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Chattanooga Divorce Lawyers Do What’s Best for You and Your Family

We work for you, with compassion in mind

When asked what they value most, many people would say family. It makes sense, then, that divorce and separation evoke great emotion and uncertainty. Patrick, Beard, Schulman & Jacoway, P.C. understands that when your family is in upheaval, it can be one of the most difficult times of your life. You may worry about your children and how they will cope with the changes in their situation, and you may wonder how you, too, will deal with such a major life transformation. Because family issues are so delicate and complex, you need a compassionate and aggressive attorney who treats your case with care or tenacity, when necessary. You can trust our firm to defend your rights and always put your family’s best interests first.

We’re experienced in family law matters

Ending a long-term relationship or marriage is always difficult. Not only are you cutting emotional ties, but you also having to make important financial decisions regarding the division of all land, personal property and financial/retirement accounts which you accumulated during this relationship or marriage without letting the emotional angst overwhelm you, and cause you to overlook a factor or have a momentary lapse in good judgment. We’ve helped thousands of families overcome life-changing events so they can return to a sense of normalcy. We handle all divorce-related matters for both men and women which include:

  • Divorce
  • Property division (debts and assets, including business assets, retirement accounts, real property and other investments)
  • Custody modifications
  • Visitation (enforcement and modification)
  • Child Support issues (enforcement and modification)
  • Juvenile Court law
  • Alimony
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Grandparents rights
  • Paternity

Unfortunately, in today’s world, not all relationships and marriages dissolve peacefully. Often, two parties who are pitted against each other are unable to make good long-term decisions for themselves and for their children due to the fog and uncertainty that surrounds them as a result of the break up and divorce. While no qualified attorney is ever inexpensive, we strongly believe that you get what you pay for in the long run, even though your initial attorney’s fees may seem expensive. We strive to quickly analyze a marital estate in both practical and legal terms in order to explain your options to you in simple, common sense terms that allow you to make reasoned decisions that will inevitably affect the rest of your life. We will walk you through the step-by-step process from immediately prior to the filing of the divorce, the filing of the divorce complaint, the effort of assimilating and collecting the necessary financial and personal information necessary to properly prosecute or defend the interests of both you and your children whether before mediation, during mediation, and at trial as necessary.

During these times, it is imperative that you are represented by effective attorneys who have dealt with the multitude of complicated family, financial and legal issues that often arise in a divorce when you are sometimes blinded by the emotional angst and anguish.

We make every effort to avoid the costly courtroom scenario, but provide the fierce advocate you need when the courtroom becomes a necessary venue. Whether you are attempting an amicable end to a divorce or relationship, or are involved in a complicated, substantial financial divorce, or are battling a spouse or your ex-spouse to be named the primary residential parent for your children, our AV-rated attorneys help sort out issues and make level-headed decisions to benefit you and your children.

Unfortunately, divorces can be financially and emotionally draining on several fronts. We have handled divorces that involve millions of dollars in dispute, as well as divorces with more modest assets. In each instance, your concerns and interests are important, and with our extensive business training and background, coupled with our substantial divorce law experience, we ensure that all decisions made by our clients are with a complete and thorough knowledge of the assets and debts of the marriage to ensure that any mediated settlement or court ruling includes an accurate and complete analysis of your financial situation.

Defending the interests of you and your family

Above all, you want what’s best for your family. No settlement or court ruling alone can provide that for you. Patrick, Beard, Schulman & Jacoway, P.C. understands that every family has different needs, and that’s why we take the time to get to know you as a person, not just as a case. Every divorce is different and no one knows your situation better than you. As your attorney, we listen to your needs, provide you with the necessary information, and advise you accordingly to make the next inevitable step, all which best suit your situation. We want what you want — a situation in which both you and your family are cared for and satisfied.

Call our divorce lawyers in Chattanooga, TN today

When you’re struggling with a family issue such as a divorce, custody battle or visitation issues, either initially, post-divorce or trying to protect your financial assets which took years to build up can be lost overnight, Patrick, Beard, Schulman & Jacoway, P.C. can help you resolve your situation.  Our attorneys are trained in many areas of the law, which allows us to offer big-firm representation at a small-firm price. Contact us online or call us today at 423-266-7327 or Toll Free . For your convenience, we accept Visa and Mastercard and work to arrange appointments that fit your schedule.  Parking garages are available on site at our Market St. office.

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  • Chattanooga Office
    537 Market Street
    Suite 202
    Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402
    Phone: 423-266-7327
    Fax: 423-267-5032