Family Law

Family Law Attorney in Chattanooga, TN

Compassionately Guiding Families Through Divorce and Other Family Law Concerns

When you are dealing with family law issues, every decision matters, choices you make now can have a major impact on the financial and emotional well-being of everyone involved—for years to come. In these situations, it is important that you find an attorney who understands the stress and uncertainty you are going through.

At Speek, Turner & Newkirk PLLC, our Chattanooga divorce and family law attorneys are experienced in helping you relieve pressure, identify solutions, and deliver lasting and favorable results.

Do you need legal assistance with your family law matter? Call Speek, Turner, & Newkirk PLLC today at (423) 799-3030 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our family lawyer in Chattanooga. Se habla español.

Experienced Advocates For Complex Family Law and Divorce Cases

Even if you do not see your matter listed here, we encourage you to reach out to our Chattanooga family law attorneys to discuss your situation and legal needs. With over 70 years of combined experience, our lawyers are well-equipped to handle nearly all types of family law and divorce cases.

Family Law Cases We Handle

Since our firm opened in 2010, we have been guiding individuals and families through the complex and often-contentious family law system. While not every divorce or child custody arrangement will need to be settled in court, it is always important that you have a legal team on your side to help protect your rights and advocate for your best interests.

Our Chattanooga family law attorneys can help you with the following:

  • Divorce
  • Legal separation
  • Alimony and temporary alimony (pendente lite)
  • Child custody and visitation
  • Parenting plans and parenting plan modification
  • Child support
  • LGBTQ families and domestic partnerships
  • State and federal appeals
  • Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements

Common Mistakes When Dealing With Family Law Issues

Dealing with family law matters can be both emotionally and legally challenging. Here are some of the most common mistakes people make when navigating these issues:

  • Failing to Hire an Experienced Attorney: Relying on inadequate legal advice or attempting to handle matters independently can lead to unfavorable outcomes.
  • Ignoring Financial Documentation: Not maintaining accurate financial records or failing to disclose all assets and liabilities can result in inequitable settlements.
  • Overlooking the Importance of Parenting Plans: Neglecting to create a detailed and fair parenting plan can lead to ongoing disputes and instability for the children involved.
  • Letting Emotions Drive Decisions: Allowing anger, fear, or a desire for revenge to influence legal decisions can cloud judgment and harm long-term interests.
  • Underestimating the Impact of Social Media: Sharing too much information or negative comments on social media can be used against you in court.
  • Ignoring Legal Deadlines: Missing filing deadlines or court dates can end up costing time, money, and even legal rights.
  • Not Considering Future Needs: Focusing only on immediate concerns without considering future implications, such as changes in income or child needs, can lead to problems later on.

How a Family Law Attorney Can Help

A seasoned family law attorney can help you avoid these common pitfalls by providing knowledgeable guidance and objective advice throughout the legal process. Having an attorney ensures that all necessary documentation is properly collected and presented, protecting your financial interests. They can also help draft comprehensive parenting plans that prioritize the well-being of your children, thereby reducing the risk of future conflicts. By keeping emotions in check and maintaining professionalism, an attorney can facilitate negotiations and mediate disputes. Additionally, they will advise you on how to manage your social media presence and ensure you meet all legal deadlines, safeguarding your rights and interests efficiently. Through their expertise, our family law attorney helps secure a fair and lasting resolution tailored to your unique needs and circumstances.

Contact Our Family Lawyer Today

If you or someone you love needs help with a divorce, child custody issue, or another family law matter, contact us today to schedule a consultation. We proudly handle complex family law cases in Chattanooga, Hamilton County, and the surrounding areas, and we’re ready to support and guide you, too.

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