Areas of Practice
Capps, Cantwell, Capps & Byrd is pleased to offer clients a wide variety of legal services. With over 75 years’ combined experience, our team of experienced attorneys is dedicated to providing you the service you deserve. We are here to service individuals, developers, financial institutions, small businesses and large corporations.
Personal Injury/Wrongful Death
If you or a family member has been injured in an accident, the Morristown attorneys of Capps, Cantwell, Capps & Byrd are experienced in handling all types of personal injury and accident cases, and we are here to help you through a difficult and uncertain time. Numerous questions, such as who will pay for your medical expenses, have probably come to mind. Capps, Cantwell, Capps & Byrd will put its years of experience to work for you.
Tennessee law allows a person injured by another’s negligence and fault to recover damages including:
Past and future medical expense
Loss of past and future earnings
Loss of use of property
Costs of repair or replacement
Economic value of domestic services
Loss or employment or business opportunities
Pain and suffering
Emotional distress, including loss of enjoyment of life, loss of consortium or companionship, and loss of mental faculties
Insurance companies are in business to minimize the damages they have to pay you. Our job is to ensure that you are fairly compensated for your injuries. Contact us for a free consultation and let us put our experience to work for you.
The attorneys of Capps, Cantwell, Capps & Byrd, in Morristown, Tennessee, practice in a wide range of family law areas, from divorce to prenuptial agreements. Often these can be the most trying and emotional times. We are experienced at assisting their clients through these difficult times.
Divorce: We can litigate, negotiate and mediate disputes regarding child custody, child support, spousal support and property division.
Child Custody: We are experienced in both family court and juvenile court and are skilled at advocating for your child and for your custody rights and goals.
Child Support: We can advocate for a child support agreement that works for you, and can handle cases involving failure to pay/contempt of court through wage assignments and other legal tools.
Juveniles: We represent the interests of juveniles and their parents in family law matters, including dependency and neglect, abandonment, termination of parental rights and other juvenile hearings.
Prenuptial Agreements: As part of the family law practice, we help couples draft prenuptial agreements to protect the interest of both parties.
Uncontested Divorces: We represent individuals who have reached an agreement with their spouse to simplify the divorce process and ensure the proper paperwork is drafted and filed with the Court.
Adoption: We handle step-parent, relative and foster parent adoptions and guide the prospective adopting parents through the sometimes confusing path toward adoption.
Capps, Cantwell, Capps & Byrd has been in the Lakeway Area for over sixty years helping people with all issues of family law. We are determined to continue to uphold the standard of excellence established by our founder, Paul Capps, who knew the practice of law is a profession which demands personal attention and steadfast dedication to the client. If you have questions about your situation, please contact us for a personal consultation with either David or Chris.
The lawyers at Capps, Cantwell, Capps & Byrd can organize and create a business entity to suit your business purpose, whether it be a partnership, corporation, or limited liability company. Organizational minutes, corporate charters and corporate resolutions are all prepared to suit your corporate needs.
If you need the professional services of an experienced law firm for your business law needs, contact Capps, Cantwell, Capps & Byrd to arrange a consultation.
Business contracts, leases, and other documents can be prepared to suit your particular circumstances or can be reviewed to help you strike a better deal, or avoid future problems.
Collections - If you are an individual who is owed money for goods or services or a corporation in need of ongoing collection of accounts, Capps, Cantwell, Capps & Byrd can help you recover the debt, economically and within the guidelines of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. The partners at Capps, Cantwell, Capps & Byrd litigate business disputes in State and Federal Court.
Real Estate Law
If you die without having drafted a Last Will and Testament, the State of Tennessee steps in and designates how your property is to be distributed. If that happens your property may not necessarily go to whom you wish.
An estate plan is a map not only for the eventual distribution of assets, but also for the care, guardianship and education of your children should you die before they are 18 years of age. A well thought out estate plan should also include setting forth healthcare directives in the event you are unable to make decisions about the care you receive. Whether you are just beginning a family and accumulation of assets or if you have spent a lifetime building your estate, planning for the future is essential for your peace of mind and the well-being of those you love.
A lawyer experienced in will and estates is essential to properly develop and execute estate planning documents. At Capps, Cantwell, Capps & Byrd, we put our knowledge to work for you, carefully explaining your options and helping you create a plan that meets your unique requirements. In addition to preparing wills, Chris and David regularly assist clients who are planning for the care of an aging parent, have lost a loved one and need legal advice to guide the estate through probate, are seeking payment of debts from a decedent’s estate or are disputing the validity of a will.
Estate Planning and Probate legal services provided by the law firm of Capps, Cantwell, Capps & Byrd include, but are not limited to the following areas:
- Naming a healthcare agent for unanticipated events
- Durable Medical Powers of Attorney
- Healthcare Directives
- Durable Powers of Attorney for financial matters
- Will contests
- Claims against estates
If you have any questions about an estate planning or probate matters in Tennessee, Please contact our office to arrange an appointment to learn how we can assist you.