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Could parallel parenting help you cope with divorce?

What if you and your ex-spouse simply can't agree on how exactly to raise the children? If you find yourself in constant battles with your ex over things like bedtimes and bath toys, it makes co-parenting extremely difficult. It can also make for a very stressful and acrimonious post-divorce relationship with your ex.

Lesbian couples sue Tennessee over definition of 'parent'

When a married heterosexual woman is pregnant, her husband is automatically presumed to be the other parent of her child under the law -- even if there's evidence to the contrary. Overcoming that presumption is actually no little task and the subject of many legal actions.

Tennessee judge grants woman a father's right to custody

In a hotly contested legal divorce between a lesbian couple, the Tennessee court did what many consider the only rational decision: They granted the non-biological mother the same parenting and custodial rights and responsibilities that a man would have over a child that his wife conceived during the marriage.

When to use standby guardianship

In some states, having a chronic illness with severe episodes or a fatal diagnosis puts you in danger of losing your children to the state's foster care system if you become incapacitated at any point -- no matter how temporary.

What's a reasonable purpose for relocating with a child?

It might surprise you to learn that the Tennessee Relocation Statute allows the parent with primary physical custody of a child to relocate more or less at will -- unless the other parent objects and can prove to the court that there's a good reason to deny the move.

How can an experienced attorney help in child custody cases?

In our previous post, we began discussing the factors family court judges take into consideration when making child custody determinations. As we noted, the central consideration is what is in the best interests of the child. Because the circumstances in each case are unique, judges have to carefully look at all the facts and make an informed decision for the benefit and welfare of the child.

What factors do Tennessee courts consider in child custody cases?

Money and children are two big areas couples have to work through when pursuing dissolution of their marriage. In both areas, it is critical to have strong legal representation to have the best opportunity to achieve a favorable outcome. Parents need to realize, though, that legal advocacy differs for these two areas.

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