Maintaining Family Relationships

As life continues to change, your children remain your top priority. Whether you have an existing custody arrangement that needs to be modified or are currently going through a divorce, you want what is best for your children.

Thinking about a custody and visitation schedule can be scary. At Ken Lawson Law, we understand your concerns. Our attorney will answer your questions and fight for your rights as a parent.

Putting Your Children First

Divorce forces parents to make some challenging decisions about the care and raising of their children. Besides dissolving the marriage, divorcing couples must agree on days the child will be with each parent; division of holidays, summers and school breaks; health and life insurance; child support; and a host of other important matters.

It is important to remember that your goal in a custody dispute is not to win; only your child should win. And your child wins if both parents respect and treat each other with civility at all times in dealing with exchanging the child, future conflicts and even financial responsibilities.

Types Of Custody

Tennessee courts will consider several factors when determining custody and visitation plans. Plans are created with the best interests of your children in mind. There are two forms of custody:

  • Legal custody: Having legal custody allows you to make important decisions regarding the health and well-being of your children. Both parents can share this type of custody and the responsibilities.
  • Physical custody: Having physical custody means that you will provide a place for your child to live. This type of custody can be shared by both parents.

Get An Advocate Now

There are a lot of factors that go into determining appropriate custody arrangements. At your free initial consultation, we will be happy to discuss the details of your case in relation to the factors used by the courts to render decisions on custody. Call our Chattanooga-based office today at 423-800-6920.