Domestic Relations

Capable Domestic Relations Attorney in Franklin, Brentwood & Columbia

Dedicated attorneys in cases of domestic dispute

Tennessee statutes specifically address domestic relations under Title 36 of the Tennessee Code.  An experienced domestic relations attorney serving Spring Hill, Murfreesboro, Lawrenceburg and Pulaski, Tennessee can protect your rights and help you resolve any type of domestic issue.  The Law Offices of Adrian H. Altshuler & Associates has more than two decades of experience helping clients sort out marital conflicts, expand their families or handle other domestic concerns.

Under Tennessee law, domestic relations encompass the following legal areas:

  • Adoption
  • Paternity
  • Marriage
  • Property rights
  • Antenuptial agreements
  • Domestic abuse
  • Protection orders and weapons seizure
  • Divorce and annulment
  • Alimony
  • Child support
  • Child custody and visitation

Seek legal help with domestic issues in central Tennessee

A skilled domestic relations attorney can advise the best way to deal with legal issues involving:

  • Paternity.  Aside from using DNA testing that shows a 95 percent or greater probability of parentage, Tennessee establishes paternity through a number of other factors, such as naming the father on the child’s birth certificate or receiving the child into the man’s home and holding the child as a natural child.
  • Marriage.  Marriage law determines whether a marriage is legally valid, based on dissolution of previous marriages, prohibited degrees of relationship, minimum ages of the parties, parental consent, and waiver of age requirements.
  • Property rights.  When a couple marries, certain property rights go into effect that determine ownership of assets and debt liabilities.
  • Antenuptial agreements.  Also called prenuptial agreements or marital agreements, antenuptial agreements are binding contracts that establish property ownership prior to marriage.  Tennessee courts uphold valid prenuptial agreements provided that couples enter into them in good faith and without duress.

Domestic abuse

Tennessee statutes define domestic abuse under the Marriage Chapter and define victims as adults or minors who are:

  • Spouses
  • Living or have lived together
  • Dating or have dated or had a sexual relationship
  • Related by blood or adoption
  • Related or were formerly related by marriage
  • Minor children belonging to an adult in any of the above relationships

Abuse occurs through harm or fear of harm in the form of:

  • Physical injury
  • Physical restraint
  • Malicious personal property damage
  • Inflicting or attempting to inflict injury to an animal owned by the other adult or minor

Protective orders.  Courts can issue protective orders to prohibit abuse, and the orders remain in effect until the court either modifies or dissolves the order. Our domestic violence attorneys help clients obtain protective orders in the courts serving Franklin, Columbia, Murfreesboro, Brentwood, Spring Hill, Lawrenceburg and Pulaski.

Contact a reliable and dedicated domestic relations attorney in Brentwood, TN

The Law Offices of Adrian H. Altshuler & Associates does everything possible to protect our clients’ rights in domestic matters and can take legal action whenever necessary to pursue justice.  To discuss your domestic relations issues with an experienced attorney serving Franklin, Brentwood and Spring Hill, Tennessee, call 615-977-9370 or use our convenient online form to schedule your free initial consultation.