Parsons, Tennessee Family Lawyers

Marcus Lipham
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Jackson, TN Family Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(731) 207-4488 200 E. Main St #110
Jackson, TN 38301
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
As an Iraq veteran, Attorney Marcus Lipham understands the challenges clients face when their rights are on the line. His distinguished service and commitment to effective representation have earned him a reputation as the Jackson criminal defense lawyer clients can trust. He handles all kinds of criminal cases and can help you tell your side of the story in a compelling way. No matter how serious your crimes may be, you can call the Law Office of Marcus A. Lipham to schedule a free consultation about your needs. Don’t try to face the charges alone. Get help from an advocate...
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
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
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
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
Linda Warren Seely
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Jackson, TN Family Law Lawyer
(731) 217-8013 250 N. Parkway, Suite 28
Jackson, TN 38305
Family and Divorce
Noble Grant
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Jackson, TN Family Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(731) 256-7477 2821 N. Highland Ave, Suite C
Jackson, TN 38305
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Juvenile
Nashville School of Law
Jackson, TN Family Law Lawyer
(731) 668-9529 2273 N Highland Ave
Jackson, TN 38305
Family, Business and Divorce
McKenzie, TN Family Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(731) 446-0679 385 Thorndale Drive
McKenzie, TN 38201
Family, Administrative, Criminal and Education
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...
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.
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
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...
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...
Jesse Morris
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Nashville, TN Family Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(615) 750-2939 202 S 11th St
Nashville, TN 37206
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Estate Planning and Probate
University of California - Berkeley
We strive to treat our clients like family, to make you feel at home and to know how greatly we respect and appreciate you putting your trust in us during one of the most difficult times of your life.

This is not just a business relationship. If I am your lawyer, I will be there with you every step of the way. I want to help you get through your legal issues and reclaim your life.

Focused on helping women, particularly those in abusive, dangerous, or unhealthy relationships.

Call for a free phone consultation now.
(615) 750 2939
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...
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....
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...
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...
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...
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.
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.
Jane Ellen Cassell
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Nashville, TN Family Law Attorney with 2 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...
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.
Emily Cannon Green
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Springfield, 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...
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...
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
Gregory Paul Patton
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Clarksville, TN Family Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(931) 361-4477 101 N. Third Street
Clarksville, TN 37040
Family, Business, Criminal and Personal Injury
University of Tennessee College of Law
Gregory Patton is a founding partner at Patton & Pittman Attorneys. He passionately advocates on behalf of his clients and makes sure their rights are being observed. His primary practices include mediation and arbitration, personal injury, insurance and business disputes, property claims, and more. He has been awarded an AV Preeminent® rating from Martindale- Hubbell® and has earned membership to the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). Mr. Patton is also a Rule 31 General Civil Mediator and has mediated hundreds of cases.
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...
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...
Michael Kerr Walker
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Nashville, 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...
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.
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.
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.
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....
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
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...
Anthony W. Kirby
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Clarksville, TN Family Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
(931) 320-9573 128 North Second Street, Ste. 101
Clarksville, TN 37040
Family, Criminal and Juvenile
Belmont University College of Law
After receiving his Bachelor’s Degree from Washington and Lee University, Anthony Kirby returned home to middle Tennessee to study law at Belmont University. Anthony has been practicing in the Montgomery County area since graduating from law school providing quality representation primarily in the areas of criminal, family, and juvenile law.
Tarsila Crawford Esq.
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Nashville, TN Family Law Lawyer with 11 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
Tarsila Crawford is an experienced Attorney at Widrig Law PLLC. She is dedicated to helping families with an array of legal issues. Her practice areas include Family Law, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Contested Divorce, Divorce Basics, Father’s Visitation Rights, Juvenile Law, Legal Separation, Uncontested Divorce, and Annulment. Additionally, Mrs. Crawford handles Appeals, and is expanding her practice to include Immigration Law and Business Law cases. Mrs. Crawford recognizes the emotional aspect of legal matters and is committed to being accessible to clients. She is dedicated to diligent preparation and aggressive representation, while pursuing the best possible outcomes...
William L Aldred JR
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Clarksville, TN Family Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(931) 648-9621 221 South Second Street
Clarksville, TN 37040
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Medical Malpractice and Military
University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
William Aldred is Board Certified as both a Civil and Criminal Trial Specialist by the National Board of Legal Specialty and Certification and a member of National College of DUI Defense. He is a Colonel in the USAR, Retired, assigned and was assigned to the Army Legal Services Agency in Washington D.C. Mr. Aldred is involved in many civic activities which include coaching youth sports for more than 25 years, a Life Member of the Eagle Scouts and a Kiwanis member for over 30 years. Mr. Aldred admitted to practice law in Tennessee and Kentucky as well as in Federal...
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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.

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