Winning custody of your child as a dad

If you have kids, then it's likely that you'll need to sort out a custody arrangement with your co-parent if your relationship ever ends. These discussions can be challenging for most parents to have. They may need to resort to mediation for help in coming up with an...

Establishing paternity and fathers’ rights

Many unmarried people in Tennessee have children. While the mothers automatically have parental rights, unmarried fathers must prove the paternity of their children before they will have rights as fathers. After they have established their paternity, unmarried fathers...

What are an unmarried father’s rights?

For most unmarried parents, there is a solid relationship between them when they have a baby, so at that time, there is little worry about rights to the child. However, if you are in that situation and things go bad in the relationship, you could end up with no rights...

3 challenges fathers face during divorce

Separation and divorce do not have to result in all-out warfare. While sometimes the parties can work together to find solutions, other times it seems impossible. The constant bickering and blaming is too much, and one of the spouses decides to leave and file for...

What exactly are fathers’ rights?

If you are a Tennessee father, your top concerns likely involve the health, safety and welfare of your children. Sometimes, however, you may feel that the law does not adequately protect your rights, especially if you are not married to your children’s mother. The...

How can I be a better father after divorce?

As a divorced dad in Tennessee, you only want what’s best for your kids. However, parenting after a divorce can be a complex undertaking, especially if you have a contentious relationship with your former spouse. To help you along, Parents offers the following tips on...