James H. Snyder Jr.

James H. Snyder Jr.

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  • Family Law, Divorce, Domestic Violence
  • Tennessee
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Snyder, J. I graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 1987. Upon graduation I clerked for the Honorable Joe D. Duncan, Presiding Judge of the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals until his retirement on September 1, 1990. On September 1, 1990, I joined the District Attorney General's Office for the Fifth Judicial District (Blount County, Tennessee) until I went into private practice on September 1, 1996. Six years later, on September 1, 1996, founded the Law Office of James H. Snyder, Jr., and at the same time was honored to be appointed the first Juvenile Court Referee (now called "Magistrate) for Blount County, Tennessee (the position was a part-time position). Since 2003 and have devoted my practice to handling difficult domestic cases (divorce, post-divorce, custody, etc.).and related matters.

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Professional Experience
Law Office of James H. Snyder, Jr.
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Private practice with a focus on complex family law litigation (divorce, custody, alimony, contested adoptions)
Referee (now called
Blount County Juvenile Court
Heard and decided all cases that the Juvenile Court has jurisdiction. Delinquency, Child Abuse, Dependency and Neglect, Termination of Parental Rights Cases, Paternity Actions, and etc.
Assistant District Attorney General
Blount County District Attorney General's Office
Prosecuted crimes committed in Blount County in General Sessions and Circuit Courts.
Judicial Clerk
Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals
Judicial Clerk for the Presiding Judge of the Court of Criminal Appeals until his retirement.
Professional Associations
State Bar of Tennessee  # 13422
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Blount County Bar Association
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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U.S. Supreme Court
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  • Credit Cards Accepted
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Practice Areas
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights , Victims Rights
Legal Answers
Q. when someone is court order to leave the house will both parties meet with their attorneys before or after
A: This depends on the nature of the papers that are served upon you.

If a Petition for an Order of Protection or a Temporary Restraining Order is signed by a Judge "ex parte" the Order may require a party to leave the residence prior to actually being able to have a hearing. If this is the case the good news is that you will generally be able to get a prompt hearing to present your side of the case.

The bad news is that you need to act very quickly to get an attorney so that they can get ready for the hearing.

Generally in Tennessee the possession of the marital residence is something that is either decided by agreement or after a hearing early in the case ( even if there is no TRO or Order of Protection).

Most important thing is to immediately get an attorney. If you do not your case may be seriously affected.
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James H. Snyder, Jr.Experienced Maryville Divorce Lawyer - James H. Snyder, Jr.
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345 South Hall Road
Alcoa, TN, USA
Telephone: (865) 981-4966
Fax: (865) 981-4995
Law Office of James H. Snyder, Jr.
345 South Hall Road
Maryville, TN 37701
Telephone: (865) 981-4966