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Avoiding mistakes during a child custody dispute

Child custody disagreements can turn two otherwise reasonable, caring parents into lifelong enemies. It is a strange phenomenon because both parents typically want the same things, which are good health, plenty of love and ideal living conditions for their children. Why does this part of getting divorced bring out the worst in parents?

Learning from celebrity child custody wars

There are many differences between celebrity child custody battles and custody fights between private Tennessee residents. Examples of these differences include the presence of wealth and often pristine living conditions, both of which can have an effect on a court's child custody decisions. However, one of the biggest differences between celebrities and ordinary citizens seeking custody is attention.

Don't let your child custody issues rob your kids of these rights

If you are a recently divorced parent, you already know how difficult it is to find a good balance. Everything is different and strange, which makes the peace you so desperately need seem more elusive than ever. Emotions run high and you could find yourself in more disputes with your co-parent than you experienced during your marriage.

An example of how not to handle a child custody dispute

The wars co-parents wage with one another over child custody and other divorce issues often make sense at the time. Unfortunately, it is only after the fact that parents may come to regret some of their actions. It is easy to understand how each parent wants to be part of a child's life. When denied access to their children, some desperate parents may make regrettable decisions as one Tennessee father has just learned.

Weighing the pros and cons of bird nesting child custody plans

Child-centered divorces have become a popular, and welcome, new trend. It is never a child's fault when his or her parents can no longer make the marriage work, so why should children pay the largest price? As more parents seek ways to make divorce easier on their kids, they often long for creative solutions to child custody. As a result, bird nesting custody plans are gaining interest across the state of Tennessee.

When you think your child is harmed by court-ordered visits

If you are a divorced parent sharing custody with your ex, you already know how gut-wrenching it can be to share child custody. Now, imagine how difficult it would be to let go of your kids if you believe they suffer harm by these visitations. As you may imagine, the fear and anxiety can overwhelm a parent.

Tennessee child custody: There is no quick fix for families

As family law attorneys, here is one of the most common and most distressing questions we must often answer. Is there an ideal child custody arrangement that we can use for our family? It is a common question because parents want the best for their children. It is a distressing question because the answer is no, there is not a single custody arrangement that works for all families.

Child custody case reviewed by Tennessee Supreme Court

The Tennessee Supreme Court recently reviewed a case involving child custody and issued a ruling in favor of the father. In the ruling, the court said that the father established material change of circumstances, which was in the best interest of the children involved for the father to be named as the primary parent of residence.

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