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Kendra was really able to empathize with my situation when I decided to hire her in my child support and paternity case. She is very knowledgable in her field… caring… and honest. If I still lived in Tennessee I would definitely be using her more frequently!Jennifer W.
High quality with a quick turn around. My siblings and I wanted to be sure and have all of the necessary legal protection for our ailing mother. One call to Kendra’s office is all it took. A couple of emails later we had my mother and our family completely protected.Daniel L.
Kendra helped me several times after my divorce to enforce my divorce decree. She stays on top of the case, and is extremely diligent and looked after my kids’ and my best interests. I would hire her again without a doubt or second thought.Mari U.
Areas of Practice
Divorce & Legal Separation
Although some clients have already agreed to all issues necessary to form a final settlement before one or both of them retain counsel, it is extremely rare since most non-lawyers do not know every issue that needs to be agreed upon. For that reason, we do not distinguish between a contested or uncontested divorce when determining our retainers and fees. Obviously, the more issues you and your spouse can agree upon, the less work your lawyer will have to perform and the lower your attorney fees will be. Click here for more
The amount of child support is determined by applying the Tennessee Child Support Guidelines. Support is determined using several factors including the amount of time each child spends with each parent, each parent’s income, the cost of work–related child care, the cost of healthcare coverage, unusual or special expenses for the child, only to name a few. Click here for more
Tennessee no longer favors the term custody. Instead we refer to one parent as the primary residential parent and the other parent as alternate residential parent, and both parents have parenting time with the child or children. So the question becomes who will be primary residential parent and how will parenting time be allotted.
The goal in Tennessee is for children to spend as much time with each parent, consistent with the children’s best interests. Click here for more
Other Family Law Issues
- Parental Relocation
- Grandparent Visitation
- Pre-Nuptial Agreements
Powers of Attorney & Wills
- Simple Wills
- Living Wills
- Powers of Attorney
- Powers of Attorney for Healthcare
- Powers of Attorney for Minors
- Percentage of 1st Marriages That End in Divorce 50%
- Percentage of 2nd Marriages That End in Divorce 65%
- Percentage of 3rd Marriages That End in Divorce 73%
Frequently Asked Questions
How much will my divorce cost?
The cost of your divorce will depend on a number of factors that may be difficult to predict and are often impossible to control. For example, if your spouse’s attorney files numerous pleadings with the Court which require a response from you, then your attorney will obviously have to spend a great deal of time preparing your response. Additionally, you may be able to recover some or all of your attorney fees from your spouse if the Judge orders it. Click here for more
How long will my divorce take?
Unfortunately it can be difficult for divorcing families to address and agree on every issue that needs to be included in your settlement. As a result, the typical divorce may take anywhere from six months to one year. In those instances where couples are unable to take an amicable and cooperative approach, it is not unusual of for a divorce to drag on for more than a year. Click here for more
How does alimony work?
The law requires a fact based analysis of several factors including the duration of the marriage, the income and resources of each spouse, and other factors. Regardless of the type or duration of alimony, the amount of alimony is determined by the needs of the spouse receiving alimony and the ability of the other spouse to pay it. Click here for more
What is Mediation?
Mediation is a conference between two (2) or more disputing parties and a neutral third party (the mediator), who tries to help the parties reach a mutually beneficial resolution of their dispute. Mediation helps to avoid the uncertainty and expense of going to Court, and it is often times substantially less expensive, both financially and emotionally, than taking a case to Court. Click here for more