Practice Areas

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For more than 25 years, Gloria Jean Evins and Chadwick J. Hayes have helped Middle Tennessee residents “bridging the gap between their old and new lives.”.

Gloria Jean Evins’ and Chadwick J. Hayes’ family law offices are actually operated out of a renovated home built in the 1930s. We provide an open, nonjudgmental setting that facilitates problem-solving, not adding on to existing issues.

Child Custody & Visitation

Providing for the best interests of children is the primary concern for the court. Children are dramatically impacted for the rest of their lives by decisions which are made in a divorce. As a parent, you must put your wants and wishes aside and put the best interest of your children first. You need an attorney who will help you in this process.


A trial is not the only option to resolve your divorce and the issues related to the end of your marriage. Mediation allows you to reach a voluntary resolution through negotiation, not litigation. The mediator facilitates the process and does not render verdicts or impose a solution.


There are no guarantees in this life. We do not know what tomorrow may bring, but we tend to avoid thinking about death or even disability. It is imperative that we prepare for the possibility of disability and the inevitability of death. Taking proactive steps to gain control of your life is vital to your peace of mind and those of your family members. If you do not have the documents, take immediate steps to take control of what happens to you and your property.


Whether you have decided to file for divorce or need to respond to a divorce action, many questions arise. Do I want a divorce? What will happen if I decide to file for a divorce? How is custody determined? How much child support will I get or have to pay? Who gets the house? How are other assets divided? Who pays the debt? What is the law regarding divorce issues? How long will it take? What will it cost? Are you asking any of these questions: Questions about custody, support and property/debt division that need answers from a knowledgeable and informed lawyer.

Specific Areas of Practice Include:

  • Divorce, including military divorces
    Child custody and visitation
    Child support
    Alimony/spousal support
  • Mediation
    Modifications and enforcement
  • Pre and post nuptial agreements
    Juvenile law
    Post divorce contempt
    Step-parent adoption
  • Conservatorship/Guardianships
    Power of Attorney
    Will preparation
    Name changes

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