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Family Law and Divorce
The family law attorneys at Batson Nolan PLC have extensive experience representing clients in Tennessee and Kentucky. While our primary focus is on serving the communities of Clarksville, Fort Campbell, Springfield, Ashland City, Dickson, Dover, and Erin, we also regularly practice in Nashville and Sumner County. Whether you are facing a divorce, military divorce, child support issue, adoption or a child custody case, our family law attorneys understand the sensitive nature of such legal issues, and we are committed to providing both compassionate and aggressive representation that our clients deserve.
Uncontested divorces in Tennessee can take 2-3 months (at a minimum) to complete. Contested divorces can last much longer. The length of a divorce is based on the complexity of the issues, the amicability of the couple, and the attitude of each lawyer.
At Batson Nolan, we understand the importance of protecting your child’s well-being, both today and in the future. In Tennessee, the courts evaluate custody arrangements by examining whether the arrangement proposed is in the best interests of the child or children. At Batson Nolan, we craft our cases around this best interest analysis and statutory factors, all while we ensure that your families’ individual situation and your child’s individual needs are taken into account.
Mediation is a non-adversarial dispute resolution process that takes place away from the courtroom. You, your spouse and your attorneys will meet to negotiate the terms of your divorce, parenting plan or family law issues in conversations guided by an impartial mediator.
Clients often think that once the divorce papers are signed, things will be set in stone for the future. However, the one constant in life is change. As changes happen, families often find themselves in need of a different arrangement with regard to the matters settled in divorce. Although post-divorce adjustments are common, sometimes they can be complex. Sometimes the post-divorce modification merely requires language changes or clarification, but sometimes the modifications are much more challenging.
As a result of our close proximity to Fort Campbell, the divorce attorneys of BATSON NOLAN, PLC are very knowledgeable and experienced in handling divorces involving military personnel and their spouses. Although the procedures of a divorce involving active duty military personnel are generally the same as a civilian divorce, there are several additional factors which affect the outcome such a divorce. For instance, if the active-duty spouse is stationed in a remote area or overseas during the divorce process, the lawsuit is likely to be delayed until the active duty spouse is no longer unavailable per his/her military service.
Getting a divorce is both complicated and emotionally challenging for either spouse. Divorces can also be financially devastating to either one of the parties, particularly the breadwinner of the relationship. The more assets you have, the more you stand to lose.
In Tennessee, alimony is the legal obligation of one spouse to financially support the other spouse. The trial court is granted broad discretion in determining whether alimony or spousal support is required, and if so, the trial court has broad discretion in determining the nature or type of alimony, the amount of alimony, and the duration or term of support payments.
Research demonstrates that a father’s nurturing presence in a child’s life has a major impact upon the child’s development, both cognitive, socially and emotionally. It is universally accepted among experts that children who have a meaningful relationship with their father statistically have a greater chance at achieving success and happiness as adults.
In Tennessee, an Order of Protection (OP) provides victims of certain types of abuse with a shield from their abusers that exists outside the context of the criminal courts and criminal law. Though OP’s are effective, they can be tricky to obtain. Accordingly, this article will examine and provide a summary analysis of Tennessee Protection Orders.
Offering family law expertise in these areas:
• Child Custody and Visitation
• Mediation Services
• Post Divorce
• Military Divorce
• High Net Worth Divorces
• Alimony and Spousal Support
• Father’s Rights
• Orders of Protection
• Child Support Modification
• Premarital Planning
To schedule an initial appointment, please call us at (931) 647-1501 or contact us online.