What rights does an unmarried father have in custody conflicts?

In Tennessee, the legal rights regarding child custody if you are an unmarried father can present several challenges. To begin with, it is the de facto position that an unmarried mother has physical and legal custody of the child. This changes, though, when you prove paternity. At that time, you have the same legal rights … Continue reading What rights does an unmarried father have in custody conflicts?

How can I help my child deal with separation anxiety?

Parental visits are an important part of maintaining a strong relationship with your child after a divorce. However, it’s not uncommon for kids to experience separation anxiety when away from their mothers, which can be difficult for recently divorced fathers to deal with. To help you put your child’s mind at ease and truly enjoy … Continue reading How can I help my child deal with separation anxiety?

Determining custody for unmarried parents

You and your partner welcomed a beautiful baby into the world. But there is no birth without bureaucracy, and you’ll need to establish guardianship of your new child. Children outside of marriage aren’t uncommon, with 35.3% of all children in Knox county born to unwed parents. But you’ll need to define some standards, since you … Continue reading Determining custody for unmarried parents