Sumner County, Tennessee Family Lawyers

Tarsila Crawford Esq.
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Marissa Keen
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Tennessee Family Law Attorney

Marissa Keen is an attorney at Freeman & Fuson. She is originally from East Tennessee and obtained her bachelor's degree from the University of Tennessee. While attending Nashville School of Law she was elected to... Read More »
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Taylor L. Rippe
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Tennessee Family Law Lawyer

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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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Roland T. Hairston II
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Davidson County, TN Family Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(615) 428-7345 615 Main St, #104-A
Nashville, TN 37206
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Probate
Nashville School of Law
Every day, Roland T. Hairston, II helps individuals and families find resolution to their legal issues so that they can focus on their everyday lives. Literally, hundreds of individuals and families have benefited from Mr. Hairston’s services. Mr. Hairston graduated from the Nashville School of Law, where he finished in the top 1/3 of his class and passed the bar exam on the first attempt. Mr. Hairston graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a 3.75 GPA and a double-major in Entrepreneurship and Marketing. What sets Mr. Hairston apart as a lawyer is his personal attentiveness to each...
Sarah L. Digby
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Davidson County, 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...
Byron L. Pugh
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Davidson County, 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...
Mark T. Freeman
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Davidson County, 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...
Tarsila Crawford Esq.
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Davidson County, TN Family Law Lawyer with 10 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
Mrs. Tarsila Crawford was born in Sao Paula, Brazil and grew up in Clearwater, Florida. She speaks fluent Spanish and Portuguese and enjoys working with a diverse clientele in Tennessee.

Mrs. Tarsila Crawford attended college and law school in Florida. Mrs. Crawford attended the University of Florida where she was active in student groups serving as President of the Brazilian’ Student Association and earning the Presidential Award for Excellence in the study of Portuguese. In law school Mrs. Crawford competed with her school’s trial team winning a regional tournament in Las Vegas and securing a position in the Elite Eight in...
Lisa Millican Ewing
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Davidson County, TN Family Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(615) 244-1582 222 Second Avenue North
Suite 419
Nashville, TN 37201
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Nashville School of Law
Lisa Millican Ewing is Of Counsel for McCarthy Law PLC in the Nashville, Tennessee office. She grew up in Memphis, Tennessee and graduated from the Fogelman College of Business at the University of Memphis, magna cum laude, earning a Bachelor of Business Administration with an accounting major. She received her Doctor of Jurisprudence from the Nashville School of Law graduating in the top 10% of her law school class
Prior to pursuing a career in law, Lisa founded the medical practice management and medical billing firm, MedAccounts, Inc. Upon graduation from law school, she established Ewing Law Office LLC and where...
Jenna D'Agostino
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Davidson County, TN Family Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
(615) 298-7272 2126 21st Ave S
Nashville, TN 37212
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Belmont University College of Law
Jenna is a native of New Jersey, who moved to Nashville to attend Vanderbilt University in 2009. She graduated from Peabody College at Vanderbilt, where she was a member of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority’s Zeta Rho chapter. Jenna is still an active member of the Nashville Alumnae Association.

After graduating, she stayed in Nashville to attend law school at Belmont University. During her time at Belmont, Jenna was a founding member of the Family Law Society, in which she was later elected as President of the organization. She was able to enhance her family law knowledge through a summer internship...
Sarah Reist
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Davidson County, TN Family Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(615) 997-3741 116 29th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37212
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Vanderbilt University Law School
Sarah has represented clients in a variety of areas including divorce, alimony, child support, child custody, termination of parental rights, dependency and neglect actions, orders of protection, adoption, LBGT family law issues, mediation, paternity fraud, prenuptial agreements, grandparent visitation, guardianships, pet custody agreements, and basic will packages.

Sarah’s undergraduate degree in Psychology, past work in a domestic violence legal clinic, and work as an intern to the Sex Crimes and Child Abuse division of the Indianapolis Prosecutor’s Office have given her a unique insight into some of the more delicate issues related to family law matters. Because of this background, Sarah...
Irwin Jacobs Kuhn
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Davidson County, TN Family Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(615) 321-5659 210 25th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37203
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Carolanne R. King Esq.
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Davidson County, 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...
Lisa B. Forberg
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Tennessee Family Law Attorney with 37 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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James Lee Widrig Esq.
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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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Jennifer Sheppard
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Davidson County, TN Family Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(615) 800-7096 2122 21st Ave S
Nashville, TN 37212
Family, Appeals, Divorce and Probate
Nashville School of Law, Nashville, Tennessee
Jesse Lords
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Davidson County, TN Family Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(615) 418-9814 222 2nd Ave. N.
Suite 416
Nashville, TN 37201
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal and Probate
University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
I grew up in a military family, moving often, until settling in Pensacola Florida for the majority of my youth. On September 18, 2001 I decided to join the Army. I completed my basic training at Ft. Benning Georgia and my military job training at Ft. Gordon Georgia. Following military school, I was stationed at Ft. Campbell Kentucky in 2002. While serving I was deployed to Iraq twice, once in 2003 and again in 2005. While on my second deployment I decided that I wanted to get out of the military, go to school, and become an attorney. Upon returning...
Aaron Walsh
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Davidson County, TN Family Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(615) 730-8383 Belle Meade Office Park
4535 Harding Pike, Suite 208
Nashville, TN 37205
Free ConsultationFamily, DUI, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of South Carolina School of Law
I grew up in Nashville, attending Eakin Elementary, Caldwell Middle, and Hillsboro High Schools.

