Tennessee’s Best Family Law Attorney

Family law is a complex and emotional legal practice area. However, our team has the experience to navigate you through the intricacies of family legal matters, such as divorce, Tennessee child support laws, adoption requirements and child custody. At Thompson Burton, our family law attorneys are your advocates and will represent you as you restructure your new family life.


Our Family Law Practice Areas



If you are going through the process of divorce in Tennessee, whether it is contested or uncontested, our divorce attorneys are available to support you now and in the long-run. We understand that divorce is challenging for everyone involved and will guide you through the mediation and litigation process and assist with any modifications needed after your divorce is finalized.  

Child Support

Tennessee child support laws require both parents to support their children financially. For parents that don’t have legal custody of their children, this involves paying child support until the child turns 18. Our child support attorneys explain all Tennessee Child Support Guidelines, including the financial amount that must be provided. We are also fully-equipped to represent any client who is not receiving adequate child support in the courtroom.

Child Custody

Whether your household is excellent at co-parenting or you need legal assistance to resolve a dispute, our child custody lawyers will provide your family with the legal counsel you need. We are experts in managing child custody arrangements and fully dedicate ourselves to each case. From obtaining full custody to creating an appropriate joint custody plan to altering an existing agreement, Thompon Burton’s family lawyers are here to guide you.

Contact Our Family Lawyers

Are you experiencing familial difficulties and need legal assistance? Don’t hesitate to contact our family law attorneys at Thompson Burton. We proudly serve families throughout Middle Tennessee with respect and integrity.

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Congratulations To Vince Wyatt!

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Surviving Divorce: Who Can You Trust During the Process?

Surviving divorce can be a difficult process and it helps to have a solid network of support to assist you along the way. However, it’s rarely helpful to seek advice and counsel from everyone you encounter. Although it might seem helpful at first, it can be extremely detrimental to you and your family to have multiple people weighing in with their opinions and advice on such an important decision. Surviving Divorce: Where to Get Support So, whom should you trust? Here are some key considerations about who you should turn to survive the difficult process of divorce: 1. Be careful around recently divorced people. Myth: Every recently divorced person is an expert on the subject. Another myth: Recently divorced people will tell you everything you need to hear. In reality: Rarely will he or she tell you what you need to hear. 2. Be cautious with well-meaning family and friends. […]

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Surviving Divorce: How to Emotionally Prepare for Divorce

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Electronic Medical Records Seeing An Increase In Use, As Well As In Malpractice Lawsuit Risks

Due to a recent concern, healthcare organizations have begun a new series of research and inquiries driven by the legal liability fears attached to electronic health records (EHRs). An EHR carries the possibility of being admissible in court due to its legal representation nature by storing the medical condition and treatment of any given person, at any given time. Furthermore, EHRs revolutionize cluttered filing rooms by retaining all the patient information, in addition to changing how medical professionals document patient meetings and to what extent. However, some fear the records can be too revealing. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act: privacy and security rules, requires all handlers of electronic healthcare data to keep an audit log of access to any personally identifiable information. Consequently, healthcare organizations have used the records to catch unauthorized employees looking at patient records, and therefore occasionally causing the corporations themselves to be liable. While […]

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