Linden, Tennessee Family Lawyers

Caleb D Thomas
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Hohenwald, TN Family Law Lawyer with 1 year experience
(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
Joshua David Miller
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Columbia, 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.
Ryan Hagenbrok
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(731) 438-8071 60 Brazelton St
Suite 8
Savannah, TN 38372
Free ConsultationSavannah, TN Family Law Attorney with 7 years experience
Family, Business, Criminal and Estate Planning
University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
Katie Hagenbrok
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(731) 438-8071 60 Brazelton St
Suite 8
Savannah, TN 38372
Free ConsultationSavannah, TN Family Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
Family, Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
Leonard Robert Grefseng
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Columbia, 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...
Walter Charles Doerflinger
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Lawrenceburg, TN Family Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(931) 762-6620 no.9 public square
Lawrenceburg, TN 38464
Family, Business, Insurance Claims and Juvenile
Tracy White Moore
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COLUMBIA, 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
Michael Wade Patrick
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Waverly, TN Family Law Lawyer
(931) 299-7359 415 West Main Street
Waverly, TN 37185
Family, Criminal and Estate Planning
Shawn David Snyder
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Columbia, TN Family Law Attorney
(931) 398-5200 33 Public Square
Columbia, TN 38401
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Probate
Adrian H. Altshuler
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Columbia, TN Family Law Lawyer
(931) 380-8837 604 North High Street
Columbia, TN 38401
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Estate Planning
William J. Eledge
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Lawrenceburg, TN Family Law Lawyer
(931) 762-2305 28 Public Square
Lawrenceburg, TN 38464
Family
Jonathan Turner
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(615) 274-9309 342 Main Street
Suite 202-B
Franklin, TN 37064
Free ConsultationFranklin, TN Family Law Attorney with 26 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...
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...
Harold E. Rushton
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Nashville, 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...
Lisa B. Forberg
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Franklin, 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...
Crystal M. Etue
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Franklin, TN Family Law Lawyer with 2 years 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...
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
Audrey Lee Anderson
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Nashville, TN Family Law Lawyer with 21 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...
Lindsey Davis
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Nashville, TN Family Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(615) 997-3741 116 29th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37212
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Juvenile
Belmont University College of Law
Establishing and maintaining trusting relationships with my clients is what I value the most in practicing family law. I believe I can make a difference in the lives of my clients, providing support and guidance during their time of need. Practicing family law allows me the opportunity to not only advocate for those in typically difficult situations but to also listen to their needs and protect their best interests.

I provide quality representation in a variety of areas of law, including: adoption, divorce, child custody, child support, guardianship, grandparent visitation, basic wills, and pre-nuptial agreements
Rebecca Elizabeth Byrd
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Franklin, 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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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....
Sarah L. Digby
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Nashville, 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...
Jess Morgan
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Nashville, TN Family Law Attorney with 2 years experience
(615) 997-3741 116 29th Avenue S.
Nashville, TN 37212
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Juvenile
Belmont University College of Law
As a graduate of Belmont Univeristy College of Law, I was always taught to invest in our communities. Supporting families in times of need directly influences society and builds a better Nashville. I understand that not all families are the same; it is my goal to develop individualized approaches based on each client’s unique needs. When faced with cookie-cutter statutes, I use my background in business to find creative solutions for my clients.

I provide quality representation in an array of practice areas, including: adoption, divorce, child custody, child support, cohabitation agreements, guardianship, grandparent visitation, wills, and pre-nuptial agreements.
Marcus Shute Jr
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Nashville, 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.
Andy Goldstein
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(615) 490-6020 750 Old Hickory Blvd
Building Two #202
Brentwood, TN 37027
Brentwood, 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....
Amanda Raye Thornton
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Nashville, TN Family Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(615) 804-6684 300 James Robertson Pkwy
#402
Nashville, TN 37201
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Nashville School of Law
Amanda Raye Thornton earned a B.S. from Western Kentucky University in 2003, a J.D. from Nashville School of law in 2007 and was licensed to practice law in Tennessee in October, 2007. Ms. Thornton was admitted to practice in the Federal District Court of Tennessee- Middle District in 2009.

