Assisting Clients with Divorce, Child Custody & Adoption in Madison County
The Law Offices of Marcus A. Lipham provides compassionate and aggressive advocacy for clients going through family legal disputes. When you turn to our Jackson family law attorney, you can receive personalized attention from a lawyer who is willing to listen and walk by your side during this challenging time.
Legal matters involving family can be some of the most difficult proceedings to endure. Having an advocate on your side can help you feel more confident about how to handle your case.
Our professional legal team has successfully represented numerous clients in a variety of family law cases, including:
- Child custody
Resolve Your Divorce the Right Way in Madison County
When a marriage ends, it means substantial change. You might have fears about the divorce process. Maybe you are worried about how your marital property will be divided.
The state of Tennessee has two types of divorce: uncontested and contested. In an uncontested divorce, the couple claims irreconcilable differences and parts ways. For a contested divorce in which the parties cannot agree, proof of grounds for divorce in Tennessee is required.
Grounds for Divorce in Tennessee:
- Impotency and sterility
- Conviction of a felony
- Inappropriate marital conduct
- Willful or malicious desertion for 1 year
- Refusal to move to TN + living apart for 2 years
- Habitual drunkenness or abuse of narcotic drugs
- Malicious or deliberate attempt to murder spouse
- Abandonment or neglect to provide for your spouse
- Living separately for 2+ years with no minor children
- Pregnancy of wife by another before the marriage without husband's knowledge
While this might be your first divorce, it is not ours. We have helped many clients get through the process successfully. Our divorce attorney Jackson, TN can provide the guidance and support you need every step of the way. We have the knowledge and skills to protect your interests, your assets, and your rights.
Handling Child Custody Matters in Tennessee
One of the most common points of contention during a divorce pertains to the custody of children. If you and your child’s other parent cannot agree on the terms of child custody, the matter will be decided by the court.
The judge’s decision will be based upon several factors, including:
- The best interests of the child
- The mental and physical health of each parent
- The child’s preference
- Any history of domestic abuse
- Each parent’s ability to provide for the child
- The child’s relationship with each parent
Let our Jackson child custody attorney help you pursue a parenting plan that is right for you and your child.
Legal Assistance for TN Families Interested in Adoption
Expanding a family through adoption is a wonderful experience. However, the process can be quite complex. There are important legal steps that you must take to ensure the process is successful. As an experienced adoptive parent and knowledgeable family law attorney, Marcus can help you understand all of your options and the various adoption laws.
We can assist you with several types of adoptions, including:
- Relative adoption
- Agency adoption
- Foster parent adoption
- Grandparent adoption
- Step-parent adoption
- Inter-state adoption
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