In my life, I have been a stepchild and a stepfather; I endured a divorce, but am now married again with children of my own.

While at Hillsboro, I received the Ed Hessey award (ask me). After spending five great years in college during the Payton Manning years, I graduated from U.T. (Knoxville) in 1997, and went to work in Nashville and Charleston, South Carolina for the U.S. trucking division of one of the world’s largest international shipping companies.

After three years in the real world, I...
Amanda Crowell
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Wilson County, TN Family Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(615) 449-4848 133 S College Street
Lebanon, TN 37087
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Probate
University of Tennessee College of Law
Amanda Crowell has been a practicing attorney since 1992. She graduated in 1989 with high honors from the University of Tennessee where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She earned her law degree from the University of Tennessee in 1992.

Amanda began her career as Assistant General Counsel for the State of Tennessee where she prosecuted health care professionals before their respective licensing boards.

Amanda has been in private practice in Lebanon, Tennessee since 1998, formerly with the law firm of Lee & Lee Attorneys, P.C. She practices primarily in the area of family law, representing clients...
Marissa Keen
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Davidson County, 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. She is originally from East Tennessee and obtained her bachelor's degree from the University of Tennessee. While attending Nashville School of Law she was elected to serve on the Honor Council. During Law School she also participated as a student attorney in the school's Juvenile Law Clinic with the Davidson County Juvenile Court. Marissa has been with Freeman & Fuson since February 2015.
Lindsey Johnson
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Wilson County, TN Family Law Attorney
(615) 784-4802 133 S College Street
Lebanon, TN 37087
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Criminal and Divorce
Nashville School of Law
Lindsey Waller Johnson was admitted to practice law in 2018. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science, graduating with honors from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 2013. Upon graduation, Lindsey began working for various law firms in downtown Nashville, versing herself in domestic and family law, criminal defense, banking and finance, corporate law, estate planning and probate law. Lindsey began her law school career in 2014 at the Nashville School of Law and received a Juris Doctorate degree in 2018.

In the Summer of 2018 after taking the Bar Exam, Lindsey joined Kane...
Ryan C. Davis
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Davidson County, TN Family Law Lawyer with 3 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.
Jason A. Talley
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Davidson County, TN Family Law Lawyer
(615) 790-0982 43 Music Square West
Nashville, TN 37203
Family and Divorce
Nashville School of Law
Ashley Jackson
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Wilson County, TN Family Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(615) 784-4801 133 S College St
Lebanon, TN 37087
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Estate Planning
Nashville School of Law
Ashley L. Jackson began practicing law in 2015. She received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Belmont University's College of Entertainment and Music Business in 2008. Upon graduation, Ashley began working for Warner Music Group in Nashville, Tennessee. Ashley began her law school career in 2010 at the Nashville School of Law, where she was the recipient of the Faculty and Trustee Scholarship for three consecutive years. Ashley received a Juris Doctor degree from the Nashville School of Law in 2014. She continued to work for Warner Music Group in the Business Affairs department until 2015.

In 2015, Ashley joined the...
Nicholas Kevin Burgett
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Davidson County, TN Family Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(615) 454-6966 766 Roycroft Place
Nashville, TN 37203
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Consumer and Estate Planning
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Amanda Raye Thornton
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Jenna D'Agostino
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Tennessee Family Law Lawyer

Jenna is a native of New Jersey, who moved to Nashville to attend Vanderbilt University in 2009. She graduated from Peabody College at Vanderbilt, where she was a member of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority’s Zeta Rho... Read More »
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Taylor L. Rippe
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Davidson County, TN Family Law Lawyer
(615) 417-7800 500 Church St
#250
Nashville, TN 37219
Family, Personal Injury and Probate
University of Kentucky College of Law
Ami Brooks
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Robertson County, TN Family Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(615) 382-9147 509 W Court Square
Springfield, TN 37172
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Estate Planning
Nashville School of Law
Matt Potempa
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Davidson County, 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
Kristen Vanderkooi
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Davidson County, TN Family Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(615) 953-3728 2701 Berrywood Dr.
Nashville, TN 37204
Free ConsultationFamily and Probate
During a difficult time of loss for families, you can trust my firm to handle the legalities of preserving your loved one’s legacy with grace and warmth. We are a small boutique firm where you will experience hands on interaction with your experienced Nashville probate attorney.

