Child Custody

Dealing with custody order violations

Suppose you have a custody agreement issued by the court that grants you visitation rights to spend time with your children. However, your spouse is not too pleased with that arrangement, probably owing to your differences, and they end up taking actions that prevent...

Do I have to agree to joint custody?

When you divorce, you will need to come up with custody arrangements for your children. Many people understand that it’s better if they have both parents in their lives, but that isn’t always what’s in their best interests. For example, if there is a history of abuse...

Dealing with your first holidays without your kids

When you and your co-parent worked out your custody schedule, splitting the end-of-year holidays seemed fair. One of you has the kids for Thanksgiving and the other for Christmas. Or maybe you’re alternating years where one of you has them for both holidays.  Now that...

Can you get custody if the other parent is a flight risk?

If you have gone through a divorce and had a difficult custody battle, one of the things you may be concerned about is parental kidnapping. Parents generally commit a child abduction in situations where they're angry or upset with their co-parent or disagree with the...

How can you handle high-conflict co-parenting?

High-conflict co-parent can make the parent’s life challenging and it can have a negative impact on the children. It’s best if the parents can work things out so that there isn’t a lot of drama when the kids are around. Knowing strategies that might quell some of this...

How does a parenting plan work?

Divorcing couples may go through a mix of stress and sadness as the marriage dissolves. Things may prove even more stressful when involved in Tennessee child custody matters. Regardless of personal feelings, parents could benefit their child by being amicable when...