Meigs County, Tennessee Family Lawyers
Chattanooga, TN 37403
Family, Elder, Employment and Estate Planning
University of Memphis
Mr. Higgins is a member of the million dollar advocates forum, recognized by Best Lawyers and is a board...
I began my practice in 2005 and since that time have fought for clients in jury trials, bench trials, and administrative hearings. I...
Chattanooga, TN 37404
University of Tennessee College of Law
Maryville, TN 37802
Mr. Fetters began his law career in Kennebunk, Maine, and after returning to Tennessee and gaining valuable experienced with another law firm, he opened his...
Chattanooga, TN 37421
University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
Purple Law Firm is a general practice law firm. In addition to Jim Purple,...
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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