While in law school, Ms. Thornton clerked for Roberts & Associates. After graduating and passing the bar exam, Ms. Thornton joined the office of Roberts & Associates as an associate attorney focusing primarily on family law related issues. In 2013, Ms. Thornton practices at the office of Roberts, Thornton & Pence, an...
Amanda J. Gentry
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(615) 604-6263 4117 Hillsboro Pike
#103-134
Nashville, TN 37215
Free ConsultationNashville, TN Family Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Nashville School of Law
Dedicated, Aggressive, Compassionate Attorney fighting for your rights.
Paul E. Tennison
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Brentwood, 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 including a deployment to Poland. Paul honed his attention to detail and...
Jacob Thomas Thorington
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Franklin, TN Family Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(615) 790-0982 109 Jennings St.
Franklin, TN 37064
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
University of Saint Thomas
I work exclusively on family law cases, including divorce cases, paternity cases, and post divorce issues such as alimony modification, child support modification, parenting schedule modifications, and enforcement of divorce decrees
John M. Milazo
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Franklin, 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.
Brent Hessel
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Nashville, TN Family Law Attorney
(615) 379-8472 2200 21st Avenue South
Suite 305
Nashville, TN 37212
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Immigration
American University
I am a great advocate of the essential place immigrants have in this country. Not only is immigration the foundation of our history, but it is the cornerstone of our future success. I currently serve on the Board of Directors of the Tennessee World Affairs Council. I have represented dozens of clients before the Immigration Courts, USCIS, the Department of Labor, and U.S. Consulates in many foreign countries before the full range of immigration matters. I approach every client creatively, finding solutions to their problems while making sure that each client and their families understand their options and the consequences...
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.
Whitney Harrington
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Franklin, TN Family Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(615) 716-8220 204 Fourth Ave s
Franklin, TN 37064
Family and Arbitration & Mediation
University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
Ms. Harrington strives to preserve civility and respect during the divorce process. She educates her clients about the legal process, working closely with them to ensure they understand their options and rights so to empower them in making the best decisions for the future health of their family. Her goal is to serve each client individually, and find real-life workable solutions for the families she serves, realizing that a marriage might be over but a family still stands. Ms. Harrington has extensive trial and courtroom experience, but understands that the best approach sometimes requires taking the decision-making power out...
Jim Higgins
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(800) 705-2121 525 4th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37210
Free ConsultationNashville, TN Family Law Lawyer
Family, Elder, Employment and Estate Planning
University of Memphis
Mr. Higgins is a Nashville native. He attended the University of Tennessee where he graduated with honors and returned to home to work with a large insurance defense law firm. About 17 years ago Mr. Higgins left the defense practice and created a firm that only represents injured victims and their families. To better serve his clients the firm is broken down into specific litigation groups, such as the nursing home neglect division and serious injury division.

Mr. Higgins is a member of the million dollar advocates forum, recognized by Best Lawyers and is a board...
J. Caleb Cassell
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Nashville, TN Family Law Lawyer with 2 years experience
(615) 475-7041 2021 Richard Jones Rd
#160B
Nashville, TN 37215
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Immigration
Belmont University College of Law
J. Caleb Cassell is licensed to practice law in the State of Tennessee, has been admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court of Middle Tennessee. He is a member of the Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and serves as an Attorney Mentor in the Belmont University College of Law American Inns of Court.

A native of Tennessee, Caleb is a graduate of Belmont University College of Law. While attending law school, Caleb was a member of the Board of Advocates - Mock Trial Team, was a charter board member and served as the Executive Editor of Notes of the...
Roland T. Hairston II
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Nashville, TN Family Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(615) 428-7345 615 Main St, #104-A
Nashville, TN 37206
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Probate
Nashville School of Law
Every day, Roland T. Hairston, II helps individuals and families find resolution to their legal issues so that they can focus on their everyday lives. Literally, hundreds of individuals and families have benefited from Mr. Hairston’s services. Mr. Hairston graduated from the Nashville School of Law, where he finished in the top 1/3 of his class and passed the bar exam on the first attempt. Mr. Hairston graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a 3.75 GPA and a double-major in Entrepreneurship and Marketing. What sets Mr. Hairston apart as a lawyer is his personal attentiveness to each...
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.
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...
Byron L. Pugh
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Nashville, TN Family Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(615) 255-9595 214 2nd Ave N
#206A
Nashville, TN 37201
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of Tennessee - Knoxville
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 child custody dispute. He serves clients throughout Middle Tennessee including Williamson, Davidson, Rutherford and Sumner counties.

Byron began his legal career in the courtroom as an Assistant District Attorney in Davidson County. He was first assigned to the domestic violence team where he prosecuted domestic assault, stalking and harassment cases. There he earned a reputation as a dedicated and effective advocate for domestic violence victims. Byron...
Martin Sir
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Nashville, TN Family Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(615) 266-4505 424 Church St.
Suite 2250
Nashville, TN 37219
Family and Divorce
University of Tennessee College of Law
Martin Sir & Associates is committed to serving families in Nashville and providing them with the comprehensive legal resources they need to protect their best interests. From resolving divorce disputes to recovering alimony payments on behalf of clients, the dedicated legal team Martin Sir & Associates is here to help you secure the justice you deserve.
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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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