Lawrence County, Tennessee Family Lawyers

Walter Charles Doerflinger
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Lawrence County, TN Family Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(931) 762-6620 no.9 public square
Lawrenceburg, TN 38464
Family, Business, Insurance Claims and Juvenile
William J. Eledge
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Lawrence County, TN Family Law Lawyer
(931) 762-2305 28 Public Square
Lawrenceburg, TN 38464
Family
Ryan Hagenbrok
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Hardin County, TN Family Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(731) 438-8071 60 Brazelton St
#8
Savannah, TN 38372
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
Katie Hagenbrok
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(731) 438-8071 60 Brazelton St
#8
Savannah, TN 38372
Free ConsultationHardin County, TN Family Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
Family, Domestic Violence, Estate Planning and Real Estate
University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
Leonard Robert Grefseng
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Maury County, TN Family Law Attorney with 37 years experience
214 West 5th Street
Suite B
Columbia, TN 38401
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
University of Mississippi
A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Mr. Grefseng attended the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) on an athletic scholarship (football) graduating, cum laude in 1979. He was named to the "Academic All South Eastern Conference" honor roll in 1978. Upon graduation, he attended law school at the University of Mississippi graduating in the top third of his class in May of 1982. Upon graduation, he served as the law clerk for Judge Roy Noble Lee of the Mississippi Supreme Court. He was admitted to practice law in the State of Tennessee in 1984 and relocated to Columbia, Maury County and has...
Joshua David Miller
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Maury County, TN Family Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(931) 321-1500 39 Public Square
Columbia, TN 38401
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Personal Injury
Loyola University New Orleans
At the Law Office of Joshua D. Miller, Josh handles criminal, civil, small business, and family cases. Josh has a passion for the practice of law, as well as an ability to ensure that the smallest details are done right. Josh’s adherence to those values ensures that every one of his client’s gets the service and attention they deserve.
Misty Danyel Parks
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Maury County, TN Family Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(615) 255-9155 PO Box 1720
Spring Hill, TN 37174
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of Mississippi
After graduating with honors from the University of Mississippi School of Law, Misty D. Parks began her practice primarily in the areas of criminal and domestic law in 2007. She has aggressively and successfully represented clients throughout the Middle Tennessee Area. Misty D. Parks is a solo practitioner which allows her to have more hands on interaction with her clients and to give their matter more individualized attention.
Tracy White Moore
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Maury County, TN Family Law Attorney
(931) 381-0600 219B West 7th Street
COLUMBIA, TN 38401
Family, Elder, Estate Planning and Insurance Claims
University of Memphis
20+ years experience in civil litigation in the southern middle Tennessee area. Particular areas of expertise include divorce law, wills and estates, probate, elder law and personal injury
J. Christopher Williams
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Giles County, TN Family Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(931) 363-6500 101 South 1st Street
Pulaski, TN 38478-3215
Family, Administrative, Divorce and Personal Injury
Choosing an attorney or family lawyer may be the most important decision you ever make. We have the experience, legal skills and technology to give you the aggressive, cost aware, effective representation your Tennessee divorce, custody battle, child support hearing, or trial needs. Our clients’ success is our driving force. Williams Law & Mediation Group. divorce lawyer pulaski TN | divorce lawyer lawrenceburg TN www.NewSouthLaw.com
Caleb D Thomas
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Lewis County, TN Family Law Lawyer
(931) 487-4070 28 E. Main St.
Hohenwald, TN 38462
Family, Collections, Divorce and Estate Planning
Lincoln Memorial University - John J. Duncan, Jr. School of Law and Middle Tennessee State University
Adrian H. Altshuler
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Maury County, TN Family Law Lawyer
(931) 380-8837 604 North High Street
Columbia, TN 38401
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Estate Planning
Shawn David Snyder
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Maury County, TN Family Law Attorney
(931) 398-5200 33 Public Square
Columbia, TN 38401
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Probate
Amber L. Sandoval
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Lincoln County, TN Family Law Lawyer
(931) 993-0239 P.O. Box 386
Fayetteville, TN 37334
Family
Marshall County, TN Family Law Lawyer
(931) 359-6264 520 N Ellington Pkwy
Lewisburg, TN 37091
Family, Divorce and Personal Injury
Marshall County, TN Family Law Lawyer
(931) 359-6264 111 W Commerce St
Lewisburg, TN 37091
Family, Divorce and Workers' Comp
Matt Maniatis
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Davidson County, TN Family Law Attorney with 7 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...
Jonathan Turner
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(615) 274-9309 342 Main Street
Suite 202-B
Franklin, TN 37064
Free ConsultationWilliamson County, TN Family Law Attorney with 25 years experience
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of Virginia
Jonathan Turner is a former Virginia prosecutor and an experienced trial, criminal defense, DUI, and family law attorney. He has successfully handled a wide range of cases from DUI, drug offenses, probation violations, serious felonies like murder, kidnapping, aggravated assault, thefts, misdemeanors, child support, child neglect, and child custody cases. As a criminal prosecutor, he tried thousands of criminal cases and was known as an aggressive trial attorney. In Tennessee, he has successfully defended clients from being convicted ranging from serious felonies like especially aggravated kidnapping to drug dealing, to all types of misdemeanors, to...
Rebecca Elizabeth Byrd
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Williamson County, TN Family Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(615) 595-2991 317 Main St
Franklin, TN 37064
Family, Divorce and Juvenile
Vanderbilt University
I have been practicing law for 20+ years, primarily in the area of family law. Nothing is more devastating or emotionally trying than going through a divorce or custody battle. My staff and I are here to answer your questions and help you through the process.
Christopher Coats
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Rutherford County, TN Family Law Attorney with 29 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....
Jimmy Leo Richardson III
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Rutherford County, TN Family Law Lawyer with 5 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
Andy Goldstein
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(615) 490-6020 750 Old Hickory Blvd
Building Two #202
Brentwood, TN 37027
Williamson County, TN Family Law Attorney with 1 year experience
Family, Administrative, Business and Immigration
Belmont University College of Law
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, business law, and civil litigation.

