Child Custody

Feb 26, 2020

Creative Child Custody Schedules in Parenting Plans

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In Tennessee, every divorce decree must include a parenting plan if there are minor children. Parenting plans need to address many issues, including decisions about physical and legal custody. The plans should: Be drafted to minimize the need for modifications Set forth the basic legal and physical custody requirements Minimize the risk of “harmful parental [...]

Jan 30, 2020

Split Custody – The Good and The Bad

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Split custody arrangements essentially mean that siblings are separated so the one or more children live with one parent and the siblings live with another parent. Split custody is not the same as joint custody. In joint custody arrangements, the children spend time with both parents. Typically, the parent who has joint custody will have [...]

Jul 31, 2019

What Makes a Parent “Unfit”?

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In Tennessee, the fitness of a parent is a factor in custody decisions. It is also a factor in termination of a parent’s rights altogether. Termination of a parent’s rights usually arises in adoption proceedings. At the core, the Tennessee courts will hesitate to declare a parent unfit to take care of their child. They [...]

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 [...]

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