Experienced and Professional Approaches to Family Law

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Experienced - Principled - Professional

We are experienced, principled trial lawyers and mediators who strive to be part of the solutions to conflict. Our advocacy is vigorous and professional. We greatly value our clients. It is our honor to have relationships of trust and influence in our clients’ and their children’s lives. We work very hard to help shed light and navigate the transformative paths of major life changes.

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Who
We
Are
Who
We
Are

We are experienced, principled trial lawyers and mediators who strive to be part of the solutions to conflict. Our advocacy is vigorous and professional. We greatly value our clients. It is our honor to have relationships of trust and influence in our clients’ and their children’s lives. We work very hard to help shed light and navigate the transformative paths of major life changes.

Experienced - Principled - Professional

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What
We
Do

FAMILY LAW - DIVORCE
CHILD CUSTODY - CHILD SUPPORT

We represent people in the trial and appellate courts of Tennessee and Mississippi trial in family law matters. We help you resolve conflict related to divorce and child custody and parenting plans. We assist you with issues related to how your children’s lives will be affected by the new family paradigm. We provide representation in division of property, and spousal support (alimony) issues. We also regularly deal with issues that arise after a divorce such as a parent wants to relocate or oppose a relocation of their children, child support matters and custody modifications based on changed circumstances, or issues in Juvenile Court regarding the parental rights and responsibilities pertaining to children of unmarried parties.
ADOPTION
We also handle third party, grandparent and step-parent adoptions, and legal matters associated with assisted reproductive therapies (ART) such as egg donor and gestational carriers. We represent adoptive and biological parents as well.
Mediation

Kim Mullins with our firm is an experienced, seasoned family mediator helping families reach agreements in mediation on all kinds of conflicts. Mediation is essentially assisted negotiation. A mediator is a trained neutral who works to assist parties in collaborating and generating options for resolution of dispute and helping them get to a resolution. Although mediators are often also lawyers, their function is that of a neutral, and not as a lawyer advocate. For more information about mediation click here.

Probate

We handle the administration of estates and assist those family members and/or friends who’ve lost a loved one to navigate the legal processes necessary to carry out their loved one’s final wishes. We can help those individuals determine if the probate administration is necessary in their situation and guide them through the options available to them during the difficult season of loss.

If you need a lawyer:

To get started, you will need to contact our office at (901) 527-2000 for an appointment. We will schedule you an appointment to discuss your needs and to help you understand the process. The best course is to understand your rights and options that you can expect from the legal process, before you fully decide which direction to take. If you are undecided about what to do next, we will provide you information and answer your questions to inform your decision-making process.

If you are unsure, rest assured that we will never pressure you to go forward with any legal action. We do believe in informed decision making and in being strategic in planning your next steps. We want to be your partner in planning your next steps and in moving forward. We know that our partnership works best with you when we thoroughly communicate with each other. We are committed to being effective communicators.

Once we are retained we begin the steps necessary to move your family conflict toward resolution. Sometimes that resolution is by a trial by a judge, but more often it is by mediated or negotiated settlements. We communicate by mail, email and phone. We will help you gather the necessary information to begin decision-making process. We will give you advice and recommendations on negotiation and trial strategy, we will vigorously and professionally represent you at mediation and at trial, if necessary.

If you are interested in mediation:

If you are interested in how mediation might assist your family, contact Kimbrough Mullins in our office who can explain the process of mediation, Call (901) 527-2000

Click here to learn more about mediation.

How
We
Work
How
We
Work
If you need a lawyer:

To get started, you will need to contact our office at (901) 527-2000 for an appointment. We will schedule you an appointment to discuss your needs and to help you understand the process. The best course is to understand your rights and options that you can expect from the legal process, before you fully decide which direction to take. If you are undecided about what to do next, we will provide you information and answer your questions to inform your decision-making process.

If you are unsure, rest assured that we will never pressure you to go forward with any legal action. We do believe in informed decision making and in being strategic in planning your next steps. We want to be your partner in planning your next steps and in moving forward. We know that our partnership works best with you when we thoroughly communicate with each other. We are committed to being effective communicators.

Once we are retained we begin the steps necessary to move your family conflict toward resolution. Sometimes that resolution is by a trial by a judge, but more often it is by mediated or negotiated settlements. We communicate by mail, email and phone. We will help you gather the necessary information to begin decision-making process. We will give you advice and recommendations on negotiation and trial strategy, we will vigorously and professionally represent you at mediation and at trial, if necessary.

If you are interested in mediation:

If you are interested in how mediation might assist your family, contact Kimbrough Mullins in our office who can explain the process of mediation, Call (901) 527-2000

Click here to learn more about mediation.

Retaining
Our
Services

If you are interested in speaking with an attorney about your situation, please call our office at 901.527.2000 to schedule an initial consultation. Consultations are generally charged in one hour increments, and the cost depends on the hourly rate of the attorney.

During the consultation, the attorney will determine an appropriate retainer depending on the facts of your case. Should you decide to move forward with representation, a contract will be signed and the retainer will be due at that time.

Once the attorney has been retained, time spent on your case will be charged in six minute increments (1/10th of an hour), detailed in a monthly invoice, and billed against your retainer until depleted. Upon depletion, the attorney may ask for another retainer or simply provide monthly invoices for payment.

We encourage open dialogue with our clients about attorney fees and billing, as we realize that can be source of anxiety and confusion for those who are not typically in need of an attorney.