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  • Family Law

    • How is child custody determined in family law cases?

      Child custody is determined by considering the best interests of the child. We will work with you to understand the factors that Tennessee courts typically consider, such as the child's relationship with each parent, their age, and any special needs, to help build a compelling case for your preferred custody arrangement.

    • What is the process for filing for divorce in Murfreesboro, TN, and how long does it typically take?

      The divorce filing process involves meeting residency requirements, filing the necessary paperwork, and navigating court proceedings. The timeline varies but, on average, a divorce in Murfreesboro may take several months. We will guide you through each step, ensuring your rights are protected while working for an efficient resolution.

    • How are marital assets and debts divided during a divorce in Murfreesboro?
      In Murfreesboro, marital assets and debts are divided equitably, not necessarily equally. We will help you identify and assess all marital property, working towards a fair division based on factors such as each party's financial contributions, the length of the marriage, and other relevant considerations.
    • What factors does the court consider when determining alimony?
      Alimony is determined by considering factors such as the length of the marriage, each spouse's financial situation, and their contributions to the marriage. We will help you understand how these factors apply to your case, advocating for a fair and reasonable alimony arrangement.
    • How can I modify child custody or support arrangements after the divorce is finalized?

      Life circumstances may change, and modifications to child custody or support arrangements may be necessary. We will guide you through the legal process for seeking modifications, demonstrating the substantial change in circumstances required for the court to consider alterations, and advocating for modifications that align with the best interests of you and your children.

  • Criminal Defense

    • What should I do if I've been charged with a crime in Murfreesboro, TN?

      Contact our office immediately for a consultation. It's crucial not to speak to law enforcement without legal representation. We will guide you on the necessary steps and help protect your rights.

    • How do I choose the right criminal defense attorney for my case in Murfreesboro?
      Look for an attorney with a proven track record in criminal defense, particularly in Murfreesboro. Thomas Parkerson has over 20 years of experience with criminal cases, utilizing a compassionate approach with aggressive strategies.
    • How will my attorney communicate with me throughout the legal process?

      We prioritize clear communication and will discuss our preferred methods of communication, whether through phone calls, emails, or in-person meetings. Regular updates on your case will be provided.

    • What should I do if I am approached by law enforcement for questioning?

      Contact us immediately. We will advise you on whether to speak with law enforcement and, if necessary, ensure your rights are protected during any questioning.

    • How experienced are you in handling cases similar to mine in Murfreesboro?

      Thomas Parkerson has over 20 yerars of extensive experience in handling cases similar to yours. As a former prosecutor, he understands both sides of the legal system and uses his experience to craft a personalized strategy for you. 

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