Family Law

Family Lawyers in Clarksville

Serving Families in Clarksville and Surrounding Counties

Our family law practice encompasses a variety of life-altering situations you may be facing. This includes adoptions, divorce and post-divorce, child custody and support, orders of protection, guardianships and conservatorships, and many other family law matters. Every case is unique, and The Law Office of Taylor R. Dahl is committed to understanding your needs and creating a plan to achieve your goals.

Our practice areas include:

  • Adoption
  • Termination of parental rights
  • Divorce
  • Child custody
  • Child support
  • Alimony
  • Legal separations
  • Parental relocations
  • Orders of protection and restraining orders
  • Grandparents' rights
  • Guardianships and conservatorships

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The Law Office of Taylor R. Dahl thoroughly enjoys helping families grow through adoption. There are many types of adoptions, and the process can be complex, so it is important to have a knowledgeable attorney who can help you make this relationship legally binding. Whether you are adopting privately or through an agency, doing a relative or non-relative adoption, or seeking an adult adoption, The Law Office of Taylor R. Dahl will guide your growing family through the process and solidify the relationship for you.

Termination of Parental Rights

Whether you are contemplating terminating the rights of a parent who does not provide or care for their child, or someone else is trying to terminate your parental rights, our firm provides experienced and effective representation in these cases. Parental rights are not absolute, and Tennessee law provides for the termination of parental rights in specific instances where it is in the best interest of the minor child. This is one of the most impactful decisions upon a child’s life, which means it is vital to have an attorney who can explain the options and guide you through the process. The Law Office of Taylor R. Dahl understands the impact this will have on the life of the minor child, and we have successfully litigated both sides of the issue through trial.

Contact our office today to schedule your confidential consultation with one of our attorneys. Dial (931) 773-7876 or send us a message online to begin.

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The Law Office of Taylor R. Dahl has extensive experience with a wide array of divorce cases and can help you through every step of the process. While our firm handles divorces on a daily basis, we understand that this is a life-altering event for you. There are often heightened levels of stress and emotion for clients going through a divorce of any kind, which makes it imperative that you have someone in your corner who understands the consequences and can help you make strategic and beneficial decisions.

The matters surrounding a divorce can be complex, and the decisions you make during a divorce proceeding can have an impact on you for years to come. You need someone on your side who can provide a rational analysis of the issues and guide you in making the best choices for your future. The Law Office of Taylor R. Dahl is committed to providing a compassionate and down-to-earth approach, with attention to detail.

From creating a plan for the custody and residential time for your children to determining the best way to protect your financial future, our firm has the skill and knowledge to help you navigate a divorce. Whether you are an active military member, a small business owner, or a stay-at-home spouse, The Law Office of Taylor R. Dahl will take the time to understand your circumstances and explain your options. When you are going through a divorce, you want an attorney who will not only listen to your needs, but who will also create a strategy tailored to your case.

The Law Office of Taylor R. Dahl handles the following types of matters within divorces:

  • Child custody and parenting plans
  • Child support
  • Alimony
  • Division of complex assets and debts
  • Business valuation and division
  • Military divorce
  • Orders of protection/restraining orders
  • Legal separations
  • Parental relocations
  • Personalized Representation Tailored to Each Case
  • A Full-Service, Litigation, & Transactional Law Firm
  • Female Owned & Operated

Child Custody

Determining the custody and residential schedule for minor children is one of the most important aspects of family law. Tennessee provides for shared parenting with a primary residential parent and an alternate residential parent. Courts consider a multitude of factors when determining what is in the best interests of minor children, so it is important for you to have an attorney with experience. The Law Office of Taylor R. Dahl has negotiated and litigated a variety of child custody cases.

Whether you and your child’s other parent agree and need to formalize your parenting arrangement with a court order, or whether it feels like your custody battle will never end, our office can help. The Law Office of Taylor R. Dahl will provide detail-oriented representation and protect your rights as a parent while making sure that the best interest of your minor children is at the forefront

Child Support

The calculation of child support is based upon the Child Support Guidelines and is often a contested area of the law. Child support is an integral part of custody matters, whether you are seeking to establish paternity, create a residential schedule, or agree on child support as part of a divorce. The Law Office of Taylor R. Dahl has experience litigating the initial determination of child support, child support modification, arrears, variances, and other issues regarding the calculation of support.


Alimony can be a highly contested matter during a divorce, as there are a number of factors surrounding the potential award of alimony. It is extremely fact-dependent and case-specific, and this requires someone who will evaluate the circumstances to determine your best option. The Law Office of Taylor R. Dahl has the knowledge and experience to help you protect your financial future.

Legal Separations

Sometimes, a divorce might not be the best option for you and your spouse. Even though you might each want or need to go your separate ways, there can be factors at play that make a legal separation in your best interest. If you are considering a legal separation or are wondering if this is better for you than a divorce, our firm can explain the key differences and help you in deciding the best way to move forward.

Parental Relocations

Tennessee law is very specific about parental relocations, and there are certain steps that parents have to follow. If either parent wishes to move outside the state of Tennessee or more than 50 miles away, the Tennessee Parental Relocation Act must be followed, and notice must be provided. The statute was changed in 2018, and when the court considers parental relocations, it focuses on the best interests of the minor child, which includes a variety of statutory factors.

Whether you or your child’s other parent is considering a relocation, contact us to make sure that your parental rights are protected, and that your child’s best interests are met. The Law Office of Taylor R. Dahl has successfully negotiated long-distance parenting plans and has litigated both sides of parental relocation hearings.

Orders of Protection & Restraining Orders

Domestic violence is a serious issue, with a wide-reaching impact. Our office offers representation for both those who are the victims and for those who are facing allegations. Having legal representation can help you protect yourself.

Orders of protection or restraining orders can be sought during a divorce, a custody proceeding, or independently. These orders can provide protection if you or your minor child have been abused or you are in fear and need to stay safe from an abusive person. Going to court can be intimidating, especially in cases of abuse, and The Law Office of Taylor R. Dahl can guide you through the process. Our office will take the time to understand and help you feel as confident and secure as possible.

Unfortunately, there is no denying that sometimes allegations of abuse are false, and these orders can be sought and utilized as leverage in divorce and custody proceedings. If you have been accused of domestic assault or abuse of any kind or an order of protection or restraining order has been filed against you, it is important to have legal representation to protect your rights.

Grandparents' Rights

Tennessee law provides for specific instances where grandparents can seek and obtain visitation rights or custody of their grandchildren.

Guardianships & Conservatorships

Guardianships or conservatorships are often necessary when there is a minor, a person with a disability, or an elderly person who needs to be protected. Sometimes, family members have to take control over the property of another person for that person’s benefit, and this requires establishing a guardianship or conservatorship.

Guardianships can be necessary in instances where a minor child does not have someone specific to care for them or their property. Establishing a guardianship over a minor’s person or property can allow you to protect and care for them and their property. 

Conservatorships can be necessary for adults with disabilities or as individuals age and are unable to maintain their own property and assets. Often, parents will need to establish a conservatorship once a minor with a disability reaches the age of 18, so that the parents can continue to care for their child’s interests. Establishing a conservatorship can allow you to act on the person’s behalf and protect the person’s property and assets.

The court has specific requirements that must be followed for guardianships and conservatorships, often including reporting or bonds. The Law Office of Taylor R. Dahl can help you in establishing a guardianship or conservatorship, with a plan for your family that will make the transition as simple as possible.

Call (931) 773-7876 to get started on your case.