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Virtual visitation for child custody in Tennessee

Are you working through a child custody case in Seymour? This is a very difficult situation for all parties involved, especially the children. More and more parents are turning to virtual visitation as a way to come to a child custody agreement. Parents must understand that this is not in lieu of traditional visitation and can very well be denied by a judge.

Holiday visitation schedules: An important part of custody plans

Holiday schedules are an important part of a custody plan. If you leave them out, you may find yourself more than a little upset when you realize that your ex has the kids on your birthday or the date of the yearly family gathering during the Christmas break that your kids have attended since they were born.

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.

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