Divorce

Respected Family Law Attorneys

Hartzog & Silva is widely recognized as one of the premier law firms in Williamson County and Middle Tennessee for handling divorce cases. Our clients range from those with limited assets and uncomplicated estates to those with significant assets and extremely complicated family issues.

Each of our attorneys recognizes that family disputes are unique and personally significant for our clients. In most cases, the process is the most important issue ever to confront a party. We bring to each case a high level of sensitivity and a commitment to provide professional advocacy at a level that is comfortable to the client and geared toward his or her goals. To schedule a consultation, contact us at our offices in Franklin.

Meeting Our Clients' Needs and Protecting Their Interests

Our divorce lawyers will first make sure your immediate needs are addressed in terms of temporary property, support and custody orders. We also address sources of stress and influence that may prevent you from fully protecting your rights. Finally, we will take time to discuss and pursue your individual goals in each of the following areas:

  • Division of complex marital assets: Equitable distribution of complex assets such as business investments and retirement benefits requires careful attention.
  • Child custody and visitation: The goal of any parenting plan is to protect the child's interests, which generally involves a continued relationship with both parents.
  • Child support: To pursue a fair outcome for parents and children, it is important to accurately assess the factors that are relevant in calculating child support.
  • Alimony: When one spouse in a divorce case has come to rely on financial support from the other, temporary or permanent alimony may be appropriate.

Fully Prepared for All Paths Toward Divorce Resolution

In Tennessee, the preference in all divorce cases is to pursue a resolution allowing all issues to be amicably resolved. This is particularly important in those cases involving minor children. Even though the commitment of our attorneys is directed toward that result, we also understand certain cases are much more complex and may result in a trial. We must prepare each case for that possibility.

Our firm engages in extensive case preparation, discovery and expert evaluation. This not only prepares us for trial but also helps us pursue fair results in settlement negotiations. In addition to representing individual clients, we also offer the services of attorney Edward P. Silva as a neutral Rule 31 mediator. Don't hesitate to contact us to discuss how we can help you.