Chattanooga Family Law Attorney
At the Law Office of Sam Byrd, I am committed to helping my family law clients resolve their issues as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible so they can carry on with their lives.
I emphasize settling as much as possible through negotiation rather than litigation because it gives you control over the outcome of your case. However, some cases can not be settled through negotiation and must be taken to trial where the Judge will make the decisions for you. I work with my clients to achieve a mutually beneficial settlement whenever possible because it save money, reduces stress, and allows all of the parties involved, including children, to settle into their post-divorce lives as soon as possible.
Family law includes much more than divorce and child custody issues. There are many ways in which family problems can become legal problems that require the advice and counsel of an experienced attorney, including:
- Child custody and child support
- Spousal support
- Property division
- Modifications of existing divorce decrees
- Rights of never-married parents
- Establishing paternity
- Relocation — a parent’s right to move away with a child
- Stepparent adoptions
- Grandparents’ rights
- Wills and estate planning
- Juvenile delinquency or unruly children
- Children’s rights in school disciplinary proceedings and suspensions
- Children’s rights to special education needs and testing in school
Hamilton County Divorce And Child Custody Lawyer
In Tennessee, mediation is a mandatory part of the process. Both parties will meet with a neutral mediator and attempt to resolve disputes or at least narrow the differences between them.
If you select me to represent you, I can attend these mediation sessions and attempt to facilitate the process while protecting your rights and advising you regarding certain agreements.
If you have been in a relationship that involved domestic violence, the mediation session can be conducted with both parties in separate rooms or the courts in Tennessee can waive the requirement to attend divorce mediation.
Meet With A Chattanooga Family Law Lawyer
Take the next step. Call us.
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 the Law Office of Sam Byrd at 423-304-6827 or use the contact form on this website to schedule an appointment.