Nashville Family Law Attorney

Family law disputes affect the most important aspects of your life, from your financial security to time spent with your children to whether you can remain in your home after your marriage comes to an end.

Whether you’re going through a divorce or separation, are involved in a custody battle or paternity dispute, or are hoping to protect yourself in case of future domestic conflict, you need a strong advocate on your side.

At Burdine Law Firm, our Nashville family law attorneys have 15 years of experience providing compassionate, knowledgeable representation to clients involved in all types of family law cases. We are here to support to you, so reach out at (629) 529-4615 and tell us about your case to learn how we can help.

How Can Our Nashville Family Law Attorneys Help You?

When you work with Burdine Law Firm you get:

  • Divorce attorneys in Nashville with over 15 years of experience in family law
  • A team that will fight fiercely to uphold and protect your rights
  • Skilled lawyers who will take the time to ensure you understand your options and help you make informed decisions

Types of Nashville Family Law Cases We Handle

At Burdine Law Firm, our legal team can offer assistance with many types of family law issues. Here are some of the types of cases where our Nashville family law lawyers have successfully represented clients.


Divorce isn’t just a breakup. A marriage is a legal partnership and shared financial life that must be dissolved.

At Burdine Law Firm, we’ll help you ensure you’re eligible for a Tennessee divorce. Tennessee Code section 36-4-104 requires the grounds for divorce to have arisen in the state or requires you and your spouse to have lived locally for at least six months. We can also help you choose between fault and no-fault grounds, as Tennessee recognizes irreconcilable differences as a cause of divorce as well as specific bad behaviors such as adultery or abandonment.

Our legal team can work with you to resolve issues outside of court and pursue an uncontested divorce. This can often be less expensive and have better outcomes. We are skilled negotiators who have helped many clients arrive at property settlements, spousal support agreements, and custody arrangements they’re happy with so their cases don’t have to go before a judge.

We’re also prepared to fight for your rights in court to get you the property, support, and access to your children that you deserve if no agreement can be reached.

Divorce law issues our attorneys can help with include:

Custody Disputes

If you have children and are separating or divorcing, it’s crucial you have a Nashville family law lawyer on your side to ensure the best future for you and your child.

Whenever possible, it’s best if parents can create a parenting plan and agree to share physical and legal custody in a way that makes sense for their family. Burdine Law Firm has helped thousands of couples going through divorce or separation to divide parenting time in the best way possible without asking the court to make these important decisions for them.

We’re also prepared to fight for your rights to your child in front of a judge. Tennessee Code Section 36-6-106 requires that in all custody disputes “the determination shall be made on the basis of the best interest of the child.” We can help you to present a compelling case proving that your preferred custody arrangement is right for your children.

Modification of Orders

Life changes happen after custody and support orders are put in place. When this occurs, original agreements often must be modified. Burdine Law Firm can help you to pursue a change to your existing arrangements for yourself or for your children. We can also assist in arguing against a change you feel wouldn’t be right.

Tennessee Code Section 36-6-101 requires a “material change in circumstance” to modify parenting plans put in place by the court. This includes a major change, such as a parent’s failure to adhere to the existing plan or a parent relocating out of state.

Our experienced family law attorneys have a long and successful track record in assisting couples in negotiating modifications without court involvement. We also know how to effectively present solid arguments in court both for and against changes to existing agreements on behalf of our clients.

We are here for you not just during your separation or divorce, but in the years after as your needs and the needs of your children shift and change.

Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements

At Burdine Law Firm, we understand the importance of putting clear agreements in place while you’re still getting along with your partner. This can protect your future financial security and prevent expensive conflicts if your relationship goes south.

This is why we are passionate about helping couples draft enforceable premarital and post-marital agreements that protect their interests. Tennessee Code Section 36-3-501 makes clear that these types of agreements “shall be binding” as long as the contract was “entered into by such spouses freely, knowledgeably and in good faith and without the exertion of duress or undue influence upon either spouse.”

Our legal team can negotiate on your behalf, review premarital and post-marital contracts to ensure the terms are fair, and draft a legally enforceable agreement that will stand up in court.


Whether you are placing a child for adoption or adopting a child into your home, we understand the stakes for your child and your family’s future. Our adoption lawyers in Nashville have helped birth and intended parents to navigate the complex process of adoption to form strong and lasting family bonds.

Other Tennessee Family Law Matters

These are just a small sampling of the legal issues our skilled Nashville family law lawyers can help you to navigate. For more than 15 years, we have been representing clients on all issues arising from Tennessee domestic relations laws.

We know the stakes are high and we bring our strong negotiation skills, litigation experience, and extensive knowledge to every case, whether you’re going through a contested or uncontested divorce, fighting a custody battle, or working to grow or protect your family in other ways.

Contact our Nashville Family Law Attorneys Today

Reach out to Burdine Law Firm today to speak with an experienced attorney and find out what we can do for you. We serve clients through Nashville and the surrounding areas so call (629) 529-4615 today to set up your free consultation and see first-hand the compassionate support we can offer as you navigate your family law case.