Attorneys In Clarksville Helping You Through Divorce And Family Law Matters

When facing any kind of divorce or family law matter, one of the most important decisions you can make involves your choice of legal team. It is critical to work with divorce and child support lawyers in Clarksville with the experience and commitment to protect your interests in whatever family law matter you are dealing with.

At Mathis, Bates & Klinghard PLLC (MBK), we represent clients throughout Tennessee and Kentucky, and we proudly represent service members and officers in family law matters throughout the United States and overseas. From our home office in Clarksville, our divorce lawyers and child support attorneys provide legal separation solutions and share a strong commitment to client service during every family law case. We will help you understand your rights and options and remain available to you through every step of your case.

We take a tech-savvy, progressive approach to family law representation, backed by experience. Recently, over the last couple years, Jacob Mathis has filed more divorces in Montgomery County than any other lawyer in the area, including hundreds of contested divorces and custody matters. Our divorce attorneys in Clarksville can help you understand your rights, and we protect your interests.

Divorce And Related Issues

Our Clarksville divorce lawyers and child support attorneys help all couples and same-sex couples in all types of issues related to divorce, legal separation and other family law matters. We can help you create a parenting plan that will work for you and your ex, while protecting the best interests of your children. We also help clients through the complex legal landscape of adoptions. We represent military service members and officers in nearby Fort Campbell, throughout the country and overseas in divorce matters involving members of the armed forces.

Restraining Orders And Orders Of Protection

Domestic violence is one of the most complex and emotionally charged aspects of family law. Attorneys from our firm take a focused but compassionate approach to representing clients in matters involving orders of protection and restraining orders.

Parental Relocation

We also represent clients in legal issues that arise after divorces are finalized. It is common for one parent to want to move away after a divorce. When a divorced parent wants to move away, with or without the child, the court may need to approve the relocation to make sure it is in the best interests of the child.

What Our Clients Say


Jacob Mathis handled a divorce/child custody case for a family member approximately two years ago. He was always professional, responsive, and compassionate. One of the divorcing parties was especially difficult and Mr. Mathis was very helpful in dealing with this individual. Our outcome was favorable, and we would definitely use Mr. Mathis again! 

- Debbie

Assisting Clients With Criminal Contempt Issues

Criminal contempt is the willful failure to abide by a court order when one has the ability to do so. A few examples of orders that would warrant a filing for contempt either during or after a divorce are parenting plans, child support payments, alimony or retirement obligations, conveyances of real property or return of person property. Our Clarksville criminal contempt defense attorney services want to help provide these solutions for you.  There are two types of contempt that can be sought in a Petition for Contempt.

Civil contempt is when the Petitioner is requesting the Court order the other parent or former spouse to comply with the previous order of the court. Punishments for a finding of civil contempt are usually conditional and can be delayed or avoided by compliance with the court order. Fines and attorney fees can be ordered in an attempt to pressure the violator or reimburse the injured party.

Clarksville Criminal contempt is used to punish the party violating the court order. The punishment is usually limited to 10 days in jail per violation. The Court may order immediate imprisonment when a guilty verdict is rendered or issue a stay of the sentence and set a later review. A stay allows the violator an opportunity to comply with the Court's order and avoid serving jail time. There is no statutory basis for awarding attorney fees to the injured party when criminal contempt is found.

Contact MBK Legal's Divorce Lawyers In Clarksville For Legal Separation Help

We can help you with contempt petitions or any family law matter you are facing. Call us at 931-444-3153 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with an MBK attorney. Our Clarksville divorce lawyers will help provide legal separation solutions.

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