Readyville, Tennessee Family Lawyers

Andy Goldstein
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Tennessee Family Law Attorney

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,... Read More »
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Marissa Keen
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Tennessee Family Law Attorney

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... Read More »
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Carolanne R. King Esq.
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Experienced Family Lawyer! Providing Exceptional Legal Representation! Call Now!

I am a skilled and experienced family law attorney! am a dedicated to providing effective and compassionate legal advocacy to those in need. Visit my website to see testimonials and results, or call for a consultation. Read More »
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Byron L. Pugh
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Tennessee Family Law Attorney

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... Read More »
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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
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....
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.
Michelle Blaylock-Howser
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Murfreesboro, TN Family Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(615) 895-0030 6 North Public Square
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Nashville School of Law
Michelle Blaylock-Howser has been involved in the judicial system for over 12 years. She began her legal career with the law firm of Agee, Allen, Godwin, Morris and Laurenzi where she was paralegal to partner Lynn Agee and Susan Bradley. In 1998, she became employed as paralegal with the law office of Wilson and Bradley in the area of employment and personal injury law. In 1999, She accepted employment as a Judicial Assistant for the State of Tennessee under the Honorable Judge Don R. Ash and Honorable Judge J. Mark Rogers for 8 years. She worked full-time...
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.
Mary Elizabeth Henderson
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Murfreesboro, TN Family Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(615) 867-9655 1806 Memorial Boulevard
Suite B
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Free ConsultationFamily and Arbitration & Mediation
Nova Southeastern Shepard Broad Law Center
Mrs. Henderson concentrates her practice in marital and family law in Bedford, Coffee, Cannon, Davidson, Dekalb, Maury, Rutherford, Wilson and Warran Counties. Mrs. Henderson is an esteemed and highly involved member of the local legal community. Mrs. Henderson is committed to protecting her client's rights and serving their children's best interests. Mrs. Henderson has extensive experience handling difficult and complex family law cases in a professional and compassionate manner negotiating when possible and aggressively litigating when necessary.

Mrs. Henderson is a 2001 graduate of Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Upon...
Ryan A. Freeze
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Murfreesboro, TN Family Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(615) 848-7975 128 1/2 North Church Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Free ConsultationFamily, DUI, Divorce and Estate Planning
Nashville School of Law
Jeffrey Gruber
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Murfreesboro, TN Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(615) 796-6529 8 Public Square N
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Joe Mason Brandon Jr.
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Murfreesboro, TN Family Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(615) 890-2399 119 North Maple Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Personal Injury
Nashville School of Law
I am an attorney with extensive experience in meeting clients' needs. I would appreciate an opportunity to listen to your legal issues, help you identify your goals, and help you achieve those goals.
Daniel Lyn Graves II
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Murfreesboro, TN Family Law Attorney
(615) 893-1239 218 W. Main St
Murfreesboro, TN 37167
Family
Lisa B. Forberg
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Tennessee Family Law Attorney with 38 years experience

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... Read More »
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Amanda Raye Thornton
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Free Consultation! Dedicated & Compassionate Tennessee Family Law Attorney!

I provide exceptional legal representation for those with family law matters. I will work tirelessly to deliver results for you and your family! Visit my website for more information and call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Murfreesboro, TN Family Law Lawyer
(615) 893-2217 111 N Maple St
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Family, Business, Divorce and Real Estate
Murfreesboro, TN Family Law Lawyer
(615) 893-8933 12 N Public Square
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Murfreesboro, TN Family Law Lawyer
(615) 893-1331 300 E Vine St
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Murfreesboro, TN Family Law Attorney
(615) 893-1331 300 E Vine St
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Family, Business, Civil Rights and Divorce
Murfreesboro, TN Family Law Lawyer
(615) 893-1331 300 E Vine St
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Family, Divorce, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Murfreesboro, TN Family Law Lawyer
(615) 217-0061 12 N Public Square
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Family and Divorce
Murfreesboro, TN Family Law Lawyer
(615) 893-2217 111 N Maple St
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Murfreesboro, TN Family Law Lawyer
(615) 895-6363 8 N Public Square
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Estate Planning
Murfreesboro, TN Family Law Lawyer
(615) 893-8896 214 W Main St
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Divorce
Murfreesboro, TN Family Law Lawyer
(615) 617-5455 117 North Maple Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Family
James Lee Widrig Esq.
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Free Consultation! Personal Attention and Determined Representation! Call Now!

I am an experienced and knowledgeable family law attorney. I am dedicated to fighting for the rights and interests of your family! Visit my website to see client reviews and testimonials. Call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Taylor L. Rippe
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Tennessee Family Law Lawyer

University of Kentucky College of LawKentucky
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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...
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...
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....
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.
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...
James Lee Widrig Esq.
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Nashville, TN Family Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(615) 417-7800 500 Church St
#250
Nashville, TN 37219
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Estate Planning and Juvenile
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Attorney James L. Widrig, or more commonly known as “Jim Widrig”, was born in Upstate NY. in a small town called Yorkshire, NY. He went to college in east Tennessee at Carson-Newman College. After college Jim attended law school at Thomas M. Cooley in Lansing, Michigan.

Attorney Jim Widrig practices in all of Middle Tennessee and his main office is located in downtown Nashville. James Widrig founded the law office of Widrig Law PLLC in February of 2007 with the goal to fight for individuals during the most difficult times of their lives. In 2011 James L Widrig was voted one...
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...
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
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...
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...
Jenna D'Agostino
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Tennessee Family Law Lawyer

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,... Read More »
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Tarsila Crawford Esq.
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Free Consultation! Experienced Family Lawyer in Tennessee! Aggressive Advocate!

I am committed to aggressive representation for those with family law matters. I will work diligently to obtain the results you need and deserve! Visit my website to see client reviews or call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Amanda Raye Thornton
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(615) 470-2222 Nashville, 37210
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...
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...
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
Jesse Morris
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Nashville, TN Family Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(615) 750-2939 102 Woodland Street
Suite 200
Nashville, TN 37205
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
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.
Russell E. Freeman
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Goodlettsville, TN Family Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(615) 859-1328 885 Conference Dr
#500
Goodlettsville, TN 37072
Free ConsultationFamily, Estate Planning, Personal Injury and Probate
University of Memphis
Russell is a lifelong resident of Goodlettsville, Tennessee where he currently serves as the City Attorney. He has over thirty years of experience as a trial attorney litigating and trying numerous jury and bench trials involving a wide range of civil issues in Davidson, Sumner and Robertson County. Russell treats every client as though they are his biggest and maintains a reputation for helping individuals in times of hardship and holding others accountable for their wrongdoing. He has many years of experience representing clients in personal injury accidents, car wrecks, estate planning and probate, and estate litigation. Beyond that, he...
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...
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.
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...
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.
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Readyville Family Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee Inc Williamson County Pro Bono Program
(615) 890-0905
Murfreesboro, TN

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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.