What Is the Difference Between Physical and Legal Custody?

Child custody is one of the mostly hotly contested issues in divorce. Even if you and your spouse have mutually agreed to separate and you are both able to cooperate on every other issue, you may disagree about who gets custody of your son or daughter. The court recognizes the importance of both parents […]

Does Tennessee Examine Religious Preferences in Determining Child Custody?

When couples divorce, it is often due to the normal sources of conflict — money, child rearing, politics, and religion. If you and your spouse disagree over your children’s religious upbringing, a whole host of conflict can erupt.  But can a court take religious preferences into account when determining custody?
According to a recent article […]

What Rights Do Fathers Have in Tennessee?

As a father, you have a right to remain in the life of your child.

Numerous laws exist to protect the rights of fathers in Tennessee, as in many other states. These rights spring into existence in Tennessee when a child is born and can only be taken away from a father by a court […]