Mount Pleasant, Tennessee Family Lawyers

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.
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...
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
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
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
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
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...
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...
Rebecca Elizabeth Byrd
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Franklin, TN Family Law Lawyer with 27 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.
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 2 years 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....
Jane Ellen Cassell
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Nashville, TN Family Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(615) 475-7041 2021 Richard Jones Rd
#160B
Nashville, TN 37215
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Immigration
Belmont University College of Law
Jane Ellen Cassell is licensed in the state of Tennessee. She has also been admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court of Middle Tennessee, and the Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR). She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Belmont University American Inns of Court, the American Bar Association, and Lawyer's Association for Women: Marion Griffin Chapter.

Jane Ellen graduated from Belmont University College of Law where she served as President of the Women's Law Organization. Before attending law school, Jane Ellen graduated magna cum laude from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga where she earned...
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...
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...
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
Morgan E Smith
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Nashville, TN Family Law Attorney with 12 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.
J. Caleb Cassell
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(615) 475-7041 2021 Richard Jones Rd
#160B
Nashville, TN 37215
Free ConsultationNashville, TN Family Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
Family, 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...
Lisa B. Forberg
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Franklin, TN Family Law Attorney with 38 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...
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
William Philip Holloway
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Franklin, TN Family Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(615) 330-9572 509 Highway 96 West
Suite #201
Franklin, TN 37064
Family, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of Tennessee College of Law
I was born in Columbia, Tennessee to a family of seven. My father was a trial lawyer and I fell in love with the profession at an early age. I graduated from the University of Tennessee with a degree in Business Administration and enrolled into the University of Tennessee College of Law in 2007. In the summer during law school, I clerked for the Circuit Court Judges in Williamson County. This experience was invaluable from a legal perspective. It also made me realize how much I love Franklin, TN. After I completed law school, it just...
Connie Reguli
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Brentwood, TN Family Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(615) 661-0122 1646 Westgate Circle Ste 101
Brentwood, TN 37027
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Nashville School of Law
CONNIE REGULI is a mother, a grandmother, an attorney, a business owner, AND an advocate for change. Her law career started as a prosecutor of domestic violence and child abuse. In this capacity, she learned the tragic consequences of physical and emotional abuse in the intimate sphere of family relationships.
For over twenty years she has had a private practice defending the rights of parenting, families, and children against the intrusive interference of government entities. Her published case of Andrews v. Hickman County has been quoted many times as the Sixth Circuit’s clarification that the...
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...
T. Leigh Hearn-Rushton
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Nashville, TN Family Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(615) 815-9967 102 Woodmont Blvd., Suite 230
Nashville, TN 37205
Free ConsultationFamily, Consumer, Divorce and Probate
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
Described as caring but “tenacious” by clients, T. Leigh is a driven legal professional with an ability to educate her clients about their case along with the dedication required to deliver results. T. Leigh enjoys being part of the process of "making it right" and helping her clients have their opportunity to be heard and stand up for themselves.

T. Leigh's practice is focused on Fraud, Contracts and Family Law.

T. Leigh is a graduate of Auburn University and earned her Doctorate of Jurisprudence from Cumberland School of Law in 1996. She is licensed to practice law in Alabama (1996)...
Donna L. Green
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Franklin, TN Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(615) 861-2304 751 Cool Springs Blvd
Suite 207
Franklin, TN 37067
Family and Divorce
Vanderbilt University Law School
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.
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.
Mark T. Freeman
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Nashville, TN Family Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(615) 298-7272 2126 21st Ave S
Nashville, TN 37212
Family, Business, Divorce and Landlord Tenant
University of Tennessee College of Law
Mark Freeman is a board certified Civil Trial Specialist with almost 20 years of litigation experience located in the heart of Nashville Tennessee. He has tried nearly one hundred jury cases both in State and Federal Court in Middle Tennessee. Mark Freeman is a litigator who concentrates his practice in the areas of civil litigation, criminal defense, personal injury, domestic and family law matters. Additionally he is a chartered property casualty underwriter which is a designation indicating specialization in the insurance field.

Mark Freeman graduated from Vanderbilt University and the University of Tennessee School of Law. Client satisfaction is his number...
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...
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...
Ross Matuszak
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Franklin, TN Family Law Attorney with 1 year experience
(615) 926-5805 PO Box 682948
Franklin, TN 37068
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Juvenile
Nashville School of Law
If you have a legal issue concerning family law, criminal law, or juvenile law, contact me immediately for a 100% free, no obligation consultation. I fight hard for my client's rights, and will thoroughly explain the situation and prepare my clients in all legal matters.

I take pride in my communication and responsiveness to my clients and prospective clients. I always answer inquiries within one business day. Call (615) 926-5805 or email ross@matuszaklaw.com today for your free consultation.
Irwin Jacobs Kuhn
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Nashville, TN Family Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(615) 321-5659 210 25th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37203
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
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.
Scott Allen Rhodes
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Brentwood, TN Family Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(615) 309-0400 750 Old Hickory Blvd
Brentwood, TN 37027
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Insurance Defense
Florida State University College of Law
Marissa Keen
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Nashville, TN Family Law Attorney
(615) 298-7272 2126 21st Ave S
Nashville, TN 37212
Family, Divorce and Juvenile
Nashville School of Law
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 attention and diligent representation to protect her clients' rights and interests.

Marissa is a native of East Tennessee. She received her B.S. from the University of Tennessee, and her J.D. from the Nashville School of Law. Marissa is admitted to practice in the State of Tennessee and Federal Court for the Middle District of Tennessee.
Joseph W. Fuson
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(615) 298-7272 2126 21st Ave S
Nashville, TN 37212
Nashville, TN Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
Family, Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Nashville School of Law
Sean J. Martin
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Nashville, TN Family Law Lawyer
(615) 800-7096 2122 21st Ave S
Nashville, TN 37212
Family, Divorce, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Ryan C. Davis
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Nashville, TN Family Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(615) 649-0110 1230 2nd Ave S
Nashville, TN 37210
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Estate Planning
Nashville School of Law
A graduate of the Nashville School of Law and Middle Tennessee State University, Ryan is committed to helping individuals in Nashville and Middle Tennessee when the going gets tough. No one wants to need a criminal defense, DUI, or divorce attorney. But sometimes good people find themselves in bad situations. In those times, you want someone in your corner who is empathetic, passionate, and can vigorously advocate on your behalf. Ryan embodies these characteristics, and strives not only for favorable outcomes, but also to make the entire legal process as painless as possible.
Benjamin Papa
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Brentwood, TN Family Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(615) 767-5900 1612 Westgate Cir
#220
Brentwood, TN 37027
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law
Jenna D'Agostino
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Nashville, TN Family Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(615) 298-7272 2126 21st Ave S
Nashville, TN 37212
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Belmont University College of Law
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, DUI & DWI, Family Law, Divorce, and Personal Injury. I am committed to both client communication and zealous advocacy.

I received my B.A. from Vanderbilt University and my J.D. from Belmont University College of Law. In 2016, I was admitted to practice law in the State of Tennessee. I am also admitted to the Federal Court for the Middle District of Tennessee. Additionally, I am a...
Mr. Robin J. Gordon
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Nashville, TN Family Law Lawyer with 29 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...
William J. Bell
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Franklin, TN Family Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(615) 538-0746 407 Church Street
Suite 3
Franklin, TN 37064
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
University of Tennessee College of Law
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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.