Family Law

Family Law Attorney in Murfreesboro


Divorce and family law encompass issues that can be traumatic for everyone involved. Because these issues deal with the most fundamental relationships in your life, they are highly personal, sensitive, and often emotionally charged. 

Thus, it is essential to understand how the law can impact you when faced with divorce, child custody, marital financial matters, and more. Having an advocate with the skills and knowledge to protect your rights and help you seek desired results can make a significant difference in the outcome of your case. 

At Parkerson Law, you can turn to a professional who has handled many divorces and other family law cases throughout his 20-year career in law. Attorney Parkerson understands the complexities that can arise in these issues and how stressful they can be. He is here to help you navigate your case as painlessly as possible and help you transition toward a secure future.

Understanding Local Family Law Dynamics in Murfreesboro

Navigating family law issues in Murfreesboro requires a deep understanding of the local legal landscape and community resources. The Rutherford County Courthouse, located right in the heart of Murfreesboro, is where many family law matters are resolved. Familiarity with the local court procedures and the judges who preside over these cases can be a significant advantage.

Residents of Murfreesboro often face unique challenges, such as balancing family responsibilities with the demands of working at local employers like Middle Tennessee State University or the Nissan manufacturing plant. These pressures can exacerbate the stress of dealing with divorce, child custody, or financial disputes.

At Parkerson Law, we understand the specific concerns of Murfreesboro families. Whether you're dealing with the complexities of co-parenting arrangements or the division of assets, we are here to provide guidance tailored to your situation. We also recognize the importance of local support systems, such as the Rutherford County Child Support Office and local counseling services, which can play a crucial role in your journey.

Our goal is to help you navigate these challenges with as little disruption as possible, ensuring that you and your family can move forward with confidence. By leveraging our knowledge of Murfreesboro and its resources, we aim to provide you with the support you need during this difficult time. 

Call (615) 392-3012 or submit our online contact form to reserve your confidential consultation with our Murfreesboro family lawyer. 

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Divorce in Tennessee

Tennessee grounds for divorce range from irreconcilable differences in a no-fault divorce to alcohol or drug addiction, abandonment, cruelty, and other inappropriate marital conduct in fault-based divorces. 

No-fault divorce can be faster and less complicated because fault does not have to be proven in court. However, to avoid litigation, you must agree on relevant issues, such as child custody, child support, alimony, and marital property and debt distribution. 

Where the above issues are contested, negotiation and mediation may be needed to reach mutual divorce agreements. 

Child support is required and is based on state guidelines. Alimony is also available in Tennessee, based on various factors, like the length of the marriage, each spouse’s financial condition, and the ability of the recipient spouse to be self-sufficient. 

Parenting Plans

A Parenting Plan is a document that outlines how parents will raise their child post-divorce. It includes details on custody arrangements, visitation schedules, and decision-making responsibilities. Custody is decided based on the child’s best interests, considering factors like the parent’s ability to provide for the child, the child’s relationship with each parent, and the stability of each parent’s home environment.

Courts favor shared custody arrangements where possible with the view that children do better when maintaining a continuing relationship with both parents after divorce. 

Post-Divorce Modifications

Over time, custody or child support terms can be modified if life circumstances change significantly. This might include changes in a parent’s income, relocation, or a child’s needs. 

These modifications must be sought through the courts as custody and child support are legally binding; a judge must approve changes to maintain legality. 

Parkerson Law Provides Seasoned Representation

Having an attorney in any family law matter is crucial because the laws can be complex, and the stakes are high. An experienced attorney can guide you through the process, protect your rights, and help you achieve the best possible outcome.

In light of this, a family lawyer such as Thomas Parkerson, with 20 years of professional experience, can provide much-needed support, guidance, and advocacy during this challenging time. 

Learn more about your case and how we can help. Contact us online or at (615) 392-3012 today. 

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