Before moving to Tennessee, Andy grew up near St. Louis, MO. After moving to Tennessee, Andy attended Middle Tennessee State University, where he gained a Computer Science degree and a Political Science degree. Intent on becoming a lawyer, Andy attended the Belmont University College of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor degree.

Andy advises his clients on numerous aspects of state and federal law....
Harold E. Rushton
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Davidson County, TN Family Law Attorney
(615) 576-0071 102 Woodmont Blvd., Suite 230
Nashville, TN 37205
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Construction and Divorce
Nashville School of Law
Nashville based Attorney in general practice with focus on divorce, family law, consumer protection, construction and contract disputes.

Unfortunately, sometimes bad things happen to good people. Divorce, contract disputes and a multitude of other things can create a bump in the road that may require the expertise of an attorney to navigate. This is where I can personally assist you by representing your interests zealously and advocating for your rights. My life experiences and knowledge of the law will be put to work for you to assist in a successful resolution. I believe in personally serving you by keeping in...
Paul E. Tennison
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Williamson County, TN Family Law Lawyer with 1 year experience
(615) 490-6020 750 Old Hickory Blvd
Building Two #202
Brentwood, TN 37027
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Military
Vanderbilt University Law School
Paul E. Tennison has significant experience in the U.S. Army and international experience. Paul's legal background affords him unique inside into many issues confronting his clients. Paul represents clients in a broad range of complex legal matters. Paul has experience working in cases involving military law, defamation, intellectual property, family law,contested divorces, business disputes, wills, trusts, and probate.

Paul's extensive military experience includes four years at West Point, five years on Active Duty in Korea and Germany and four years as an officer in the Tennessee Army National Guard. Paul honed his attention to detail and leadership skills during exercises overseas...
Morgan E Smith
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Davidson County, TN Family Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(615) 852-5028 1222 16th Ave S Ste 23
Nashville, TN 37212
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Employment and Personal Injury
Vanderbilt University Law School
I am a Vanderbilt educated lawyer living in Nashville, Tennessee, and primarily practicing in the areas of Family and Employment Law (Plaintiff's side). I have been involved in litigation since 2007, with experience in complex litigation in federal courts. When I am not working, you can find me at a Preds game or watching the University of Louisville and Vanderbilt on tv.
Tarsila Crawford Esq.
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Davidson County, TN Family Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(615) 417-7800 500 Church St
#250
Nashville, TN 37219
Free ConsultationFamily, Appeals, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law
Mrs. Tarsila Crawford was born in Sao Paula, Brazil and grew up in Clearwater, Florida. She speaks fluent Spanish and Portuguese and enjoys working with a diverse clientele in Tennessee.

