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Adoption Contested or Uncontested



Our Client-Oriented Approach to Adoption By coming to Karnes Legal Services for assistance in adding a member to your family, you can expect us to focus our attention on you during this happy time. Our experienced lawyers will stand beside you when navigating all of the formal and informal processes associated with adoption. Being there when you need us is extremely important, because as overwhelmingly positive as adoption is, it can also be very stressful. You can be confident knowing that you have an experienced representative on your side from the start of your case to the finish. We can stand by your side in any type of adoption, including:
  • Stepparent adoption
  • Grandparent adoption
  • Foster parent adoption
Contested or Uncontested Adoption An adoption can be complicated when a child's birth parent is against the adoption....
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Conservatorship & Probate


Has your elderly parent been behaving erratically lately? Are you worried that he or she may not be able to make good decisions about health or finances at this stage of life? Have you recently lost a loved one and do not know what legal steps to take next? If so, you need to speak to an experienced attorney about your options regarding establishing a conservatorship to help take care of your loved one. At Karnes Legal Services, we handle probate and conservatorship matters for people throughout Tennessee. These can be difficult issues to discuss, but we work diligently to find the best solutions for our clients. To speak to one of our legal professionals who is dedicated to communicating with you, is sensitive to your needs and is an effective and skilled advocate, contact the law firm of Karnes Legal Services, at 731-668-9529. Or, if you prefer, send us an e-mail...
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Civil Rights Violations

Civil Rights Violations

Employers, police departments, and governing authorities can be held liable for civil rights violations. In regard to the workplace, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 provides certain protections for different classes of people in the workplace. In cases involving property rights and the actions of governing authorities, failure to follow proper procedures through public hearings and petitions can also involve violations of civil rights. When police use excessive force, deny a suspect his constitutional rights, or try to use the "color of law" to deny someone the exercise of his rights, they may be liable for civil rights violations. In each case, due process is denied and unfair or unequal treatment is the result. At Karnes Legal Services, we represent people who have had their civil rights violated by either an employer, police officer, or government entity. Karnes Legal represents people in the following kinds of...
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