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Full-Service Family Law Firm in Cookeville, Tennessee

Whether anticipating the joys of adoption or experiencing the frustrations of divorce, you need a competent, assertive attorney by your side. Attorney Martelia T. Crawford will zealously advocate for your rights and protect your family during all family law proceedings, including:

  • Adoption
  • Alimony
  • Child custody and visitation
  • Child support
  • Child support modification and enforcement
  • Divorce
  • Juvenile delinquency and dependency
  • Mediation
  • Pre- and post-nuptial agreements


Adopting a child brings happiness to families, but a biological parent’s change of heart or an immigration fiasco can turn a joyous occasion into a nightmare. Martelia T. Crawford assists families with the complex legal procedures and frustrating red tape of the adoption process so you can feel secure about welcoming your child into your home.


Divorce should not lead to a financial crisis. I help you obtain the spousal support you rightfully deserve.

Child custody and visitation

I  advocate for your parental rights so you can raise your children in a fit and healthy home.

Child support

Both parents share in the responsibility of raising a child. I support your child’s right to receive the financial support required for a healthy, happy upbringing divided fairly between both parents.

Child support modification

Child support payments remain the same unless and until the court modifies the child support order. If either the custodial or the non-custodial parent experiences a significant change in circumstances, I can guide you through the proper legal procedures to modify child support payments accordingly.


Through mediation or litigation, my divorce law firm fights for your rights to get the best possible settlement or judgment, including fair distribution of assets and division of the marital home. I assist parents with child support payments and child custody rights.

Juvenile delinquency and dependency proceedings

When Tennessee authorities interfere with your parental rights, you need a zealous advocate who understands the bureaucratic red tape.  I am skilled at maneuvering through the complex laws of Tennessee to protect your parental rights and your child’s future prospects.


Mediation puts the decisions in your hands and can often provide more expedient, predictable results than going to trial. I can help you obtain the best possible divorce settlement.

Prenuptial agreements

Love can blind you to the potential for financial loss should your marriage fail. I expect the unexpected and draft premarital agreements that protect both spouses’ financial interests.

Contact a zealous Cookeville family law attorney

 Contact Martelia T. Crawford online or at 931-528-8442 to schedule an appointment with a family law attorney.