Dedicated Divorce Lawyers

Ending your marriage is a stressful time for your entire family. The last thing you want to do is embark on a legal battle on your own.

The divorce lawyers at our firm can help you achieve a fair settlement and favorable arrangements for your whole family.

Why should you choose Mathis, Bates & Klinghard PLLC to represent you during your divorce? ​

We Strive for a Peaceful Process with Fair Outcomes for Both Parties

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A Full-Service Family Law Firm  Takes Care of Your Case, from Start to Finish

We are a group of family law attorneys who can guide you through the legal process of a divorce. As a client-focused firm, we take into account your family's unique circumstances and concerns to help develop a strategy that will best serve all parties involved. Legal issues are extremely time-sensitive. A lawyer can help you file the appropriate claims in a timely manner to ensure the best possible outcomes. Our family law services include: 

Dividing Your Estate Justly 

Property and debt division can be one of the most stressful areas of divorce. Let our team take care of the litigation for you. Tennessee is an equitable distribution state. Because any property you shared with your former spouse will be split according to what a judge considers fair rather than down the middle, a lawyer can help you get a just settlement. 

Assisting with Your Former Spouse

Because of high tensions and emotions, it can be difficult to make arrangements with your former spouse after the dissolution of your marriage. A lawyer can help you arrange spousal support and alimony that accurately reflects your circumstances and meets both of your goals. 

Helping Your Child Move Forward 

We can ease the burden that the divorce will have on your child by helping you file petitions for child support, child custody, and visitation rights. We help parents complete and file the Parenting Plan required by the state of Tennessee. If you are in disagreement with your former spouse or have a particularly complex plan, hiring a lawyer is essential.   

Supporting You for a Lifetime

If your circumstances change post-divorce or your former spouse is not adhering to the Parenting Plan that was established, we can represent you during contempt proceedings to ensure that your child's best interests are protected. 

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Mathis, Bates & Klinghard, PLLC is a legal dream team! When you are in need of legal representation, it is vital to have an empathetic and reputable attorney with extensive experience and integrity. This firm is committed to their clients and is a huge asset to this community! Melissa Nicole

Meeting the Unique Needs Of Servicemembers and Their Spouses

While the procedure involved in divorce is the same for service members as civilians, there are many distinctions and issues that may arise in a divorce action involving a service member that differ from divorces between civilians.

Often times the issue of supporting a service member's dependents becomes an immediate and sometimes contradictory issue. Service members are subject to not only state law, but military regulations when it comes to providing support to their dependents. It is important for both service members and their spouses to be represented by an attorney who understands their rights and responsibilities and can assist their client in using the applicable regulations to their advantage.

Parenting Plans

Additionally, many service members are required to deploy overseas and/or be temporarily stationed away from home for training, as well as change duty stations periodically. Because of the irregularities in a soldier's schedule and the unique nature of their employment, traditional Parenting Plans don't always work and are not ideal for service members and their families. It is important to work with an attorney who regularly deals with service members and can suggest alternatives to a "cookie cutter" Parenting Plan.

Division of military retirement is another complicated issue that must be addressed properly to ensure that your rights are protected. The attorneys at Mathis, Bates, and Klinghard, PLLC service soldiers and their spouses in both Tennessee and Kentucky and have an intricate familiarity with both the military and civilian aspects of divorce and custody matters. 

A Family Law Firm Focused on You 

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The attorney-client relationship is very important to our law firm. 

Our legal support and representation do not end when your divorce is resolved in a settlement or in a trial. Our team can also assist with future legal matters in the event that your current arrangements no longer meet your needs. During a divorce, you do not have to feel alone. An attorney can take care of the legal matters so that you can focus on your family. Schedule a free consultation online or call Mathis, Bates & Klinghard PLLC at (931) 919-5060 to learn more.

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412 Franklin St
Clarksville, TN 37040

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