Areas of Practice

Areas of Practice

The attorneys of Cheatham, Palermo & Garrett, are experienced in the interpretation and application of Tennessee family laws and have been committed to protecting the financial and parental rights of men and women in Franklin and throughout Middle Tennessee for more than 30 years. They bring a wealth of legal knowledge and experience to each case they handle, providing their clients with skilled representation and personal attention as they help them through the settlement process to a solution that is both fair and favorable.


With many issues to resolve such as child custody and visitation, child support, property division and spousal support, divorces can be stressful and emotionally draining. We work with each of our clients to make the divorce process as seamless as possible by helping them to understand their rights and come to a resolution that is beneficial for both sides.

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Child Custody

No child should suffer at the expense of their parents’ unhappiness. A well-crafted custody agreement serves the best interests of the children and anticipates decisions regarding their health, education and welfare in an effort to maintain and preserve the crucial parent-child relationship.

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Juvenile Court

At Cheatham, Palermo and Garrett, our family law experience is broader than just divorce court. Some family law matters are heard only in the Juvenile Courts, and we are experienced at representing our clients in this unique court.

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Child Support

Child support is a common issue among divorcing parents and determining the parameters can be complicated. Whether you will be paying support or receiving support, the skillful representation and expertise of a family attorney can help ensure fair and favorable resolutions to spousal support and child support cases.

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Prenuptial Agreements

When preparing for your wedding, the last thing you and your spouse want to think about is the possibility of divorce but, the fact of the matter is, planning ahead can save you a lot of grief in the event that your relationship takes an unexpected turn.

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Qualified Domestic Relations Orders

For most, divorces are a trying and emotional process as well as one of the most important financial decisions couples are faced with because of the division of retirement benefits.

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Music / Intellectual Property

Since establishing our presence on Music Row in 1973, Cheatham, Palermo & Garrett has been a leader in dealing with the specialized legal needs of artists, their spouses, and their families. We have years of experience working with songwriters…

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