued to work for Warner Music Group in the Business Affairs department until 2015.

In 2015, Ashley joined the...
Michelle Blaylock-Howser
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Murfreesboro, TN Family Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(615) 895-0030 6 North Public Square
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Nashville School of Law
Michelle Blaylock-Howser has been involved in the judicial system for over 12 years. She began her legal career with the law firm of Agee, Allen, Godwin, Morris and Laurenzi where she was paralegal to partner Lynn Agee and Susan Bradley. In 1998, she became employed as paralegal with the law office of Wilson and Bradley in the area of employment and personal injury law. In 1999, She accepted employment as a Judicial Assistant for the State of Tennessee under the Honorable Judge Don R. Ash and Honorable Judge J. Mark Rogers for 8 years. She worked full-time...
Jon David Rogers
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Hendersonville, TN Family Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(615) 598-3663 PO Box 2491
Hendersonville, TN 37077
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Criminal and International
University of Denver
Jon is a native of Beaumont, Texas and spent most of his childhood there as well as Santa Fe, New Mexico and Denver, Colorado. Jon attended AmericanUniversity in Washington, DC and earned two Bachelor of Arts degrees, one in International Studies, with a focus on international trade and finance; and another in Justice, focusing on organized and white collar crime as well as policing methodology. While at AmericanUniversity, Jon was an elected member of student government and very active in the American University and Washington, DC chapters of the College Republicans. Jon has worked in the finance and real estate fields...
Russell Edwards
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Hendersonville, TN Family Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(615) 822-0431 177 East Main Street
Hendersonville, TN 37075
Family, Appeals, DUI and Divorce
Edwards & Edwards is a small, family owned firm run by two attorneys, Michael Edwards and son Russell Edwards. Edwards & Edwards are skilled, experienced attorneys who handle a myriad of cases ranging from basic legal matters to complex situations. Edwards & Edwards has represented clients in Sumner, Robertson, and Davidson counties, as well as the surrounding Middle Tennessee area, for over 42 years. With the solid capability and proven track record of Edwards & Edwards, you are assured that your legal rights will be represented by top professionals. Russell Edwards has been with the Edwards & Edwards since...
Mr. Mark Tribble
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Cookeville, TN Family Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(931) 854-9200 5 South Jeffeson Avenue
Cookeville, TN 38501
Family, Criminal, Insurance Claims and Juvenile
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Protecting my clients interests since 1982. Injury Actions, Criminal Actions, Business Litigation and Family Law, my Experience sets me apart.
Joe Mason Brandon Jr.
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Murfreesboro, TN Family Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(615) 890-2399 119 North Maple Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Personal Injury
Nashville School of Law
I am an attorney with extensive experience in meeting clients' needs. I would appreciate an opportunity to listen to your legal issues, help you identify your goals, and help you achieve those goals.
Amanda Crowell
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Lebanon, TN Family Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(615) 449-4848 133 S College Street
Lebanon, TN 37087
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Probate
University of Tennessee College of Law
Amanda Crowell has been a practicing attorney since 1992. She graduated in 1989 with high honors from the University of Tennessee where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She earned her law degree from the University of Tennessee in 1992.

Amanda began her career as Assistant General Counsel for the State of Tennessee where she prosecuted health care professionals before their respective licensing boards.

Amanda has been in private practice in Lebanon, Tennessee since 1998, formerly with the law firm of Lee & Lee Attorneys, P.C. She practices primarily in the area of family law, representing clients...
Cynthia S. Lyons
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Cookeville, TN Family Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(931) 854-9899 430 N. Washington Ave.
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Cookeville, TN 38501
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Indiana University - Indiana University-Bloomington
Ashley Edgar Waters
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Cookeville, TN Family Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(931) 526-4045 190 South Lowe Avenue
Cookeville, TN 38501
Family, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
Nashville School of Law
Byron L. Pugh
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Byron Pugh is a criminal defense and family law attorney in Nashville, Tennessee. Byron represents individuals who are charged with a crime, the subject of a criminal investigation, seeking a divorce or engaged in a... Read More »
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Andy Goldstein
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Andy Goldstein is an attorney practicing in Tennessee and in the Immigration Courts of the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR). Andy focuses his practice on immigration law, family law, administrative law,... Read More »
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Gloria Kay Snavely
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Crossville, TN Family Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(931) 277-5010 137 Hickey Lane
Crossville, TN 38571
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Juvenile
University of Tennessee - Knoxville
I have worked extensively in education law, juvenile law, and family law.
Ryan A. Freeze
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Murfreesboro, TN Family Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(615) 848-7975 128 1/2 North Church Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Free ConsultationFamily, DUI, Divorce and Estate Planning
Nashville School of Law
Daniel James Barnes
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Sparta, TN Family Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(931) 837-2050 621 N. Spring Street
Sparta, TN 38583
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
University of Tennessee College of Law
Daniel Barnes graduated cum laude with a degree in English from Sewanee: The University of the South in 2009. He attended law school at the University of Tennessee, where he was a member of Moot court board and the black law students association. He also received the "Raptor Award" in first semester torts, and received an award for the highest grade in Criminal Seminar. He graduated and was admitted to the Tennessee bar in 2012 and takes cases in the fields of criminal law, immigration, family law, and wills and estates.
Macey Dawson Gurley
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Sparta, TN Family Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(931) 837-2050 Rocco & Griffin, PLLC
621 N. Spring Street
Sparta, TN 38583
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Macey Dawson Gurley is an associate attorney at Rocco & Griffin, PLLC. She joined the law firm as an attorney in 2014. Macey is a native of White County and attended White County High School. She was Senior Class President and graduated in the Top Ten of her high school class. Macey graduated summa cum laude from Tennessee Technological University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. She received both the Distinguished Senior Award and the Paul G. Stephenson Award for Honorary Student from the Political Science Department. She later earned her Doctor of Jurisprudence from Regent...
Peter Frech
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Goodlettsville, TN Family Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(615) 859-9665 405 Two Mile Pike
Suite A
Goodlettsville, TN 37072
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
University of Tennessee College of Law
Mr. Roland F. Mumford
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Hendersonville, TN Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(615) 348-0070 165 Indian Lake Blvd.
Suite 103 B
Hendersonville, TN 37075
Family, Bankruptcy, Business and Divorce
Nashville School of Law
Jeffrey Gruber
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Murfreesboro, TN Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(615) 796-6529 8 Public Square N
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
John Milton Meadows III
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Livingston, TN Family Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(931) 823-1644 211 N. Church Street
Livingston, TN 38570
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Probate
Doug Fields
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Crossville, TN Family Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(931) 456-4541 18 East Street
Crossville, TN 38555
Family, Criminal, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Daniel Lyn Graves II
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Murfreesboro, TN Family Law Attorney
(615) 893-1239 218 W. Main St
Murfreesboro, TN 37167
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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.


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