Category Archives: child custody

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?

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

Is your child custody arrangement not working out?

Most parents, whether they reside in Tennessee or elsewhere, want the absolute best for their children. Following divorce or separation from a significant other, child custody issues may arise. If your custody arrangement is not working out the way you had hoped or something happened making adjustments to your arrangement necessary, a family law attorney … Continue reading Is your child custody arrangement not working out?