Once you have decided to end your marriage, one of the most important decisions you will make is selecting a lawyer to represent you. You need someone who is adept at handling all aspects of family law, including contested and uncontested divorce, child custody, marital property, and more.
The Law Office of Sam Byrd in Chattanooga, Tennessee, provides quality legal services in the full array of divorce matters, including:

Divorce is hard. During this process, it is crucial that you have an advocate on your side who will fight for your rights. If you’re going through a divorce, contact a Chattanooga divorce attorney on our team.
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Risks of Not Having a Divorce Lawyer

While you’re not required to work with a divorce lawyer, handling your divorce on your own can be a big mistake. A family law attorney is an ultimate resource: they know the ins and outs of family law. You likely do not have this knowledge. Your lawyer will protect your rights and ensure you receive the best outcome from your divorce. Without a lawyer, you may make mistakes that cost you both time and money. An experienced divorce attorney will handle all the paperwork and documents for you, making your divorce as simple as possible. Divorce on its own can be complex, emotional, and time-consuming. Don’t add to this stress by trying to navigate the system alone. Instead, work with me, Sam Byrd. I will fight for you and your rights. Call today to get started on the divorce process.

Hamilton County Divorce Attorney

We take the time to understand your situation as well as your goals to develop a strategy that will produce the best possible outcome efficiently and cost-effectively. While most couples reach divorce agreements without going to court, we have the knowledge and court presence to advocate for you in family court if necessary.

We also can handle complex litigation and divorce agreement issues, such as:

  • Valuation and division of business and retirement assets
  • Discovery of hidden income and assets
  • Real estate valuation
  • Finance, tax, and debt issues
  • Settlements and litigation involving prenuptial agreements
  • Child custody battles and visitation, including plans when one parent will be moving out of the metro area or out of state
  • Mediation

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Take the next step. Call our law firm today.

Whether you need help with a contested divorce, uncontested divorce, or other family law matters, such as a child custody case or child support, you can count on the Law Office of Sam Byrd. Your next step is to meet with an attorney to learn what’s at stake, learn how to protect yourself, and learn how to move forward to a place of safety. Call (423) 561-9061 or email us to schedule a meeting.

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Our primary goal is to get you to a better life as quickly and painlessly as possible. We are skilled in the art of navigating the legal system to do just that. We know the recipe for success and will guide you toward it with communication and aggressive representation.

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Our Intake Team Will Review The General Factors In Your Case So We Know How To Serve You Best

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We Will Review Options and Set Goals Together To Step You Through This Difficult Time Into A Better Life

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Law Office of Sam Byrd was build on the back of aggressive, proactive legal guidance for clients who are looking for a creative and innovative attorney to get them through some of the hardest times of their lives. Often riddled with fear, anxiety, and pain, Sam and his team have been able to deliver results for people and families in desperate need of something different – instant relief through aggressive and appropriate representation.

Because you are seen as a HUMAN, not a line item on an accounting report or a case number on a court docket. We believe you deserve to be served with diligence and integrity – giving you our best through your worst times to provide the best possible experience from the beginning.


How long do divorce proceedings take?

While each case is different, divorce proceedings can last anywhere from a few months to around a year. It may take longer depending on various factors, such as whether you’re dealing with contested divorces or uncontested divorces. Working with a lawyer can significantly reduce the time it takes to finalize your divorce.

How can a divorce lawyer help me?

A divorce lawyer will handle all the challenging aspects of divorce for you, making the process simple for you. They will protect your rights and help you avoid mistakes that would cost you time and money. Even if your divorce is amicable, it’s advisable to work with divorce lawyers so that you have legal representation.

How does property division work in Tennessee?

Tennessee is an equitable distribution state, which means the court will divide your and your spouse’s property as evenly as possible. However, it’s important to note that equitable distribution does not necessarily mean equal distribution. For example, you may end up with 40% of your property while your spouse gets 60%. Talk to a lawyer to learn more about property division during a divorce.

We can help if you need a criminal defense attorney or DUI defense lawyer

Over the years it has been gut-wrenching to see how better representation would have changed the lives of those charged with criminal offenses in Chattanooga. I have been in courtrooms where someone felt they had done nothing wrong so they did not get representation because they thought the facts would be enough to maintain their freedom. Although the Tennessee criminal justice process might seem straightforward, it rarely is. The law is complicated and has many small nuances that can create big impacts. Knowing how to navigate the legal system and having an experienced and aggressives criminal defense attorney on your side, and in your corner, is the difference that changes the dynamic in your criminal defense case.

Both criminal charges and drunk driving charges can sometimes be resolved by one of the following:

  • An outright dismissal of the criminal charges against you
  • Passing the case for a period of time for it to be dismissed upon your good behavior
  • Guilty plea diversion, which allows first offenders to have the charge removed from their record if they satisfactorily complete all probation requirements
  • Alternative sentencing such as probation to prevent or reduce jail time
  • Reducing serious charges to lesser charges, which reduces possible jail and probation time
  • Minimizing the jail time and other consequences of conviction

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