Question: What can destroy what should be an idyllic Tennessee summer vacation?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children released some statistics this month that are cause for alarm. The number one reason for missing children in the United States is runaways. The number two reason is family abductions.
Everyone has heard the age-old adage that divorce is hardest on the children. That's why the courts will make decisions in the best interest of the children in all divorce cases. Even if a divorce does not reach the courts, mediation and other negotiations should always center around the best interest of the child. This is especially important for parents who divorce right before or during the school year.
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 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.