Shelbyville, Tennessee Family Lawyers

Jason Reeves
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Shelbyville, TN Family Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(931) 684-6444 704 N. Jefferson Street
P.O. Box 910
Shelbyville, TN 37162
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Criminal and Divorce
University of Tennessee - Knoxville
The Reeves Law Firm was started in 2001 by attorney Jason Reeves. Mr. Reeves began his practice in 1999 with the law firm then known as Norton & Smith in Shelbyville, Tennessee. After one year of outstanding service to the firm, Mr. Reeves earned the position of managing partner at the firm whose name was changed to Norton & Reeves, P.C. After serving in this capacity for one year, Mr. Reeves fulfilled his career goal of owning his own law firm in 2001. Mr. Reeves has served as senior managing partner since that time. The Reeves Law Firm has had the...
Lewisburg, TN Family Law Lawyer
(931) 359-6264 520 N Ellington Pkwy
Lewisburg, TN 37091
Family, Divorce and Personal Injury
Tullahoma, TN Family Law Attorney
(931) 461-9139 1301 E Carroll St
Tullahoma, TN 37388
Family, Consumer, Criminal and Divorce
Lewisburg, TN Family Law Lawyer
(931) 359-6264 111 W Commerce St
Lewisburg, TN 37091
Family, Divorce and Workers' Comp
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
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....
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...
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.
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...
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...
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.
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...
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.
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...
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
J. Caleb Cassell
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Nashville, TN Family Law Lawyer with 2 years experience
(615) 475-7041 2021 Richard Jones Rd
#160B
Nashville, TN 37215
Free ConsultationFamily, 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...
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...
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...
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
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....
Jim Higgins
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(800) 705-2121 525 4th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37210
Free ConsultationNashville, TN Family Law Lawyer
Family, Elder, Employment and Estate Planning
University of Memphis
Mr. Higgins is a Nashville native. He attended the University of Tennessee where he graduated with honors and returned to home to work with a large insurance defense law firm. About 17 years ago Mr. Higgins left the defense practice and created a firm that only represents injured victims and their families. To better serve his clients the firm is broken down into specific litigation groups, such as the nursing home neglect division and serious injury division.

Mr. Higgins is a member of the million dollar advocates forum, recognized by Best Lawyers and is a board...
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.
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...
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...
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
Carolanne R. King Esq.
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Nashville, TN Family Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(615) 298-7272 2126 21st Ave S
Nashville, TN 37212
Family and Divorce
The Nashville School of Law
Carolanne R. King was born and raised right here in Middle Tennessee. Carolanne is originally from Marshall County (Lewisburg) but currently resides in Spring Hill.

Carolanne studied criminal justice administration and sociology at Middle Tennessee State University. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree Carolanne attended The Nashville School of Law. Carolanne is admitted to practice law in Tennessee and is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association and the Tennessee Young Lawyers Division.

Carolanne has been with Freeman and Fuson since January 2012. Since that time she has worked on many complex and challenging family law cases with both Mark...
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...
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.
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.
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.
Joseph W. Fuson
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(615) 298-7272 2126 21st Ave S
Nashville, TN 37212
Nashville, TN Family Law Attorney with 13 years experience
Family, Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Nashville School of Law
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.
Matt Potempa
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Nashville, TN Family Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(615) 800-7096 2122 21st Ave S
Nashville, TN 37212
Family, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
University of Arkansas - Little Rock
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.
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
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...
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...
Mark T. Freeman
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Nashville, TN Family Law Lawyer with 26 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...
Mary Frances Parker
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McMinnville, TN Family Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(615) 804-6684 P.O. Box 568
McMinnville, TN 37111
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Elder
Nashville School of Law
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
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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.


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Paternity Suit: A lawsuit to determine the father of a child whose parents were not married when the child was born.