I am a native of Sparta, Tennessee, and have always planned to remain in the Upper... more
I am a native of Sparta, Tennessee, and have always planned to remain in the Upper Cumberland area. My office and home are located in Cookeville, centrally located so that I may easily represent my clients in the surrounding counties. I'm passionate about what I do, and I am always looking for ways to improve my clients' experiences during what can be a stressful and painful process. My off... view profile
Gordon Allen Byars was born in Las Vegas but moved to Huntingdon, a small town in... more
Gordon Allen Byars was born in Las Vegas but moved to Huntingdon, a small town in West Tennessee, when he was in seventh grade and has remained in Tennessee ever since. Mr. Byars earned his Bachelor's degree in Sociology with a concentration in Criminal Justice from Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville Tennessee. Mr. Byars earned his Doctorate of Jurisprudence from Lincoln Memor... 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.