Kirby Law In Clarksville TN
Quality, not quantity
We have made quality our habit. It’s not something that we just strive for – we apply this principle to our work every day.
Clear communication and dedicated representation are two of our most important goals here at Kirby Law.
Meet our Team
"They treat their cases as if they are their own."
Hear from the clients we have represented...
Mr. Kirby and the paralegal, August are the best. They take all the time in the world to explain everything and give you peace of mind. They treat their cases as if they are their own. Wonderful people to work with, and I can’t thank them enough. Call them for any matter, and they will steer you in the right direction. I would give them 10 stars if I can. Highly recommend them.
- J. Nicholson
Anthony Kirby and his assistant August are true legal professionals. I've dealt with many attorneys, but none compare to the stellar experience with them! They put the clients needs first with care and affordable prices. They're more like valuable team members for me then hired attorneys. Recommend this team!
- A. Page
Areas of Practice
Going through a divorce is, naturally, a challenging time. The effects that a divorce can have are long-lasting and each decision make throughout should be done with understanding of the consequences and with the advice of counsel. Our office can help you navigate the specific issues of your case, including:
Alimony/Spousal Support - There are four types of alimony that can be awarded in Tennessee. We can help you obtain an award of alimony or defend against a spouse attempting to get alimony.
Division of Real Property - The division of your home and land can be one of the most difficult. Understanding the difference in separate property and marital property, as well as obtaining an appraisal to understand the equity you may have in a home, are important items we can explain and assist you with.
Division of Personal Property - This can include your personal belongings, vehicles, and pets. This also includes large monetary assets such as bank accounts, retirement accounts, stocks, investment accounts, and cryptocurrency.
Child Custody and Child Support - Divorces in Tennessee require that a Parenting Plan be entered outlining a visitation schedule and setting child support. Let us help you make sure this document is drafted thoroughly and correctly to protect you from the headache of additional litigation in the future.
These are the most common issues in divorce, but others can and often do arise.
Schedule a free consultation with our office to discuss your case and the specific details involved. Every divorce is different and quality, tailored advice is the key for any client to make well-informed decisions regarding how to proceed with each step in the divorce process.
Custody matters often occur as part of divorce proceedings. Just as often, these proceedings need to occur between two individuals who were never married in order to create a visitation schedule for each parent. In Tennessee, these are referred to as Permanent Parenting Plans. Still yet, there are custody proceedings that occur between a parent and a non-parent. This occurs when a third party is seeking visitation with or custody of a child - often a grandparent or other close relative.
While custody proceedings focus solely on visitation with the minor child and the calculation of child support, this does not mean that these cases are any less complex, all-consuming, or emotionally draining.
No matter the circumstances surrounding your specific situation, certain factors must be considered by Tennessee courts in making a determination for custody and the best interest of minor children. These factors are numerous and can be easily distorted without proper representation.
Orders of Protection are civil cases, taken out by one party against another either during a divorce (i.e., person is in fear of their spouse) or separately between two parties (i.e., dispute between neighbors or harassment by an individual/ex).
These can lead to criminal charges if a violation of the Order is alleged. More immediately, however, Orders often lead to residential displacement, limitations on contact with loved ones/children, loss of employment, and loss of firearms. If granted in full, the Order can require that these limitations persist for years.
Many types of cases are handled through the Juvenile Court system. Our office can assist you with these.
Unruly/Delinquent Matters: An often ignored facet of the legal system, these cases focus on children brought before the court due to allegations that they have engaged in criminal behavior while under the age of 18. These are known as unruly or delinquent matters and can have serious consequences, not only in the immediate future (i.e., probation, restitution, court costs), but can also have long-lasting ramifications that may substantially alter a child's future if not properly handled.
Dependency & Neglect Cases: No parent ever wants to consider that the Department of Children's Services (DCS) or a family member would claim that they have failed to meet their parental obligations. This may include environmental concerns, drug exposure, physical abuse, educational issues, mental health concerns, or medical neglect. Unfortunately, these accusations are made against parent(s) daily. Failure to take the appropriate steps can result in loss of custody, limited access to a child, or in the worst circumstances, permanent termination of parental rights.
At some point, you may find yourself accused of and charged with a crime that you did not commit. Unfortunately, you may be charged with a crime that you did commit. In either circumstance, there is no reason to underestimate the negative impact a criminal charge or subsequent conviction can have on your life.
Whether facing a lesser, misdemeanor offense or a more serious felony charge, you are entitled to legal counsel and should seek experienced legal counsel. Certain charges including, but not limited to, driving under the influence (DUI), domestic assault, and theft, can result in serious penalties such as: loss of license, hefty fines, bond conditions prohibiting contact with a loved one or re-entry into your residence, loss of weapons, and/or severely increased penalties for second offenses.
No matter what criminal investigation or charges you may be facing, please remember - do not speak to law enforcement or any third parties without first consulting legal counsel. Law enforcement are not required to be truthful during interrogations and failure to seek counsel prior to making statements to police may lead to misunderstood "admissions" or other legal complications in the future.
Regions Bank Building
128 North Second Street, Suite 202
Clarksville, TN 37040
Text: (931) 614-0333
Phone: (931) 538-4416
Fax: (931) 538-4668
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.