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I am a partner with Rice, Amundsen, & Caperton and have been practicing family law in the Memphis and Mid-South area for over 26 years.  I have an extensive background in handling highly complex cases, including cases involving extensive business and personal assets along with the delicate issues surrounding child custody.  I have been successful in settling many of those caess without the necessity of trial, and have been equally successful in those cases that required a trial.


Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 50%
  2. Alimony: 25%
  3. Child Custody: 15%
  4. Child Support: 10%



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Larry Robert Bray

    I endorse this lawyer without reservation. Highest character and integrity.


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  • George Lawrence Rice III

    I endorse this lawyer as one of America's great lawyers.


    George Rice Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Rice Amundsen Caperton, Pllc

275 Jefferson Ave
Memphis, TN, 38103-2309


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Marion Griffin-Francis Long AwardAssociation of Women Attorneys2007
Paul Harris FellowRotary InternationalN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerRice, Amundsen, & Caperton1988 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American College of Family Trial LawyersDiplomate2014 - Present
Leo Bearman, Sr. American Inn of CourtMaster Emeritus2014 - Present
International Academy of Matrimonial LawyersFellow2010 - Present
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersBoard of Governors and Fellow2008 - Present
Tennessee Bar AssocationChair of Alimony Bench Book Committee2002 - Present
Memphis Bar FoundationFellowN/A
Tennessee Bar FoundationFellowN/A
American Bar FoundationFellowN/A
Leo Bearman, Sr. American Inn of CourtPresident2010 - 2012
Memphis Bar AssocationPresident2007 - 2008
Tennessee Bar Association, Family Law SectionPresident2005 - 2006
Tennessee Bar Association, Family Law SectionPresident1995 - 1996
Memphis Bar Association, Family Law SectionPresident1992 - 1993
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Culbertson v. Culbertson,Judgment vacated.
Culbertson v. CulbertsonRehearing denied.
Schremp v. SchrempFavorable
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Publication nameTitleDate
Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersBalancing the Court's Parens Patriae Obigations and the Psychologist-Patient Privilege in Custody Disputes2015
American Journal of Family LawRemoving the Parachute: Recent Trends in Alimony Modification (Part I of II)2015
American Journal of Family LawRemoving the Parachute: Recent Trends in Alimony Modification (Part II of II)2015
Tennessee Bar JournalYou've Come a Long Way Baby - State of Alimony in Tennessee2012
The Memphis LawyerSkype Mediation - An Effectient and Cost Effective Approach2012
The Memphis Medical QuarterlyOh I Just Got Served WIth A Divorce Summons...How to Value Your Medical Practice2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Memphis - Cecil C. Humphreys School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
Dickinson CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Memphis Bar AssociationAlimony in Tennessee and Some Trends Across the Country2015
Family Law CLETen Tips to Assit you With Understading Alimony in Tennessee2015
10th Annual Family Law Conference for Tennessee PractitionersHot Topics From the Bench and Bar2015
10th Annual Family Law Conference for Tennessee PractitionersEthics From the Bench and Bar2015
Memphsi Bar AssociationCollaborative Family Law, A New Concept to Resolve Problems2014
Memphis Bar AssociationSpousal Support - Show Me the Money2014
Family Law ConferenceEthics in Family Law2014
Family Law ConferenceToday's Alimony2014
American Bar Association Family Law ConferenceAlimony Trends in Modification2014