Andrea Sipes Lester is a native of Middleton, Hardeman County, Tennessee. She... more
Andrea Sipes Lester is a native of Middleton, Hardeman County, Tennessee. She graduated from Middleton High School in 2000. She graduated with honors from Jackson State Community College in 2003 with an Associates of Science degree in pre-law. Andrea attended the University of Tennessee at Knoxville where she graduated, summa cum laude, in 2006 with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in history and po... view profile
Since 1999, I have represented clients charged with crimes ranging from DUI to First... more
Since 1999, I have represented clients charged with crimes ranging from DUI to First Degree Murder. My other primary practice area is domestic law. While many cases are resolved without going to trial, I have served as lead counsel in over 30 jury trials and have the experience necessary if your case cannot be resolved. This experience allows me to give you a realistic assessment of your sit... view profile
If you are getting divorced and have children, part of the divorce agreement will involve determining where and with whom the children will live. A child custody lawyer can help you negotiate custody, either by agreement or in court. The custodial parent (the one the child lives with) earns the legal right to make decisions regarding the child's lifestyle, welfare, and education. Some parents opt for joint custody, which means children divide their time between both parents' homes, and parents share the right to make decisions on behalf of the children. If you as parents are unable to agree on child custody, a judge will decide for you.