Child custody and child support are amongst the most contentious issues that couples face when going through a divorce. It is therefore not surprising that there are many myths and misconceptions regarding these issues. It is important to differentiate between facts and myths in order to make decisions that are in the best interests of … Continue reading Debunking Myths about Child Custody & Support in Tennessee
Category Archives: child custody
Tips to Avoid Custody Issues During the Holidays
The holiday season is meant to be a time of joy for everyone. It’s a great opportunity to catch up with family and spend time together. However, for families that have gone through divorce and a battle for custody, the holiday season can be the source of great stress and strife. Common causes of conflict … Continue reading Tips to Avoid Custody Issues During the Holidays →
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 →
How can fathers help their custody case?
During a Tennessee divorce, many fathers fear how a heated custody battle will end. Fortunately, a father may have some control over the outcome of the case. A father does not have to lose his custody rights to a child. In order to remain in your child’s life, there are winning behaviors. First, do not … Continue reading How can fathers help their custody case? →
Ways to avoid fights over custody
While you and your spouse are trying to negotiate custody of your child during your Tennessee divorce, you may feel that you have learned why people call it a custody “battle.” At The Barnett Firm, we often help parents take steps to smooth the process and come to an agreement that works in the best … Continue reading Ways to avoid fights over custody →
When mental health affects parenting time
When a parent’s mental health is not in the greatest place, there are always going to be questions about whether that individual has the ability to properly care for his or her children. This certainly is a concern that may arise during divorce proceedings. Whether one likes it or not, in Tennessee and elsewhere, parental … Continue reading When mental health affects parenting time →
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? →