Child Custody

Nov 7, 2018

When and How Does Tennessee Consider the Preferences of Older Children in Custody Disputes

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Child custody cases are among the toughest cases to handle. Asset division and support cases involve accounting for the appropriate assets, income, and debts – and then assigning a value/sum that must be paid. Custody disputes go the heart of relationships. There’s no way to split a child in half. At every level, courts and [...]

Mar 3, 2016

How Child Centered Divorce Can Pave the Way for Successful Co- Parenting

By |March 3rd, 2016|Child Custody, Divorce, Family Law, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Parents who are going through a difficult divorce might think it preposterous that there might be a way for them to forge an effective co-parenting relationship after the divorce is final. You might wonder how you will be able to deal with your former spouse any better after the divorce than you did during the [...]

Jan 12, 2016

Drugs, Alcohol & Violence: How to Lose Child Custody and Visitation in Three Easy Steps

By |January 12th, 2016|Child Custody, Family Law, Uncategorized|0 Comments

When it comes to making decisions about child custody in Tennessee, as in every state in the United States, the best interests of the child is the prevailing consideration. When a couple who have a child is divorcing, the court must decide which parent will be the primary residential parent, and which parent will have [...]

Nov 9, 2015

What to do When Your Ex Denies Your Visitation Rights

By |November 9th, 2015|Child Custody, Child Support, Family Law, Uncategorized|0 Comments

During the divorce process you and your former spouse sat down and ironed out a parenting plan agreement, which contains a schedule for visitation for the parent who did not get primary residential custody. The Court reviews this document and refers to it when it issues the final custody order. The Tennessee Court as with [...]

Feb 25, 2015

The Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act and Relocation

By |February 25th, 2015|Child Custody, Family Law, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Families with children face some different legal challenges, especially when one parent no longer resides in the same state. To help make the process easier for parents and for the courts, Tennessee (along with 48 other states) adopted the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA), which grants exclusive jurisdiction rights to the home [...]

Feb 18, 2015

Tennessee Given a “D” for Child Custody Laws by National Parents Organization

By |February 18th, 2015|Child Custody, Family Law, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The National Parents Organization is a 501(3)(c) dedicated to promoting shared parenting throughout the country. Every year, the organization issues a Report Card that assesses the states’ laws as they relate to parenting plans in child custody. In the group’s 2014 Report Card, issued this November, Tennessee and 22 other states earned a “D.” The [...]

Jan 19, 2015

The Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act and Relocation

By |January 19th, 2015|Child Custody, Family Law, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Families with children face some different legal challenges, especially when one parent no longer resides in the same state. To help make the process easier for parents and for the courts, Tennessee (along with 48 other states) adopted the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA), which grants exclusive jurisdiction rights to the home [...]

Oct 2, 2014

What Does “Contempt of Court” Actually Mean?

By |October 2nd, 2014|Child Custody, Child Support, Criminal Defense Law, Divorce, Family Law, Uncategorized|0 Comments

If you watch police procedurals or legal-based TV shows, you’ve probably heard a judge say “You’re out of order, Counselor” (or something along those lines) and then fine the attorney or the client for being in “contempt.” As a general rule, however, these types of shows don’t get the nuances of legal proceedings right, so [...]

Sep 17, 2014

Modernizing the Parenting Plan

By |September 17th, 2014|Child Custody, Divorce, Family Law, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Are you divorced with children? There’s an app for that. Actually, there are several apps for that. While divorce can be a difficult time for a family, technology makes it a little more simple. Modern technology can help minimize conflict and make it easy to communicate ― critical concepts after a divorce involving children. Establishing [...]

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