Mrs. Tarsila Crawford attended college and law school in Florida. Mrs. Crawford attended the University of Florida where she was active in student groups serving as President of the Brazilian’ Student Association and earning the Presidential Award for Excellence in the study of Portuguese. In law school Mrs. Crawford competed with her school’s trial team winning a regional tournament in Las Vegas and securing a position in the Elite Eight in...
Emily Cannon Green
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Robertson County, TN Family Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(615) 380-8566 108 West Sixth Avenue
Springfield, TN 37172
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Estate Planning and Probate
Vanderbilt University
Emily grew up in Springfield, Tennessee. After graduating from Aaron Academy in Hendersonville, Tennessee, Emily attended Vanderbilt University where she graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Music in Harp and highest honors in music history and literature.

Emily received her Juris Doctorate from Vanderbilt University Law School where she was awarded the Dean's Scholarship. While in law school, Emily clerked at the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee and the Tennessee Department of Children's Services.

After graduating law school, Emily returned home to Springfield, Tennessee, where she practiced with a local firm prior to co-founding...
John M. Milazo
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Williamson County, TN Family Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(615) 599-7719 Milazo Law, P.C.
109 Cleburne Street
Franklin, TN 37064
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of Mississippi
John M. Milazo has been practicing primarily in the area of Divorce, Family Law and Criminal Defense since July of 1999. If you are going through a Divorce, Child Custody or Post Divorce modification; or if you have been charged with a crime John Milazo and his staff can help you through the legal process. Both Contested and Uncontested Divorces are handled professionally and with personal care and attention to detail. Aggressive and Passionate legal representation can be expected from this firm.
Lisa B. Forberg
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Williamson County, TN Family Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(615) 386-7047 2550 Meridian Blvd Suite #200
Franklin, TN 37067
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Santa Clara University School of Law
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 nightmare" of litigation, for divorce and post-divorce cases, and for clients with or without children. Specific areas of expertise and services include: Alimony and Spousal Support; Division of Complex Assets; Post-Divorce Modifications; High Asset Cases; Residential Parenting Time; Child Support; Parental Decision-Making Responsibility; Unmarried Parenting Agreements; Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements; IRS Debt and Divorce; Special Needs Trusts and Alimony or Child Support; Autistic...
Stacy Beaulieu-Fawcett
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Davidson County, TN Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(877) 529-8101 7618 Hwy 70 South, Suite 106
ONE BELLEVUE PLACE
Nashville, TN 37221
Free ConsultationFamily, Appeals, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of Miami School of Law
Mrs. Beaulieu-Fawcett has extensive experience handling difficult and complex family law cases in a professional and compassionate manner negotiating when possible and aggressively litigating when necessary. Prior to entering private practice she spent several years in the courtroom assisting a Chief Family Law Judiciary. Mrs. Beaulieu-Fawcett lectures frequently on various family law issues throughout the state of Florida.
James Lee Widrig Esq.
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Davidson County, TN Family Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(615) 417-7800 500 Church St
#250
Nashville, TN 37219
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Estate Planning and Juvenile
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Attorney James L. Widrig, or more commonly known as “Jim Widrig”, was born in Upstate NY. in a small town called Yorkshire, NY. He went to college in east Tennessee at Carson-Newman College. After college Jim attended law school at Thomas M. Cooley in Lansing, Michigan.

