Memphis, Tennessee Family Lawyers
Jeffrey Jones has practiced law since 1977. He is a 1974 graduate of The University of Texas, Austin, with a major in Pharmacy, and he is a 1977 graduate of The University of Memphis Law School. While in law school, he practiced as a part-time pharmacist. After law school and a short stint with the Memphis Area Legal Services, he entered private practice. He is a member of the Memphis Bar Association, Tennessee Criminal Trial Lawyers Association, American Trial Lawyers Association, and American Society for Pharmacy Law. He is licensed to practice in all state and federal courts. He was...
As a young man, after graduating a year and a half early from high school, Ken chartered his first corporation and began warehousing and distributing steel cable/wire rope supplier to dragline and barge operators throughout the mid-south. After getting a bachelor's degree in chemistry and attending two years of medical school, Ken started his second company, building $250,000 single-family "spec" homes in Nashville, Tennessee.
After serving as not one but two law review editors and earning his JD,...
Family Lawyers in Nearby Cities
Family Lawyers in Nearby Counties
Memphis Family Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services
Memphis Area Legal Services
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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