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Clarksville Family Lawyer

Skillfully resolving all types of family matters

When it comes to resolving family conflicts, things can get complicated. Family relationships are uniquely personal and often emotionally charged. Trying to resolve disputes among family members can be challenging, stressful, and downright unproductive. Attorney Ryan K. McFarland of the McFarland Law Firm in Clarksville is experienced in working with Tennessee civilian and military families to resolve their family situations, effectively mediating, skillfully negotiating, and compassionately guiding clients towards favorable outcomes in family law matters.

Family law encompasses a variety of family situations

A fairly common area of law, “family law” encompasses a variety of family situations. Because of its broad scope, many people are impacted by family law at one point or another in their lives. Topics that fall under the realm of family law include any of the following and more:

Family laws differ from state to state and it is prudent to consult with an experienced family lawyer who is knowledgeable of the family laws in the state in which you reside.

Divorce in Tennessee

In order to file for divorce in Tennessee, you first must meet the residency requirement. The spouse filing the divorce papers must be a resident of Tennessee for a period of at least six months before filing. Couples may file for divorce based on either “fault” or “no-fault” grounds, or based on a legal separation of a minimum of two years. The state of Tennessee follows “equitable distribution” rules regarding the division of property after divorce: a judge considers several factors pertaining to the divorce and makes a determination as to how the property should be distributed between the spouses. It is important to understand that “equitable” distribution does not mean that the property is necessarily divided equally – each spouse can be given any percentage of the marital estate that the court deems appropriate.

Trusted, experienced counsel

Family conflicts can take their toll on everyone involved. Sometimes, no matter how hard you try, you just cannot get past certain obstacles to resolve the problem. The family law firm McFarland Law in Clarksville has been working with Tennessee families to effectively resolve their family conflicts since 2004. Attorney Ryan K. McFarland mediates, negotiates, and guides clients through assorted family matters including prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, adoption, separation, divorce, child custody and support, father’s rights, and more. If you are at an impasse in trying to resolve a family matter, schedule a confidential consultation to discuss your situation. McFarland Law is conveniently located in Clarksville, Montgomery County; contact the office at (931) 516-9009 or online.