Attorney Jim Widrig practices in all of Middle Tennessee and his main office is located in downtown Nashville. James Widrig founded the law office of Widrig Law PLLC in February of 2007 with the goal to fight for individuals during the most difficult times of their lives. In 2011 James L Widrig was voted one...
Russell E. Freeman
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Davidson County, TN Family Law Attorney with 31 years experience
P.O. Box 527
Goodlettsville, TN 37070
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...
Audrey Lee Anderson
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Davidson County, TN Family Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(615) 244-3000 214 Second Avenue North
Suite 103
Nashville, TN 37201
Family, Divorce and Juvenile
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Audrey Lee Anderson has been practicing Family Law since 1998. Originally from Missouri, Audrey attended Washington University where she received her Bachelor of Science Degree in 1994. She then went on to Chicago-Kent College of Law in Illinois and received her Doctor of Jurisprudence in 1998. Audrey passed the Bar Admissions in both Illinois and Tennessee in 1998. In 2000, Audrey became a member of the Nashville Bar Association. Later in 2008, she became a member with the Williamson County Bar Association as well in Tennessee. Audrey's field of knowledge is with Family Law. She has helped many...
Eric K. Fox
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Sumner County, TN Family Law Lawyer with 16 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...
Marcus Shute Jr
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Davidson County, TN Family Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(615) 953-4971 315 Deaderick Street
STE 1550-164
Nashville, TN 37238
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Cannabis Law and Entertainment & Sports
Nashville School of Law
Shute Law is a boutique law firm that utilizes a client-focused approach to create opportunities and procure sustainable contracts in the sports and entertainment industries. Our practice areas include contracts, litigation, consulting/business development, the cannabis & marijuana industry, as well as estate planning, criminal defense, and family law.
Mr. Robin J. Gordon
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Davidson County, TN Family Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(615) 933-2435 49 Music Square West
Suite 505
Nashville, TN 37203
Family, Business, Entertainment & Sports and Estate Planning
University of Tennessee College of Law
Attorney Robin J. Gordon is the founder and managing partner at Gordon Law Group. Since 1990 Robin has called Music Row home for his firm. He was first introduced to private practice as an associate with a well-known litigation and entertainment firm in Nashville, TN. During his early years he represented artists such as George Jones, Ronnie Milsap, Tammy Wynette, and Garth Brooks. In 1996, Attorney Gordon created the Gordon Law Group with a focus on entertainment law, small business dealings, and litigation. With his new practice, Robin continued to represent record labels, publishing companies, and influential musicians, songwriters, and...
Michael Kerr Walker
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Davidson County, TN Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(615) 485-3065 341 Harrison St.
Nashville, TN 37219
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Walker Law provides legal services in Criminal Defense, Divorce, and Personal Injury Law in Davidson and surrounding counties in the middle Tennessee area. We are conveniently located in downtown Nashville, a couple of blocks from both General Sessions and Circuit Court. We give free consultations over the phone or by appointment. We handle misdemeanor and felony criminal cases, Uncontested, Contested, and Default Divorces, DUI, Traffic Violations, Personal Injury, Expungements, Background Checks, Driving While Impaired, Reckless Driving, Theft, Robbery, Burglary, Simple Possession, Felony Drug Offenses, Probation Violations, Prostitution, Vandalism, Evading Arrest, Resisting Arrest, Assault, and many other...
Thomas H. Bray
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Rutherford County, TN Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(615) 962-7606 108 North Church Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Free ConsultationFamily, DUI, 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.
Sarah L. Digby
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Davidson County, TN Family Law Lawyer
(615) 997-3741 116 29th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37212
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Vanderbilt University Law School
After I graduated from Vanderbilt  Law School, I chose to practice family law due to my genuine concern for those needing representation during what can often be the most stressful and emotional periods of their lives. I now focus my practice on a range of family law matters including: child support, custody, grandparent visitation, alimony, guardianships, adoption, divorce, and father's rights. My undergraduate degree in Psychology, past work in a domestic violence legal clinic, and my internship for the Sex Crimes and Child Abuse division of the Indianapolis Prosecutor's Office have given me a unique insight into some of the...
Crystal M. Etue
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Williamson County, TN Family Law Lawyer with 1 year experience
(615) 721-7983 202 4th Ave. S., Suite 202
Franklin, TN 37064
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Entertainment & Sports and Estate Planning
Southern University Law Center
Crystal Etue focuses her practice in matters related to family law, Probate and Entertainment. These areas allow her to incorporate two of her biggest passions; Arts & Entertainment and helping families in distress. Her services in the area of family law and probate include divorce, child custody, post-judgment modifications, wills and estate administration. With her experience as a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and TN Air National Guard as well as time spent working as a high school teacher, Crystal is uniquely prepared to handle family law cases with empathy, objectivity, common sense, discipline, patience, and a proclivity...
Devin Freeman Park
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P.O. Box 527
Goodlettsville, TN 37070
Free ConsultationDavidson County, 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...
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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.


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.