Family Law

Guiding and understanding the family landscape requires observation and skill

The legal environment of the family can be incredibly difficult to understand and many actions taken without counsel can have serious long-term ramifications that may not be reversed. Our middle Tennessee lawyers have extensive experience in family law, from adoption and child custody to divorce. You can trust the attorneys at KRBHK to take care of your most important asset – your family.

There are emotional aspects to the changes in family structure, the need to plan for the future, and the need to have a lawyer you can count on to stand by you throughout the entire process.

You do not have to make these decisions alone. Contact us and set up an appointment to discuss your family situation. No matter how complex the financial condition or the family dynamics, we will work hard for you and find solutions that fit your particular circumstances.

 

Divorce  |  Child Custody

Divorce

  The legal environment of the family can be incredibly difficult to understand and many divorce related actions taken without legal counsel can have serious long-term ramifications that may not be reversed. Our middle Tennessee divorce lawyers have extensive experience in Family Law matters pertaining to a Divorce, including Child Custody, Visitation Rights, Relocation, Alimony, and Child Support, to name a few. If you’re considering a divorce, you can trust the attorneys at KRBHK to take care of you and your most important asset, your family.

 

Tennessee Divorce Law

Grounds for a divorce in Tennessee are statutory in nature and include adultery, inappropriate marital conduct (which can include a wide spectrum of conduct such as drug abuse, alcohol abuse, domestic violence, and/or verbal abuse, as a few examples), irreconcilable differences (Tennessee does not have no-fault divorce, but parties who want to be divorced and who have reached agreements as to their children and property can obtain a divorce based upon irreconcilable differences) as well as other more specific grounds.

We often represent individuals in an uncontested divorce. This type of divorce basically means that the parties have reached agreement as to all issues involved in the divorce, often with the aid of our divorce attorneys. Whether it is a contested divorce or uncontested divorce, it is essential that the agreements be carefully and artfully drawn so that they will stand up in a court of law. Our middle Tennessee divorce lawyers have prepared hundreds of these documents over the years.

Owning a business or professional practice can also introduce complex financial issues into a divorce. It takes a thorough knowledge of business and an understanding of equitable asset division to develop a solution that protects the business as well as the financial interests of both spouses. We offer services only a large firm can provide, with attorneys that specialize in business litigation, bankruptcy, criminal, and other aspects of the law that can overlap any divorce.

Child Custody

Child custody battles can be very emotional for all parties involved, especially children. At KRBHK, our attorneys understands the emotions involved in these changes in family structure, the need to plan for the future, and the need to have a qualified and caring middle Tennessee Custody Lawyer you can count on to stand by you throughout the entire process. At KRBHK, you can be assured that your custody attorney has experience in handling all cases regarding Child Custody, including Visitation Rights, Relocation, Alimony, and Child Support.

The court looks at numerous factors when establishing a parenting plan. Important factors in this determination include the degree to which the parent has been the primary caregiver of the child, the importance of continuity in the child’s life and the length of time that the child has lived in a stable, satisfactory environment, as well as each parent’s employment schedule. Every parenting plan has to include a calculation of child support.

Tennessee now uses the Income Shares Model of calculating child support, which is used in several other jurisdictions. The primary considerations for calculating child support are: each parent’s monthly gross income, the number of days each parent has with the child (this number is normally contained within the parenting plan), and child care costs. Child support cannot be waived or modified without consent of the court. Our child custody attorneys can explain how the courts deal with these custody issues, as well as what to expect to pay or receive in terms of child support.

You do not have to make these decisions alone. Contact a middle Tennessee Custody Lawyer today and set up an appointment to discuss your divorce and child custody issues. No matter how complex the financial situation or the family dynamics, the Family Law and custody attorneys at KRBHK will work hard for you and find solutions that fit your families particular circumstances.