Hi, my name is Kristen. I’m a Nashville native mother of two and an attorney with my own private practice, but I’m probably not like most lawyers you know.
Before I earned my law degree, I was an officer and detective for 10 years with the Metro Nashville PD. I’ve worked on SWAT teams, search and...
Jon Daniel Long
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Davidson County, TN Family Law Lawyer
(615) 386-0075 302 42nd Ave N
Nashville, TN 37209
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Construction and Estate Planning
Nashville School of Law
Long, Burnett, and Johnson, PLLC, is an experienced team of Nashville bankruptcy lawyers dedicated to helping clients find real, long term solutions to financial problems. We do more than just complete the necessary court forms and stand for clients in court; we understand that the best bankruptcy attorney in Nashville is one who educates people on how to improve their lives. Of course a Nashville bankruptcy is a serious matter. However, it does not have to be a wholly negative affair. This could be a chance to start over anew. Some people come out of the proceedings much better...
Rachel Sharp Upshaw
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Davidson County, TN Family Law Attorney
(615) 391-4200 631 Woodland St
Nashville, TN 37206
Family and Divorce
University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
Attorney Rachel Sharp Upshaw has continued to distinguish herself as an associate at Karla C. Miller and Associates, PLLC. With broad experience in nearly every aspect of family law and more than 80 percent of her practice devoted to litigation.
Rachel Stephens
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Davidson County, TN Family Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(615) 244-7447 4235 Hillsboro Pike, Suite 300
Nashville, TN 37215
Family and Divorce
The University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Lewis A. Williams
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Davidson County, TN Family Law Lawyer
(615) 255-2893 1900 Church Street, Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37203
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
Alexandria Danielle Hurst
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Davidson County, TN Family Law Attorney
(615) 953-9944 424 Church Street
Ste. 2000
Nashville, TN 37219
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Probate
Jan Walden
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Davidson County, TN Family Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(615) 292-2726 115 28th Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37203
Family and Divorce
Carolanne R. King Esq.
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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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Karla C. Miller
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Davidson County, TN Family Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(615) 391-4200 631 Woodland St
Nashville, TN 37206
Family and Divorce
Karla Miller is a well-recognized Nashville divorce lawyer providing a wide range of family law legal services for clients throughout Tennessee. Karla C. Miller has devoted her entire career to the practice of family law in Tennessee.
Martin Sir
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Davidson County, TN Family Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(615) 256-5661 424 Church St.
Suite 2250
Nashville, TN 37219
Family and Divorce
Martin Sir is a skilled attorney with a focus on family law cases. His main practice areas include Family Law, Adoption Law, Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce and Visitation Rights Admitted: 1980, Tennessee, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee; 1985, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee; 1987, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit; 1990, U.S. Claims Court Former Member: TN State House of Representatives Law School: University of Tennessee at Knoxville, J.D., 1979 College: American University, B.A., cum laude, 1976 Member: Nashville Tennessee and American Bar Associations; Tennessee Association of Justice (formerly TN Trial Lawyers) Born: Fayetteville, Tennessee, May 20, 1954 Married with 2 children.
Michael K. Parsley
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Davidson County, TN Family Law Lawyer
219 Second Avenue North
Suite 300
Nashville, TN 37201
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Davidson County, TN Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(615) 847-1720 909 Lawrence St
Nashville-Davidson (Balance), TN 37138
Family, Communications, Consumer and Estate Planning
University of Houston Law Center
Kimberley Reed-Bracey Johnson
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Davidson County, TN Family Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(615) 859-1328 885 Conference Dr
#500
Goodlettsville, TN 37072
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Personal Injury and Probate
Nashville School of Law
Kimberley has nearly twenty years’ experience as a litigation attorney. She has litigated countless matters before judges in the surrounding Sumner, Davidson and Robertson County areas. Prior to becoming an attorney, Kimberley was a high school theater teacher for sixteen years. She maintains a reputation for not being afraid of the courtroom and fights hard for her clients to ensure they get what they deserve. Kimberley focuses her legal practice on family law matters including, contested and uncontested divorces, including large assets divorces, child custody and visitation actions, spousal support, modifications of parenting plans, parental relocation, and parentage. She has...
Davidson County, TN Family Law Lawyer
(615) 902-0311 4811 Lebanon Pike
Nashville-Davidson (Balance), TN 37076
Family, Divorce and Estate Planning
John Wilks
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Davidson County, TN Family Law Attorney
(615) 800-7096 2122 21st Ave S
Nashville, TN 37212
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
University of Tennessee College of Law and Nashville School of Law
Davidson County, TN Family Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(615) 259-1425 424 Church St
Nashville-Davidson (Balance), TN 37219
Family, Administrative and Environmental
Harvard Law School
Davidson County, TN Family Law Attorney
(615) 889-1112 2525 Lebanon Pike
Nashville-Davidson (Balance), TN 37214
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
Davidson County, TN Family Law Lawyer
(615) 383-0500 3100 West End Ave
Nashville-Davidson (Balance), TN 37203
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
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Sumner County Family Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee
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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.