Family Lawyer in Nashville
Helping Clients With Their Family Law Needs
The lawyers at Burdine Law Firm, PLLC, have years of experience helping clients with their family law needs. We understand the sensitive nature of family law cases, and we are here to help you through this difficult time.
If you are facing a divorce, our team can help you navigate the legal process and protect your interests. If you are dealing with child custody or visitation issues, we can work to ensure that your rights are protected. We also handle adoptions, prenuptial agreements, premarital assets protection, modification of divorce and family law orders, private dependency and neglect cases, enforcement of custody orders, enforcement of divorce decrees, qualified domestic relations orders, and other family law matters. Burdine Law Firm, PLLC is a family law firm located in Nashville, Tennessee. We serve clients throughout Nashville and Middle Tennessee. Regardless of what your family law needs may be, our lawyers are here to help. Contact us today to schedule a consultation, and let us help you get started on the path to resolution.
How May We Help You Today?
Don’t start your new life without settling your previous one. Our family law firm can help you with the tools you need to move forward.
We help loving families grow using our knowledge of the law to prevent adoption delays and inconvenience. Let us help you!
Make sure that a fair financial agreement is reached when a marriage comes to an end. We work to help you find the best outcome.
Our passionate but reasonable representation provides couples the information and perspective they need to make the right decisions.
What Can an Experienced Family Law Firm Do For Me?
If you are in the process of a divorce or family law case, then it is important to have an experienced law firm on your side. They can assist you with issues such as divorce, custody, and child support. They will be able to provide you with the guidance that you need during this difficult time. A divorce or family law attorney can also help with negotiations. If both parties are willing to work together, then the lawyer can help negotiate an agreement that serves your financial and other interests. If one party is not willing to cooperate, then the lawyer will be prepared to take them to court.
If you are looking for a divorce or family law attorney in Nashville or Middle Tennessee, then contact our office today. We have years of experience helping families through their legal issues. We sympathize with what you are going through, and we will do our best to help you get through this difficult time. Call us today to schedule a consultation. We would be happy to answer any of your questions.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Tennessee a Community Property State?
No. Tennessee is an “equitable distribution” state. This means that in a divorce, marital property (property acquired during the marriage) may not be divided equally. There are a number of factors that go into determining what the court sees as an equitable distribution, including things like the duration of the marriage, the financial contributions and needs of each party, the earning ability of each party, tax consequences, and other factors.
Is Tennessee a No-Fault Divorce State?
divorce (both parties agree to the divorce), the stated grounds will usually be irreconcilable differences. In a contested divorce ( one party does not agree to the divorce), fault must be proven for one of the 15 acceptable grounds, including things like adultery, bigamy, desertion, and 12 other breaches of the marriage vows.
Is There a Waiting Period for Divorce in Tennessee?
In an uncontested divorce, when the spouses have a marital dissolution agreement (MDA) and do not have minor children, there is a waiting period of 60 days after the complaint for divorce was filed before the case can be
heard in court. If there are minor children whose custody must be determined, there is a waiting period of 90 days after filing the complaint. Even if the spouses have agreed on everything and have their MDA and parenting agreement signed and ready, they must still wait 90 days before a judge will hear the case.
What Happens with Custody if One Parent Moves Away?
According to Tennessee law, if the parents share legal custody and one plans to move more than 100 miles, they must give notice to the other parent 60 days prior to the move. The notice must include a statement of the intent to move, the new address, the reasons for the move, and notice that the other parent has 30 days to object.
In deciding whether there will be a change in custody or visitation, the court will consider the importance of stability and continuity in the child’s life, whether the parent with primary custody is likely to comply with new
custody and visitation agreements, and the child’s preference if they are mature enough to make the decision (usually age 12 or older).
What Are the Age Requirements for Marriage in Tennessee?
In Tennessee, the earliest a person can marry is at age 17 with parental consent and a three-day waiting period. If there is no parent, due to estrangement, emancipation, or death, for example, judicial consent is allowed. Minors under age 17 may be allowed to marry under special circumstances with court approval. At age 18, anyone can marry without parental or judicial consent with no waiting period.
To obtain a marrlicenseicens, those between 17 and 18 must be accompanied by a parent who gives consent. Between 18 and 21, a birth certificate must be presented. At age 21 and older, any valid photo ID is sufficient. All applicants, regardless of age, must provide proof of Social Security number.
What Makes Burdine Law Firm Stand Out?
When it comes to divorce and family law, Burdine Law Firm, PLLC is one of the most respected and experienced firms in Nashville and Middle Tennessee. We have a team of lawyers who are dedicated to helping families resolve their legal issues in a way that is best for them. There are several things that set our firm apart from the competition. First, we have a strong commitment to client service. We always put our clients’ needs first and work relentlessly to get them the best possible result. Second, we have a wealth of experience and knowledge in family law. Our lawyers have handled all sorts of cases, from simple to complex divorces and from simple to complex child custody disputes. This experience allows us to provide our clients with knowledgeable advice and representation every step of the way.
Third, we are always up-to-date on the latest family law developments. We stay current on changes to the law and how they may impact our clients’ cases. Finally, we offer a wide range of services, from divorce and child custody to adoption and prenuptial agreements. We can handle any family law matter that our clients come to us with.
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Is the Burdine Law Firm Right for My Family?
Family is one of the most important things a person can have. When something happens that threatens the family unit, it is important to have a lawyer who understands family law on your side. When you’re considering filing for divorce, custody, or another family law case in Nashville, Tennessee, it’s important to choose the right lawyer. Burdine Law Firm, PLLC is a divorce and family law firm with experience and compassion. We can help you through every step of your divorce and family law case. We understand that this is a difficult time for you and your family. Our goal is to make the process as helpful and stress-free as possible. We’ll work with you to develop a legal strategy that meets your specific needs.
Our law firm is conveniently located in Green Hills, we have free parking, and we are only 2 miles away from Sevier Park, 3 miles from Battlemont Park, and 6 miles away from Powell Park. Nashville International Airport (BNA) is only 12 miles away. To book a consultation, call us today at 615-970-6448.